Naim Audio 555 PS

£8,499.00

555 PS The ultimate upgrade for your Naim Digital source, by Naim Audio, Voices and instruments become clearer and more natural

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Naim Audio 555 PS

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The ultimate upgrade

Not everyone sees hi-fi as Naim do. For them, a smooth, stable, low-noise power supply isn’t just desirable: it’s fundamental to proper hi-fi performance.

Nowhere is that belief more clearly exemplified than in their reference 555 PS, the best power supply in their portfolio.

Originally designed to partner their world-class CD555 CD player, the 555 PS can also be used with the NDS and NDX network players, or the HDX hard disk player/ server and DAC digital to analogue converter as well as the CDX2 CD player.

Whatever Naim Audio product it partners, the 555 PS will improve every aspect of your favourite music.

Voices and instruments become clearer and more natural.

Perceived dynamic range increases too, while timing – music’s fundamental sense of rhythm and accuracy – snaps into even greater focus.

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Features 555 PS

Seven regulated supply voltages, including a separate supply

for the CD555 clock circuit

Low-resonance case with isolating feet

Massive transformer, 40 percent larger than that fitted to the XPS

Supplied with Power-Line mains cable as standard

All-new Discrete Regulator (DR) configuration, delivering Naim Audio’s best-ever standards of stable, low-noise power

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Technology & Craft 555 PS

The 555 PS benefits from both there decades of experience and our relentless pursuit of superior sound quality.

Its massive transformer, some 40 percent larger than that fitted to the XPS power supply, features five separate windings outputting to seven regulated supply voltages, including an output specifically intended for use with the clock circuitry of our CD555.

The 555 PS was updated in 2012 as a result of a two year project to develop a new discrete regulator (DR) for Naim Audio power supplies.

The new Naim Audio DR now features, alongside improvements to the wire routing, mechanical decoupling and internal layout.

These enhancements, developed through intensive listening tests, significantly raise performance and make music even more communicative and enjoyable.

Product Specification 555 PS

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Outputs

Power Outputs ± 22V, ± 10V, 12V, 2 x 15V

Power

Mains Supply 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz

Physical

Dimensions (HxWxD) 87 x 432 x 314 mm
Weight 15.7 kg
Shipping Dimensions 240 x 590 x 500 mm
Supplied with Power-Line

Finish

Front Brushed and black anodised
Case Brushed and black anodised

 

Brand

Naim Audio

Naim Audio

Their story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music.

Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life.

These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.

1972 A first start at Capital Radio

Julian won a contract to supply then start-up radio station, Capital Radio, with audio equipment.

The successful design was a compact version of an early Naim Audio power amplifier combined with speaker drive units in one cabinet – the NAM 502

1973 Naim Audio Officially Founded

Following the success of Capital Radio, Naim Audio was officially incorporated in 1973 with Julian Vereker and his co-founder Shirley Clarke as directors. Based in a shop in the centre of Salisbury, our first HQ had both manufacturing and demonstration facilities.

1973 The NAP 200 Power Amplifier

Naim Audio’s first consumer product for home use was launched in the year of our founding: the NAP 200 power amplifier. Originally designed in 1971, its descendant’s power amplifiers differ greatly technologically but still aim for the same performance goals of pace, rhythm and timing

1974 The NAC 12 Preamplifier

With a network of dedicated independent retailers now on board in the UK, the NAC 12, our first production preamplifier, was launched.

1980 Classic Advertising

As Naim Audio grew in popularity through the 70s and early 80s, the team decided to grab the attention of the press and public with a series of tongue-in-cheek adverts. They reflected the confident, often unorthodox nature of our approach to music playback and have become iconic in their own right.

1983 NAIT Integrated Amplifier

Naim Audio’s first integrated amplifier the NAIT introduced. This iconic little integrated amp sounded quite unlike any other integrated of its day and set a trend for so-called ‘super integrateds

1985 The Queen’s Award

Naim Audio is recognised with the prestigious Queen’s Award for the first time in 1985. We would go on to repeat this achievement a further two times in the 21st century, winning for Export in 2010 and for Innovation in digital music streaming in 2014.

1991 The CDS CD Player

Like so many Naim Audio products, the design of our first CD player, the CDS, flew in the face of conventional wisdom. Its Two-box configuration gave the power supply its own separate enclosure and the CD clamp used a rare earth magnet to keep its mass low whilst still firmly holding the disc without vibration

2000 NAP 500 Power Amplifier

The year 2000 marked a step change in Naim Audio history. After several years in development, the new flagship Naim Audio NAP 500 power amplifier was born and with it the new industrial design aesthetic that would redefine Naim Audio for the 21st century. Its music-making ability would only be bettered by the arrival of Statement in 2014.

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