Product history

Here's a brief guide to products old and new: introductions, updates and replacements.
Click here to date equipment from its serial number (1982 onwards).

ALL-IN-ONE SYSTEMS
Product Introduced History/change(s) Date of change
Mu-so  2015    
Mu-so Qb 2016    
ALL-IN-ONE PLAYERS
Product Introduced History/change(s) Date of change
NaimUniti 2009 Updated to cater for 24bit/96kHz 2010
NaimUniti 2009 Software Version 3.9 2011
NaimUniti 2009 Replaced by NaimUniti 2 2012
UnitiQute 2010 Software Version 3.9 2011
UnitiQute 2010 Replaced by UnitiQute 2 2013
SuperUniti 2011 Discontinued 2017
NaimUniti 2 2012 Discontinued 2017
UnitiLite 2012 Discontinued 2017
UnitiQute 2 2013 Discontinued 2017
Uniti Atom 2017    
Uniti Star 2017    
Uniti Nova 2017    

 

AV PROCESSORS

Product Introduced History/change(s) Date of change
AV1 1995 Discontinued 1999
AV2 2002 Discontinued 2010
n-Vi 2005 Discontinued 2010

 

CD PLAYERS

Product Introduced History/change(s) Date of change
CDS 1991 Upgraded  1992
CDS 1991 Replaced by CDS2 1998
CDI 1992 Replaced by CD2 1995
CD2 1995 Discontinued 1998
CD3 1995 Replaced by CD3-5 1997
CD3-5 1997 Discontinued and replaced by CD5 2000
CDS2 1998 Replaced by CDS3 2002
CDX 1998 Replaced by CDX2 2002
CD5 2000 Replaced by CD5i 2003
CDX2 2002 Upgraded to feature S/PDIF output 2009
CDS3 2002 Discontinued 2012
CD5i 2003 Upgraded to 'italic' spec 2007
CD5x 2004 Replaced by CD5 XS 2009
CD555 2006 Discontinued 2017
CD5i 2007 Replaced by CD5si 2012
CD5 XS 2009    
CD5si 2012    

 

CROSSOVERS

Product Introduced History/change(s) Date of change
SNAXO 2-4 1995 Replaced by SNAXO 242 2002
SNAXO 242 2002    
SNAXO 3-6 1995 Replaced by SNAXO 362 2003
SNAXO 362 2003    

 

D TO A CONVERTERS

Product Introduced History/change(s) Date of change
DAC 2009    
DAC-V1 2013    

 

DVD PLAYERS

Product Introduced History/change(s) Date of change
DVD5 2004 Discontinued 2010

 

HARD DISK PLAYER / SERVERS

Product Introduced History/change(s) Date of change
HDX 2008 500GB drive update 2009
HDX 2008 BNC update 2009
HDX 2008 Version 1.5 software update 2009
HDX 2008 RAM and PCI card update 2010
HDX 2008 Software version 1.6: internet radio and auto back-up to NAS 2011
HDX 2008 Updated to 2TB drive & software version 1.6C 2012
HDX-SSD 2010 Solid-state drive variant added alongside standard model  
HDX-SSD 2010 Software version 1.6: internet radio and auto back-up to NAS 2011
UnitiServe 2010 Updated to 2TB drive & software version 1.6C 2012
UnitiServe 2010 Discontinued 2016
UnitiServe-SSD 2010 Discontinued 2016
Uniti Core 2016    

 

NETWORK PLAYERS

Product Introduced History/change(s) Date of change
NDX 2010  24bit/192kHz streaming board  2011
ND5 XS 2011    
NDS 2012    

 

INTEGRATED AMPLIFIERS

Product Introduced History/change(s) Date of change
NAIT 1983 Replaced by NAIT 2 1988
NAIT 2 1988 New look 1989
NAIT 2 1988 Replaced by NAIT 3 1993
NAIT 3 1993 Replaced by NAIT 5 2000
NAIT 3R (Remote) 1995 Replaced by NAIT 5 2000
NAIT 5 2000 Discontinued and replaced by NAIT 5i 2003
NAIT 5i 2003 Upgraded to 'italic' spec 2007
NAIT 5i 2007 Replaced by NAIT 5si 2012
SUPERNAIT 2007    
NAIT XS 2008    
NAIT 5si 2012    

 

LOUDSPEAKERS

Product Introduced History/change(s) Date of change
NAS 1973 Integral amplifier for Capital Radio/IBA - Discontinued 1974
NA 602 1976 Manufactured for Naim Audio by Mordaunt-Short - Discontinued 1977
SBL 1986 Upgraded 1995
SBL 1986 Discontinued and replaced by SL2 2002
IBL 1987 Upgraded  1992
IBL 1987 Discontinued 1996
DBL 1991 Discontinued 2008
Credo 1996 Upgraded 1996
Credo 1996 Disontinued 2002
Intro 1996 Upgraded 1996
Intro 1996 Discontinued and replaced by Intro2 1999
Intro2 1999 Discontinued 2004
NBL 1999 Discontinued 2004
SL2 2002 Discontinued  
Allae 2002 Discontinued  
Axent 2002 Discontinued 2008
Axess 2002 Discontinued 2008
Ariva 2004 Discontinued 2007
n-SAT 2004 Discontinued 2011
n-CENT 2005 Discontinued 2010
n-SUB 2005 Discontinued 2011
Ovator S-400 2009 Discontinued 2017
Ovator S-600 2009 Discontinued 2017
Ovator S-800 2009 Dsicontinued 2017

 

POWER AMPLIFIERS

Product Introduced History/change(s) Date of change
NAB 300 1979 Discontinued 1984
NAP 110 1979 Discontinued 1987
NAP 120 1978 Replaced by NAP 110 1979
NAP 135 1984 New look 1989
NAP 135 1984 Discontinued 2002
NAP 140 1986 Discontinued 2002
NAP 150 2001 Replaced by NAP 150x 2004
NAP 150x 2004 Replaced by NAP 155 XS 2009
NAP 155 XS 2009 Discontinued 2017
NAP 160 1971 New case 1980
NAP 160 1971 Discontinued 1986
NAP 175 2002 Discontinued 2010
NAP 180 1992 Replaced by NAP 200 2002
NAP 200 (current) 2002    
NAP 200 (original) 1973 Replaced by NAP 250 1975
NAP 250 1975 New case 1980
NAP 250 1975 New look 1989
NAP 250 1975 Upgraded and new look 2002
NAP 250 1975 Upgraded with DR technology & NA009 transistor 2015
NAP 300 2002    
NAP 300 2002 Upgraded with DR technology & NA009 transistor 2015
NAP 500 2000    
NAP 500 2000 Upgraded with DR technology & NA009 transistor 2015
NAP 90 1987 New look 1989
NAP 90 1987 Replaced by NAP 90/2 1990
NAP 90/2 1990    
NAP 90/2 1990 Replaced by NAP 90/3 1993
NAP 90/3 1993 Discontinued 2000
NAP 100 2013    

 

POWER SUPPLIES

Product Introduced History/change(s) Date of change
52PS 1990 Replaced by SuperCap 1995
Armageddon 1995 New Look 2002
Armageddon 1995 Discontinued 2015
FlatCap 1994 Replaced by FlatCap2 2000
FlatCap2 2000 Replaced by FlatCap2x 2004
FlatCap XS 2009    
FlatCap2x 2004 Replaced by FlatCap XS (new look fascia) 2009
HiCap 1984 New look 1989
HiCap 1984 Upgraded and new look 2002
NA XPS 1998 Upgraded and new look 2002
NAPS 1975 Replaced by SNAPS 1978
NAPSC 1992 Upgraded and new look 2002
NAPST 1984 New look & re-engineered 1989
PSCD 1991 Replaced by XPS 1998
SNAPS 1978 Discontinued 1989
SuperCap 1995 New look 2002
XP5 XS 2011 Discontinued 2017
HiCap 1984 Upgraded to DR specification 2012
XPS 1998 Upgraded to DR specification 2012
SuperCap 1995 Upgraded to DR specification 2012

 

PREAMPLIFIERS

Product Introduced History/change(s) Date of change
NAC 102 1996 Replaced by NAC 202 2002
NAC 112 2001 Replaced by NAC 122x 2006
NAC 12 1974 Discontinued 1980
NAC 122x 2006 Replaced by NAC 152 XS 2009
NAC 152 XS 2009 Discontinued 2017
NAC 172 XS   Discontinued 2017
NAC 202 2002    
NAC 22 1976 Replaced by NAC 42 1979
NAC 252 2002    
NAC 282 2002    
NAC 32 1977 New case 1980
NAC 32 1977 Became NAC 32-5 1985
NAC 32-5 1985 Replaced by NAC 72 1989
NAC 42 1979 Became NAC 42-5 1985
NAC 42-5 1985 Replaced by NAC 62 1988
NAC 52 1990 Replaced by NAC 252 2002
NAC 552 2002    
NAC 62 1988 Replaced by NAC 92 1993
NAC 72 1989 Discontinued 2000
NAC 82 1992 Replaced by NAC 282 2002
NAC 92 1993 Discontinued 2000
NAC 92R 1993 Discontinued 2000

 

PREAMPLIFIERS

Product Introduced History/change(s) Date of change
Linnk 1981 Manufactured by Naim Audio for Linn Products. Discontinued 1983
NAG 1975 Manufactured by Naim Audio for Linn Products. Changed to mains power. 1976
NAG 1976 Discontinued 1977
Prefix 1995 Discontinued 2008
StageLine 2001 Upgraded 2003
SuperLine 2008    

 

SPEAKER CABLE

Product Introduced History/change(s) Date of change
NAC A4 1981 Replaced by NAC A5 1989
NAC A5 1989    

 

TONE ARM

Product Introduced History/change(s) Date of change
Aromatic 1991 Arm-lift device introduced - discontinued  
Unipivot Tone Arm 1989 Launched as the Naim Aro - discontinued  

 

TUNERS

Product Introduced History/change(s) Date of change
NAT 301 1981 3 prototypes built  
NAT 301 1981 Discontinued 1982
NAT 01 1984 New look 1989
NAT 101 1986 Replaced by NAT 02 1989
NAT 01 1989 Discontinued 2002
NAT 02 1989 Discontinued 2002
NAT 03 1993 Discontinued 2000
NAT 05 2001 Replaced by NAT05 XS 2009
NAT05 XS 2009 Discontinued 2017