Chord GroundARAY - brilliant or bollocks?

That’s a perfectly valid use for them! :slight_smile:

Too much information, HH.

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I love that Eagles song, don’t you?

Warm smell of colitis, rising up through the air :musical_note:

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Wasn’t that a Beatles song?

:musical_note: The girl with colitis goes by … :musical_note:

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Not now… it seems to have been deleted!

Not deleted, but is currently isolated and under review as there’s a distinct possibility that forum rules may have been broken.

As an aside, I note that the thread also appears to have become the de facto “Chord forum” on the Naim forum, which is not really in the spirit of things here and does rather stretch Naim’s hospitality to the limit, the original question posed on the thread having been answered long ago and the conversation having moved on to other things. If members just wish to discuss Chord electronics to the exclusion of Naim then there are probably better places - is there a Chord forum?

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Not specifically unfortunately :pensive:… but I get the hint. This is a Naim forum but as Naim doesn’t offer new standalone DACs and that they’re often used with Naim gear it seemed to benefit both.

I’ll just grab my jacket :joy:

Discussion is fine, all Naim ask is that members respect that it is the Naim forum, respect and abide by forum rules, and don’t “take the piss”. Creating a thread that turns into a brand forum within the Naim forum is not on, and will usually just be removed, which is a shame.

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Chord cables, Rega and Linn should be considered as partners. They stimulate the sellings of each other.

That said, we have people on here who own not a scrap of Naim, and bang on endlessly about how great Chord - the electronics, not the cable and voodoo people - is. That, to me, is taking the piss.

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A few dCS enthusiasts too. It must be difficult for Richard to know where to draw the line.

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Read the adjudication and noted the ASA had not done the listening test that Naim had suggested, after all that’s what it came down to.

Funnily enough I raised a headline with the press complaints about a grossly misleading headline in a certain ultra right wing tabloid saying the rise of a party in Norway threatened the EU. Norway never being or ever had been a member of aforesaid organisation.

Got nowhere

I think that when it’s part of a Naim system then it’s a ‘partner’ as FR said above. My ProAc speakers and Tellurium cables are partners to my Naim. But when people own no Naim and promote other brands as ‘better’ then it’s going too far in my opinion.

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Very true, but know that at some point a line will be drawn…

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Well, I guess that is part of my frustration, not being able to discuss complementary Chord products whilst others can freely promote other competing products on the Naim forum.

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Mike, those products are ones where discussion is banned here for reasons I gave earlier (unauthorised modifications to Naim equipment). Sorry your find that frustrating but it’s a cardinal rule of the forum.

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I’m personally much in favour of sticking to the Naim standard stuff. It gives me peace of mind. I’ve recently reverted from a fancy cable back to a standard lavender interlink and it was simply better to my ears.

But then, I might be a full Naim adept.

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I can appreciate how difficult this must be for Naim and Richard. I remember Vitus thread running for quite some time and even being screenshot on a dealers website when it was removed.

The forum is also a pretty welcoming place and there are clearly a lot of people who enjoy posting here.

Yet I don’t think you want the situation where only people with all Naim kit are welcome. (Not that I am suggesting that this is the case or even might be the case) My speakers and amplification are all Naim but my digital front end is not.
I think if I felt I could not recommend the products I use as an option on threads looking for streamers et cetera the forum would lose a lot of its relevance.

A delicate and difficult balance, I don’t envy you @Richard.Dane but I think in respect of hi-fi products that are not Naim you have been more than fair over the years.

.sjb

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Absolutely, Naim has been very liberal – the Morgana thread is a good example for that. And I think that makes the Forum attractive – it’s an open place for discussion and advice. To be honest, on occasion, I would have been stricter than @Richard.Dane. That is when it is not a balanced discussion of Naim and other brands, but just “rubbishing” Naim. That’s disrespectful not only towards Naim but also those here that use the products that are rubbished – the promotion of dCS and Vitus come to mind, for instance. The discussion of Chord DACs has remained more respectful, I think.

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Who wrote that?
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