Naim AV2 Test Tone

Henry

Active Member
Just in the process of trying to calibrate my AV2 a little more scientifically and trying to get the test tone going. It says ON but there's no test tone? Any ideas? :rolleyes:
 

General Skanky

Well-known Member
I think when I did that I had to up the speaker levels first as it's too quiet otherwise.

Go into the menu and boost then they should be very audible.
 

Henry

Active Member
General Skanky said:
I think when I did that I had to up the speaker levels first as it's too quiet otherwise.

Go into the menu and boost then they should be very audible.

Doesn't that defeat the object? I've set the speaker distances approximately but wanted to get things spot on.
 

General Skanky

Well-known Member
It's all relative. You'll just turn up the volume control less when in use to achieve a given level.
 

Henry

Active Member
General Skanky said:
It's all relative. You'll just turn up the volume control less when in use to achieve a given level.

Sorted! I'd been missing the step which should have had me pressing 8(down) to get the thing started. It was actually all in the instructions and I should have :rtfm:properly but it wasn't very clear. Well, to me at any rate!!!
 

Henry

Active Member
General Skanky said:
........oh, and you'll need to update your kit kist in your profile too. :)

Good shout! Forgot about that! All done now. :smashin:
 

General Skanky

Well-known Member
I think I missed that step too.

TBH, since I set mine up it's been totally forgotten about, which is something I 'never' did with anything else. Always tweaking.

The AV2 is that good imho.
 

Henry

Active Member
General Skanky said:
TBH, since I set mine up it's been totally forgotten about, which is something I 'never' did with anything else. Always tweaking.

The AV2 is that good imho.

I have to say that I've been really impressed with the AV2 too. I was expecting a slight improvement on an Arcam AVR300 but it's a much bigger jump in my opinion.

Dialogue is even clearer, the effects are superbly steered and the detail is just phenomenal.

Once I'd set it up, it's so damn easy to use as well. The remote is a doddle - especially compare to the behemoth that comes with the AVR300! Very very impressed with it indeed. Now I'm just wondering whether a DVD5 would be an improvement over a DV79 with HDMI! It'd definitely look prettier!!!
 
R

recruit

Guest
The Naim DVD 5 is supposed to be very impressive indeed on both CD & DVD replay. :)
 

Henry

Active Member
recruit said:
The Naim DVD 5 is supposed to be very impressive indeed on both CD & DVD replay. :)

As DVD5 doesn't have HDMI presumably component would be the way to go and I'd be interested to see if anyone's compared it to a DV79?

It would look so very very very pretty though!!!
 

Clamicpo1

Banned
I've got one on demo & I think it's good enough to buy, I've had a few Arcams (88+, 89 & 29) & so far this beats them by a mile.

Charlie
 

Henry

Active Member
Clamicpo1 said:
I've got one on demo & I think it's good enough to buy, I've had a few Arcams (88+, 89 & 29) & so far this beats them by a mile.

Charlie

Probably not what General Skanky and I were hoping to hear!!!! :rolleyes: :D

Were you using the 29 with HDMI or another connector?
 

Clamicpo1

Banned
As I'm using a Panny 5 it was/is component with both the DVD5 & the Arcams.

Charlie
 

Henry

Active Member
Clamicpo1 said:
As I'm using a Panny 5 it was/is component with both the DVD5 & the Arcams.

Charlie

And a big improvement on the picture? Did you find that there was much improvement sonically?
 

Clamicpo1

Banned
I'm still playing with it so I haven't played a lot of music yet but so far it sounds good, movies are terrific. Charlie
 

Henry

Active Member
Clamicpo1 said:
I'm still playing with it so I haven't played a lot of music yet but so far it sounds good, movies are terrific. Charlie

More interested in movies than music. The DV29 is supposed to be excellent sonically, the DVD 5 must be good then!
 

Clamicpo1

Banned
Don't get me wrong you won't be disappointed with the Arcams, they are all good especially the 29, it's just in my view the DVD5 does it better (so far).

Charlie (if your ever passing your welcome to see for yourself)
 

General Skanky

Well-known Member
For me, the DV27a gives a stunning picture via prog scan. Sounds fantastic too.

However, I would love a DVD5 regardless, because -

1. It is Naim.
2. Looks good.
3. Sounds good.
4. Great picture.
5. On screen dispaly link with AV2.
6. It is Naim.:)

All those are in no particular order and irrelevant of cost if I had the money.
 

Clamicpo1

Banned
All the reasons you give for wanting one are basically the reason's I'm having one :D , even though it'll leave me skint (but happy).

Charlie
 

roydonaldson

Active Member
You don't need to use component connections. The DVD5 has a DVI output and using a DVI to HDMI little convertor, you can put the picture straight into the HDMI input on your screen.

Roy.
 

roydonaldson

Active Member
Umm, AV2, 3 x Naim NAP140 amps...Panasonic LCD, Naim Cd player, Pioneer 656 DVD....and I'm about to look at getting the DVD5 on trial.

Roy.
 

Henry

Active Member
Clamicpo1 said:
Don't get me wrong you won't be disappointed with the Arcams, they are all good especially the 29, it's just in my view the DVD5 does it better (so far)

I've got a DV79 at the moment and am really happy with it. But I think that General Skanky and I must have been twins separated at birth as his reasons for looking to change are exactly the same as mine!!! :D

Clamicpo1 said:
Charlie (if your ever passing your welcome to see for yourself)

I travel down to Loughborough from Hull fairly regularly so I may just take you up on that offer!!! :hiya:
 

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