As most know from past posts in addition to being a Naim/Focal fan boy, it also includes Synergistic Research (SR)
Over the past 9 months I have added SR fuses, Power cable, support pucks and most recently Ethernet, all have worked an impressive level of magic.
My NACA5 are over 7 meters, so an expensive option with SR, but i wanted my speaker to somehow benefit, hence i ordered the XOT Carbon for my speakers.
A doodle to fit, sadly i Googled and read up about the XOT came across a "i opened one up and snake oil" thread(s), but i wanted to decide for myself, as pretty much the same hater response to the SR fuses, MIGs, etc… The XOT piggy back onto your binding posts or banana sockets.
Barely an hour in for sure the improvement is clear, yes it is not massive but it really has removed that hash, now details are more defined, vocals even more clear, sound stage more solid. I expected as with all SR products (cables) they take a good 150-200hrs to settle, I thought if they improve more then i am even happier.
To say it is only a noticeable difference is unfair, as i have been through many box upgrades in the £1000’s and ended up with just a bit more control, with the XOT Carbon the effect is greater, you would have to spend allot of money to make similar gains with pre or power amps, etc…
Now a week on (burn in) the XOT are remarkable, everything has improved akin to a major pre and power upgrade, more of everything, very addictive, the level of emotion is very high, the detail the air, the timing is so natural.