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Naim Audio Solstice turntable system

In fairness though, the package itself is so damn good in and of itself, I think that downside is a bit of a ‘reach’; in reality, after about five minutes in the presence of the Naim Audio Solstice turntable, you will be too busy tapping in your credit card’s PIN number to think about what’s presently sitting on your shelves. Otherwise, for cat-related reasons, I’d like a lid… that’s it!

In a way, what buoys me most about Solstice is the potential it holds. It’s a great turntable package and I hope Solstice isn’t a ‘one off’, but instead the first of a series of vinyl-related components that add a high-performance Naim LP source component to a wider range of price points. I would love to see a Naim turntable that sits alongside a Supernait in price and performance, for example. If the Solstice is the launch pad for such a range of devices, 2021 might just turn out to be one hell of a summertime!

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

NVS TT turntable

  • Type: Turntable system
  • Plinth: 47 wooden layers, metal skinned
  • Decoupling: arm and bearing island
  • Bearing/Platter: Magnetic bearing, high-mass platter
  • Speeds: 33.33rpm, 45rpm
  • Motor type: High torque, 24V DC brushless motor
  • Motor Control: Optical feedback
  • Dimensions (H×W×D): 182 × 420 × 358mm
  • Weight: 25.4kg

ARO unipivot tonearm

  • Arm height and azimuth adjustment: Yes!
  • Tonearm connection: 5 pin mini DIN
  • Equinox moving coil cartridge
  • Output voltage: 0.4mV
  • Impedance: 11Ω
  • Recommended MC input values: 100Ω, 1000pF, high gain
  • Weight: 8g

NVC TT Phono stage

  • Input: phono (MM, MC), earth tag
  • Output: Stereo RCA, 5 pin DIN, 8 pin DIN
  • RIAA accuracy: ±0.1dB
  • IEC cut (Partial): -2dB at 20Hz and –3dB at 14Hz
  • Gain: 42dB (MM), 61dB (MC, low gain), 67dB (MC, high gain)
  • S/N ratio: 83dB (MM), 84dB (MC)
  • THD+N: <0.005%
  • Crosstalk: >75dB
  • Max output signal: 8Vrms
  • Loading: 47kΩ/100pF (MM), 1000Ω, 600Ω, 430Ω, 330Ω, 250Ω, 215Ω, 185Ω,165Ω,150Ω, 140Ω, 125Ω, 115Ω, 105Ω, 100Ω, 90Ω, 85Ω, 100pF, 400pF, 700pF, 1000pF, 1300pF, 1600pF, 1900pF, 2200pF, 2500pF, 2700pF, 3100pF, 3400pF, 3700pF, 4000pF, 4300pF, 4600pF (MC)
  • Dimensions (H×W×D): 70mm × 214mm × 329mm
  • Weight: 3.4kg

NPX TT Power Supply

  • Standby consumption: <0.5W
  • Dimensions (H×W×D): 70mm × 214mm × 329mm
  • Weight: 5.6kg
  • Price: £16,000

 

Manufacturer: Naim Audio

URL: naimaudio.com

Tel: +44(0)1722 426600

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