I just bought a NAC82+NAP200 setup. Do you have experience with the onboard phono stage in the 82? I already own the Stageline N+Flatcap 2 combo, but I hear nice things about the onboard stage in the 82.
Also, will using the onboard phono stage require a HiCap?
Thanks! Ok, so the HiCap would not be a requirement, even if the onboard phono stage is in use? Good to know. I think I will look for a HiCap anyways, as it seems like a pretty good upgrade concidering the second hand prices. Do you know if the onboard phono stage can handle both MM and MC? I am currently using MM. Looket up a manual for the 82, and it listed MM, MC S, MC K, and MC E as cartridge options.
Yes , you can use either a MM or MC board type , but it has to be compatible with the NAC 82. The MC board, must suit the loading of the MC cartridge , as mentioned different MC boards allow for getting this matched correctly.
If i were you i would send the combo off to Darran at A class for a service unless you know when they were last re-capped.
In the meantime decide which cartridge you will be using and ask Darran to set up phono boards to suit.
It just came from service, so it is in perfect condition. But the previous owner never used the phono stage, and wasn’t sure. I will contact a dealer this wednesday on the matter. Their Naim guy is still on vacation. I am using the Ortofon 2M Black cartridge.