Volco is pleased to announce that we have been appointed South African distributors for Naim - the iconic brand of British high-end audio systems With the exception of theirr lifestyle Mu-so and Mu-so Qb streaming speaker models, all their products are designed AND built in their factory in Salisbury in the south of England. We visited the factory in May 2016 and saw amongst other models their flagship Statement model being built. It was quite an amazing & different experience to see a factory floor full of Brits and not Chinese workers!
Our primary reasons for acquiring the Naim distribution are firstly to drive Golden Ear Technology speakers with true high end electronics and secondly because they are pioneers of streaming audio. As we have told many of you already : we want to be the go-to distributors for everything streaming in our industry. Naim will now give us high-end streamers and wireless Multiroom audio in addition to our " mid-budget " offerings from Pioneer, Cambridge Audio & Bluesound.
Finally Naim is one of the oldest & most prestigious audio brands in the world and the volume of amazing reviews is testimony to that fact.
Our plan is to focus on certain models initially like the NAC-N272 all-in-one preamp, network player and DAC combined with the famous & updated NAP-250DR stereo power amplifier. The entry-level Nait 5si stereo integrated amplifier is the finest stereo integrated that I have heard at its price point as well as the XD5 XS entry-level stand alone network music player. As all-in-one amplified network players we will look at the UniQute 2 compact version as well as the full sized UnitiLite.
Naturally the lifestyle and award winning Mu-so and Mu-so Qb's will be available as they have sold incredibly well all over the world. We will put out a price list shortly so keep an eye out.
We have already identified specialist audio retailers for Naim who will stock select models for demo in their sound rooms. We will also have a number of Naim set ups for dealers to bring their customers for demonstrations at our Johannesburg showroom so please make full use of our facilities. We built these for your use after all !
We hope you are excited as we are about Naim and we expect stock in before the end of July.