There seems to be two camps emerging here as is the case every time there is a product speculation thread.
- Those who bought Naim for the sound and are eager to see new products that exemplify the established Naim design philosophy that they believe is responsible for the sound.
- Those who bought Naim primarily for the logo but otherwise don’t particularly care about the sound as much. They’d rather Naim become a different company that produced products with a different design philosophy so that they can continue to buy the logo that is important to them.
No one will admit to the latter but reading the posts, it’s pretty clear many are in that group.
Be careful what is wished for. Naim may take a business decision that is more lucrative and knowingly alienate and shed an older (but diminishing) customer base. I’ve worked at places that pivoted on a design philosophy where it was known upfront doing so would shed most of the current customer base.
Given the mass culling of products over 5 years, I am marginally concerned.