Naim – NAC-N 272

Naim NAC-N 272
CIJENA:
32.980,00kn

NAC-N 272 – Two worlds collide.

The NAC-N 272 combines our 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.

Features

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

NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamplifier

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%. We then go even further by introducing a slight mechanically compliant bend in the legs of each one during assembly. We take this care and attention because we know it can help to make the difference in producing the incredible sound on which we’ve built our 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

Analogue Preamplifier

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.

Digital Technology

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.

Outputs

Preamplifier: (2 x DIN, 1 x RCA)

Line (1 x RCA

Digital S/PDIF: (1 x BNC)

Headphones: (1 x 6.3mm)

Preamp Output: 775mV

Line output: 275mV

Frequency Response: 20Hz – 50kHz

Analogue Inputs

3 ( 1 x DIN, 2 x RCA)

Analogue Input Sensitivity: 275mV

Digital Inputs

6 (1 x BNC, 2 x RCA, 3 x TosLink)

Digital Input Sample Rate:  Coaxial – 192kHz, Optical – 96kHz

Other Inputs

DAB/FM, USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

iRadio Service: vTuner 5* full service

Audio Formats: WAV and AIFF (up to 32bit/192kHz), FLAC (up to 24bit/192kHz), ALAC (up to 24bit/96kHz), WMA (up to 16bit/48kHz), Ogg Vorbis (up to 16bit/48kHz), MP3, M4a (up to 320kbit/s), Playlists (M3U, PLS), DSD (NAC-N 272 only). Gapless playback supported on MP3, M4A, AIFF, WAV, FLAC and ALAC. Internet radio: AAC, Windows Media™ formatted content, MP3 streams, MMS, Ogg Vorbis, Spotify® Connect: Ogg Vorbis (up to 320kps) Bluetooth: SBC, AAC, aptX and aptX-LL

Upgrade Interface: mini-USB

Wifi Compatibility: 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n

Power

Mains Supply: 100V, 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz

Power Supply Options: 555PS, XPS, XP5 XS

Physical

Dimensions (H x W x D): 87 x 432 x 314mm

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