Naim Ariva Floorstanding Speakers

Naim Ariva Floorstanding Speakers 

DESCRIPTION

  • Frequency response 30Hz - 20kHz ± 3dB
  • Sensitivity 88dB/1W/1m
  • Impedance 4 Ohms
  • Power handling 100W

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 07, 2007]
Kentonious
AudioPhile

Strength:

Full frequency range, extremely musical and detailed, good buy for a 3 way speaker, can be placed close to the back wall without muddiness, easy to drive.

Weakness:

Perhaps a bit midrange forward, but only noticed on not-so-good recordings. Excellent tweeter and supportive bass.

I agree with the previous reviewer. A great speaker for the money. Good
across the frequency range, perhaps a bit midrange forward; excellent and airy,
detailed tweeter and very supportive bass. If you have room space limitations,
these speakers are great in that they can be placed 4 inches from the back wall. If you want a good full range speaker and want to avoid a subwoofer, this speaker is a great option.
They sound great with Naim electronics(of course) but also great with others---besides my Naim CD5 and Nait5, I also use them with a Sony SACD player and
the Ayre Integrated amp with fantastic results.

Customer Service

Customer Service excellent. Heard rattling in bottom of one speaker while moving it. Dealer spoke to Naim and came to my home to remedy....it was only that the damping material had moved a little causing the internal wire to occasionally hit the back of the speaker...Did not affect the sound and was easily fixed.

Similar Products Used:

Linn Ninka, various Spendor.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 07, 2007]
Kentonious
AudioPhile

Strength:

Full frequency range, extremely musical and detailed, good buy for a 3 way speaker, can be placed close to the back wall without muddiness, easy to drive.

Weakness:

Perhaps a bit midrange forward, but only noticed on not-so-good recordings. Excellent tweeter and supportive bass.

I agree with the previous reviewer. A great speaker for the money. Good
across the frequency range, perhaps a bit midrange forward; excellent and airy,
detailed tweeter and very supportive bass. If you have room space limitations,
these speakers are great in that they can be placed 4 inches from the back wall. If you want a good full range speaker and want to avoid a subwoofer, this speaker is a great option.
They sound great with Naim electronics(of course) but also great with others---besides my Naim CD5 and Nait5, I also use them with a Sony SACD player and
the Ayre Integrated amp with fantastic results.

Customer Service

Customer Service excellent. Heard rattling in bottom of one speaker while moving it. Dealer spoke to Naim and came to my home to remedy....it was only that the damping material had moved a little causing the internal wire to occasionally hit the back of the speaker...Did not affect the sound and was easily fixed.

Similar Products Used:

Linn Ninka, various Spendor.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 26, 2004]
arc80
AudioPhile

Strength:

Awesome build quality! The tweeter is a ring radiator from Vifa that is also used in Sonus Faber, Audio Physics, and a few other models. Very smooth and detailed. The speaker is a true 3 way design so each driver gets its own enclosure. The midrange may be a touch forward, but not in a bad way. Great bass.

Weakness:

None. At this level it's so hard to rate something a giant killer, but this speaker is one of the best values for the money at this price point.

First of all, I'm a conservative reviewer, so don't let the ratings fool you. This is an excellent speaker that is a little more "round earth" than what most Naimees are used to. I demoed the Arivas against ATC, Neat, and the old Naim Intro II speakers. With my system (Rega Planet and Brio) the Arivas really did magic. Great Music!!! For $2400 you should expect a lot of speaker and the Arivas don't disappoint.

Similar Products Used:

ATC SCM12, Neat Petite, Neat Elite, Naim Intro II's, limited extent ATC 100's.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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