Naim NAC 252Naim NAC 252
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NAC 252 Preamplifier

Classic Naim Audio control and clarity

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5 Years
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Description

Like many Naim 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’s determination to let nothing stand in the way of your musical enjoyment.

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.

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

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)

NAC 252, NARCOM-4 Remote Control, Burndy, SNAIC