Thanks Richard. That was my first thought, tbh. When I get back to Asgaard tomorrow I could swap over the Hi Caps to see, although if it is going bad it will then be powering the 32.5, which isn’t ideal.
Well, having travelled back to Asgaard from Valhalla, I have had the opportunity to fiddle. Swapping the HiCaps has made a huge difference. The ‘8 year since serviced’ HiCap WAS on the Prefix, now on the 32.5. The ‘10 year since serviced’ HiCap was on the 32.5. And it now sounds a lot better. How much better is it going to sound after a service?!!
And the answer is…WOW! Even fresh from Darran’s soldering iron at Class A, clarity, PRAT, energy, and presence have returned. Can’t wait to hear what it sounds like in 3 weeks time when everything has bedded in. The other HiCap is next.
Bloody hell! Why did no-one warn me? HCDR absolutely changed all the rules. This is serious welly with attitude: the soul of the music released: like the centre of a dying star being reborn: Naim HiCap? Naim Supernova