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  2. parcelmonkey

    one word daily

    Exaltation
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  4. Tony_J

    one word daily

    Constipation
  5. Musicraft

    Song Of The Day

    Everybody’s Talkin’ (Madeleine Peyroux) Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
  6. Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player Pure musicality with our most advanced streaming platform - Our reference network player is quite simply the best source component we’ve ever developed. Drawing on decades of digital and analogue engineering experience, the ND 555 marries our innovative new streaming platform with classic Naim analogue technology. It features a 40-bit SHARC processor with advanced signal processing, a suspended brass sub-chassis to isolate sound-critical circuits from vibrations and the best external power supply we’ve ever made. Whether you’re listening to Bonham’s solid groove or Coltrane’s dizzying scales, the ND 555 lets the music flow with astonishing ease and uniquely engaging musicality. Partnered with Statement or 500 series amplification, we believe the ND 555 is as close to live music as it gets. Naim 555 PS DR power supply Naim ND 555 Network Player and Naim 555 PS DR power supply Naim ND 555 Network Player UK RRP £13000 Naim 555 PS DR power supply UK RRP £7000 (Brushed Black finish), £6599 (Powder Coated Black finish) Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day. Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved. Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century. https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default/files/products/downloads/files/Naim-DR_Whitepaper_May2012_FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology You're a nobody without a Naim A rich audio heritage - The ND 555 is the result of over four decades of audio engineering. From our state-of-the-art streaming module to powerful, natural-sounding audio stages – every element of this network player is built on our design DNA, giving it that distinctive, captivating Naim sound. The ND 555 development process also helped us step foot into new technologies: for the first time, we’ve added low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) to a premium Naim player. We chose LVDS because it minimises timing errors due to its fast speed and it minimises radiation thanks to its low noise. Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player The ND 555 is bristling with innovative technology from input to output. The streaming section uses the latest Naim network card featuring low-noise, high-speed LVDS to route the digital audio signal. The higher speed is capable of decoding all HD audio formats at up to 32 bits/384 kHz or DSD128. Rather than the source acting as the digital timing master, our new streaming board turns things around and allows our DAC clock to control the flow of audio data. The data is integer-over-sampled in a SHARC DSP to an incredible 40-bit accuracy and fed into the Burr-Brown® PCM1704, a true R2R ladder DAC valued for its exceptional sound quality. Naim’s renowned DR regulator technology, as used in our range of amplifiers and power supplies, makes its first appearance in a network player, providing ultra-pure DC voltage to the sensitive audio circuitry in the ND 555. The analogue stages use only high-grade through-hole components and are suspended on sprung sub-chassis with heavy brass plates to minimise the effects of microphony. Expert craftsmanship - The ND 555 is bristling with innovative technology from input to output. The streaming section uses the latest Naim network card featuring low-noise, high-speed LVDS to route the digital audio signal. The higher speed is capable of decoding all HD audio formats at up to 32 bits/384 kHz or DSD128. Rather than the source acting as the digital timing master, our new streaming board turns things around and allows our DAC clock to control the flow of audio data. The data is integer-over-sampled in a SHARC DSP to an incredible 40-bit accuracy and fed into the Burr-Brown® PCM1704, a true R2R ladder DAC valued for its exceptional sound quality. Naim’s renowned DR regulator technology, as used in our range of amplifiers and power supplies, makes its first appearance in a network player, providing ultra-pure DC voltage to the sensitive audio circuitry in the ND 555. The analogue stages use only high-grade through-hole components and are suspended on sprung sub-chassis with heavy brass plates to minimise the effects of microphony. Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player Absolute control - There are several ways to control ND 555. The Naim App for iOS and Android gives you complete control over individual or multiple Naim products. You can access all of your music including radio pre-sets, streaming services and playlists, sync several Naim players for multiroom playback or explore artist discographies and biographies. The app also controls our Uniti Core music server (so there’s no need for two separate apps) and allows you to update your system wirelessly with a single tap. For those who prefer a more tactile experience, a premium metal Zigbee® remote control is supplied. It requires no line of sight to the player, so you can take control whatever direction you’re facing. The front panel features a 5” colour display presenting album artwork as well as track information in crisp detail, and there are keys for most commonly used functions including standby and input selection. Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player Naim 555 PS DR power supply Naim 555 PS DR power supply ***** https://www.facebook.com/MusicraftUK ***** Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
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  8. ff1d1l

    DAC recommendation

    And fed by a wyred 4 sound remedy even better.
  9. Non-Smoking Man

    Royal Ascot 2018

    Do I not like Day 2 (to paraphrase Graham Taylor)! (Apart from Could It be Love.) My coffers are padlocked. The only thing Ive done is lay off another £4 (on top of Brook's £5 @7/1) at 6.2. Its not been taken but it will be. This does encroach on my initial £150+ haul if the thing wins but you should always hedge if you have 2 points in hand. Experience tells me this. It is sooo easy for me to just watch and not have a bet. This will surprise most of you who will be carrying around the baggage of the received opinion that all gamblers are mad or bad. This one has a D. Phil. - and that makes a difference. Jack NSM
  10. Willie Garvin

    The City Beneath The City

    Tim, Thanks for this link, it's brilliant Mick
  11. Non-Smoking Man

    Royal Ascot 2018

    On the subject of tomorrow's Jersey (see above) I note the filly is down to 6.4 as against 6.2 for Emaraaty (Betfair ). (Actually, a moment ago they were both 6.2). Thus fulfilling my prediction that she would be vying for favouritism come the day. Tony O'Heir, the venerable Irish correspondent selects her in the Racing Post Podcast for Day 2. Ive accomodated Brook at 7/1 for a fiver. I must be mad. The worst thing that can happen to a novice is his first bet wins. Jack NSM
  12. jack667

    What's yer bits'n'bobs?

    Hahahaha. It's a little better since that photo, I promise
  13. TheFlash

    one word daily

    Strain
  14. parcelmonkey

    one word daily

    Aye
  15. parcelmonkey

    A Rats Nest of Cables

    All cables sound the same - Apart from the yellow ones...
  16. Tony_J

    one word daily

    Pad
  17. uzzy

    A Rats Nest of Cables

    I think there may be a potential noise and hum problem ..
  18. Pete the Feet

    Trump - You couldn't make it up, but he does.

    And he has the cheek to call Putin out on human rights. Oh wait a minute perhaps not. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/44537372
  19. parcelmonkey

    one word daily

    Brillo
  20. parcelmonkey

    Boys and their Toys.

    Fitness! Without this you're too tired to achieve most things you set out to do. I still wish to own a couple of exotica, I'm not near retirement yet. But boy, do I miss feeling fit. The problem as already stated is time. However, taking time out, a quick cup of coffee, just watch the news etc and time goes. Why because we're tired? In the last 15 years I've concentrated on achieving and earning, I've done alright. My fitness has plummeted though, no time and no incentive. Now, I regret that decision immensely...
  21. paularcher

    one word daily

    Amarillo
  22. parcelmonkey

    one word daily

    Armadillo
  23. parcelmonkey

    A Rats Nest of Cables

    HELP - I GOT STUCK...
  24. Dvddvd

    Upgrade, down grade or just the same?

    Thanks all, Theres nothing I dislike about the Kefs in sound wise, but then I've not really heard many speakers in my room? To compare them with. I did go to the Harrogate show and nothing had me drooling, I just thought mine sounds as good. The reason of the Two subs is my room had a big dip at 80htz (if I remember right?) and due to not been able to move the speakers because of the screen etc. I resorted to having a sub on each side of the room and a mini dsp setting crossovers etc to fill in the lost bass. I suppose I've gone off the real wood veneer and would prefer a piano black finish and because of the positioning, either side of my screen the PMCs at 150mm wide would fit in a lot better. I also thought with them been 20 years old things might of progressed a little more in quality?
  25. HectorHughMunro

    The City Beneath The City

    As much as I dislike the Grauniad, they are quite good with photography. This New York set that I saw on Flipboard is beautiful. https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2018/jun/18/the-city-beneath-the-city-the-new-york-subway-in-pictures
  26. jkbmusic

    A Rats Nest of Cables

    Inspired by Mike's post (Yoda900). Never mind a "Panel of experts", "a band of musicians", or an "audience of listeners". Show us your "Rats Nest of Cables".
  27. TheFlash

    one word daily

    Armagnac *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condom,_Gers
  28. parcelmonkey

    What are you listening to right now?

    My latest CD bargain find. Under a fiver delivered and full of these great dance tracks... CD1
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