NAC 332 Preamplifier
NAC 332 is the “analogue centre” of your system, delivering optimal performance to your amplifier and loudspeakers.
Naim’s most versatile preamplifier to date, you can connect headphones as well as the NVC TT phono preamplifier for listening to vinyl. Use the included remote control to control the volume and inputs in just one click.
Taking several elements from the Statement S1 preamplifier, a benchmark product at Naim, NAC 332 combines performance and versatility thanks to its multiple functions. It allows you to connect many sources, from an amplifier to headphones, as well as a turntable or CD player. Its optimised Naim circuits deliver enhanced musical performance from all your sources and limit internal noise for uncompromising sound quality.
Under the leadership of thier Technical Director, their engineers have developed specific electronic circuits to give the New Classic products superior performance. The best components have been chosen for NAC 332 and are mounted on printed circuit boards with metallic holes for increased quality. The architecture of the Statement volume knob has been used. Added to this are a high-performance transistor and balanced outputs that preserve sound quality over long distances and allow rack installation.
A timeless design
Naim products are designed to be both contemporary and timeless. Naim’s creations forgo any unnecessary adornments that would detract from the performance and sound quality delivered. The design of the NSS 332 is razor sharp, combining a sleek design, premium materials, and adjustable logo brightness.
Perfect integration in a complete system
NAC 332 links perfectly to the streamer NSS 333 and power amplifier NAP 350 from the New Classic range.
Easy to use
Simplicity is the key. Buttons on the front panel allow quick access to standby mode, mute, and the inputs. For remote control, use the features of the bi-directional ZigBee remote, even without direct visibility of the product. The inputs are configurable so the product can be customised and a “Standby” option, consuming 0.5 Watts, reduces its energy consumption.
The story of Naim and aluminium
Naim founder, Julian Vereker, immediately understood the many benefits of aluminium as a material for wrapping Naim electronic components. He knew that delicate audio components are very sensitive to the effects of magnetic fields, unstable temperatures, unwanted vibrations, etc.
Bi-directional ZigBee remote and front panel.
Inter-product communications with NSS 333 via ZigBee
Optical 3.5mm output for synchronised control of compatible products
e.g. NAP 250/350
1 x 8-pin DIN (47kΩ, 2.2V typical, 9.5Vrms Max)
2 x 5-pin DIN (47kΩ, 2.2V typical, 9.5Vrms Max)
3 x RCA pair (47kΩ, 2.2V typical, 9.5Vrms Max)
2 x XLR balanced pair (100kΩ, 2.2V typical, 9.5V max)
8-pin DIN compatible with 5-pin DIN
8-pin DIN has +/-18V (for compatible external phono stages e.g. NVC TT)
Line: 0.003% @2.2V input volume at 0dB, 1kHz
(Line: 0.018% @2.2V input volume at 0dB, 20kHz)
Line: 90dB at 1kHz, volume at 0dB
(Line: 70dB at 20kHz, volume at 0dB)
1 x XLR pair (balanced 10Vrms max)
1 x RCA pair (10Vrms max)
1 x 6.35mm headphone jack (1.5W into 16Ω)
Line: 104dB ref 2.2V A-wtd volume at 0dB
Line: 3Hz to 40kHz -3dB
Preamplifier at max volume: 15.5dB
1x Micro USB socket (for updates)
115V or 230V, 50/60Hz
Typical use consumption: 20W
Network stanby mode consumption: <2W
Standby mode consumption: <0.5W