Has anyone made the comparison OC 282/250dr/ndx2 versus NC 222/250 without and with ps300? If so how does the sound differ, and would the combi 222/250 already be an improvement compared to OC set. Thinking about limiting box number together with improvement on sound.
The is no Old Classic, but there is Original Classic.
Leo welcome, a nudge of the search button will reveal masses of stuff on the NC. If there is a consensus I think it is that the new 250 is a step up on the 250DR but as for the rest?
You really need to get to a dealer and have a listen for yourself.
Going forward we just need Classic and New Classic don’t we?
Other than many Forum members of course.
I was told the NSC250 is the same but in a different box? I might be wrong, if someone from Naim could verify please?
Err… AFAIK, no, this is not true. For instance… the NC250 has Balanced Inputs, via 2 XLR’s. The Classic 250 has a single, unbalanced XLR input. There is more than just this…
Who told you that? You shouldn’t believe everything you are told, as it’s very different. There is lots on here about it.
Why make it more complicated than it needs to be? Naim call them Classic and New Classic, so I shall use the same terminology as them on their forum. If anyone takes it upon themselves to cook up different names, the onus is on them to clarify what they mean when they post.
It does of course beg the question on what they replace NC with in the future. Even Newer Classic?
The company that called the successor to the Nait5i the Nait5i is capable of pretty much anything on the naming front
An answer from another thread back in September.
Sure. Call them whatever you like. I’m going to call what Naim call them.
I will, because of my explanation above and additionally they are not labelled ‘old’ by naim as your red ringed screenshot clearly shows.
Given the meaning of the word classic, can the new models even be called classic yet? Although that may be what Naim calks them, surely in comparing them they are new models vs classic?
I have to admit the naming is complicated especially when you have a model sharing the same name such as NAP250. As far as I know there are so many versions with this NAP250 and to differentiate between very old, old, not so old and new, people have to add more information such as revealing if it’s Chrome bumper 250, olive 250, old classic 250, Classic 250DR, and finally new classic 250. I am aware my opinion means nothing but I think it would be better if we just drop the Classic and call it 350 or something entirely different.
It’s going to be hard to say without judging for youself snd depending on how far you are from a dealer, perhaps impossible.
My UK dealer was fairly honest that they aren’t convinced the New Classic is better. The changed sound signature not being their cup of tea. Of course they are in a vast minority, but I respect the honest view.
I wonder if they are in a minority - many commenters on here have expressed that they prefer the OC.
I wonder if that is because as Naim have got better at getting other aspects of amplification as good as they at first had timing, they now have more neutral sound, whereas some people prefer the less neutral “Naim sound”? (This is speculation on my part.)
Your speculation makes perfect sense to me.