I have been searching for that elusive PRAT and tight bass and soundstage for over 2 years and getting frustrated.
am running tidal via 272/250dr/xpsdr through proac d40r floorstanders.
Sound was good but not great. The 272 is stacked on 250dr on an antique mahogany cabinet. With the xpsdr a couple of shelves below.i have looked at upgrading to nds and also ndx2 but didnt seem to make a significant difference running through the 272. ( This was at a dealer in the uk and not in my setup)
After a lot of people recommended i look for a good audio rack i did some looking around at dealers in london while home this summer.( I live in dubai and no dealers for isoblue, quadraspire atacama. Etc) And I didn’t want to spend too much more Also, I am loathe to buy anything without trying it first in my setup and that’s next to impossible out here.
Back in dubai, I read about an old hack online. After a quick trip to the local sports shop got 6 squash balls , cut em in half and placed 4 halves under each box.
Magic, bass is tighter, soundstage improved and i finally understand what the Naim sound is all about. Even my wife who didnt understand my obsession noticed a big difference.
All for about 6 quid!
Sorted (for now)