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This is a classic.

First produced in 1962 I think.

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On ‎04‎/‎06‎/‎2019 at 16:20, eddie-baby said:

This was a classic from the word go. Another forty-something which hasn't changed much apart from perhaps a couple of differing outer casings. But all remain sort after. Could add the word iconic to the mix as well.

http://www.audioaffair.co.uk/blog/a-naim-icon-the-nap-250-our-most-popular-power-amp/

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Oh, what  memories that image evokes. :D

Nobody can argue that isn't a classic

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13 minutes ago, toprepairman said:

A classic would be sought after and not sort after.

Norton 650SS rather more of a classic than the Enfield (IMHO).

Somehow couldn't include the NAD as it's a right untidy mess inside.

Better that than a right untidy mess coming out of the speakers ;) 

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11 hours ago, Smokestack said:

Nobody can argue that isn't a classic

You reckon?  .. IMO classically  overpriced and over rated (try driving something that drops under 2ohms with it). 

When I sold the stuff we sold more Meridians (103, 103d, 105) than the Naim and if you check out the second hand pages you see far less Meridians (103, 103d, and 105s) coming up for sale.  

Having said all that we are all entitled to our own opinion

:sofa:

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1 hour ago, uzzy said:

You reckon?  .. IMO classically  overpriced and over rated (try driving something that drops under 2ohms with it). 

You can't please everyone :)

44 years in production and with very little altered, they must be doing something right. 

Someone's buying them. It's the one amp some will only ever use even, despite being shown 'what's better'.  

So Classic it is, whether you like it or not ;) :D

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12 hours ago, uzzy said:

You reckon?  .. IMO classically  overpriced and over rated (try driving something that drops under 2ohms with it). 

When I sold the stuff we sold more Meridians (103, 103d, 105) than the Naim and if you check out the second hand pages you see far less Meridians (103, 103d, and 105s) coming up for sale.  

Having said all that we are all entitled to our own opinion

:sofa:

Orher way round for me. I sold  a lot more Naim than Meridian ....and used a NAP250 at home for a number of years very happily.

 Is it perfect or to everybody's taste ?   Of course not ...but, righly or wrongly,  the NAP250  is a bit of a legend in  its own lifetime .:D

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3 hours ago, Smokestack said:

 the NAP250  is a bit of a legend in  its own lifetime .

Oh yes, it is that. And yet another title you can hang on it.

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