Naim’s Summer Sounds

Experience the New Ovator S-600 loudspeaker and the New Naim DAC at Naim’s Summer Sounds Roadshow

June 1st 2009 Naim today announced the dates for their Summer Sounds roadshow.

Planned to take place in 33 Naim retailers in the UK, the Summer Sounds events will feature demonstrations of the new Naim Ovator S-600 loudspeaker that launched, and received so much interest, at the recent Munich High-End Show.

Naim will also be demonstrating the new Naim DAC that will launch in September.

Naim personnel from sales, marketing and R&D as well as participating retailer staff will be on hand to answer questions and play some excellent music. Also expect a glass of wine or two and maybe some cheesy nibbles.

For many this will be the first opportunity to listen to the S-600 the world’s first high-end loudspeaker to use Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) technology and to learn about the innovations in the new Naim DAC.

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BMR Overview

The use of a technology like BMR until now has only been seen in low-end AV speakers, even though technically it delivers two huge advantages.  There is no crossover point right in the middle of the frequencies where the ear is most sensitive – the voice band .The Naim BMR covers six octaves from the mid bass to beyond the hearing of even a young child.  The directivity, or dispersion as it is perhaps better known, is far more even with frequency, thus ‘driving’ a room more naturally and giving a far wider ‘sweet-spot’. Conventional loudspeaker designs deliver a very unnatural power response in comparison to live voices or instruments.

Development of a Naim BMR drive unit to deliver this level of performance is not a trivial undertaking as perhaps the three years of development time indicates.  The combination of mathematical analysis, computer simulations and empirical analysis, combined with countless iterations of the drive unit with minute changes are hugely resource consuming as well as requiring a massive investment in personnel and advance measurement and modelling equipment.

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Dates and Venues of Events

18thJuneUHES StroudTel: 08456 780787
19thJuneHiFi Cinema AldermastonTel: 01189 820402
23rdJuneCymbiosis LeicesterTel: 01162 623754
24thJuneAudio T EpsomTel: 01372 748888
Oxford Audio Consultants OxfordTel: 01865 790879
25thJuneAudio T BrightonTel: 01273 609431
27thJuneBilly Vee LondonTel: 02083 185755
30thJuneAdventures in HiFi ChesterTel: 01244 345576
1stJulyGulliford HiFi ExeterTel: 01392 491194
Audio Counsel CheadleTel: 01614 916090
2ndJulyAudience BathTel: 01225 333310
Castle Sound and Vision NottinghamTel: 01159 584404
3rdJulyBasically Sound and Vision ReymerstonTel: 01362 820800
7thJulyOranges and Lemons LondonTel: 02079 242043
8thJulyPJ HiFi GuildfordTel: 01483 304756
Rayleigh HiFi RayleighTel: 01268 779762
9thJulyAudio T ReadingTel: 01189 575736
Audio File Bishops StortfordTel: 01279 506576
14thJulyLintone Audio GatesheadTel: 01914 774167
15thJulyThe Sound Organisation YorkTel: 01904 627108
Custom Electronic Design Ltd EghamTel: 01784 479423
16thJulyGrahams HiFi LondonTel: 02072 265500
Audio Room HullTel: 01482 891375
18thJulyAcoustica ChesterTel: 01244 344227
21stJulyRayleigh HiFi ChelmsfordTel: 01245 265245
22ndJulySoundcraft HiFi AshfordTel: 01233 624441
23rdJulyAudio Excellence BristolTel: 01179 264975
Tom Tom Audio St. AlbansTel: 01727 893928
24thJulySignals IpswichTel: 01473 655171
28thJulyRobert Ritchie MontroseTel: 01674 673765
29thJulyInfidelity KingstonTel: 02089 433530
30thJulyLoud and Clear GlasgowTel: 01412 210221
What You See and Hear BeaconsfieldTel: 01494 681300

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