I’m homing in a couple of 72s as we speak. Early one with two sets of bncs plus 328? cards and phono cards for mm.
My other 72s have always had just one set of bncs, but two could be usefull.
I tend to get any olive gear serviced straight away unless i have evidance of no recent service. Ill get the links remade. And bncs changed to rcas.
My intention is to use this 72 in a much simplier set up. And, this will be my 3rd 72. The previous 2 have been later models with a din CD input in place of the bnc V/328 setup.
The plan is to use this with just a streamer. ( exact streamer to be decided). Until streamer is decided, I’ll be using a simple Bluetooth thingy to pipe qobuz/spotify from phone or ipad. When previously done, i was surprised how well it sounded.
Daughter is having the 72+ E cards and P6 + 10X5 and 140. - Im keeping the hicap!
Well…only if i can find a cheap one. And even then it will need a service and even at ClassA that means £200? Those bigs caps are not cheap.
I listened to the 72/140 and forgot how good it sounds without the hicap.
Plus, more importantly, gives me a way in to rebuild the second system.
To close this out.
Got myself an early 72 at decent money. The type with two din inputs complete with a set of 322/4 cards and the 328 cards for the aux din.
Given its serial number it is towards the end when naim were putting in 328 cards.
Given that it is 31 years old the plan will be to get it serviced, although I’ll listen to it for a couple of weeks.
Naim have already told me it has been serviced once, but that was in 2003. My 250 although a youngster at 20 years old also was serviced 9 years ago. I did wonder why it was sounding so good!
I frequently use the mono switch when listening to early ‘60s ‘stereo’ records such as the Beatles, where the vocals were on one side with instruments largely on the other. It makes for a much more sensible listening experience.