Founded on 4th June 1973, Naim Audio is 50 years old today!
Congratulations to all the wonderful people who helped the company achieve this, by giving us the excellent products and systems we enjoy at home. They have certainly helped enhance my life for the better, and I am very proud to have been creatively involved in their history.
This ‘hobby’ has always been fun and extremely rewarding, and when it began with my first naim audio system in 1984, little did I know that 42 / Snaps / 160 would bring me here today, with all that has happened in those years… and it’s not over yet - I’m looking forward to my NAC 332 audition!
Paul Stephenson, he ran Naim after Julian died…….and brought it up to date and did the Focal merger.
He also let @110dB of the leash to do the Statement amps with the team……we have all benefited from that trickle down.
Congratulations Naim. 50 years of great products and service. I feel that the best of Naim was with PS as MD pre merger. But still a top outfit today that has supplied me with equipment that has providing me many many hours of listening bliss!
What an amazing company! I began around 1993 with a little Naim integrated and IBLs and worked my way up over the years to just below Statement level. What a fascinating and rewarding journey, to say nothing of the sheer musical pleasure and joy people like Roy George have given us with their creations. And Richard’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic posts are always a pleasure to read. Thank you, all of you. Long may it all continue!
A shout out to @NeilS who has worked at Naim for a long time (over 30 years) and is part of the team keeping all the kit ticking along; everything from the early days, chrome bumper, olive, classic …. Hopefully nothing new classic, at least not yet!
The true heart of the factory, my only regret is not spending more time there other than very quick and brief visits to the muso label printer.
Well i have sadly never met him……if you read some of the hifi stuff at the time……he had heart, and he did his very best for Naim……it was not the legacy most at the time would think would be handed on……he improved on that legacy, the cards he was dealt.