I’ve tried to connect a Headphone Amp (not Naim) to my Supernait2. I used the HDD output and a PIN5 to RCA cable. Well, it doesn’t work. All I hear is a light bzzzz but nothing else. The cable is a cheap one from China (I wanted to try first, before I buy some more extensive cable) but it’s brand new, so I suppose it is ok. Do you have any suggestions? I know that a Headline would be the simple way but there’s a lot of Headphone Amps out there which are better and far less expensive.
This could easily be an issue with the interconnect you are using. The socket at the back of the amp is simultaneously an input and output socket, my guess is your cable is an input one ie the rca plugs are wired to the input pins on the din not the output. Look for a 5 pin din to 4 x rca interconnect.
The pin assignment is on the back of most Naim amps. You can easily re-solder the DIN plug to switch pins. Some makers plugs even allow you to pull the pins out of a plastic frame and just re-insert them in a different order without re-soldering. As long as the DIN plug can be opened, it should be a DIY job.
Richard, I’m so dumb, I’m sorry. How can I tell if the RCA are REC or PLAY? On the Naim Website all I can find is interconnect cables (with various ends like DIN, RCA and so on), period. No words about them being REC or PLAY.
A tape DIN-RCA interconnect has two pairs of RCAs, one pair go in one direction (away from the DIN) and the other pair go in the other direction (toward the DIN); this allows a player/recorder to both play and also to receive signal to record - you should connect as appropriate.
Yes that is what Richard is suggesting. Two of those plugs will be for record and two for playback. You can use the two that work for you, left and right will be written in them. Then tape up the other two so they don’t touch anything.