There is few owners of SUPERNAITs & NDXs here, and there is a number of us considering buying 2 box streaming systems. So my thinking was it would be a good idea to start a thread for owners of these great Naim products to share experiences which will help current and future owners along their journey.
NDX (2010-2018, 24bit/192kHz streaming board introduced in 2011)
NDX 2 (2018-current)
SUPERNAIT 2 (2013-2019)
SUPERNAIT 3 (2019-current)
Hopefully in time the thread will become a good source of information on the likes of power cables, interconnects, speaker cables, speaker pairing, run-in time and SQ changes, upgrades, accessories (racks, isolation etc.), Ethernet vs. Wi-Fi, usage/quality/service concerns etc.
To get us started here is few interesting topics I gathered during my research on NDX 2 and SN 2;
Floating IEC Mains Supply / Power:
Much of the Naim gear features a floating (loose / shaky / wobbly) IEC mains supply / power socket, same goes for NDX and SN. The IEC socket assembly cut out in the chassis is purposely made larger than the insert and likewise the inner gap should be wider than the thickness of the sled. That way there’s physical decoupling.
Controlling SN 2 volume using NDX 2 Zigbee® Remote / Naim App:
A 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio phono connector cable (stereo or mono) is required to connect the NDX 2 (IR Out) to SN 2 (Remote In) to allow users to control the SN 2 with NDX 2 remote.
SN 2 volume can also be controlled within the Naim app using System Automation. System Automation is a way to allow a connected Pre-amp and/or CD player to have certain functions controlled directly from the Naim app. Usual volume slide bar is replaced with +/-.
The NDX 2 Remote:
The NDX 2 should be supplied with green illumination Zigbee®-compatible remote. If your NDX 2 was supplied with a white illumination remote (Uniti series remote), Naim suggests you contact them so they can exchange your remote with a correct illumination remote.
If I have made a mistake or represented anything above incorrectly please feel to correct.
My SN2 is running in nicely and NDX 2 is still on its way to NZ. I am looking forward to the day it arrives!