Naim – NAC 152 XS

Naim Nac 152 xs

NAC 152 XS – Slimline and accessible high-end. 

Our entry-level separate preamplifier, the NAC 152 XS provides all the transparency and musicality you’d expect from Naim, plus a long-term upgrade path to even better performance. The perfect alternative to an integrated amplifier, it’s an outstanding first step into the world of Naim ownership.


Support for both DIN and RCA inputs to ease connection into a wide range of systems

User configurable unity-gain AV input

Full infrared remote control – RC5 input for wired remote control in complex installations

Optional RS232 input/output for use in full home automation systems

Can be powered from the preamp inputs of the NAP 155 XS or NAP 200 or external power supply (see Upgrade Path)

Technology & Craft

The NAC 152 XS, a replacement for the NAC 122x, is based on its larger brother the NAC 202 and features a hardwired motorised Alps volume control potentiometer delivering better performance and lower noise in use. The six DIN inputs are relay switched, improving performance. Much care in the design has been afforded to making the casework and PCB as low resonance as possible and to isolate the PCB from interference in its environment.

The NAC 152 XS features an additional output alongside the Naim standard DINs. This stereo output on two RCA sockets is optimised for connection to an active subwoofer and supports the growing use of 2.1 systems. Its rear panel layout is similar to the NAC 202 and hence is Fraim friendly. The NAC 152 XS can be powered from the preamp power outputs of the NAP 155 XS or NAP 200 or can be upgraded by powering it from either a FlatCap XS or HiCap power supply. One of the DIN inputs can supply power to a Naim StageLine outboard phono stage.

Audio Inputs

Analogue Input: 5 x DIN, RCA, 1 x DIN, 1 x 3.5mm jack

Input Sensitivity: 130mV

Input Impedance: 47kΩ

Other Inputs: AV input configurable for unity gain

Audio Outputs

Analogue: 2 x variable (DIN), 1 x fixed (RCA)

Line Outputs Fixed (level): 130mV, 600Ω

Line Outputs Variable (level): 775mV RMS

Output Impedance: main <50Ω, sub <150Ω

Load Impedance: 10kΩ (min.)

Power Outputs: Naim phono amplifier

Other Outputs: 1 x sub (RCA)

Frequency Response: 4Hz – 40kHz

THD: 0.042% THD+N@1kHz, 2Vin, 0.0775V out

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 67dB at 0.775V


Remote Control: Infra Red (RC5)

Remote Input: 1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated and unmodulated)

RS232: Optional (DE9 female)

User Control

Front Panel: Volume control, seven button matrix

Handheld: NARCOM-4 Remote Control


Supply Voltage: 24V

Power Supply Options: NAP 155 XS, NAP 200, FlatCap XS, HiCap, SuperCap


Power Supply: FlatCap/HiCap


Dimensions (HxWxD): 70 x 432 x 301 mm

Weight: 3.8 kg

Supplied with: NARCOM-4 Remote Control


Front: Brushed and black anodised

Case: Black powder coated


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