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Nice amp bro.I acquired Audiogd master 1 preamp and master 3 power amp. So far very good and seems like massive upgrade in terms of power from Naim nait xs2 and not missing any timing also. All previous power problems solved. Very smooth sound. Voices are heavenly on good recordings. Only downside is it tears apart poor recordings. Playing with different cables now to tame it more.
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Hi When you heard the demo of Z4 you must have liked the speakers...so what cable and amp did the shopkeeper use ...you can use the same.After changing the spdif cable from digione signature to my dac, the sound has become much less wooly in bass and more immediate in midrange, more musical to me. I never thought spdif cables can affect sound like this. I am now using cablesetc spdif cable bought from Amazon.
Changing from Naim to a-gd, immediate change that I observed was that a-gd was able to drive the speakers better compared to Naim. With Naim, bass was not controlled and was loose all over the place(due to low power). With audiogd, it's all clean and tight. Resolution and transparency is also high in audiogd that makes it a little analytical but it retains its musicality in a subtle way. I can hear any changes in system more clearly now. Naim had a midbass hump that attributed to its musicality that I miss sometimes but I also realised now that this also made it colored. With Naim, it attacked notes in a little aggressive manner, and had a certain harshness in mids and treble( it somehow pissed off the ribbon tweeters in my quad speakers which are too refined for any harshness). With a-gd, it subtly presents notes in a very precise manner with no coloration, instrument separation is high and vocals always stand out. Treble is especially very airy now and very finely structured, it's a strength of this amp. In summary I think Naim is a more aggressive amp with a midbass hump which some people term it as PRAT. A-gd on other hand is very precise and clean like water. It will just show whatever is there in recording in a clean yet musical way not emphasizing notes, it doesn't add or remove anything. One thing I like to add that even at very low volumes, all detail is present in music which was never the case before. Strength of Naim is the timing and musicality it has got or I can say the way it Colors the music, but I am not missing those things actually. I will say a-gd is a better amp out of two.Nice amp bro.
Could u compare what changes u
Felt in speakers mids and bass.. When
Switching from Naim to Audio GD
Yes you are right, it's may be an apple to orange comparison but what I wrote is exactly what I felt. It also depends on speaker - amp synergy, I feel Naim was more than excellent for my older Dali mentor menuets but not for quad z4. Quads turned out to be too much for naim, that's what I can make.Hi
Try the Naim XS Amp with the new power line.
The comparison is not correct as its not an apple to apple comparison
The Audio GD is a wonderful kit no doubt
It's a much more powerful amplifier
I think Naim needs systematic components matching.. Thats why it doesn't suits well with all the speakers..Yes you are right, it's may be an apple to orange comparison but what I wrote is exactly what I felt. It also depends on speaker - amp synergy, I feel Naim was more than excellent for my older Dali mentor menuets but not for quad z4. Quads turned out to be too much for naim, that's what I can make.
That's correct, even naim cables and speaker plugs are part of the naim sound, btw I had quad s2 bookshelf speakers for some time and they were fine with naim, problems started when I got bigger quad z4, I suspect it was due to power issues only. A-gd though sounding a little thin than naim has all the power and finesse to drive these speakers.I think Naim needs systematic components matching.. Thats why it doesn't suits well with all the speakers..