After a 20 year wait…I have finally have a Nap250.
I’ve been using a Nap 140 that I had serviced in 2020, and that has been a delight.
System now is a Rega P6/Ania and a Chromecast audio/Spotify front end with a Nac72/Hicap/250.
The speakers are passive mk1 SBL’s.
Plugged the 250 in today and gave it an hour to warm up before being overwhelmed by curiosity…and I’m pleased to say pretty much all I’ve heard is true! The thing that struck me the most even in its 1st hour of warm up, is the control it has over busier tracks. Baker Street for example no longer sounds so frantically unhinged. It just sounds more layed out…almost calmer, but in a good was. Imaging too has definitely taken a step in the right direction.
I should add that this is all olive series and is all in its service envelope.
I’m very much looking forward to hearing the 250 in the weeks and months ahead!
One question. Does one leave the 250 on permanently, or switch it on an hour or two before listening?