Naiming and shaming

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What upgrade

Mono X200 Signature
1
5%
Mono X300
7
35%
Naim NAC202 + Naim NAP250
0
No votes
Naim NAC282 + Naim NAP250
3
15%
Something else
9
45%
 
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Re: Naiming and shaming

Postby Rune » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:56 pm

I had the Mono X and upgraded to X300 which was a significant improvement with the humble Ruark Prologue II had at the time. But when I upgraded to my Epicon 8 the X300 was no match for the DIY ncore 400 which must be similar to the Nord (never heard the Nord) But less than half the price of a pair of used X300. I would chose Nord over X300 even if the price was the same. To me the nc400 was an upgrade.
But I guess my preference is different to others around here I have never been impressed with PMC speakers compared to my Epicon 8.
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Re: Naiming and shaming

Postby electricman » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:44 pm

Great subject and comments! I say just Nord it
Did you go X300sigs? If not Nords do come up ever one or two months s/h on eBay. Nord are now doing a new version MKII, so perhaps more will become available. I have to say I'm very impressed with my DAC XP+ with PSX-R2 feeding Nord.
It's far above 2 x mono X's with PSX-R's. And mono X's.

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Re: Naiming and shaming

Postby angelface » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:59 am

Still looking for some Cyrus X200 Sigs
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Re: Naiming and shaming

Postby callen24 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:58 pm

electricman wrote:Great subject and comments! I say just Nord it
Did you go X300sigs? If not Nords do come up ever one or two months s/h on eBay. Nord are now doing a new version MKII, so perhaps more will become available. I have to say I'm very impressed with my DAC XP+ with PSX-R2 feeding Nord.
It's far above 2 x mono X's with PSX-R's. And mono X's.

i understand your point of view, but i think you are asking him to ignore one of the basic rules promoted on CU.
Hear it for yourself, with your speakers, in your room.
By sticking with cyrus he is taking no risks, just a better version than what he has already, not a different signature
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Re: Naiming and shaming

Postby angelface » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:17 pm

Absolutely..

I have heard some great power amps (not Nords but Naim, Bryston, Leema) and I loved X300 Sigs more. I was lucky enough to hear most of them with my speakers.

At the moment they are out of budget but looking out for some X200 Sigs.
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Re: Naiming and shaming

Postby hifinutt » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:36 pm

we had some nice old mono x here recently thanks to one of our number who kindly came over

it was very good to compare pre amps with them , certainly a huge difference with 2 different pre amps i.e the schiit freya and pre 3vbs

the former was very dynamic and very transparent and the latter bit heavier in presentation and not quite as transparent

plenty of life left in the mono x yet methinks
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Re: Naiming and shaming

Postby STodd » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:26 pm

^^^ +1 agreed

Every time I think it might be time for a change, I see the price of what I'd need to get to improve the sound in my system and think "Nah!" :P
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Re: Naiming and shaming

Postby callen24 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:37 pm

STodd wrote:^^^ +1 agreed

Every time I think it might be time for a change, I see the price of what I'd need to get to improve the sound in my system and think "Nah!" :P

what cart are you using in your rega?
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Re: Naiming and shaming

Postby STodd » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:37 pm

callen24 wrote:what cart are you using in your rega?


I think its just the Elys2? that came with it Chris...

TBH, it hasn't had much use of late - life has got in the way a bit.
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Re: Naiming and shaming

Postby callen24 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:16 am

STodd wrote:
callen24 wrote:what cart are you using in your rega?


I think its just the Elys2? that came with it Chris...

TBH, it hasn't had much use of late - life has got in the way a bit.


it’s good if life gets in the way.
i asked because one of the best value upgrades i’ve ever made is moving from the elys2 to my current one. The elys2 was worn out. thought a recording cleaning machine cuts it close, if you have 500 plus LPs
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Re: Naiming and shaming

Postby angelface » Mon May 06, 2019 7:05 am

So having narrowly missed out on some Mono X200 Sigs and some Mono X300 Sigs, finally last night I took the plunge on some Mono X300 Sigs (s/h 2995 from a dealer on ebay but in QS!).

I will now have to arrange a trip to UK to pick them up (perhaps July). I will do a comparison with Mono X and then sell them (I suspect).

Many thanks for all the comments and advice (even those plugging their preferred amps!).
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Re: Naiming and shaming

Postby hifinutt » Mon May 06, 2019 5:54 pm

great , look forward to how they compare
1]bc pre 3 vbs
msb s200 power amp
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onkyo sacd , tannoy eaton legacy 2] schiit freya , firebottle hybrid monos , bc 3.5vbs, marantz sa8005 , reference fidelity impulse ta`us horns3] rotel , harbeth p3esr

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Re: Naiming and shaming

Postby callen24 » Mon May 06, 2019 11:32 pm

just more of everything you are familiar with - a no brainier
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Re: Naiming and shaming

Postby Lancashirelad » Wed May 08, 2019 10:39 am

I've also been looking for a pair of Mono X 300 Sigs in QS. Must be mint & boxed. Anyone thinking of selling or seeing a pair for sale please PM me. Many thanks.

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Re: Naiming and shaming

Postby RichardLowe » Wed May 08, 2019 3:51 pm

Congratulations, the upgrade from MonoX is significant. As well as revealing more detail they'll grip your speakers so much better. Great purchase.
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