Was doing some work at a very reputable hifi interconect manufacturer today that shall remain nameless, and was having a chat with one of the guys there and eventually we ended up in their demo room, i thought this looks nice, had closer inspection (like you do) and see Naim amps cd players etc etc and and pair of huge Kefs sitting beside it all (things were huge), very nice indeed, asked or was asked (can't remember now) if i'd like a listen, hell yeah (this kit must sound amazing i thought) Asked if I could go grab a cd out of the car (and see what it sounds like on this kind of equipment, not that I could ever afford such kit) so I leg it to the car like a blue arsed fly grab an old Garage CD (actually the 1st ever garage nation cd with Emma Noble on the disks pfhooorrr, anyway we won't go off topic) So i get back, hand the disk to the gentlemen and sit down on one of the sofa's getting ready for some tight deep bass line to kick in, no such joy. Admitdelly all the notes were there, clean crisp treble mids, but it just didn't have that ooommpph in the bass department i wasn't expecting from such a high quality piece of equipment. This bit is not a blowing of my own trumpet so don't get the wrong idea lads I get home, stick the cd in my kit, sat down, put exactly the same tune on, and I swear it just came to life, all of the above plus the bass I was expecting from that particular song, maybe the kit there just wasn't setup for my kind of Genre in musical tastes (the miss's wouldn't call Garage a taste, rather a big pile of poop she's rather listen to west life....... need i say more.) but i'm very glad i demo'ed my equipment b4 I bought it as if I just went on name brand alone I could have ended up with something I just didn't like. Just to let you know my system isn't smashing by the least but it does me good and here it is :S : (btw i put it in stereo mode at home b4 testing) Teac AG-10 MS 914 - fronts LR MS 905C - front C MS 903S - bi-pole LR This is not a flame at the higher ended stuff b4 you cowboys start willy waving, this is just me giving my personal opinion, and I'm sure alot of the Naim stuff does sound bloody marvolous and i'll admit far better than what mine does.