Now for the running in


Sounds good. Musicians seem to be making their way out of the speakers the longer I leave it running, too… :grinning:

Thanks to Pete and Bill for their time in setting it all up today, too.

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Running in what?

most of it, tbh. Rossini is almost new (but being returned for streamer only), 500 is a year old. Speakers and preamp factory-fresh.

Congrats on the upgrade.

Speakers are Neats?

Dynaudio?

…that was my second guess :wink:

Dynaudio Confidence 50’s.

Epic in demo whenever I heard them. Damn good now, but a bit restrained at the moment as brand new, but opening up every moment they are played at the moment. ~100 hours needed for ~9+/10’s performance, so I’m told…

I’ve chosen them so obviously would say they are a good choice, but they work exceptionally well with Naim kit and were the standout speaker for me every time - and we auditioned quite a lot…

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And what’s your preamp? Excuse my ignorance!

& what streamer replacing?

Naim 552

this is the end result of what was just going to be a speaker upgrade on my 272/XPS DR/250 DR setup - a step or few beyond what I started out looking at, but (a) my wife got into hifi too - and has a much more articulate view on what different things sound like than I could ever muster - and (b) I maybe won’t have upgradeitus for a millennia…

streamer was a 272, is now a dCS Rossini and clock. With special glass shelf, it just about fits on the Fraim…

should have made my dedicated in-wall ethernet connection longer though :slight_smile:

Did you win the pools?

would have been easier if I had done :grinning:

Excellent service from dealer with great ‘package’ price, plus newish kit to be sold on, plus a couple of good used purchases means that should I have to flog it all, I’ll not be too much out of pocket. And I have saved myself all that cost of the intermediate steps too :slight_smile: And a major chunk of challenging work at end of last year for which this is my treat…

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Well, I’m listening to Miles Davis ‘Tribute to Jack Johnson’ on my 272/555DR and SL2s and it sounds very good.

And I raise my glass to you and Ms.xcentric for getting such a lovely system.

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Nice, great system but i would say that
Seeing more and more Rossini’s on the end off 552 / 500, think its fast becoming the go to for digital, and i can certainly see and hear why, enjoy.

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Congratulations. A great looking full on single stack with xcentric style.

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to be fair, if you’re referring to the black/silver Fraim combo, that’s a dealer error (which he’s happy to correct), but I might just keep it :grinning:

I’m not sure who Pete and Bill are, but they are not very good at dusting.

I presume Bill is Bill Livingstone of Dynaudio, did a good 20 years or so at Linn.