Naim NAC-N272 early 2018 Model Customer trade in. S/N 431175. Mint condition, all accessories and original box.
The 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 272 is an ideal choice for those seeking the convenience of a single box streaming system with iOS and Android app control, but that crave hi-fi separates performance. It boasts an impressive array of inputs including high-resolution (up to 24bit/192kHz) UPnPTM 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 phonostages. 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 272 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 272 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 go even further by introducing a slight mechanically compliant bend in the legs of each one during assembly. Naim takes this care and attention because they know it can help to make the difference in producing the incredible sound on which they have built their reputation.
Hybrid Volume Control & Class-A Headphone Amp
The 272 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.
Technology & Craft
The NAC-N 272 is a high-performance Naim preamplifier with quality hand-matched analogue components selected after listening tests. Great care has been taken to protect the signal path from sources of interference. The digital and analogue sections of the product communicate using optical isolation chips which minimises the impact of the noisy digital circuitry and power supply on the critical audio components.
The 272’s digital pedigree is formidable. It shares the incredibly powerful DSP (Digital Signal Processor) used by the reference NDS network player and features Naim’s proprietary digital audio buffering and filtering techniques. This helps to eliminate jitter and optimises the audio stream for the best musical performance from any digital source. It also means that the 272 can play back DSD64 files.
|Sigma 2200i INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER|
|All tests un-weighted and 20Hz – 20kHz measurement bandwidth used.|
|Frequency response||10Hz – 20kHz, -1dB into 4Ω|
|Output power||2x200W rms into 8Ω|
|2x400W rms into 4Ω|
|Harmonic Distortion||<0.018% @ 1kHz Both channels driven to 1/8th power into 4Ω|
|Peak Output Voltage||113V peak to peak, 40V rms no load|
|Input Impedance||100kΩ Balanced / 50kΩ SE|
|Input level at clipping||2 Vrms SE / 4 Vrms Balanced|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||97 dB|
|Standby power consumption||< 0.5W|
|Rated power consumption||185W|
|Mains voltage||90V - 264V, 50/60Hz|
|Overall Dimensions||Width: 17.00" (433mm)|
|Depth (excluding connectors): 14.57" (370mm)|
|Height: 5.50" (140mm)|
|Net weight||26.7 lbs (12.11 kg)|
|Shipping weight||34.3 lbs (15.57 kg)
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