NAC 152 XS Separate Preamplifier

NAC 152 XS

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NAC 152 XS Separate Preamplifier

Our entry-level separate preamplifier, the NAC 152 XS provides all the transparency and musicality you’d expect from Naim Audio, plus a long-term upgrade path to even better performance. The perfect alternative to an integrated amplifier, it’s an outstanding first step into the world of Naim Audio ownership.

  • Support for both DIN and RCA inputs to ease connection into a wide range of systems
  • User configurable unity-gain AV input
  • Full infrared remote control - RC5 input for wired remote control in complex installations
  • Optional RS232 input/output for use in full home automation systems
  • Can be powered from the preamp inputs of the NAP 155 XS or NAP 200 or external power supply (see Upgrade Path)
NAC 152 XS Separate Preamplifier
NAC 152 XS Separate Preamplifier
Technology & Craft

The NAC 152 XS, a replacement for the NAC 122x, is based on its larger brother the NAC 202 and features a hardwired motorised Alps volume control potentiometer delivering better performance and lower noise in use. The six DIN inputs are relay switched, improving performance. Much care in the design has been afforded to making the casework and PCB as low resonance as possible and to isolate the PCB from interference in its environment.

The NAC 152 XS features an additional output alongside the Naim Audio standard DINs. This stereo output on two RCA sockets is optimised for connection to an active subwoofer and supports the growing use of 2.1 systems. Its rear panel layout is similar to the NAC 202 and hence is Fraim friendly. The NAC 152 XS can be powered from the preamp power outputs of the NAP 155 XS or NAP 200 or can be upgraded by powering it from either a FlatCap XS or HiCap power supply. One of the DIN inputs can supply power to a Naim Audio StageLine outboard phono stage.

Product Specification

Audio Inputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Analogue Input

5 x DIN, RCA, 1 x DIN, 1 x 3.5mm jack

Input Sensitivity


Input Impedance


Other Inputs

AV input configurable for unity gain

Audio Outputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value

2 x variable (DIN), 1 x fixed (RCA)

Line Outputs Fixed (level)

130mV, 600Ω

Line Outputs Variable (level)

775mV RMS

Output Impedance

main <50Ω, sub <150Ω

Load Impedance

10kΩ (min.)

Power Outputs

Naim phono amplifier

Other Outputs

1 x sub (RCA)

Frequency Response

4Hz - 40kHz


0.042% THD+N@1kHz, 2Vin, 0.0775V out

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

67dB at 0.775V

Attribute Name Attribute Value
Remote Control

Infra Red (RC5)

Remote Input

1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated and unmodulated)


Optional (DE9 female)

User Control
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Front Panel

Volume control, seven button matrix


NARCOM-4 Remote Control

Attribute Name Attribute Value
Supply Voltage


Power Supply Options

NAP 155 XS, NAP 200, FlatCap XS, HiCap, SuperCap

Attribute Name Attribute Value
Power Supply


Attribute Name Attribute Value
Dimensions (HxWxD)

70 x 432 x 301 mm


3.8 kg

Supplied with

NARCOM-4 Remote Control

Attribute Name Attribute Value

Brushed and black anodised


Black powder coated

Suggested System

ND5 XS Network Player

XS Series

NAT05 XS Radio Tuner

XS Series

NAP 155 XS Power Amplifier

NAP 155 XS
XS Series

CD5 XS CD Player

XS Series

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