Naim's i-Supply: An Entrance Ramp or a Tollbooth or Something
I don't know nothing about nothing I don't even own an iPod but when I opened the attachment and scanned the press release, I was absolutely and immediately impressed.
This might be the thing that lots of people have been waiting for. Very cool.
At last year's Home Entertainment Show, I went back to the Naim room over and over again. Just for fun. Their room was simple and modest, and all about the music. Every time I arrived, I was greeted only by a smile and a nod and a seat. I sat there and listened to entire albums. Their small n-SERIES setup produced lovely music with great emotional impact, and made me believe that I could someday have something similar in my own home.
Indeed, I felt that Naim was inviting me into this hobby. That's why I believe it when I read from their press release:
At Naim Audio, we have always championed those who aspire to collect and enjoy the amazing variety of music, both new and old.... Naim exists because people love music.
Okay, so, Naim Audio's i-Supply ($165) is meant to upgrade the musical performance of any iPod by providing pure, low-noise power. I don't know how or why this stuff works, but I do know enough to know that the idea makes sense.
I like to talk about bridges. If the Naim i-Supply doesn't turn out to be the bridge that connects audiophiles and hipsters, it might at least be an entrance ramp or a tollbooth or something. And, at only $165, it's a relatively inexpensive tollbooth.
Wes Phillips is on the case. Watch for him to bring more news on this.