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A Naim Retailer will recommend the right system for you, however you may choose to partner the NAP 250 with the following as a start:

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Optional upgrades for the NAP 250 are:

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NAP 250 Power Amplifier

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The latest Naim NAP 250 delivers speed, power and agility providing exceptional detail and musicality in a package built to swing for another 30 years.

For over 30 years the NAP 250 has been at the heart of thousands of high-quality audio systems around the world. During the years of research that went into the NAP 500, many technical developments came about that could be successfully applied to the NAP 250. Many of these, along with the elegant new styling have been incorporated, resulting in a new Classic line-up.


Like the flagship NAP 500, and the NAP 300, the NAP 250 uses a new circuit design with improved earthing arrangements, built on a very high quality, anti-resonance main audio circuit board. The NAP 250 uses the same 007 transistors that were custom-designed for the NAP 500. These outstanding components each provide up to 80 amps and 350 Watts, negating the need to use parallel pairs of transistors (which always have a negative effect on sound). Additional 007 transistors are used in the fully regulated power supply, ensuring the very best performance.

Anti-vibration, resonance-controlling feet serve to protect the sensitive internal components from resonance and microphonic vibration.

A new top-quality transformer is used providing the ability to deliver more than 15 Amps and swing a massive 400VA on transients. The NAP 250 is stable into any load and able to drive a 2-Ohm load for long periods of time.

AUDIO INPUTS
Analogue Inputs 1 x XLR
Input Impedance 18kΩ
AUDIO OUTPUTS
Gain +29dB
Frequency Response -3dB at 3Hz - 50kHz
SPEAKER OUTPUTS
Speaker Outputs L & R, 4mm “banana” sockets
Power Output 80W/channel, 8Ω
Transient 400VA
POWER
Mains Supply 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption 25VA (quiescent)
PHYSICAL
Dimensions 87 x 432 x 314mm (H x W x D)
Weight 15.8kg
Shipping Dimensions 240 x 590 x 500mm (H x W x D)
Shipping Weight 18.4kg
FINISH
Front Brushed and black anodised
Case Black powder coated

REVIEWS

Here is a selection of reviews that have been written about this product. Where PDF downloads or online links are available to us, they are featured.

  • What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision - September 2008

    "Yes there's a great deal of witchcraft involved in making this system work at its best"
  • Hi-Fi Choice - July 2008

    "Much of this reliability comes down to Naim's eviable reputation for build quality!"
  • Hi-Fi+ - February 2007

    "The bottom line is the NAP 250 still sounds suprisingly fresh and up to date, despite its long history"

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