NAC 252
Classic Naim 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.

 

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
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Analogue Input

4 x DIN, 2 x DIN, RCA

Input Sensitivity

75mV

Input Impedance

47kΩ

Other Inputs

AV input configurable for unity gain

Audio Outputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Analogue

1 x variable, 3 x fixed (DIN)

Line Outputs Fixed (level)

75mV, 600Ω

Line Outputs Variable (level)

775mV

Output Impedance

<50Ω

Load Impedance

10kΩ (min.)

Power Outputs

Naim phono amplifier

Connectivity
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Remote Control

Infra Red (RC5)

Remote Input

RCA on rear (RC5)

RS232

Optional (DE9 female)

User Control
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Front Panel

Volume control, balance control, sixteen button matrix

Handheld

NARCOM-4 Remote Control

Power
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Supply Voltage

12V, 24V

Power Supply Options

SuperCap

Upgrades
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Power Supply

SuperCap

Physical
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Dimensions (HxWxD)

87 x 432 x 314 mm

Weight

7.0 kg

Supplied with

NARCOM-4 Remote Control, Burndy, SNAIC

Finish
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Front

Brushed and black anodised

Case

Black powder coated

Suggested System

A Naim Retailer will recommend the right system for you, however you may choose to partner the NAP 252 with the following as a start:

SuperCap

SuperCap
Classic Series

Ovator S-600
Ovator

NDS

NDS
Classic Series

NAP 300 power amplifier

NAP 300
Classic Series

Manuals & Downloads

Reviews & Awards

5 Stars
Reference

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