As has been said above, it’s a matter of finding the speakers that work best in your room. Some speakers seem to be more popular with Naim than others; some manufacturers use Naim when designing their speakers. But something that’s theoretically a good match may be a disaster in the wrong room. So just choose the one you like the best.
It’s interesting that you have three pairs of speakers. I wonder why that is. If you constantly swap between them it’s likely you’ll get in a muddle and enjoy none of them. Maybe the answer is to ditch all three and find a pair that really works for you.
Thanks for your suggestions, i am already using some Nac A5 cables single wired with what i can assume are properly terminated ends.
I do have some Neat Iotas in a bedroom system running off the latest Bluesound powernode which i have used with my Naim gear but it lacks the bass depth i require really but do sound remarkable for their size
Rapid A/B comparisons never seem to work for me. I find myself focusing on hifi details instead of just enjoying the music. I would just set up one pair of speakers properly, relax and enjoy them for a week, then change them and spend a few days with the others.
Also speakers need careful setup and the ideal position and orientation will not be the same for all models, so rapid changes tend to result in poor setup and poor performance.
The NAC A5 cables would be preferably made up using a MultiCore Crystal 505 solder 60/40 Tin/Lead alloy. Made up expertly by a well seasoned Dealership. Naim SA8’s at the amp end and matching plugs at the speaker end. Forget Bi-wire terminals, they are a total nightmare, regardless of how good you’re at soldering, or with what cables you use on them.