Naim launches streaming preamplifier – NAC-N 172 XS

NAC-N 172 XS the first network enabled streaming preamp from Naim. The ideal starting point for audiophile streaming: flexibility and performance in a slimline package.
The NAC-N 172 XS is Naim’s new network-connected streaming preamplifier, combining the convenience and choice of the streaming revolution with traditional Naim engineering techniques. The NAC-N 172 XS is a network player and preamplifier in one. It adds a new type of streaming device to Naim’s product portfolio.

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Siemens S685 IP Dect Phone kills my internet connection

It is somewhat ironic that changing to a Dect phone system that will also allow VOIP calls has almost killed my internet connection. It seems to be caused by the SMPS supplied with the Siemens connection box rather than the phone itself. Unfortunately the DC input plug is the one size I don’t have so I can’t try a substitute. It even managed to get my Thompson ADSL2+ modem/router to continually reboot yesterday afternoon. I’ve tried mains filters everywhere and even ferrite rings but nothing will bring my internet back up to speed except unplugging the Siemens PS and rebooting the modem.

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Kindle arrived today

Rather spookily the new Kindle arrived pre-setup to know it was mine. Out of the rather natty simple but effective packaging with a solid green feel it powered up calling itself Stephen’s Kindle. This was the 3G version which connected immediately to ‘Whispernet’ as Amazon calls it. It sort of out Appled Apple doing that. Very impressive.

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Win a NaimUniti System with Radio Paradise

During the month of October 2009 Radio Paradise www.radioparadise.com (one of the most popular internet radio stations in the world) is running a promotion where one lucky listener can win a NaimUniti all-in-one audio player and a pair of Naim n-SAT speakers.

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Naim Label – A new website, a new name and a new URL

The new Naim Label website supports downloads from 320kbs MP3s to 24Bit 96kHz wav and FLAC. Sign up and if you are in the UK you can download a free track from the Naim Label’s new signing William Fitzsimmons. Licensing restricts the download to the UK only.

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Wolfgang’s Vault

This site should truly sort the music lover from the hi-fi lover. Register for free on www.wolfgangsvault.com and listen to a choice of a huge amount of live recordings of great bands from years ago. So far I’ve listened to Elton John, Black Sabbath, Little Feat and Grateful Dead.

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