Naim NAP 200 Power Amplifier
First designed by Naim founder Julian Vereker in 1971, the NAP 200 has Naim musicality written into its DNA. As Naim’s first production amplifier, no single product encapsulates Naim’s philosophy better. Its design is simple and uncompromising, with a single-minded focus on one thing: creating an enduring musical connection with the listener.
More recently the Naim NAP 200 has benefitted from the years of research that went into the Naim NAP 500 amplifier. Many of the developments from the Naim 500 Series project have helped to revitalize its electronic design and componentry, bringing significant and hard-earned gains to performance. Beneath this new technology however, it retains the values which helped to make it an icon: simplicity, focus and—Naim’s signature—sheer musicality.
Technology & Craft
Like the flagship NAP 500, the Naim NAP 200 power amplifier uses a new circuit design with improved earthing arrangements built on a very high quality, anti-resonance main audio circuit board. Anti-vibration, resonance-controlling feet serve to protect the sensitive internal components from microphonic vibration and unwanted external interference.
A new, top-quality 430VA toroidal transformer provides more than 300VA of transient power. Separate windings provide dedicated left and right channel rectified power supplies with two smoothing capacitors per channel. The Naim NAP 200 Power Amplifier also has a separate winding providing a preamplifier power supply. This enables it to be used in a two-box amplifier configuration with a Naim preamplifier such as the NAC 202. The Naim NAP 200 power amplifier is stable into any load and can drive a 2-ohm load for long periods of time.
Technical Features | Naim NAP 200 power amplifier
- 70W per channel output into 8 Ohms
- Large custom-designed transformer providing 300VA of transient power
- Internal power supply to allow direct connection of a NAC 152 XS, NAC 202 or NAC 282 preamplifier