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Smooth Operator - Share Your Experiences of The Aro

Like a dear departed friend, the Aro is no more but it will always hold a special place in our analogue hearts. Share your thoughts and feelings about the Aro with us all here.



To kick off, here's a link to Markus Sauer's seminal 1995 Aro review…

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Added by Tom Tom Audio on June 22, 2012 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

In Constant Rotation - The Music That's Keeping Us Up @ Night

Agnes Obel - Philharmonics

Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well…

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Added by Tom Tom Audio on June 22, 2012 at 11:00 — 16 Comments

Julian Vereker's Last Interview

 I would like to extend a warm thank you to Paul Messenger for submitting this interview he conducted with Julian for us to use on the blog and also to Alan Sircom of Hii Plus for giving us permission to reproduce it.

 Introduction

The main man at Naim Audio and engineer par excellence, Julian Vereker's enormous influence on British hi-fi was formally recognised by an MBE for export in 1995. Paul Messenger talks to him about the inception of the NAP250, how the company and…

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Added by Tom Tom Audio on June 18, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Jason Kennedy joins The Tom Tom Club

I am delighted to have been invited to be a guest blogger at the Tom Tom Club, not least because it means that I get to play with superb kit that is usually reserved for the inner circle of Naim devotees in the reviewing fraternity. James got me in at the deep end with full 500 series of electronics, an experience that left me feeling very sorry when it had to go back as you might imagine. But to paraphrase Tennyson, it is better to have listened and lost than never to have listened at…

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Added by Jason on June 14, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

Safe Hands

When it comes to turntable set up there can be no safer pair of hands than renowned analogue legend Derek Jenkins, and we are delighted to announce that Derek will be fettling all our turntables from now on.

With nearly 40 years experience with Linn, Roksan, Rega, Pink Triangles and all manner of other…

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Added by Tom Tom Audio on June 14, 2012 at 11:00 — 2 Comments

The Green Room - The Tom Tom Club House

Please remember you're always very welcome to come and hang out at the Green Room here in St Albans. Fine HiFi, music and coffee always on tap whether you're in buying mode or not.…

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Added by Tom Tom Audio on June 14, 2012 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

Gavin's HiFi / Naim / TomTom autobiography

I began buying music in the early eighties when I was at secondary school aged about 12 and playing it on my parents ‘music centre’. At the time I was massively into rock music, Rainbow, Iron Maiden, that sort of thing.

By the mid-eighties I completely bought into the tales of perfect sound quality from CD. As soon as I started earning a little bit of money I bought my first system from an independent high street shop in Walsall. I hadn’t a clue what I was doing. I just asked for a…

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Added by Gavin Wilson on June 12, 2012 at 22:45 — 1 Comment

Topless Pics!! nudge, nudge, wink, wink

Added by Tom Tom Audio on June 12, 2012 at 18:42 — 5 Comments

You Little Beauty

Small, Discrete and packed with Sonic Goodness... ...these new DR power supplies are simply…

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Added by Tom Tom Audio on June 12, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

You Have Been Warned!

An original Naim cartoon from back in the day

Added by Tom Tom Audio on June 12, 2012 at 15:09 — No Comments

Rare Naim Items From Our Collection

Hello all, those of you who have visited Tom Tom will be well aware that I have a very bad habit when it comes to collecting rare Naim items and we're setting up a museum here at the Green Room for you to come and see these wonderful pieces of history.

From time to time we'll be sharing some of these items on the blog starting with the prototype NAP 500 amplifier that was built for Julian Vereker to 'sign off' for production before his untimely death,

This is truly my most…

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Added by Tom Tom Audio on June 12, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Steve's System Pictures



Here we are James. Sorry to be posting these so late. There is slight distortion on the photos due to…

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Added by Steve Johnson on June 11, 2012 at 19:55 — 1 Comment

NDS and 555ps dr on the way!!

Well thanks to the Festival of Sound demo I find myself quite a bit poorer having ordered both a new NDS and a new 555ps dr. Having previously heard the NDS a few times I was convinced of its merits over the NDX but what I hadn't bargained for was the significant improvements made by the dr upgrades.

Having explored the timescale and likely cost of upgrading my own 555ps I succumbed to ordering a new one.

As always James extracted the money (and some of my current Naim kit)…

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Added by Graham Finch on June 8, 2012 at 16:38 — 3 Comments

The Best of British

We're always very proud to represent the best of British HiFi.

Have a great Jubilee weekend everybody.

Cheers

James…

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Added by Tom Tom Audio on June 2, 2012 at 15:05 — No Comments

Feedback From the Festival of Sound

Thank you very much everyone for the feedback over on the Naim Forum:-

http://forums.naimaudio.com/displayForumTopic/content/15504822878159442

Here are just a few of the comments:-

Just got in from the morning session. Thank you to James and his team along with Dougie and and everyone from Naim for a very well run show.

Apparently it was the first public demo of the DR…

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Added by Tom Tom Audio on May 31, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Martin's System

James was after potted histories so here goes (though not sure I know what a blog is and I daren't ask my daughter!)

First Naim product: 2nd hand 42.5 / 110 (with 140 boards)

Current System (Deep breath): XPS2…

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Added by Martin Crowther on May 29, 2012 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

Steve's History

James asked me to give a potted history of my experience with Naim. Here goes:

1987 Linn LP12 with Basik arm, Creek amp and Linn Index Speakers. The Creek amp lasted all of 6 week because I had heard the Naim Nait in the demo and just had to have it. This was my introduction to Naim.

1988 Upgraded to black Ittok LVII. Audiotech wall shelf and Sound Organisation tables.

1989 Upgraded Nait to NAC62 and NAP140

1993 Naim CDI. Although I was and still am mostly…

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Added by Steve Johnson on May 28, 2012 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Festival of Sound 2012 Photos

I just want to thank everyone who supported the event. We all had the most amazing weekend and I could not be luckier to have a set of clients like you all.

You make this job an absolute pleasure.

I'd also like to thank my good friends at Naim, Doug, Mark, Jason, Steve & Trevor who did the most wonderful job from start to finish and of course my own team Henry, Mary & Debbie

Thanks again

James…



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Added by Tom Tom Audio on May 28, 2012 at 16:00 — 5 Comments

FOS 2012

Big thanks to James and his elves for this very interesting "do".

Big up for NAIM too.

Added by Howard Sanders on May 28, 2012 at 15:48 — 1 Comment

Festival of Sound 2012 Photos

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Added by Tom Tom Audio on May 28, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

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