NAC 202 Separate Preamplifier

NAC 202

Classic Naim Audio control and clarity.
NAC 202 Separate Preamplifier

The NAC 202 is the next step up from our entry-level NAC 152 XS, adding star-earthed circuit boards for superior transparency and an even lower resonance circuit layout. It provides for a wide range of expansion and upgrade options, including connection to a StageLine phonostage and an AV bypass connection to an external AV amplifier.  

  • Support for both DIN and RCA inputs to ease connection into a wider range of systems
  • User configurable unity-gain AV input
  • Powered input for use with StageLine or Prefix phono stage
  • RC5 input and Smart IR system for remote control integration of Naim Audio products
  • 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 power amplifier or external power supply (see Upgrade Path)


NAC 202 Separate Preamplifier
NAC 202 Separate Preamplifier
Technology & Craft

The NAC 202 introduced a new level of technical and musical performance to our range of preamplifiers, along with elegant new styling.

Low-resonance circuit boards and anti-vibration, resonance controlling feet minimise the effect of microphonic vibration on the highly sensitive electronic components while carefully matched precision rotary potentiometers with precious metal wipers are used to preserve musical integrity and ensure long-term stability. The intelligent balance control combines a high quality motorised potentiometer for the best performance with intelligent circuitry to indicate the centre position.

The NAC 202 also features a silent microprocessor that sleeps during listening and controls all aspects of the amplifier including: protection circuits that continuously monitor the power supplies ensuring safe shut down in the event of a power cut; user-configurable RC5 input and Smart IR system for remote control integration of Naim Audio products.


Product Specification

Audio Inputs
Attribute Value
Other Inputs

AV input configurable for unity gain

Input Impedance


Analogue Input

4 x DIN, 2 x RCA

Input Sensitivity


Audio Outputs
Attribute Value
Line Outputs Variable (level)


Line Outputs Fixed (level)

75mV, 600Ω

Load Impedance

10kΩ (min.)

Output Impedance



2 x variable (DIN), 3 x line level 

Power Outputs

Naim phono amplifier

Attribute Value

Optional (DE9 female)

Remote Input

RCA on rear (RC5)

Attribute Value

Black powder coated


Brushed and black anodised

Attribute Value

7.0 kg

Dimensions (HxWxD)

87 x 432 x 314 mm 

Attribute Value
Power Supply Options

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

Supply Voltage


Supplied with
Attribute Value
Supplied with

NARCOM-4 Remote Control

Attribute Value
Power Supply

1 x Hi-Cap/SuperCap


NAPSC (optional)

User Control
Attribute Value
Front Panel

Volume control, eight button matrix 


NARCOM-4 Remote Control

Remote Control

Infra Red (RC5)

Suggested System

The NAC 202 is the entry into the world of Naim control amplifiers and creates a fantastic separates system when partnered with a NAP200. Star-earthed circuit boards and a low resonance circuit layout deliver superb transparency. The NAC202 provides for a wide range of expansion and upgrade options, including connection to a StageLine phono stage and an AV bypass for connection to an external AV amplifier.

  • NDX 2

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