Naim NAC 252

8.595

Classic Naim Audio control and clarity.

Like many of our products, the NAC 252 stems from good stock: it descends directly from the NAC 52, still one of the finest preamplifiers ever made. Capable of exceptional clarity, its power supply components reside in a separate enclosure: the SuperCap power supply unit. This ensures optimum isolation from electromagnetic interference and provides each of the ten audio circuits with an independent, fully regulated supply voltage. Additionally, separate power supplies for the digital control and switching circuitry further isolate the audio circuitry from noise. It’s this attention to detail that makes the NAC 252 so special – that, and our determination to let nothing stand in the way of your musical enjoyment.

Available on backorder

Features
  • Support for both DIN and RCA inputs to facilitate connection into a wider range of systems
  • SuperCap power supply (with fourteen independently regulated voltages) required
  • Totally separate regulated supplies for digital control and switching circuitry
  • Precision rotary potentiometers with precious metal wipers
  • AV bypass mode for simple connection to an existing AV system
  • Powered input for use with StageLine or SuperLine phono stages

 

Technology & Craft

Many designs were explored for the NAC 252 and a complete review of the circuit topology and components took place in accordance with the developments pioneered in preamplifiers such as the NAC52. Hundreds of hours were spent listening to various designs, ensuring that the harmony between music and technology was always maintained.

Ten independently regulated power supplies are fed from the matching SuperCap power supply. Totally separate regulated supplies for the digital control and switching ensure no noise is generated in the audio circuits.

 

Product Specification

Audio Inputs
Other InputsAV input configurable for unity gain
Input Impedance47kΩ
Analogue Input4 x DIN, 2 x DIN, RCA
Input Sensitivity75mV
Audio Outputs
Line Outputs Variable (level)775mV
Line Outputs Fixed (level)75mV, 600Ω
Load Impedance10kΩ (min.)
Output Impedance<50Ω
Analogue1 x variable, 3 x fixed (DIN)
Power OutputsNaim phono amplifier
Connectivity
RS232Optional (DE9 female)
Remote InputRCA on rear (RC5)
Finish
CaseBlack powder coated
FrontBrushed and black anodised
Physical
Weight7.0 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD)87 x 432 x 314 mm
Power
Power Supply OptionsSuperCap
Supply Voltage12V, 24V
Supplied with
Supplied withNARCOM-4 Remote Control, Burndy, SNAIC
Upgrades
Power SupplySuperCap
User Control
Front PanelVolume control, balance control, sixteen button matrix
HandheldNARCOM-4 Remote Control
Remote ControlInfra Red (RC5)