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The SuperLine includes:

Suggested System

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

Upgrade Path

Optional upgrades for the SuperLine are:

  • Hi-Line
    Hi-Line

    Signal interconnect (4 pin DIN - 180 5 pin DIN variant)

  • FlatCap XS
    FlatCap XS

    Connected via supplied SNAIC-5 interconnect

  • HiCap
    HiCap

    Replace FlatCap with HiCap via standard 4 pin DIN - 180 5 pin DIN interconnect

  • SuperCap
    SuperCap

    Next upgrade from HiCap connected via Burndy interconnect

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SuperLine Phonostage

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Vinyl replay makes a huge contribution to the enjoyment of recorded music. At its best, vinyl has a uniquely engaging and musical quality, and with the launch of the SuperLine phono stage, the best of vinyl has just got better.

The SuperLine is a very high performance moving-coil phono stage built in the Naim aluminium Reference enclosure with an anodised front panel. It brings all Naim's latest analogue electronic design and environmental isolation techniques to bear on the most delicate analogue element of any hi-fi system - the moving-coil phono signal. The SuperLine requires an external power supply - either the power supply output of an appropriate Naim preamplifier or the SUPERNAIT and NAIT XS integrated preamplifiers, or, for optimum performance, a dedicated FlatCap XS, HiCap or SuperCap.

SuperLine brings out all that's best in vinyl replay - timing, pitch accuracy, clarity, detail, and the unmistakable naturalness that records can deliver in abundance.


The heart of the SuperLine is a new, two-stage single-ended Class A discrete amplifier with part-passive RIAA filtering that runs off 25 internally regulated power supplies and features the transistor "quiet room" thermal isolation technique originally developed for the NAP 500 power amplifier. Environmental isolation is also ensured by the SuperLine's massive sub-chassis and high-Q spring suspension system - used here for the first time on a phono amplifier.

Duplicate phono and BNC sockets provide input versatility, and cartridge impedance matching adjustment is provided by four resistive and three capacitive load plugs. In combination with the SuperLine's internal input load, twenty different standard load combinations are possible.

The SuperLine is also available in a lower gain model, SuperLine E. The SuperLine E is identical to the standard SuperLine except that is has been designed for use with cartridges that have a higher output voltage than most popular moving coils: for example high output moving coils.

AUDIO INPUTS
Analogue Inputs BNC, RCA
Input Sensitivity 100μV to 500μV, SuperLine E: 200μV to 1mV
Other Inputs 2 x 5-pin DIN for loading plugs
AUDIO OUTPUTS
Gain 64dB at 1kHz, SuperLine E: 58dB at 1kHz
Frequency Response 10Hz to >200kHz -3dB
THD + N <0.005% (500μV @ 1kHz)
Signal-To-Noise Ratio (S/N Ratio) 82dB ref 500μV input, 0μ(A-weighted), SuperLine E: 78dB ref 500μV input, 0μ (A-weighted)
Crosstalk >80dB (20Hz to 20kHz)
PHONO SPECIFIC
RIAA Accuracy ±0.1dB (20Hz to 20kHz)
High Pass Filter 10Hz
Input Overload 5mV rms (1kHz), SuperLine E: 10mV rms (1kHz)
Input Load Options 10kΩ, 1k, 500Ω, 220Ω, 100Ω, 100pF, 1nF, 5.6nF, 10nF
POWER
Supply Voltage 24V
Power Supply Options NaimUniti, NAIT XS, SuperNait, 152XS, 202, 282, 252, 552, FlatCap XS, HiCap, SuperCap
PHYSICAL
Dimensions 87 x 207 x 314mm (H x W x D)
Weight 7.7kg
FINISH
Front Bead blasted 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 Critic - February 2013

    "The ‘new’ SuperLine phono preamplifier, and consequentially the SuperCap DR supply, are both highly recommended. In context this upgrade is a bargain."
  • HIFICRITIC - December 2009

    "My current vinyl front end now has to be close to as good as it gets... at least until Son of SuperLine arrives!"
  • HiFi Critic - November 2008

    "My current vinyl front end now has to be close to as good as it gets… at least until Son of SuperLine arrives!"
  • Hi-Fi Choice - October 2008

    "The SuperLine either removes noise altogether, or seperates and distances it from the music"
  • Hi-Fi World - August 2008

    "it brings massive analysis, grip and power together in in an intoxicating musical way"

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