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Brendan's System - DelaneyB - 25-Jan-2015

Hi,
New convert to Devialet here....
I'm a long term Naim user with a Dac/555PS/NAC252/SCDR/NAP300 system that's now been sold.

I have a Devialet 120.

Source is a 2011 Mac Mini Server (16GB RAM, 250GB SSD HD1 for the OS and 500GB HD2 for the music)
OS X 10.9.5
Audirvana 2.0 system optimsed for AV, using iTunes in integrated mode for file browsing only.
Output - Optical via Wireworld Supernova 6 TosMini-Tos)

There is also a Rega Planet CD player.

Speakers currently are Naim Ovator S400 with Naim speaker cable and sitting on granite isolation blocks.

Will be looking for better matched speakers for the 120.

Based in SE London, UK


Brendan's System - amabrok - 25-Jan-2015

Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new D120. It would be great if you can share some photos of your system.

Cheers


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RE: Brendan's System - Jwg1749 - 25-Jan-2015

Welcome!

It's really well worth checking out the speakers that already have SAM implemented. See here: http://en.devialet.com/speakers

Matt


Brendan's System - stuartwoodrandom - 25-Jan-2015

Welcome Brendon!

D120 owner here myself (also SE London). I have a pair of PMC Twenty.23's and can report, with SAM enabled, they sound fantastic!

Although tempted to upgrade to their bigger brother the Twenty.26.

Stuart.


RE: Brendan's System - DelaneyB - 27-Jan-2015

Thanks Stuart,
I'll look at those.
Pics will follow when I get the system properly set up
Brendan


RE: Brendan's System - PhilP - 01-Feb-2015

Hi Brendan, 

just a suggestion - you might find it interesting to try one of your Naim Powerlines on the 120 before you finally part with them.  I tried one on my 200 and it did make a positive difference noticeably cleaning up the sound.  The downside is that the Powerline IEC connector won't fit under the Devialet rear cover so you have to leave it off which may or may not be an issue for you...

I actually heard a bigger difference when using the Powerline on my NDX but I guess that's irrelevant to you as you don't have one ;

Anyway, if you do try it I would be interested to hear your conclusions.

Philip


RE: Brendan's System - DelaneyB - 01-Feb-2015

Hi Philip,
I have a Music Works high end shielded fat mains cable (cant remember which) that fits the Devialet, so I've just used that. No harm in it since I have it. I didnt want to try the PL as I know they dont fit!
regards
Brendan


RE: Brendan's System - PhilP - 01-Feb-2015

(01-Feb-2015, 15:46)DelaneyB Wrote: Hi Philip,
I have a Music Works high end shielded fat mains cable (cant remember which) that fits the Devialet, so I've just used that. No harm in it since I have it. I didnt want to try the PL as I know they dont fit!
regards
Brendan
By coincidence the only mains cables that I tied with my 200 were the MusicWorks Revive Lite and the Powerline - the latter was 'better' Wink but I don't keep it because it didn't fit...


RE: Brendan's System - DelaneyB - 13-Feb-2015

Upgraded:
Devialet 250
Atohm GT1 SE
Atacama HMS1.1 stands
QED XT40 cable
Now using Mac mini with USB (until streaming fixed on OSX).


RE: Brendan's System - Confused - 13-Feb-2015

(13-Feb-2015, 09:37)DelaneyB Wrote: Upgraded:
Devialet 250
Atohm GT1 SE
Atacama HMS1.1 stands
QED XT40 cable
Now using Mac mini with USB (until streaming fixed on  OSX).

Congratulations on your upgrade!  How do you find the jump from the 120 to 250?