Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamplifier
The Naim NAC-N 272 combines Naim’s latest innovations in digital audio technology with classic analogue preamplifier engineering. It samples the best of both worlds to create an immensely musical hi-fi system.
Paired with a NAP 200, NAP 250 or even a NAP 300 power amplifier, the Naim NAC-N 272 streaming preamplifier is an ideal choice for those seeking the convenience of a single box streaming system with iOS and Android app control, but who crave hi-fi separates performance. It boasts an impressive array of inputs including high-resolution (up to 24bit/192kHz) UPnP streaming, Spotify Connect, iRadio, Bluetooth (aptX), USB, multiroom and an optional DAB/FM module. Six digital and three analogue inputs cover integration with a wide range of sources from CD and games consoles to phono stages. It’s also performance upgradable with the addition of a Naim XP5 XS, XPS or 555 PS power supply.
All this functionality does not come at the cost of performance. The Naim NAC-N 272 streaming preamplifier has been carefully designed and meticulously hand-crafted to deliver a completely immersive and awe-inspiring music experience.
Hand-built in Salisbury England
All analogue input sockets on the Naim NAC-N 272 streaming preamplifier are individually hand wired to the main board to enhance mechanical decoupling. The board itself is mounted on a system of shoulder bolts which releases any tension which can adversely affect sound quality. The sound-critical resistors used arrive at Naim matched to within 5%. This already high tolerance is improved before assembly by hand-matching to within margin of just 1%. Naim then goes even further by introducing a slight mechanically-compliant bend in the legs of each one during assembly. They take this care and attention because they know it can help to make the difference in producing the incredible sound on which Naim has built its reputation.
Hybrid Volume Control & Class-A Headphone Amp
The Naim NAC-N 272 streaming preamplifier’s volume control is derived from the design of the flagship Statement NAC S1 control. It offers smooth operation and perfect level matching while a Class-A single-ended headphone amplifier makes the most of high-performance headphones. As soon as headphones are plugged in, the output current drive is automatically turned up five times to give dynamic drive for all headphone impedances.
Technical Features | Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamplifier
- High quality preamplifier including digitally controlled analogue volume control
- UPnP-enabled to allow streaming of audio files at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution from Naim hard disk servers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices or any home computer
- Performance upgradable with XP5 XS, XPS or 555 PS power supply
- Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, DSF64 and DFF64, Windows Media-formatted files, Ogg Vorbis and MP3
- Six 24bit/192kHz-capable digital inputs (S/PDIF) to support optimum connection to external sources
- Spotify Connect built-in to stream millions of songs from the world’s most popular streaming service
- Bluetooth connectivity with aptX audio codec
- Optional DAB+/DAB/FM radio module
- vTuner 5* full-service internet radio
- Multiroom & Party Mode compatible
- Naim app for iOS and Android