I got the ex-demo SuperLine from my dealer, it’s from 2008, SNo 263xxx. Setting up now and I can’t reach the dealer anymore regarding an odd confusion with the capacitance values. Would be great if anyone knows.
I have an Apheta-3, so 100 ohms, 1000 pF according to Rega. According to the manual from the Naim website, Issue 2B-2, this would be the 100R resistance plug and the 1 nF capacitive plug:
The last page of this manual shows “Part No. 12-001-0069/2 Product Manual: SuperLine”
However, the printed manual that was in the box (and of which I do not know for sure if it is the original manual that came with the unit or later grabbed from somewhere by the dealer) says that 1nF is without any plug:
The last page of this printed manual shows “Part No. 12-001-0069/1 Product Manual: SuperLine” (i.e. /1 instead of /2) so I suppose it is the older version, which might fit the age of my unit.
The dealer added a copied page to the manual that is consistent with the /2 manual that is currently online. But why? Was the older /1 manual incorrect and later fixed in the /2 version, or is the /1 manual correct for older SuperLines?
Contrary to the printed /1 manual, my initial impression is that it sounds better if I add the 1nF plug.
However, @Richard.Dane wrote in an older post to leave the capacitive plug off as a baseline (edit: after re-reading: not quite), which would seem more consistent with the /1 printed manual if Rega’s recommendation of 1000 pF applies to the SuperLine
The plugs that came with the unit are:
As a 1 nF is included it seems that the unit without a plug would have 100 pF; if it had 1 nF, why would there be a plug with the same value.
I cannot find a way to reconcile all of this available information. I anyone had an idea what I have and what I should plug in, and why the different manuals, that would be great. Thanks