I have an N-Vi sitting in its smart Naim packaging at home which I have never really used. I bought it, new and unused from eBay about 20 years ago, intending to use it at the heart of a ‘spare’ system in my previous home, but the idea never really got going at the time. I tried out the N-Vi when I first bought it, and it worked fine, aIthough it had an odd habit of ‘clipping’ the first microsecond or so of the music, as if the player was surprised at being woken up to play.
Quite independently, I posted a thread on these boards, a couple of weeks ago, that I want to press into service a lovely (virtually unused) Nait2 and NAT-02 in a new bedroom system, with a pair of cherrywood Falcon LS3/5As, which I am in the process of buying from James at TomTom in St Albans. And I had been musing on whether I should try to pick up a nice second hand Naim CD player, so that I have a source other than FM radio in the bedroom.
And then - and you will have seen this coming - I had a lightbulb go off in my head a few minutes ago, just before I started typing this: combine these different things that I have in boxes in different parts the house already, and I have my bedroom system ready to go. So all that I need (apart from the speakers) are a pair of suitably terminated NACA5 cables, and whatever SNAICs and/or interconnects that I need to connect things up.
So I have just experienced what I understand Homer Simpson would call a "doh’ moment! (In my defence, I will plead that I haven’t been home for almost ten months now, but I must allow that this is what I believe is called a pretty serious ‘senior moment’ on my part!)
I shall report in a couple of weeks.
In doing what I’m proposing to do, I am probably about to increase the working population of N-Vis in the country by about 10%. That is undoubtedly far too low a percentage, but the N-Vi is probably Naim’s least successful product. - or should that be the Aromatic?
I realise that, for my plan to work, I only want to use the n-Vi as a sort of CD player, which assumes that I can take a line input from the N-Vi into the Nait. If that’s not possible, I suppose that I’ll be scuppered.