Tag Archives: Naim

Naim does DSD with new NAC-N 272 preamp/DAC/network player

New from Naim is the £3300 NAC-N 272, a combined network music player, DAC and preamplifier – and for the first time in a Naim product it can play DSD files, either from local storage such as USB devices or streamed over a home network. The reason I was down in Salisbury last week – […]

Making a Statement: building Naim’s super-amp

Naim boss Paul Stephenson may say ‘We’re glad 2014 is behind us, and we can move on’ – he admits times were tough last summer, mainly due to global economic and political unrest –, but the company is still upbeat after recording its best-ever sales last year, with record months in the last quarter. Giving […]

Spotify iPad

Naim adds Spotify to its network music players

Spotify Connect to be added via firmware upgrade Naim has just announced that it’s adding Spotify Connect to all its digital music players, allowing Spotify Premium subscribers to select and play music from iOS and Android devices. The facility will be activated via a firmware update for all 24-bit/192kHz Naim players, to be available from […]

Finding footfall: how audio companies are learning to go where the customers are

Bose in Argos, Naim in John Lewis – how the modern hi-fi retail landscape is changing When Naim announced its mu-so music system, there was a fair degree of spluttering from the faithful on the company’s forum: not only was the new product set to be made in China, but for the first time the […]

Infidelity at Lexus Twickenham

Enterprising hi-fi retailer Infidelity takes the quality music message on the road

London hi-fi specialist exhibits at car launch event, attracts interest for latest audio technology So there I was last night, rubbing shoulders with the great and the good of South-West London – well, the Lexus-buying great and the good, anyway – at the launch of the new Lexus NX hybrid SUV. Held at the impressively-positioned […]

mu-so by Naim

REVIEW: Hands-on with mu-so by Naim

Much-anticipated all-in-one proves stylish and flexible – and it does ‘the Naim thing’, too!   UPDATE: A new Naim control app for mu-so and other Naim network music products, mentioned in the review below, is now available for both iOS and Android smartphone and tablets. The new unified control app for Naim’s mu-so and the […]

Focal & Naim acquired by French-based investment companies Naxicap Partners and Aquasourça

New investors to boost companies under new name: Vervent Audio Group Focal & Naim, the company formed by the merger of the British audio company and the French speaker manufacturer, has a new name: from today, following its acquisition by French based investment company Naxicap Partners and private equity firm Aquasourça, it’s now called Vervent […]