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Naim NAC 252 Preamplifier

code: NAIMNAC252
£6,250.00 (FREE UK Delivery)
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Like many of Naim Audio's 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 Naim Audio's determination to let nothing stand in the way of your musical enjoyment.

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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.

Features

  • 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

Technical Specifications:

Audio Inputs

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

Audio Outputs

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

Connectivity

  • Remote Control: Infra Red (RC5)
  • Remote Input: RCA on rear (RC5)
  • RS232: Optional (DE9 female)

User Control

  • Front Panel: Volume control, balance control, sixteen button matrix
  • Handheld: NARCOM-4 Remote Control

Power

  • Supply Voltage: 12V, 24V
  • Power Supply Options: SuperCap

Upgrades

  • Power Supply: SuperCap

Physical

  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 87 x 432 x 314 mm
  • Weight: 7.0 kg
  • Supplied with: NARCOM-4 Remote Control, Burndy, SNAIC

Finish

  • Front: Brushed and black anodised
  • Case: Black powder coated

We endeavour to despatch same day (for orders placed up to 2pm) on available stock items to the vast majority of UK mainland addresses. Please remember to check with us first for a physical stock check if next day delivery is important to you.

UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Free delivery also applies to the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland but may take a day or so longer. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL. 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We offer competitive rates which can be confirmed by email. Please just ask – we will need a full delivery address and telephone number. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail Small Packets Airmail with International Tracked and/or Signed depending on value of item and availability of the service. Larger International shipments are sent by insured and tracked services using DPD, DHL or UPS. If there are any delays due to specific customs regulations, etc, you will be contacted by Hifisound or by the courier with a request for any further information required. Customs duties do not apply for shipments into any EU country (for a full list please refer to the EU Country List). Customs duties can apply for countries outside of the EU. Customers in these countries are responsible for all taxes and duties incurred when the items enter their country.

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