So after much deliberation and detrimental-to-my-marriage levels of internet research, I put the order in to my local dealer yesterday. Was initially torn between the lumin T2, Aurelic Vegas, NDx2 and ND5. In the end decided to keep my system Naim (have an SN2 which I absolutely love) and partly because I had a great customer service experience with Naim.
I think the NDX2 would be fantastic if I had funds that I thought I didn’t need to purpose elsewhere (and couldn’t see my self going down the PSU path with a streamer). So ultimately I went with the value for money option, which I think the nd5 really excels at, and as I don’t have a use/need for a screen or physical buttons, if feels like a more suitable investment for me.
Ultimately I may end up using the ND5 as a transport and seeing if I can get my hands on a Hugo 1 DAC.
Looking forward to running it in sometime next week. Next upgrade is already decided… Roon.