I’ve had a DAC-V1 and NAP-100 for a good number of years and recently got hold of a set of n-SATS to go with it (head in shame as to what I was historically using on my desk).
I’m looking for recommendations for a set of stands (looking around there doesn’t seem to be any of the original stands on sale and I’d like to get up and running soon). Ideally something low-ish profile, and if possible to secure the speaker to the stand when our cat thinks it looks like a tree !
I would get something temporary of suitable size and height but keep an eye on the usual places and hold out for the stands that they were designed for, maybe ring around some of the more likely Naim dealers.
Did your n-Sats come with the metal bobbins attached to the rear?
Mine are filled. I just had two nervous moments, one whilst moving them, one when I accidentally bumped one, where they nearly toppled over! Now, I’d love an excuse to buy new speakers, but not at the expense of seeing mine in bits on the floor
I had the pleasure of hearing it in a dealer’s demo room a few months ago, with my SX3s (was demoing a ND5 XS2 and Vertere dg-1, but using my Hugo and Systemdek as baselines). That brought two things into dramatic relief, how good my system can sound with its current sources, and how much my listening room is holding it back!
Richard’s point about the bobbins on the rear is crucial. The N-Sats only contact the stands via the bobbins and a screw that bears against the metal disc on the back. It’s pretty straightforward to replicate this mounting to preserve the original design criteria. I have done this with generic wall mounts to suspend them the same way as n- Brackets.
The Naim speaker manual has diagrams that show how it is arranged:
Thanks, I will check if I have the metal bobbins (away from home right now). I had thought about dealers, but had no luck in something ‘legacy’ in the past (albeit not Naim) figuring if people had something they’d have already sold it.
Thanks for the welcome and reply. In my room setup it has to be stands, though after your comment I realised I could actually initially place them on top of some other cabinets (not ideal, but good interim solution).
Thanks, I will check to see if I have them (not at home right now). I figured I could also make something that could fix to the bracket. My worry on a stand without any form of ‘bolt’ is that the cat will knock them over !