Acoustic Sounds
By: Michael Fremer

March 21st, 2024


Video Reviews

NAIA Review Video "Overview"

here's a video supplement to the written review

Before packing up the NAIA and returning it to The Sound Organization, I decided to produce a short video "overview" to supplement the long written review published the other day.


  • 2024-03-21 09:35:24 PM

    Josquin des Prez wrote:

    What's the turntable platform you're using? It almost looks like a HRS. I have a HRS R3X, factory-tuned for my specific turntable. It was quite the game changer adding it.

  • 2024-03-22 03:13:47 AM

    Jeff 'Glotz' Glotzer wrote:

    Great addition to the review. Nice to hammer the finer points home again and the original video with Rega designers was insightful for sure. Glad you communicated the upswing in performance over the '10.

  • 2024-03-22 07:45:19 AM

    Thomas wrote:

    Very nice turntable, it's just a pity that you're almost forced to buy a Rega cartridge to make sure you don't have to worry about VTA, azimuth and SRA. According to my research, the Naia can only be purchased with the company's own tonearm. For me personally, Rega is one of many turntable manufacturers that demonstrate a strange preference for traditional thinking. There may be advances in detailed solutions, but when it comes to core elements of the design, they stick to fixed constructions for decades, even if they have more disadvantages than advantages and the requirements change. I don't know whether this happens too often in British companies, but I think it is wrong to only think ahead in some areas and never change what was once considered good in many others.

    • 2024-03-22 02:59:16 PM

      Come on wrote:

      I admire Rega for what they achieve with those sophisticated designs, but yes, it on the one hand somehow seems like a VW Beetle, which is pimped over decades to be able to join Formula 1 races but still has its basic limitations and on the other hand they have some really unique focus points, others didn’t develop as strictly.