Kiwanuka Naim ATC Active
Well done Michael Kiwanuka for his Mercury prize this week. We’ve been playing ‘Kiwanuka’ on an active Naim/ ATC system, and it sounds absolutely sublime.
The system comprises Naim electronics – NAC252, Supercap, NDX2, XPS DR, all going through our active ATC SCM40As. Looking and sounding absolutely stunning.
An active system amplifies the signal after it has been through the cross-over. This allows the cross-over in the loudspeakers to concentrate only on filtering, without being weighed down by an amplified signal. The result is music as it should be heard – tight bass, fantastic control and great timing.
We tend to put a Naim XPS DR on the end of our NDX2 streamer as it elevates the sound to another level completely. This, and the superb NAC 252/ Supercap Pre-Amplifier and power supply combination really does justice to Kiwanuka’s award-winning long player.