It would be interesting to see any DIY speaker setups plus Naim gear, (or not Naim).
I can start.
I have recently built a design by a well known diy designer (Troels Gravesen). This is the third speaker design I have built from his designs. All have been very nice sounding speakers and are most definitely worth the effort for anyone with the skill and the inclination. You can most certainly achieve something that would cost a great deal more from a hifi store.
I have paired this speaker with a Naim Unity Atom. I know they will perform even better with a more powerful amp but right now this was all I can afford and the speakers are fairly sensitive (89db) and even with 40 watts per channel, they are delivering some absolutely astounding bass!! It has really shown me the benefits of moving allot of air through a larger driver (12”). I will never go back.
These speakers are quite laid back in their sound, they have plenty of punch and are very dynamic. They never sound harsh or fatiguing. The pairing with the Naim amp is fantastic and can be listened to at very low volumes and maintain all the bass and dynamics. Very happy camper.
Can’t wait till the day I can get something like a SN3 or a NOVA to run them.
The speaker is called the “Fusion”, it is the fully passive crossover version and is a combination of SB Acoustics tweeter, Scanspeak dedicated 7” midrange, and BMS bass driver. It can be upgraded at some point to make the bass section active with a hypex ncore 500 watt class D plate amp. !