Naim Ovator Loudspeakers Discontinued

Naim recently announced that they would be discontinuing the current Ovator loudspeaker range as of May 2016. The affected models are the Ovator S-800, Ovator S-600 and Ovator S-400. Production will continue until the manufacturing inventory is used up after which Naim will continue to support and service the current Ovator speaker range as they have done in the past.

We at Basil think that this is a great opportunity to acquire one of the final production editions of these remarkable speakers. We believe that we are the only Naim dealer in the United States with all three models available to audition at our store in Los Gatos, California. In addition, these floor models will be available for sale at special discounts off the retail price. All models carry the full manufacturer’s 5 year warranty as do new speakers.

Naim Ovator S-800 Carbon Fiber finish with both passive and active crossovers included – regular price $63,990 SPECIAL EX-DEMO PRICE $54,000

Naim Ovator S-600 Black Zebrano finish passive crossovers included – regular price $13,995 SPECIAL EX-DEMO PRICE $12,000
Naim Ovator S-400 Rosewood finish – regular price $7,995 SPECIAL EX-DEMO PRICE $6,000

For more information please call the store at (408) 647-5407 or email us at

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Basil to showcase Naim’s new Super Lumina cable loom and high-end multi-room audio systems at the California Audio Show

For the first time at a US audio show, Naim’s Super Lumina “full loom” installed in a Naim 500 series reference system.

LOS GATOS, Calif. , August 12th 2015 — Basil & Co today announced that it will be presenting a range of Naim systems at the California Audio Show 2015.

This is believed to be one of the strongest line-ups of Naim’s products at the show in its 6 year history.

For the first time at a US audio show, Basil will be featuring the full Super Lumina loom in a complete 500 series system. In addition, the latest Naim streamer firmware and Naim App will be available in the same room to demonstrate multiroom and party mode across the three systems.

Designed to maximise the performance of Statement but equally at home in 500 Series and Classic Series systems, Super Lumina speaker cables are available with 4mm or spade connectors while Super Lumina pre to power amp interconnects are available with DIN to XLR, and XLR to XLR terminations. Super Lumina source to preamplifier interconnects are available with DIN to DIN, DIN to RCA, RCA to RCA and RCA to XLR connectors.

“During the development of Statement, our flagship amplification system, our engineers realised that they would need to design a whole new range of high-performance cables for it to reach its true potential” said Doug Graham, Naim’s VP of Sales. “Naim are delighted that our new dealer in the Bay Area, Basil & Co, will be presenting our high-end Super Lumina cables in a 500 Series system at the show.”

Products on display in the Basil room:

System #1

Naim Ovator S-400 speakers

Naim NAP 500 reference two channel power amplifier with dedicated power supply

Naim NAC 552 reference analog pre-amplifier with reference power supply

Naim NDS reference network player

Naim CD555 reference CD player

Naim NAPS555 reference power supply for digital devices

Naim Powerline power cables

Naim Fraim equipment supports

Naim Super Lumina “full loom”:

Super Lumina speaker cable

Super Lumina DIN4 to XLR interconnect

Super Lumina DIN5 to DIN5 interconnect

Furutech GTX-D (R) receptacle and FI-50 (R) power connector

System #2

Naim UnitiLite slim chassis integrated network player

Rega RX-1 bookshelf speakers

System #3

Naim Mu-so wireless music system


Naim Unitiserve music server

QNAP HS210 SilentNAS


Naim App for iOS and Android

Naim nServe app

About BASIL & CO

Basil & Co was formed to provide, install and support world class audio systems for music lovers and audio enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Basil selects audio components and systems from leading manufacturers and provides system solutions that are musically and aesthetically satisfying in home or office environments. The Basil team has extensive technical experience over decades designing complex analog and digital systems used in leading high tech systems and by semiconductor companies. The company was born from a close association with the key partners and a desire to demonstrate that multi-room network streaming, musical appreciation, audio engineering discipline and social interaction are not separate but together enrich our lives.

Based in Los Gatos, Calif., Basil services customers in Northern California and other regions in western US.

Basil, Basil & Co and the Basil logo are trademarks of Basil Inc. All other brands, product names and marks are or may be trademarks or registered trademarks used to identify products or services of their respective owners.


Basil & Co Press Contact:

Jeremy Bicknell, 408-647-5407