NAC 552
Performance without limits.

Our preamplifiers epitomise everything we believe in. Starting with our revolutionary NAC 12 back in 1974, Naim preamplifiers have both rewritten the rules and set the standards for others to follow. The NAC 552 is second only to our Statement NAC S1: its distinctive two-box configuration marks it out from the competition just as surely as its unfettered musicality reflects our core values. It's one of the best preamplifiers we’ve ever produced, and by extension, among the best in the world.

 

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Features
  • Two-box configuration for optimum rejection of electromagnetic interference
  • Split-rail power supply featuring 800VA toroidal transformer, three smoothing capacitors and new Discrete Regulator (DR)
  • Fully suspended sub-chassis for superior isolation of sensitive circuit boards
  • AV bypass mode for simple connection to an existing AV system
  • Support for both DIN and RCA inputs to facilitate connection into a wider range of systems
  • Independent listen and record banks for maximum flexibility 
  • Assignable inputs for enhanced usability with a range of sources
Technology & Craft

Like every component in our flagship 500 Series range, the NAC 552 has been developed without compromise or constraint. Its two-box design, which houses the power supply components in a separate enclosure to better control electromagnetic interference, is classically Naim. By contrast, the power supply itself employs radically new thinking, including a new split-rail configuration that almost entirely eliminates power supply noise in the signal earth.

The sound critical electronics of the NAC 552 are mounted on a brass sub-chassis which is fully suspended on coil springs at a frequency below the threshold of human hearing. This method of suspension maximises isolation, hence minimizing the effect of vibration on the highly sensitive electronic components. Carefully selected precision rotary potentiometers with precious metal wipers are used to preserve music integrity and ensure long-term stability.

Six inputs on the NAC 552 can be selected directly from either the front panel or the remote control. In addition to the usual DIN inputs, preferred for their superior earthing and impedance matching, the NAC 552 owner can configure two of the inputs for use with the more common RCA phono type connectors, enabling the use of alternative components with pre-owned interconnects.

Product Specification

Audio Inputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Analogue

7 x DIN, 2 x RCA

Input Sensitivity

75mV

Input Impedance

47kΩ

Other Inputs

Two inputs configurable for unity gain

Audio Outputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Audio Outputs

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)

RS232

Optional (DE9 female)

Remote Input

RCA on rear (RC5)

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, 32V

Power Supply Options

552 PS

Upgrades
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Power Supply

552 PS

Physical
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Dimensions (HxWxD)

87 x 432 x 314 mm

Weight

12.9 kg

Supplied with

552 PS, Power-Line, R-Com and Burndy

Finish
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Front

Brushed and black anodised

Case

Brushed and black anodised

Suggested System

A Naim Retailer will recommend the right system for you, however you may choose to partner the NAC 552 with the following as a start:

Ovator S-600
Ovator

NDS

NDS
Classic Series

NAP 500 Power Amplifier

NAP 500
500 Series

CD555 CD Player

CD555
500 Series

555 PS

555 PS
500 Series

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