Hi to everyone here.
First of all, I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Naim for fixing my Hi-Line cable.
To cut a long story short, or is it the other way around?
I purchased my Hi-Line interconnect cable, brand new, around three years ago from my dealer after a week’s home trial. Ok, so I am only running a 5si combo and maybe my money (in hindsight) could of been better spent elsewhere in the chain, but I thought it a worthwhile improvement at that time, so went ahead and purchased it anyway. The price of a Hi-Line cable is an insane amount of money for someone like me to be spending on an audio cable, and it seems an even more ‘insane’ amount for when it has broken an internal connecting wire (twice) in the three years that l have used it, so far (especially when the lavender stock cable is taken in to account). I have always treated my Hi-Line cable with the upmost of care and respect as well as always being very gentle when handling it. To say that I have lost a little confidence it it’s physical qualities, and being a little regretful in spending so much money on a (high end) cable is probably my accurate description of things, so far, anyway…
I decided, just before Christmas, to send the cable off to Naim to be repaired rather than repair it myself or have the dealer do it. In the meantime, I was or have been using the stock lavender cable of which I have thoroughly enjoyed, to say the least, if i’m honest. Anyway, low and behold I got the call today from my dealer to say that my Hi-Line has been repaired and that Naim have returned it to them and was ready for me to collect. Well; I was sort of expecting rather the same old Hi-Line performance after I connected it back into my system this evening…Whoa!
What a pleasant surprise I have gotten when I did!
I don’t know what fairy dust or hocus pocus that Naim have sprinkled over it but it sounds miles better than it ever has, a significant upgrade over my lavender cable, even though I have gotten used too that over the past 3 or 4weeks or so, so cannot believe my luck, so to speak!
So much so, that I have to express my appreciation right here. My system is now sounding really rather fine, much better than I would of expected, even after a repair and I am now so happy with how things have finally turned out (in the end). I now forgive the fragility of the Hi-Line such as it’s performance for me now.
I am now really looking forward to the purchasing of a network player more than ever
(ND5 XS 2), with which my dealer has said that I can now home trial. My faith has now been totally restored!
So, thank you Naim, from a very happy bunny indeed!
( may this journey continue…)