Naim Audio NAC 252

£7,499.00

Like many of their products, the NAC 252 stems from good stock: it descends directly from the NAC 52, still one of the finest preamplifiers ever made.

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Naim NAC 252

Excludes Supercap DR

Classic Naim Audio control and clarity

Naim NAC 252

Like many of their products, the NAC 252 stems from good stock: it descends directly from the NAC 52, still one of the finest preamplifiers ever made.

Capable of exceptional clarity, its power supply components reside in a separate enclosure: the SuperCap power supply unit.

This ensures optimum isolation from electromagnetic interference and provides each of the ten audio circuits with an independent, fully regulated supply voltage.

Additionally, separate power supplies for the digital control and switching circuitry further isolate the audio circuitry from noise.

It’s this attention to detail that makes the NAC 252 so special – that, and their determination to let nothing stand in the way of your musical enjoyment.

Features Naim NAC 252

  • Support for both DIN and RCA inputs to facilitate connection into a wider range of systems
  • SuperCap power supply (with fourteen independently regulated voltages) required
  • Totally separate regulated supplies for digital control and switching circuitry
  • Precision rotary potentiometers with precious metal wipers
  • AV bypass mode for simple connection to an existing AV system
  • Powered input for use with StageLine or SuperLine phono stages
  • Technology & Craft
  • Many designs were explored for the NAC 252 and a complete review of the circuit topology and components took place in accordance with the developments pioneered in preamplifiers such as the NAC52.
  • Hundreds of hours were spent listening to various designs, ensuring that the harmony between music and technology was always maintained.
  • Ten independently regulated power supplies are fed from the matching SuperCap power supply. Totally separate regulated supplies for the digital control and switching ensure no noise is generated in the audio circuits.

Specifications Naim NAC 252

Naim NAC 252

Audio Inputs

Other Inputs AV input configurable for unity gain
Input Impedance 47kΩ
Analogue Input 4 x DIN, 2 x DIN, RCA
Input Sensitivity 75mV

Audio Outputs

Line Outputs Variable (level) 775mV
Line Outputs Fixed (level) 75mV, 600Ω
Load Impedance 10kΩ (min.)
Output Impedance <50Ω
Analogue 1 x variable, 3 x fixed (DIN)
Power Outputs Naim phono amplifier

Connectivity

RS232 Optional (DE9 female)
Remote Input RCA on rear (RC5)

Finish

Case Black powder coated
Front Brushed and black anodised

Physical

Weight 7.0 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 87 x 432 x 314 mm

Power

Power Supply Options SuperCap
Supply Voltage 12V, 24V

Supplied with

Supplied with NARCOM-4 Remote Control, Burndy, SNAIC

Upgrades

Power Supply SuperCap

User Control

Front Panel Volume control, balance control, sixteen button matrix
Handheld NARCOM-4 Remote Control
Remote Control Infra Red (RC5)

Price including Supercap DR £11848.00

Naim NAC 252 Angled

 

The perfect pre-amplifier to the Superb Naim NAP 300DR

 

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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