Nac 72 or 282?

A tip, to listen to vinyl is the Nac 72 or the Nac 282 better? Thank you

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Well I suppose for a start the 72 has internal phono cards, whereas the 282 will require something like a Stageline at the minimum as this doesn’t have an internal phono stage.

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I’m quite sure the 282 is ‘better’ dependent on all power supplies, cables and fancy phono stage used.

However, when I got my 72/hi/140 using internal mm boards my humble Project Turntable instantly sounded ‘right’ or more ‘foottapping’. There was immediate synergy which learned me a lot regarding the older Naim stuff.

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I´m not so sure the 282 is “better”. I mean it might be better but hardly “better” :slight_smile:

I run an 82 and actually had both that and the 282 at the same time. I ended up prefering the 82 but that´s me and it´s not a 72 so pretty pointless of me mentioning this. However, I couldn´t resist. Also I use the internal mm-boards in my 82 and they sound fine. I actually, sometimes prefer the sound of my turntable to my NDS/555PS DR.

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Thank you very much, your opinion was of great use to me

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What’s the rest of the system? Have you a turntable already or just thinking of dipping in to vinyl?

For me the 72 is the last Naim pre of the golden age of vinyl. :wink:

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Hi Steve,
the rest of the system is composed of:
Clearaudio Concept Wood
Ortofon Red MC
Hi Cap
Naim cd5 xs
Naim Flat Cap
Naim Nap 250 Bumper
Sinus Faber Venere 3.0

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What pre are you using at the moment?

Naim Nac 72

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If it’s a chrome bumper or Olive Hicap I’d be tempted to get the lot serviced and just enjoy buying more music :wink:

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It is a chrome bumper

I’ve just sent my 72/Hicap and 250 for service at Class A total cost was just over £700 coming back in two days. A lot cheaper than a 282.

So my advice would be get it all serviced and see then if you need or want to move on to a 282

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Yes, I think so too!!!

An external phono stage may be a good place to look next.

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As someone who owned a 72 and still owns the 52 I bought in 1991, I might be inclined to disagree, despite the fact that I’m using an external phono stage (the Prefix) with it :wink:

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Are you suggesting that your speakers suffer from the kind of nasal, tonal coloration that makes all the singers sound like they have head colds? :rofl:

OK. I’ll get my coat.

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