Hifi Reviews - Naim

Review - Naim Powerline Lite

Naim Powerline Lite

Naim Powerline Lite is reviewed by Hi-Fi World
N aim's new power cable the Powerline lite is reviewed by Hi-Fi World. The Powerline lite comes as standard with the new Naim Uniti 2017 range but is available to buy separately at £95. Hi-Fi World award the Powerline Lite their full 5 globes with an initial verdict of Recommended upgrade for users of Naim gear. Also makes a good case for itself when used in a non-Naim system.



Review - Naim Uniti Core Atom Star And Nova

Naim Uniti Core Atom Star And Nova

A new review of the Naim Uniti Atom from Naim by AV Forums
A new review of the Naim Uniti Atom from Naim by AV Forums. The Naim Uniti Atom's review price was £1,800.00. All in all the Naim Uniti Atom gets 9 out of 10 from the respected all in one box reviewer.



Review - Naim Uniti Core Atom Star And Nova

Naim Uniti Core Atom Star And Nova

What Hi-Fi gives the Naim Atom the once over in a new review
N aim's new Uniti one box Streamer the Naim Uniti Atom is out and What Hi-Fi has given their verdict. The Naim Atom's review price was £1,750. The venerable Streamer reviewer What Hi-Fi has given the Naim Atom the full 5 stars.



Review - Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So Qb

Slashgear raves about the Mu-so and says "Hands down, the Mu-so and Mu-so Qb are the best wireless speakers"
S lashgear admits that "Sonos has had a good head start in the wireless Wi-Fi speaker market" but that "it's hardly the only game in town." "the Mu-so, together with the Mu-so Qb wireless speakers, remain one of the best sounding wireless audio systems money can buy."



Review - Muso QB

Muso QB

Digital Trends gives the Naim Muso Qb speaker the once over.
D igital Trends comments on the "posh design" that is "shrunken into a polished little block of sound" "that would be right at home in a luxury New York loft". But how did they find the sound? They liked the smooth and powerful bass, clear and detailed upper register but felt that the tight soundstage can get crowded.



Review - Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

What Hi-Fi's verdict on the Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp
B usiness as usual for Naim as What Hi-Fi awards the full 5 stars to Naim's new Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp. The Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp's price at the time of the review was £3,300.



Review - Naim Muso

Naim Muso

Naim's new Naim Muso reviewed by Sound And Vision
N aim's new Wireless Systems the Naim Muso is out and Sound And Vision has given their verdict. The Naim Muso's review price was $1,499 (in the UK the Mu-So sells for £895). Overall the Naim Muso has earned 4 and a 1/2 stars from Sound And Vision.



Review - Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So Qb

Wired's Review Of The Naim Mu-So Qb - Wireless Speaker
T he Naim Mu-So Qb a £595 cubic wireless speaker is reviewed by Wired. Wired also reveal that a Mu-So Qb software update in the autumn will allow two Mu-So Qbs to play as a stereo pair. Wired also look at rivals such as the Devialet Phantom and the B&W Zeppelin Wireless. They award the Mu-So Qb - 8 out of 10 :-



Review - Naim Muso

Naim Muso

Review Of The Naim Mu-So By Geardiary
A view from the US on the Naim Mu-So, a wireless multiroom speaker, that can even, as the reviewer tries out, be used as a sound bar. Most of the review covers the features although there is a little on the sound quality.



Review - Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So Qb

Review By The Daily Mail Of The Naim Mu-So Qb - Wireless Speaker
T he Daily Mail is getting into HiFi review with this 5 star review of the £495 Naim Mu-So Qb - wireless speaker. They even throw in a video for good measure. They're impressed by the Mu-So Qb, all though they find it expensive and not kind to poor recordings, concluding :-



Review - Naim NAP 300DR

Naim NAP 300DR

HifiCritic reviews the Naim NAP 300 DR
T heir first impressions of the 300DR were of a fast, upbeat quality amplifier. However they also found it somewhat disconcerting, as it sounded rather
bright, forward and excitable.



Review - Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So Qb

Review - Naim Mu-So QB - Wireless Multiroom Speaker By CNet
U S reviewer CNet reviews the Naim Mu-So Qb in the context of rival wireless speakers such as the $500 Sonos Play:5 and more expensive models such as the Devialet Phantom ($1,990), the Raumfeld Stereo L ($2,400) and even the Mu-So Qb’s bigger brother the original Naim Mu-So ($1,499), the B&W Zeppelin Wireless also gets a mention too. Overall it’s not 5 stars this time for the Mu-So Qb as CNet award just 7.6 out of 10. The reasons for this non maximum stellar performance can be seen in the CNet bad points below :-



Review - Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So Qb

Review - Naim Mu-So QB - Wireless Multiroom Speaker By Audiophile No
N orwegian reviewer Audiophile No review the Naim Mu-So Qb Wireless Multiroom Speaker (yours for £599). In a thorough review (they even discover that the Naim Mu-So Qb supplied isn't on standard factory loudness and DSP settings but on custom settings left set by the previous reviewer !) they go through construction, design, features, user interface and the key aspect of sound quality. They are not disappointed here concluding on the Naim Mu-So Qb :-



Review - Naim DR Power Amps

Naim DR Power Amps

Review - Naim 250 DR Power Amp By Audio Affair
A udio Affair go through the history of the Naim NAP 250 DR - (Naim’s most popular power amp of all time) going right back to the “Jurassic” period of HiFi (1971) and the 250 DR's originations in the NAP 160 and NAP 200. There's pictures of all 3 incarnations of the NAP 250, mention that Naim prices are going up on 1st May 2016 and sum up the Naim NAP 250 DR's sound quality with :-



Review - Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So Qb

Review - Naim Mu-So QB - Wireless Multiroom Speaker By Trusted Reviews
N aim's new Wireless Speaker the Naim Mu-So Qb is out and Trusted Reviews has given their verdict. The Naim Mu-So Qb's review price was £595.00. The venerable Wireless Systems reviewer Trusted Reviews has given the Naim Mu-So Qb 8 out of 10.



Review - Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So Qb

Review - Naim Mu-So QB - Wireless Multiroom Speaker By Pocket Lint
A new review of the Naim Mu-so Qb from Naim by Pocket Lint. The Naim Mu-so Qb's review price was £595. In summary Pocket Lint believes that the Naim Mu-so Qb merits the full 5 stars.



Review - Naim Muso

Naim Muso

Review - Naim Mu-So - Wireless Multiroom Speaker By CNet
U S reviewer CNet gives an across the pond take on a UK HiFi product the Naim Mu-So ($ 1,499/£895) and then, for good measure, goes onto look at alternatives - one of which is from US based Klipsch's - the RP-160M wireless speakers. Starting first with the Naim Mu-So CNet love the build quality but when it comes to the "rubber meeting the road" aspect of sound quality, they have reservations concluding :-



Review - Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Review - Naim NAC-N 272 and ATC SCM40A Active Speakers By HiFi Plus
A n Interesting review from HiFi Plus where they ask themselves the question - could we put together a Linn style active system i.e. one electronics box plus active speakers, but using a Naim box ! With no Naim or even Focal active speakers to pair up, they opt for the ATC SCM40A active speakers (£6,280/pair) paired with the Naim NAC-N 272 (£3,300) streaming preamp. Total cost - £9,580. The reviewer likes this three box, and unlikely, Naim / ATC combination concluding :-



Review - DAC-V1

DAC-V1

Review - Naim DAC-V1 - USB DAC Now With DSD And Headphone Amp By What Hi-Fi
W hat Hi-Fi has reviewed the Naim DAC-V1. If you're getting a feeling of Deja Vu here this isn't the original DAC-V1 but the upgraded version (still called the DAC-V1) that now offers DSD decoding and a headphone amp. The Naim DAC-V1's review price was £1,350. The Naim DAC-V1 is awarded the full 5 stars by the respected reviewer.



Review - Naim Label

Naim Label

Review - Naim Label - Music Download Service By What Hi-Fi
T he Naim Label - Music Download Service is reviewed by What Hi-Fi has given their verdict. All in all Naim Label gets 4 stars from the respected Streamer reviewer. Bet Naim don't like that as this is the first time in memory that What Hi-Fi has given Naim anything less than 5 stars !



Review - Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So Qb

Review of A First Listen - Naim Mu-So QB - Wireless Multiroom Speaker By Hi-Fi Plus
S tarting from a first listen at CES 2016 - This is quite a comprehensive hands-on review of the Naim Mu-So QB Wireless Multiroom Speaker stretching over two pages. The hands-on review starts from an initial hearing at CES 2016, going on from there to a few days use at home. The full review of the Mu-So Qb from Hi-Fi Plus is still to come. Hi-Fi Plus note how easy it is to get the Mu-So Qb up and running, straight out of the box, plus how easy it is to play Hi-Res Audio on the Mu-So Qb. Probably a good summary of Hi-Fi Plus's initial findings for the Naim Mu-So Qb would be these sentences from the hands-on review :-



Review - Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So Qb

Review - Naim Mu-So QB - Wireless Multiroom Speaker By T3
T he Naim Mu-So Qb (£595 currently) is reviewed by Gadget magazine T3. This is a hands on review so there are no ratings stars but given that the Mu-So Qb's bigger brother won a coveted T3 product of the year award and the reviewer's first impressions of the Naim Mu-So Qb are "as good as the original Naim Mu-So" it's probably not hard to guess in advance what the rating will be ! The reviewer continues the hands on review with :-



Review - Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So Qb

Review - Naim Mu-So QB - Wireless Multiroom Speaker By What Hi-Fi
W hat Hi-Fi have now published their full Naim Mu-so Qb review (following on from their hands on review from CES 2016). The Mu-so Qb's price at the time of the review was £595. The Mu-so Qb gets 5 stars from What Hi-Fi.



Review - Naim Muso

Naim Muso

Review - Naim Mu-So - Wireless Multiroom Speaker By 9To5Mac
T he Naim Mu-So is compared against the Devialet Phantom Silver by 9To5Mac making a good read for those considering either. The Mu-So review (this is the original MuSo at £895) covers Look and Feel , Sound Quality and Connectivity. The comparisons with the Devialet Silver Phantom are toward the end of the Mu-So review, along with the conclusion of :-



Review - Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So Qb

Should You Splurge On A Wireless Speaker By The Wall Street Journal
T he Wall Street Journal consider extra expenditure on luxury Wireless speaker and come up with a list of three Naim Mu-So Qb, B&W Zeppelin Air And McIntosh RS100 justifying this expense. The last of these, the RS100 makes it into the list when functioning as a stereo pair. Interesting too is that the top two Wireless speakers in Wall Street are both British !



Review - Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So Qb

Review - Naim Mu-So QB - Wireless Multiroom Speaker By Stuff TV
S tuff TV has reviewed Naim's Mu-So QB. The Mu-So Qb's review price was £595. In summary Stuff TV believes that the Mu-so Qb merits 5 stars.



Review - Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So Qb

Review - Naim Mu-So QB - Wireless Multiroom Speaker By Andrew Everard
T he £595 Naim Mu-So Qb. A Wireless Multiroom speaker capable of replaying Hi-Res Audio, is seen as even more impressive than the original Mu-So, in a review by Andrew Everard. There are a lot of commendations in the review for the Mu-So QB such as "when it comes to simply kicking back and enjoying the music or whatever, the Mu-So Qb gives a very impressive account of itself." and the review concludes with :-



Review - Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So Qb

Review - Naim Mu-So QB - Wireless Multiroom Speaker By AVForums
T he Naim Mu-So Qb is a new Wireless and Multiroom speaker system from Naim and AV Forums has given their verdict. The Mu-So Qb's review price was £595.00. Sure there's a mistake in their 0 out of 10 score (or its now been corrected !) as AV Forums award the Mu-So Qb a "Best Buy" award and continues with :-



Review - Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

The Complete Naim Range - By Audio Affair
O .K. It's a bit sales oriented but Audio Affair have produced a complete list on one web page of the entire Naim Range (long page!). They start off with the least expensive model the recently released £595 one box Mus-So QB and proceed through the Uniti Range, 5 Range, XS Range, Classic Range and 500 Ranges. There's pictures, prices and suggested systems for all the models. The list isn't quite complete as they haven't got a pictorial section on the Naim Statement amplifiers but they do mention them.



Review - Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Review - Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp By Hi-Fi Choice
T he Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp is the subject of a review by Hi-Fi Choice. The review pairs the £3,300 Naim NAC-N 272 with its natural partner the Naim NAP 250 DR, yours for £3,500 and the Focal Sopra No 2, the floor standers, which come in at £9,600. Hi-Fi Choice describe this Naim / Focal system as "A Beautiful system" and conclude :-




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