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FlatCap XS Power Supply

FlatCap XS
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The FlatCap XS is a dual-rail power supply that, either alone or in pairs, provides the most effective means to extract the ultimate performance from an XS system. One FlatCap XS can be used to enhance the performance of a CD5 XS and a NAT05 XS, while a second could be deployed to supercharge the performance of the NAC 152 XS audio preamplifier. The vital role played by the power supply in any hi-fi system is a long held Naim conviction and it has no better demonstration than the increased musical fluency that the FlatCap XS brings to a system.

The FlatCap XS is an external audio power supply that replaces the FlatCap2x. The improvements to sound quality are subtle but significant: dynamics are more even across the audio band, bass lines are more easily differentiated and the system noise floor is reduced. The performance improvements are even more obvious when powering a preamplifier and CD player at the same time. It can be used with the NAC 202 and NAC 282 preamplifiers, and our SNAXO electronic crossovers to provide an effective, low-cost entry into active system operation. It can be also used to power all of the Naim phono stage preamp, active crossovers and preamplifiers except the NAC 552 and NAC 252.


The FlatCap XS can provide exceptionally low noise, dual power supplies for two separate Series 5 components; a NAC 152 XS and a CD5 XS, or NAC 152 XS and StageLine, for example.

The FlatCap XS transformer has two separate secondary windings to isolate each of the dual supplies from the other. It includes four Naim-tested and selected low-noise regulators to achieve its exceptional performance.

AUDIO OUTPUTS
Power Outputs 4 x 24V
POWER
Mains Supply 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
PHYSICAL
Dimensions 70 x 432 x 301mm (H x W x D)
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.

  • Hi-Fi + (issue 67) - March 2010

    "Adding the FlatCap XS does not bring instant sonic fireworks to the party, because the overall balance of the XS (NAIT XS) is too well sorted for that. What is does do is augment the positive qualities of the amp and push the performance still further"
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