There are significant discounts offered in the U.S. on the NAC 252 & 282, the NAP 300 & 250 as well as the HiCap DR. It appears the there will be replacements for those NAC and NAP units within the coming year as was the pattern with the 272 into the 222.
My question is; do you envision a replacement for the HiCap DR, and if so will it be DR, and will the future amps and power supplies by DR?
I was hoping to take advantage of the recent pricing on a HiCap DR for my Supernait 2, thinking that HiCap would eventually power a 282.
I don’t believe there will be a replacement for the Hicap DR but no one can be certain at this stage. Personally I would take advantage of the discounts on offer. I did with a new Supercap DR recently. Remember Naim residuals even on old CB gear can be very good so it should be a safe purchase.
Naim have said that they want to simplify their new range, and part of that involves using power supplies that can power any device to make them more versatile. While we don’t yet know what the full new range will include, we do know that the 300 power supply will be able to power both preamps and sources. It can also power some older devices, but it cannot power the existing separate preamps so you would still need that Hicap.
The 300 is DR. It’s hard to imagine that Naim would move away from DR in their new models.
If a 100 or 200 PS was coming, surely the time to come was when the 222 and new 250 were launched. The whole idea is to rationalise the range, so it’s got to be highly unlikely that lesser PSs will come. The era of 5 or 6 preamps is over. Nova for around £5k, then jump to 222/250, add a PS, and then it’s on to the NS333, the 300 preamp and either 250 or new 300 power amp. Both 333 and new preamp can be powered by the 300PS. It’s very simple and logical.
its brilliant!, glad our paths crossed on ebay! - In fact i tend to do most of my weekend listening with it!. I had a mojo yrs ago but never really used it but the addition of poly as new roon endpoint has made it very accessible.
If the discounts are good, this seems a great chance to get hold of some classic Naim equipment at a great price. You would have to search long and hard to find a better pre and power amp combo than an NAC252 and NAP250.
Okay, so Naim make some better stuff, but you will have to pay an awful lot more.
Of course, a power supply will be needed for the 252.