Purchased by chance on the Internet in England for a MC phono input. I used it for over 10 years a large system with Naim HiCap and 2 mono blocks 135, so I knew that Naim is serious. Since I used a Prologue One, I liked so far, with a Cambridge Audio CD player and speakers BW 2-way up. Well, I receives, unpacks, branch to the CD ... And then super slam: the space is growing dramatically! with sound real, palpable, fruity, well this is a serious, tense and still coming down at once. A miracle for such a small box. I reconnect the Prologue ... Heat a little ... do nothing against him, except that the image seems to send through a lens that would like a light veil. Re-connecting the Nait 3 ... and this new transparency, rhythm, life! To listen to the CD such as Marcel Kanche "pleasure of slowness." So I re-discovered many wonders in my club, who take on another dimension. (What have new feelings while making savings)
Tests on a few tracks (such as "time spent" live version of Michel Jonasz, where the bass shakes the walls if with Naim 135) was not just the power of the grave of a "absolute", but 99.99% of cases, it is a treat. Overall, I love her more than 135 that prove a little dry with some sources. Absolutely recommended if you find a used one, of course / it is not for sale . I understand that the Nait 5i is cooler, and provides significantly less harmonic richness.