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Quad Artera Play & Stereo - A Legacy Reborn For Today's World
Bowers & Wilkins 805 D3 - The Benchmark for Standmount Speakers
Harbeth Monitor 30.1 - From The Studio to Your Listening Room
Naim SuperNait 2 - Visually Understated But Musically Brilliant
When you see the Naim SuperNait 2 in person, its modest exterior design is relatively soft spoken and understated with its two large rotary dials (volume and balance) on the left side of the facia and the single line of input buttons taking up the right side of the facia. However, once the Naim badge in the middle is illuminated in green as the rear power rocker-switch is clicked into the on position, the SuperNait 2 transforms into a whole another beast.
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Harbeth P3ESR is Small And Mighty
Bowers & Wilkins 802 D3
Listening to the B&W 802 D3 speakers I immediately struck by how they present the music. To my ears they are better than the previous 800 Diamond (or “D2”). The midrange is the first aspect of the 802 D3 that I notice. Its effortlessly reproduces vocals as if the singer(s) were sitting in the listening room with me – very natural sounding to my ears.
Harbeth Monitor 40.2 Is More Than Meets The Eye
When Harbeth decided to update their flagship monitor, the M40.2 (£10,595+), it was the talk of the town among hi-fi enthusiasts. Recently, I've the ultimate pleasure of listening to the M40.2 with an exceptionally good Naim system, which consisted of the NAP 300 (£7,295) and the NAC-N 272 (£3,400). Utilizing the streamer in the 272 made for a clean and tidy system. The Naim had no difficulty in driving the Harbeth speakers and was at ease moving their 300mm bass driver.
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I read somewhere once that it isn’t necessary to have an overabundance of power unless your speakers require it. However, after spending time with the PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP Poweramplifier (£2,998) that school of thought might just be disproven.