I have a Naim SN2 / NDX, super nice combo. My room is 2.5m x 2.5m
I’m struggling to find cables and speakers to pair with them. I’m currently using Chord Epic X and KEF LS50 Metas, and the sound is being distorted at both the upper and lower end. Not good. Every time I get into the music, I get hit with a distortion and it’s pissing me off! I thought it was the speakers at first, so I got another set of LS50 Metas to test and the distortion was still happening.
So… now I’m back to square 1. I’m thinking Linn K20 speaker cable, and pairing it with some ProAc DB1s? Do people think it will work? Any other suggestions?! I’ve got a budget left of around 2k or so, and I just want this system to sound perfect in this small room!
The Supernait should ge able to drive your Kefs without distortion. Get it checked out for faults, and gave it serviced if necessary. This could be a sign of a fault which could deteriorate over time or even damage the speakers.
You have nice combo and there is no issue with either Chord epic X and KEF LS 50 metas, I think the issue is somewhere else, May I ask you how the SN and NDX has been connected I mean via the supplied din cables or the rca? I’m sure that the speakers cables are company terminated. If assuming everything is connected correctly then you should not have any issues.
One other thing to consider here is that you may be experiencing distortion caused by acoustic issues. Small square rooms can be very problematic, and if the ceiling height is similar too, then you have a cube, with all sides the same dimension which is about as bad as it can get.
I ran a SN2 with a pair of ProAc D2’s, Naim Ovator S-400 and ProAC D30 speakers.
As others have mentioned I would recommend that you purchase a longer pair of cables. I had picked up a used pair of NAIM NAC A5 speaker cables from my dealer when I bought my Naim gear that were approxiamely 4.25 meters long. Other brands of speaker cable would work with the SN 2, they just to need to be much longer than the ones you are currently using.
So turns out I had wired the speaker terminals the wrong way round, it’s kinda crazy why the right sided terminal is left and vice versa…. I guess it’s a test to see whether you’re smart enough to use Nait or not??
Anyways, the distortions are gone, so I can keep my LS50 Meta (phew! I love the look of them)
And now, I’ll order some longer cable to make it even better hopefully! Will sort out some Naim cable 3.5m +
Currently I’m used the stock cables (black cable white plug) into a 4 switched wall socket.
I’m going to run a wire out of this mains port and put in a 2 unswitched wall socket, and run Merlin Black Widow cables from this unswitched socket to my SN2/NDX. Sound like a good idea to you awesome people?