Following reading threads about Chord and Dave and mentions about Linn and the FPGA DAC’s I am interested in what people’s thoughts are personally on Naim sticking with the tried and tested DAC’s.
I am not a professional and therefore put my trust in the manufactures as to what and why they use what they do to create the sound that they do.
I am interested in that I think it was @Simon-in-Suffolk said that Chord have a tendency to concentrate on the digital side of the DAC whereas Naim seem to concentrate on the analog side of the DAC first. (May have gotten that wrong, sorry if I have Simon.)
I assume Naim probably did test and have a play with FPGA in there R&D testing prior to the release of the current range.
Naim have a tendency to have long product cycles and I wonder if they are missing something in the long run over there competition.