I was about to ask the same question
Do you hear a loud “pop up” sound while switching between sources, also when muting/ unmuting?
I have actually not hooked up the amp yet to my speakers, still waiting for my DAC to come. I did email Naim support about the pop and received a great answer from Duncan:
"It is perfectly normal, and will not damage your speakers.
The pop you are hearing, is a micro discharge from on board storage capacitors. There will be a minute amount of energy lost when you start up a system, and again when you power down. This translates to the affectionately known “Naim thump”, and this is what you’re hearing.
It’s perfectly safe, please don’t worry."
Haven’t heard the Kendo Mario
I must ask my dealer , I’ll let you know
It’s not unique to Naim, my Roksan Attessa does it on Shut Down too.
Nice. There’s quite a few people with DIY builds on here. There’s a few dedicated threads like:
For those who are interested, I am detailing the ideas, principles and build of my OB speaker project which many of you will have seen develop over the last few months in system pics.
The ‘project’ started as an experiment and a convenient way to run in a new pair of full range drivers with me fully expecting to use them in a closed cabinet design eventually. Anyway, despite obvious shortcomings (particularly the bass and sounding a bit coloured in the mids) the run-in baffles showed more poten…
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 spea…
I just finished my DIY speaker build (Troels Faital 3wc-10). Pictures and a build report are following in the future
So far the speakers are really nice! But I do had problems in the begining to get them running the way I wanted to… With the help of you guys they now work like a charm! More to come…
The speakers are finished now… but not so the speaker stands… actually one speaker is placed on a wooden boxe and the other one is on this metal couchtable.
So this is very long overdue…
I had considered building some speakers since buying my amp and streamer but it was this topic started by
@Mark84 that really inspired me to look into it more seriously.
Mark’s CNO4 Build
I had seen the Troels Gravesen site before but hadn’t read it in depth, maybe a little put off by the rather old style of the site! However, even if you’re not considering building speakers I highly recommend you take a look, it’s really interesting to read about the process, wh…
A friend came over for dinner a few weeks back and was so impressed by the sound of my DIY speakers that he ended up making me an offer I couldn’t refuse. He likes music played loud and has spent years trying to find a good pair of large speakers that can go loud and still sound HIFI.
He has now purchased a Nova to go with them.
I can attest that it sounds super powerful and plays very loud without distortion and he is rather happy.
This has left me without speakers so I am on to my…
I also just built myself a pair of Troels Gravesen’s 3WC-15.
I hadn’t heard of the DIY Sound Group before, I’ll check it out.
Well, couple of years ago my XS2 did pop sound as well… only too loud and was broken.
In certain volume level, the pop sound is acceptable, indeed.
My still new Sonus Faber Minima Amator II making beautiful music in the evening.
Very nice speaker indeed. Enjoy.
Until the next system downgrade…
Nait 2/sonneteer Byron/well tempered Simplex/Royd A7/SBL mk2
I longed for that CD player…great system, if only we had the opportunity to listen but I’m sure it sounds as good as it looks
It’s the most musical player I’ve ever listen too. The nait and royd’s brings me back to the sound where it just started. Also play with a sonneteer Alabaster and the SBL’s ,….better hifi less fun….
Just for you, order is restored. Out with the blanket, down with the Nova, and in with the new lamp. You were right, of course.
Living room is looking very inviting and comfortable, Nigel. Your DIY work looks indistinguishable from what I’d expect professionals to have completed.
Many threads we should open:
show us your lamp
show us your blanket
show us your system without blanket
with the lamp switched on
with the lamp switched off
You forgot, “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours…”
As long as you keep your socks on at all times, It’s all I ask
It looks like a lovely relaxing room to enjoy music in…