Struggling to find a SNAPS to power my 42 but this early HiCap has come up. Can anyone tell from looking under the hood if it still has its single rail? I understand it was sometimes removed during a service if not needed. I have no idea what to look for! Many thanks
It does, yes. Socket 3 has a single red wire carrying 24 volts.
Great thank you. One more question. All things being equal, in theory should a HiCap sound better than a SNAPS with a 42/110? I realise there are a lot of age related factors in play but I would get it serviced. Obviously the HiCap has a price premium over a SNAPS as far as I can tell so if there’s no SQ benefit then I might just wait for a SNAPS to come along.
It’s certainly had a service since it was built, it may be worth calling Naim support to see if they have serviced it, failing that check with Darran at Class A.
@Richard.Dane would be able to advise here about SNAPS Vs HiCap suitability.
Thanks again. How can you tell it’s been serviced?
In theory a HICAP should outperform a SNAPS even if only used single rail.
The caps are not the ones it would have had when new. Do you know what the date codes are on them?
Thanks I will ask the question.
Contact Naim or Class A directly and give them the serial number. They will have records of any service they have done, and probably details of what work was carried out.
Probably to someone who read this thread!!
Yeah I thought the same
I’m not surprised, it was very clean and unmolested.
Sorry you missed it
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