let me quickly update you guys.
Since I received the Atom and the NAC A5 cables (4m btw) I have listend to music for many hours… (currently half of the week in homeoffice= 7h music during the daytime.)
And during the evenings a few hours almost every day. So quite a few hours of music on the Atom, NAC A5 an the speakers (the speakers have way more since I have them sind the mid of December).
I tried a lot with speaker placement, speaker height, the old speaker cables again, tried many settings on the SVS Subwoofer, bought isolation feet for the subwoofer, and so on.
I haven’t tried the higher R1 resistor yet! Will do that tomorrow.
I have to say: I am just not really happy with the system… (yet)
In the beginning I though I noticed a difference from the Vincent SV500 to the Naim Atom. Maybe that was just imagination or there really is a small difference… But the sound is still not really where I would like it to be…
Today I switched the amps again to my ears the Vincent sounds warmer and has way better bass.
The Atom on the other hand has the ability to stream and is just so convenient! The lacking of bass can be compensated to a certain level with the subwoofer though.
- What i noticed If there is no music playing I can hear a the speakers very good! There is a background “buzz”, “sum” Idk how to say this in english.
What am I missing:
I don’t really get a sound stage… it doesn’t excite me…it sounds restrained.
It’s just listening to music… not really special.
I can exactly tell you where the music is coming from (even which speaker is playing). I don’t get that 3d (sounds stupid) effect at all when listening…
The sound is not “in the room” its at the speakers (hope you understand what I mean).
My room is not very good for acoustics… here is a picture (i don’t have any room treatments. My better half does not want them in the living room )
Do you think thats the only reason the sound is so “borring”?
I also have a big mess with wires and every powercord goes to the same powerstrip.
Do you think this has something to do with my situation?
My powerstrip goes around half of the room (I don’t have power where the speakers, amp, TT are). So the cord on the powerstrip is 10m long. The powerstrip was maybe 10dollars or less…
I saw some dedicated power strips for hifi system but they can go up to thousands of dollars…
Also my subwoofer cable is 20m long… the subwoofer is 1.5m away from the atom. (I just had this cable left…)
Also the vincent powercord for the Phono Preamp is making noises very loud. If I tap it it stopps for a few minutes.
I don’t want to sound disappointed but maybe I am a bit… maybe I’ve just expected too much for my budget.
I would just love to have music wich floats in the room, makes fun while listening to and envolves me so that I automaticly move my feet to the sound
What would you do? Any ideas what else I can try?
Wait longer for more “burn in”. Buy power strip and other cables?
I’ve already written half a novel… sorry for that!
Many thanks guys!