I am having some issues with my NAIM setup and was hoping from some trouble shooting and general advice if possible. I would like to preface this post with an apology for my ignorance when it comes to the subject matter and to thank anyone who takes the time to read and possibly provide input on my situation.
In 2012 I was working as a helicopter pilot at a fishing lodge in northern British Columbia transporting fisherman up and down remote rivers to fly fish for steelhead salmon. I spent an enjoyable week with a particular client of nice weather flying and great fishing. At some point we got to chatting about music and I mentioned I had a crappy record player that my wife and I like to listen to in the kitchen while we cook. He mentioned he also liked records, had a sizable collection, and would send me some when he got home as a thank you for flying him around and getting him into some fish (I was guiding at the lodge as well). Months went by and I forgot about our conversation until I received a parcel notification from Canada Post. I went down to the post office excited to grab a few records and instead there were many large boxes from the client and a note that said…
“I didn’t forget about your records but am upgrading my current system and thought you might enjoy an upgrade of your own. Thanks again for the good company, the flying, and the fish”
This is what was in the boxes
• Project debut carbon evo turntable
• Stageline N serial #186622
• NAC 112 serial# 198478
• NAP 150 serial# 198707
• Allae Speakers serial# 198668
• All cables for hookup
From the serial numbers it looks like all ¬this equipment was manufactured in 2003
As a layman, I was and am, incredibly grateful to have enjoyed this system for the last 10 years. Unfortunately, over the past couple weeks the speakers started to cut in and out becoming boxy and tinny. A quick tap on the speaker would solve it and it was usually the left speaker but sometimes both. Now they both sound boxy all the time. Upon further investigation it appears to me the “tweeters” or small speakers (lower) on the Allaes are not working.
I plugged the speakers into an older Denon home theater amp (maybe the worlds worst idea???) but the lower speakers still do not function.
I have a quote to recap the 150, 112 and Stageline N for approx. $1500 with shipping from the NAIM service center in Canada.
My 2 main questions are:
• Is there a way to determine if it’s the speakers or the amp/pre amp that is malfunctioning?
• Is $1500 CAD to rebuild this system make sense 2 decades later with what’s currently available ?
Thanks again for your time.