I know this unit has been covered before on here but I just had to bring it up again in case some of you have not picked up on it. I borrowed a G3 unit from Signals and I must admit I wasn’t expecting much.
Well it is probably the best £1k upgrade I have ever made. Stupidly better! How does that work then? It is only a collection of mains sockets, right? No, much design effort and upgrading of this model has resulted in something rather special.
Just go and borrow one from your dealer and see (or rather hear) for yourself.
I could have told you that the bit of perspex block would knock you back a few pennies. The electrons no where to go etc, shouldn’t make that much difference…i was convinced it would not be a big difference. One of the best upgrades for me of-late.
I bought one of these a few months ago and am really pleased with it. As you say, I’ve no idea why it works. Mine is sitting on the carpet and I wonder if it would be even better on a thin stone slab, so that its special feet work properly. Maybe that’s a tweaky step too far.
To all ReFlex Ultra G3 owners, Alastair at Signals updated me on the next development of the Ultra G3. The base panel will be updated to be made of PEEK, I think it is called, the same material as the spiked feet I believe. The new updated unit will cost £300 more but the good news is that current G3 model can have the new base panel fitted for a £300 upgrade. Alastair told me the new base panel makes a significant difference, and I believe him. The only problem at the moment is that they have run out of the new base panels.
I grant you, £300 for a small panel of plastic is a lot, but I have heard with my own ears what investing in the MusicWorks distribution block can bring to the music, well for Naim owners anyway.
Not really, as financially it costs no more to have the upgrade compared to the extra £300 for the updated model. I will go ahead with the old G3 and decide if I want to upgrade later. I am not even sure if the updated G3 is even available yet.
@Gazza, slightly annoying to see that The Signals Kudos Active thread has been delisted from the HiFi Corner and does not appear anywhere else. Possibly too much chatter about the superb results from active crossovers designed for ‘other’ speakers was annoying the Parents and embarrassing Naim. I could of course be wrong, it has been known.
Agreed. Very odd. It’s been quite high up the list on Hifi Corner since it began and apart from an edit to one particular post to ensure it complied with forum rules, nobody in admin has (AFAIK) moved it around.