TeddyXPS – Replaces Naim XPS

$1,150.00$1,550.00

The TeddyXPS is a power supply which was designed to improve the performance of Naim CDX, CDX2, CDS2, CDS3, HDX, ND5XS, NDX, NDX-2, NDS, NAC272, and Naim nDAC. It is compatible with the original Naim XPS/XPS2 power supplies and uses superior, fully-discrete circuitry to provide a better performance.
The TeddyXPS in bundled with a high quality TXPS Burndy cable, at no extra cost.

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Description

Details

The TeddyXPS is a power supply which was designed to improve the performance of Naim CD players such as the CDX, CDX2, CDS2, CDS3, the Naim HDX, the Naim ND5XS/NDX/NDX-2/NDS, the NAC272, the Naim DAC, etc. It is compatible with the original Naim XPS/XPS2 power supplies but uses superior circuitry to provide even better performance.

Background

The Naim CDX/2 CD player, the NDX/2/HDX, and the Naim DAC incorporate a built-in economical power supply, but were designed to be upgradable with an external power supply, the XPS, which significantly improves their performance. The Naim XPS uses the same circuitry as the internal power supply, and the main reason for the improvement achived by the Naim XPS is related to the fact that the internal power supply has only three power rails while the external has six. In addition to providing six power rails, the TeddyXPS uses a superior regulation circuitry, the SuperTeddyReg.

The power supply is one of the most important and critical factors in sound quality. As described above, a significant improvement can be achieved, even by simply splitting the power supply to independent power rails. This effect can also be demonstrated by adding a second HiCaps with the NAC82/282. The original XPS uses a basic regulation circuit, the same circuit used in all Naim power supply, which is based on a monolithic linear regulator the LM317 (or the LM337 for the negative rails). More improvement can be achieved by using an ultra low noise power supply such as the SuperTeddyReg. This regulator which was originally designed for the TeddyCap and demonstrated great success was later adapted to be used for the TeddyXPS. For more information about the TeddyCap family of power supplies read here...

The TeddyXPS can be used with the Naim NAC272, NDX/2, HDX, nDAC, NDS, and ND5XS.
The TeddyXPS cannot be used with ND5XS2, as it is not upgradeable.
We can offer a custom version of TeddyXPS that is compatible with ND555, please contact us for details.

Interconnects

The TeddyXPS is equipped with a very high quality Burndy replacement cable. This cable is made of three independently screened cables, each of them is made of PTFE/Silver plated wires. One cable carries the power for the analogue circuits, one for the DAC circuits, and one for the motor and control circuits. Having each cable independently screened gives better separation between them. This cable is included with the TeddyXPS.

The Effect

Better soundstage, more detail, extended and more open sound (cymbals last longer), extended and firmer bass, human voices sound more natural, and an overall smoother, and less aggressive and fatiguing sound.

Advantages

  • Better sound quality
  • Smaller size
  • No transformer hum
  • Does not require maintenance or recapping
  • Lower cost

Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 24 × 16 × 6 cm
XPS Bundle

I do not require a Burndy cable, Yes, please include your fantastic Burndy cable, 1m long., Yes, please include your fantastic Burndy cable, 2m long.

26 reviews for TeddyXPS – Replaces Naim XPS

  1. Stefan H. (verified owner)

    I recently bought a Naim NC-S 272 streamer/Preamplifier for my system (Streamer replaced an NAD M50 streamer). Got it for a good price and was happy with the build quality and ease of operation. The sound was … ok. It sounded a bit slow and undefined. Bhe EQ was balanced, but everything was a bit grey, and I was almost suspecting my Sehring 703 SE speakers to be the culprit, because the sound was the opposite of what I expected from Naim.

    The EQ balance was fine, but it sounded a bit „grey“ and „slow“. I did check into the power upgrades on Naims site, but there was only two options: XPS and some other smaller option. The XPS in Naims offer was way too expensive for a power support upgrade, so I was researching for alternatives. A befriended enthusiast, who is also a contributor for a larger german audiophile magazine pointed me towards Teddy Pardo, and he said that the quality was more or less on par with the NAIM units, just a lot cheaper.

    So I bought the XPS power upgrade from Teddy Pardo and attached it to my system today.

    I really did not know what to expect, but the results where some pretty obvious and more than subtle improvements of the sound. Its like you suddently set the focus of your manual foto camera right, because it was jsut slightly out of focus.

    Suddenly the „Grey“ and „slow“ is gone, the sound becomes much more detailed and „3d“, instruments stand out more in depth and are more focused and separated from the rest. Voices have a better articulation, you get a better grasp of accents and breathing techniques of singers, which was all hidden in the grey before. Instruments have more energy, texture and more natural attack and decay of the impulses. Also the Naim 272 finally got PRAT („pace rhythm and timing“), which the NAIM-components are actually famous for.

    To my surprise, this change was not subtle, it was pretty obvious and it got even better the longer I listened. This is a major improvement for the Naim 272, and while not on the cheap side, definitely worth the money.

    Why not 5 stars? The only thing I noticed was that the bass seemed to be a tad leaner than before. I really liked my Sehrings bass, and while it is more defined than before, it also lost a little bit of punch and authority. However, this might settle/change, when the burn in phase is concluded, I might update the review (and my rating) when it does.

    Still, the positive effects of this upgrade outweigh the negative effect BY FAR, so i would definitely do it again.

    One last thing: Build quality of the UNIT and the Burndy cable is pretty good and on par with whatv you would expect for a unit for this price. I can‘t believe the price that NAIM charges for an XPS and burndy cable, so I can recommend to turn to Teddy Pardo for an alternative with a much better cost/price ratio.

    Shipping took approximately a week by the way, customs had a few questions which added two more days – all in all a fair time for a paket from Israel to Germany.

  2. Anders Munk (verified owner)

    Love the TeddyXPS!

  3. Frank (verified owner)

  4. ALAIN (verified owner)

    On June 13, I received the order package, it arrived one day before the scheduled delivery date. Everything was in good condition and DHL Parcel Service did its job well.

    The TeddyXPS PSU presents a robust appearance despite its size, It has a very good finish and looks good in the Rack with the whole system. Its finish is simple, a green led light on the front panel and the connectors on the rear panel. The connector for the Burndy cable is of very good quality as is the cable that is supplied with the power supply. The Burndy cable It has a solid appearance, perfectly finished, an arrow indicates the direction of the signal in order to always install it in the same direction, the cable connection fits perfectly in the Burndy connector of the naim NDX 2. These finishes are the result of the excellent performance that TeddyPardo put into their work. Bravo!

    Before listening I left the power supply running for 15 days. Before listening I left the power supply running for 15 days. This font needs a run time (minimum of 10 days) to show its potential.

    The naim NDX 2 executed as a single unit works very well. Depth, focus and timing are very good, grain is low and the sound is very expansive. The dynamics are also very good. By itself naim NDX 2 is an excellent player.

    Adding a TeddyXPS provides a 25-30% increase in overall sound quality. This improvement occurs in all frequency ranges from the lowest to the highest. The low sounds are deep and intense, middle sounds mainly voices and percussion instruments play in another division and the high frequencies are crystal clear, all with extraordinary cleanliness and transparency. Sounds that were previously shown shyly or in a more distant plane are now more present and closer, and you can even hear some sound that you didn’t hear before.

    To get its full potential TeddyXPS has to stay on as long as possible, it gives off heat, it is advisable to place it in an airy place, I have placed it over some oak wood feet, which gives some interesting benefits.

    There may be listeners who feel penalised when it comes to dynamics, TeddyXPS performs with astonishing cleanliness and transparency. Creating deep blacks, this quota of crystallinity slightly penalises dynamics. This slight penalty is similar to the one that occurs When you connect your system to a power line cleaner, you gain in cleanliness, detail and transparency but you lose some nerve or agility.

    In conclusion, TeddyXPS is an essential power supply to give naim NDX 2 all its potential that is a lot and places this combination in the excellence of audio. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

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  5. Gabor (verified owner)

    The walk-in is still going on

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  6. Peter W. (verified owner)

    Massive upgrade from bare NAC N272

  7. Stefan H. (verified owner)

    Te unit is great and improved the sound of my Naim XPS-272 Streamer/DAC/Preamp consideably. The build quality is excellent.

    Just the processing of the paid order took a few days longer than anticipated, hence 5 –> 4 Stars.

    The unit itself is flawless and very high uild quality and works like a charm.

  8. George Vause (verified owner)

    Opened up the sound of my HDX to a higher level, Very pleased !!.

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great product, it bring naim ndx2 to the next level. Customer service also very responsive.

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  10. Russell Field (verified owner)

    Had the unit powered up 7 days , first listen this weekend and so far .. highly recommended

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  11. GERARDO DEFILIPPI (verified owner)

    Very good power station

  12. GJ A. (verified owner)

    Great improvement,very happy

  13. Michael Kelly (verified owner)

    All the reviews I had read of the TP XPS suggested it would result in a significant upgrade to sound quality from my Naim DAC. I was sceptical but had previously been impressed by the impact of other Teddy Pardo PSUs purchased for my Naim NAC 282 pre-amp and my Naim CD5X CD player. I took the plunge and cannot believe the difference in the sound quality the TP XPS has made; greater depth of sound, better sound-staging, greater clarity of vocals and, of course, deeper base. I am working through re-listening to my CD collection and marvelling at the totally different quality of reproduction. An expensive system finally sounds like a high quality system. As ever, the TP customer service was just fantastic.

  14. Larry Brookhart (verified owner)

  15. Peter B. (verified owner)

    Another faultless product from TP. The service given from TP is one of the best I’ve had – they are always happy to help with any questions you may have.

  16. Paul Haggerty (verified owner)

    I bought a TeddyXPS and a Teddycap SE, The Teddycap was to replace an existing Hicap and the TeddyXPS was to power my NDX2. I have had them both on continuously for a week and OMG, what a difference, I read someone else’s review which complained about the base, no way, the bade is way tighter and refined, takes away any distortion, low piano notes are just amazing. The treble is brighter and overall the sound stage is sharper and more focussed. I can’t recommend these power supplies enough, if I could bolt on any more TP kit to my existing system I would.

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  17. Frank Robinson (verified owner)

    I use the teddy xps with my NDX2. Received 3 weeks ago and I can confidently state that the change to the soundstage was amazing. More detail across all frequency ranges including tight clear bass. The unit provides a more relaxed listening experience, less in your face and although I have not compared with an xps2dr, I cannot be more satisfied with the unit which comes in at less than a third of the price. I am now going to buy one for my cdx2! Well done Teddy!

  18. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very good and very help full.

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  20. Russell (verified owner)

    So far so good. In today’s world, the delivery took significant time. I just ecstatic I received the unit and after unpacking, it is a very professionally built unit. I have not done any listening tests yet, but will do so in the future and plan on reporting back.

  21. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The TeddyCap SE and XPS are performing ubove my expectations. Customer service is excellent and prompt.
    The new power prototype power cable is performing very well.

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  22. Peter Elmholt (verified owner)

    Great service from Teddy Pardo. Just received my XPS powesupply fairly quickly to Denmark, and everything was done very well in terms of customs. XPS is connected to my Naim Cdx2 and I am in the process of playing it for better sound. Hard to say if I can just hear the difference now, but have heard that it takes three weeks to play XPS for better sound. I also have a Sugden A21a as an amplifier, Audio Note AN / J speakers. And must also note that my Cd player already played really well. But I had heard so much good that an XPS power supply would provide a better sound picture. I’m excited to be able to feel the improvement later. The Teddy XPS seems well designed and built, with a powerful burndy cable from the XPS to the Naim player.

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  24. Bill Hu (verified owner)

    Pretty good! The PSU makes my 10 years old Naim DAC much better.

  25. William T. (verified owner)

    Clearer better defined

  26. Henk v. (verified owner)

    Excellent

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