Hi all, this is my first post and first time on this site.
I have been a naim user for over 25 years and until recently i had never even heard about DCS, let alone heard one. Well that all changed a few months back as been looking at upgrading my naim NDS and being a naimie i went straight to the ND555. After a demo and home demo, i wasn’t convinced that it was worth the extra over what i had already and it was at that point i was showed the DCS range.
Well what an eye opener it has been, the Bartok is great and i love the extra detail, wide and lively sound it brings over my naim NDS, also the headphone amp is a nice addition and would mean i could removed my naim headline and power supply out the system.
But the problem i encountered with the Bartok was the rossini, i shouldn’t have listened to it, it was even better and with the clock attached it made me sit on the end of the chair and just laugh, it was so good.
The only problem is cost, isn’t it all ways, now i could get the Bartok with trading in my gear and making up the rest, plus i get the headphone amp, or i put it all on hold and wait till i have the funds.
But my questions are :-
Does the rossini need the clock and if so does it improve the sound that much? As i didnt get to try it without.
Will the Bartok get a software update that will bring it closer to the rossini, or even get the rossini software at some point? As i believe they are similar inside?
Anyone using a Bartok or rossini direct into a naim 500dr amp ? As i believe the built in pre amp is very good and just maybe i could removed my naim 552 from the system and then all of a sudden i could go rossini.
Sorry for the long first post and any help would be great, i know i would need to try for myself the direct approach into my amp, but not having any cables to do so, i can’t right now.