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I have dynaudio 220 m11s,naim 5i2,naim cd5i. all cables are naim. When the volume is increased on most cds it becomes almost shrill in the top end....bass is great. What would be the solution to tame the top end?


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Problem seems to be stemming from the cd player.....if i play the same cd on my oppo 103....seems much better


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System too bright or shrill with digital playback is a symptom of a less
than stellar digital player. If your digital system is up to par, it won't sound overly bright or shrill.


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I own a similar pair of Dynaudios and have also owned that amp. It is neither of those.

It might be the cd player but I would also try a non Naim interconnect between the amp and cd.

See if you can borrow an inexpensive pair of Audioquest or other popular cable.


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You are right....who would have thought the din would sound bright... I put audioquest cables on them and it sounds way better


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Cables can do 5-10% tone modification but the speaker is also naturally bright.

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You are right....who would have thought the din would sound bright... I put audioquest cables on them and it sounds way better

Glad to hear you got it sorted out so quickly.
Found much the same thing when I had the CD5i and substituted a Cardas GC cable...
Some grain and light smearing in the upper mids/highs remained.
I wasn't using a conditioned power source at the time and decided to experiment with some filtering PCs.(reco. from CAM member).
A Lessloss Power Cord eliminated the light smearing and resulted in a more fluid presentation.


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I didn’t think it would be that easy....naim always suggests using their cables...should have known better.....they also suggest no power conditioner ....just plug directly into sockets...what do you think


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turnmeup wrote:
I didn’t think it would be that easy....naim always suggests using their cables...should have known better.....they also suggest no power conditioner ....just plug directly into sockets...what do you think

...Yep,that was the party line I also got from the Naim folks for both CD players that I had.My experiences indicated otherwise.
The mains quality at the time I had the Naim CDPs was marginal and I ended up installing a power conditioner.
If the IC change has noticeably attenuated the high frequency hash,I would not be inclined to invest in a filtering power cord unless there was a chance to loan/try a couple of them first.The Lessloss DFPC PC used was appr.$350 at the time.


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