I’m trying to sort out wiring diagrams for all my boxes. Can anyone confirm left and right channels coming from the power amps. Are they swapped over i.e. looking at the front panel on the head unit does the port on the back (rightside) feed the left speaker and vise versa? Here’s a pic to help:
Assuming that the amps and the SNAXO have their fronts facing into the room and their backs pointing toward the wall, then looking at the boxes from the front (i.e. the room side)…
The top row of outputs from the SNAXO go to the connections on the connections on the right hand side of the amplifiers, the bottom row of outputs go to the connections on the left hand side of the amplifiers.
A). If the amp is between the speakers:
The speaker cables cross over.
B). If the cables take the same route to the speakers:
The nearer set of speaker connections go to the nearer set of speaker terminals, the further set of speaker connections go to the furtherset of speaker terminals,
If you are wondering why they seem the wrong way around, I asked this question about a year ago, and was told it’s all historic, from the days when the connectors would be at the front of the device, and so left side would go to left speaker, and so on.
This always struck me slightly nonsensical as no Naim amp was ever designed to sit with the sockets facing forwards, with the possible exception of a tiny proportion of the very first units that were sold to commercial broadcasters. The other 99.99% of amps, mostly designed from scratch, were aimed entirely at the domestic market and putting the sockets on the wrong side clearly confused a good many people over the years.
Certainly that’s one way to look at it, Another way is that Naim doesn’t always follow the crowd, and so someone stubbornly decided not to change the design. Stubbonness can be good, but only when you are right
It would help if they used L and R instead of Ch1 and Ch2, but sometimes people seem to lose all common sense when near Naim equipment. It’s not that hard to plug a few cables into the correct holes, following the manual. Or to plug in a Powerline so that it does not fall off. (Certain medical conditions excused)