Many die-hard Naim dealers do not carry the Naim speaker line, as only the most die-hard of Naim customers end up with Naim speakers. You will for instance find many, many owners of Naim electronics using non-Naim speakers, but vanishingly rare numbers of people who use Naim speakers without Naim electronics. Maybe two!
I have heard quite a few of the Naim speakers-but none of the current Ovator range. I even ran their DBLs both actively with six power amps and passively with two, which was at times quite a thrill ride.
But all of the non-DBL speakers (NBL, Credo, Intro, SBL, SL-2) I heard had too much coloration and wafer-thin sound staging to appeal to my tastes.
When I got the DBLs I was using some Sonus Faber Extremas-there were many things about these most beautiful speakers that I missed when I started using the DBLs-the organics of midrange tones for instance. But the DBLs rocked like a mo-fo and on most types of music were a gripping listen, replacing cerebral beauty with visceral impact.
Replacing the Naim amplification of very high quality tubes I thought brought out the best of the DBLs.
The DBLs occasionally change hands for circa $3500, which is a big step down from the $25,000 retail price.