Restoration’ is a term readily associated with fine furniture, old buildings or classic cars, but is equally well applied to hand- crafted classic hi-fi. Can a NAIT really be considered a historic artefact? Well, it certainly is in the context of our heritage. Introduced 30 years ago, it was our first integrated amplifier – a bedrock of our reputation for exceptionally good sound delivery. Paul’s NAIT is one of the first of these iconic amplifiers ever to be made, dating back to 1983. He purchased it in 1992 as he explains, “I was 22, newly married and pretty skint. But I had a friend who owned a NAIT and an LP12. It sounded amazing and I wanted it!”
It was in constant use for several years before being mothballed to survive growing children, a marriage break-up and a house move. Having moved on to Naim Audio separates Paul sold it on eBay... but infuriated the eager buyer when he couldn’t bear to part with it at the appointed hour. Instead, he passed it on to his vinyl appreciative daughter Laura. “It replaced her system, giving a massive difference in separation and clarity. It sounds lovely to this day.”
An intermittent fault, however, finally impelled the Warrilow dynasty to deliver its venerable NAIT to Naim Audio for total renovation.