I just purchased a brand new boxed XS3 and have been quite surprised (and disappointed, frankly) by the poor quality of the finish on the left and right front panels, and I was wondering if anyone has experienced the same. It came with white marks (looked like powdery finger prints) near and around the volume knob. Having now (mostly) wiped them off, there are still dull marks and pronounced scratches in these areas. To be clear, they’re only visible at certain angles. Has anybody noticed this on an XS3 or any other products with the same metallic finish?
The left and right channels are also not balanced at low volumes, which is not great but possibly acceptable according to the forums.
Thanks for the thoughts on this. Again to be balanced about it, from certain angles (most angles even), it looks fine.
Frankly, I have had several different problems with various Naim units breaking (or having significant quality control issues) over the past year or so. I guess my next step will be either to get a replacement or possibly seek a refund. I’d hate to start the amp search again though, as Naim really sound great.
Don’t give up if you can. Get your dealer sort it out for you, as @Richard.Dane suggests. The “pain” of finding an acceptable replacement from another brand might be much greater than getting this problem solved… And if your dealer is “difficult”, call HQ…