supporters of cult brand naim have been divided into 2 camps - those who swear by the olive green naim of yesteryear and those who love the refined naim of today. judging by the buzz in the internet, neither camp has come to a compromise on their stands...

supporters of the olive green cited the robustness, the PRaT, the drive, the oomph to be the key strengths of the old naim and these winning attributes have largely been compromised in the new generation of naim which prefer to take on a more refined, less controversial, and more crowd-pleasing and audiophile-approving persona. whereas new lovers of naim think naim has done the right thing to seek global acceptance and easy accessibility with their "audiophile-friendly" sound.

never mind, naim still marches on with its new SUREPNAIT reference integrated amplifier, which is claimed by naim the be "a landmark amplifier". supernait is the 21st century integrated amp for audiophiles. it has enough connectivity options to boggles one's mind, with world-class performance to boot. those aspiring naim owners who have always wanted naim but don't want the inconvenience of multiple boxes and attendant wiring, supernait is your answer.

the supernait slots into the naim's range at the "reference" end of the spectrum. it is not a 5-series component, neither is it a watered down version of top-end naim. it stands entirely on its own merits.

supernait produces a stunningly realistic performance from its compact case and delivery 80 wpc and drives difficult loads with ease.

so, which camp are you on? have naim gone sissy or have naim gone global and accessible? go listen to supernait at CMY damansara utama and decide for yourself.

CMY audio & visual
Damansara Utama
Address : 32, Jalan SS21/58, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya.
Tel No. : 03-77272419

9 comments:

Richie said...

To me Naim will always be Naim'

Superbly engineered audio product that gives you amongst the best pound for pound in Hi-Fi

Their greatest strenght is that audio-engineering comes first ,and now they beggining to understand what the customers want too

Hick said...

To me Naim and Rega epitomize what british Hi fi is all about

Hafiz said...

When I was a student in UK Naim[and arcam]was the first introduction I had to true high-end world .You just immersed yourself in the love of music

The look has always been average but my god ,the sound has almost been absolutely gorgeous...

I have move on to a higher -end set up ,but by George I have to spend alot lot more to beat the Naim sound'
british engineering at its best

fion said...

Naim has always been the leader in Hi-Fi irrespective of price.

I think they were the one that introduced the importance of clean good power supply.

And whenyou talk about their power output We always refer them to Naim power.They always emphasised more on quality than quantity.I can bet you my bottom dollar that An 80 Watter of Naim power can put a lot of american power separates behemoth to shame...

Let me warn you though once you have listen to Naim ,nothing else comes close.there is just something abt the sound.....musically magical.

maggielurva 愛美姬 said...

hi hafiz,

all my UK-graduated audiophile friends tell me the same story! i know, i know, there are a lot of sentiments with naim ;-)

personally, i would like to own naim too (for my 2nd set!), for moments when i need to perk up my mood for the day. of all the brands out there, it has the most DIRECT approach to music. and by DIRECT, i mean it delivers music at its rawest and most naked form. the way it touches listeners' aural senses makes audiophilia artifacts like soundstaging, imaging and whatnots totally irrelevant.

however, it is true that the new naim sounds decidedly different for its predecessors. go listen, guys!

Raymond said...

There have been a great divide in Hi-fi .On one hand ,you have the american camp,;loud ,show offy,roudy...and on the other hand you have the British camp;well engineered ,humble, musical and always emphasizes the enjoyment of music first..To me I have been with Naim from the beggining ,and I have almost reached the top of the ladder,;Not ONCE have I felt cheated By NAim...

Terence said...

enough said... i rest my case :-)

Ash said...

Hi,
Naim And Maggie ,not a very common combi ,but i think it would be a CRACKER!!!!!!

maggielurva 愛美姬 said...

hi ash,

this is the exact combi that absolute sound is promoting in their shop in adephi s'pore!