Potentially interested in NDX 2. Trying to find out what people use to partner (not knowing all the kit). Supernait is an Integrated amp? or better Pre/Power and associated PSU - trying to keep box count down
I run a Nova in my main system, off a Core. The Nova is a great one box solution. For the NDX2, partenering with the Supernait2 integrated amp would be a great 2 box setup. Beyond that the costs soon mount up and you need to decide between additional sound benefits with much higher cost.
NDX/Supernait is a great combination if you want a simple 2-box system. NDX2 sounds better still to me, although I haven’t heard it with a Supernait.
The next step up the Naim ladder is 202/200, with various optional power supply upgrades. Personally, I prefer this to the Supernait, but you may decide it’s not worth the extra cost and more boxes. For a real step up, try 282/200 or 282/250 for a real step up from the integrated amps.
They showed the NDX2 with Supernait (into Focal speakers) at the Heathrow show, it did a fantastic job of sounding musical in a room with pretty poor acoustics and Naim’s usual “interesting” choice of music.
I when I added NDX into my system had 202/HCDR/200 upgraded to 282/HCDR/200 then massive step to 282/HCDR/300 and the DR on the 300
what I am trying to say is the NDX and esp the NDX2 will work with either SN2 or seperates - if box count a concern demo the SN2 and then PSU on NDX 3 boxes
however having heard the NDX2/282/SCDR/300DR into Kudos T505 - nothing short of breathtaking
but as always choose source and match to the system whould be my advice
Hi, I partner my NDX2 feeding a Hugo Mk1, which in turn drives a 552DR/250.2/ATC speakers. To me this is stunningly enjoyable and natural combo… the only downside it encourages you to spend too much time absorbed listening to music…
I have Supernait on my NDX & both with PSU’s. Its an excellent combo, so anything up the amp ladder would be good.
I heard the NDX2 with Supernait, normal naca5 and interconnects into Focal Kanta 3 at audio show east last year. Very musical, thoroughly enjoyeable, rooms with 3 or 4 times the price, were left wanting.
The NDX2 with Supernait will be a very good combination allowing for years of music-pleasure. What I like about the NDX2 is that it is that good, that one can easily grow the SuperNait/NDX2 towards a combination with pre/power/psu of the Classic range. In other words: the NDX2 is a very volatile and solid investment
Thanks. Was trying to put my kit in signature in new Forum but currently running 272/Nap 250DR and XPS DR into Spendor D7. Would need to be a good step up to consider the NDX 2. Interested in potentially going to one of the Roadshows just announced. I could use some of existing kit but would need suitable preamp presumably
I think you meant versatile …
Hopefully not too many explosions occurring with new NDX2s
Hi @Simon-in-Suffolk… you are correct … feel ashamed using the wrong word pff
I have just bought the Supernait 2 and now saving for the NDX2. It does sound amazing
I would love to go the BIG way with Naim, but maybe later. Think it would be divorce if I bought a ND555 …maybe next month lol
So if I kept my XPS-DR & Nap 250 DR and try and get a 282 and Supercap DR ex dem along with new Ndx 2 would that make sense?. Silly question but how many power sockets needed?
Three. One for the XPS, one for the SCDR and one for the 250DR
…and the NAPSC makes four.
NDX2 with 202/NAPSC/HCDR/200DR here.
NDX2 with NAC202/NAPSC/HCDR/NAP200 and Neat Iota Alphas Speakers. Can’t stop listening to it.
Yes, that’s a fantastic system. 282= boogie with both DR (SC&250) = details. The NDX2 brings superb sound and is “future proof” all the advantages of the new streaming platform.
OK confused. From Naim site
So it has a NAPSC PSU for the Digital side and then it’s advisable to get a separate PSU such as Hicap or SuperCap DR to control the Audio side?. Seems a lot of money to buy a Supercap DR for this alone. Where does my existing NAP 250DR come in - is that simply the Power amp i.e. it’s not powering the 282?
On the higher NAC 252 it appears you have a SuperCAP DR to do all the powering ?