Written on: 15/06/2012 by peeweekiwi
I've experimented with, and owned, numerous amplifiers over the years, including other NAIM gear, and most recently AUDIOLAB. I have much exposure to NAIM gear through a retail store I have a privileged relationship with. The NAIT 5i-2 is so far removed from the competition that there is no comparison at all. I've trialled the Rega amps extensively, and owned, very, very briefly, an exposure 3030. None of these other amps project music in terms of depth, spread, timing , and cohesiveness... (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2009 by dano123 (1 review written)
Worked fine until i bought the Naim 5i CD and it died! Mother board had to be replaced.
Written on: 01/03/2008 by kampekampe
The Naim Nait 5i is the best integrated amplifier available on the market. (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2008 by dandooley
Fantastic sound on the Naim Nait 5i Amps- beats the opposition hands-down! Demo'd the Rega, Audiolab 8000, Cyrus. Only Cyrus came close (but because of the way the Cyrus looks, you have to but the CD player at the same time and that's a £1300 outlay - I had enough trouble hiding the £700 from the wife as it was). Traded up from a NAD C304 which was a cracking amp for the 8 years I had it, but the Naim is something else - It's like having your ears waxed! Got £250? Buy NAD. Got £700? Buy... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2005 by trilobite (1 review written)
I had previously owned an Audiolab 8000A for around 12 years and been very pleased with its sound, reliability and its comprehensive facilities, but musically there was always something missing that I could not quite put my finger on. I currently own an Arcam CD73T CD player and have auditioned the A85 and the FMJA32 amplifiers in Arcam's range - neither improved on the Audiolab's sound in my view, different but not better!
Then my hi-fi dealer plugged in the Naim Nait 5i - wow!
Suddenly I... (read more)