I am a complete beginner to the world of vintage hifi.
I have however 20 years of engineering experience, a first class honours degree and design formula one cars for a living. But i am completely lost in the world of naim hifis and how to get started with a half decent budget system.
I have bought a NAC112, NAP150, CD5 only. No connects.
I wish to play cds and vinyl.
Question, what do i need next in terms of stageline, cables, power supplies and compatible turntable / cartridge?. And how on earth are they connected with which cables?
@Richard.Dane will answer you very soon i guess. A compatible deck can be a rega rp6 or p8/ aria phono for instance.
Or a stageline/ flatcap ( phono and ps). The flatcap can power both the 112 and the stageline.
To connect the NAC112 to the NAP150, you will need a SNAIC 4. To connect the CD5 to the NAc112, you will need a standard grey Naim interconnect. Hopefully you have the link plugs for the NAC112 and the CD5. If not you will need them too. Have a read through here:
Naim supply the cables you need in the box with their amps and sources. When new, they are included in the purchase price, so it’s not unreasonable to expect the seller to include them when you buy used items.
Hi all, i’m Being very patient and have not switched anything on yet. I have had to buy an extra naim snaic din lead. So I hope to fire up a cd this week. I bought an aftermarket din to rca for my turntable. Standby.
Just to confuse matters I have a naim dvd unit for cd playing. which I did not realise the dvd had a built in amp and 5.1 surround but am hoping that will still give a simple stereo output.
And put out another thread for advice on speaker cable so against am hunting down 3m lengths of naim cable or DMN. Regards, Fletch
I have very little patience for these hi-fi problems. If I were in your shoes I would seek assistance from a local naim dealer - assuming that you have one within reasonable striking distance. A decent one will be more than happy to talk you through the various component types/ names and help identify exactly what you need to fire the system up and into action. You appear to have most of the boxes hence presumably only the odd cable required. My suggestion - it’s worth setting an hour aside and having a chat with your local dealer.
If you want to ensure that you get the right cables I would avoid unknown sellers on ebay. Either buy genuine Naim cables from a Naim dealer, or go to a reputable company such as Flashback or Chord, who understand Naim gear. Tell them what boxes you have, and they will be able to supply the right cables.