The CD555 CD player, NAC 552 preamplifier, and NAP 500 power amplifier produce what we believe to be, without question, the world's finest audio system.
The 500 Series began with the introduction of the fabulous NAP 500 power amplifier, a two-box 140W design that could deliver traditional Naim Reference-level performance into any loudspeaker load, even over prolonged periods. To achieve the level of performance we required we had to spend six years collaborating with a semiconductor manufacturer to develop the perfect output transistors for this incredible amplifier. The range subsequently expanded with the introduction of the NAC 552 preamplifier, which we consider to be the finest home audio preamplifier in the world, and the equally superb, state-of-the-art CD555 CD player and 555 PS power supply.
The Naim 500 Series represents the ultimate expression of the state-of-the-art in musical replay systems. The performance of each individual element is, we believe, unsurpassed, but when the three are combined they form a union that is truly magical in its breathtaking ability to connect you with the music.
The 500 Series began with the introduction of the fabulous NAP 500 power amplifier, a two-box 140W design that could deliver traditional Naim Reference-level performance into any loudspeaker load, even over prolonged periods. The range subsequently expanded with the introduction of the NAC 552 preamplifier, which we consider to be the finest home audio preamplifier in the world, and the equally superb, state-of-the-art CD555 CD player and 555 PS power supply.
The 500 series represents the absolute pinnacle of Naim design and engineering. These products are not constrained in any way: they are simply manufactured with the sole aim of being the finest available.
Each of the 500 Series components features some seemingly extreme engineering: for example, the Digital-to-Analogue Converters in the CD555 are situated in their own "quiet room"; an isolated environment within the player that shields them from all disturbances. The player is fed by the suitably massive, triple-regulated, 555 PS external power supply – with discrete digital and analogue outputs – housed in a separate, low resonance case. Indeed, heavyweight dedicated separate audio power supply also comes with the NAC 552 preamplifier and the NAP 500 power amplifier. At the other end of the scale, the wiring harnesses in each component are scrupulously arranged and cable-tied to maximise signal transfer while minimising interference, distortion, and noise. No effort is spared in our quest for the finest performance; even to the extent of collaborating with a semiconductor fabricator for 6 years to produce the perfect output transistor for the NAP 500.
All this obsessive over-engineering and attention to detail with the minutiae of every aspect of the design contributes to a musical performance that is nothing short of flawless and often described as ‘magical’ by the most discerning listeners and professional reviewers.
500 Series Retailers represent a dedicated group of Naim retailers who recognise the very best in Hi End Audio products. These retailers have each chosen to stock the products that sit at the very top of Naim's product range and together represent the ultimate Naim Audio HiFi system.
Contact one of our 500 Series Retailers to arrange a personal demonstration of these very special products.
For details of 500 Series retailers outside the UK, contact the Naim Distributor for your country.