NAC 282 Separate Preamplifier

NAC 282

Controlled performance.
NAC 282 Separate Preamplifier

Step up from the NAC 202 and you arrive at the outstanding NAC 282, which includes the NAPSC power supply unit optionally available on its sibling. The NAPSC independently powers the NAC 282’s digital and control circuits, leaving its audio circuits to either the power supply of a NAC 155 XS or NAP 200 power amplifier, or to one of our standalone FlatCap XS, HiCap or SuperCap power supplies. The result is even greater transparency and superior musicality plus, of course, all the flexibility you’d expect from one of our preamplifiers.


  • Support for both DIN and RCA inputs to facilitate connection into a wider range of systems
  • Silent microprocessor control that sleeps during listening
  • Precision rotary potentiometers with precious metal wipers
  • AV bypass mode for simple connection to an existing AV system
  • Powered input for use with StageLine or SuperLine phono stages

Performance upgradable with FlatCap XS, HiCap or SuperCap power supply; can also be powered from the preamp inputs of the NAP 155 XS or NAP 200 power amplifier

NAC 282 Separate Preamplifier
NAC 282 Separate Preamplifier
Technology & Craft

Low resonance circuit boards and anti-vibration, resonance control feet maximise isolation, hence minimizing the effects of microphonic vibration on the highly sensitive electronic components.

The NAC 282 features a silent microprocessor that sleeps during listening and controls all aspects of the amplifier. Optical protection circuits continuously monitor the power supplies ensuring safe shut-down in the event of a power cut.

A user configurable 'Smart IR' system remote control is supplied. Two of the six inputs on the Naim Audio NAC 282 can be configured either as the usual DIN inputs, preferred for their superior earthing and impedance matching, or for use with the more common RCA phono connectors, allowing a wide range of non-Naim Audio cables and components to be used. A dedicated unity-gain input is provided for use with the Naim Audio AV2 processor or similar.

Product Specification

Audio Inputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Analogue Input

4 x DIN, 2 x DIN, RCA

Input Sensitivity


Input Impedance


Other Inputs

AV input configurable for unity gain

Audio Outputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Audio Outputs

2 x variable (DIN), 3 x fixed (DIN)

Line Outputs Fixed (level)

75mV, 600Ω

Line Outputs Variable (level)


Other Outputs


Load Impedance

10kΩ (min.)

Power Outputs

Naim phono amplifier

Attribute Name Attribute Value
Remote Control

Infra Red (RC5)

Remote Input

RCA on rear (RC5)


Optional (DE9 female)

User Control
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Front Panel

Volume control, balance control, sixteen button matrix 


NARCOM-4 Remote Control

Attribute Name Attribute Value
Supply Voltage

18V, 24V

Power Supply Options

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

Attribute Name Attribute Value
Power Supply

2 x Hi-Cap/SuperCap



Attribute Name Attribute Value
Dimensions (HxWxD)

87 x 432 x 314 mm


7.0 kg

Supplied with

NARCOM-4 Remote Control

Attribute Name Attribute Value

Brushed and black anodised


Black powder coated

Suggested System

A Naim Audio Retailer will recommend the right system for you, however you may choose to partner the NAC 282 with the following as a start:

Ovator S-600 Loudspeaker

Ovator S-600

NDX Network Player

Classic Series

NAP 250 Power Amplifier

NAP 250 DR
Classic Series

HiCap Compact Power Supply

HiCap DR
Classic Series

CDX2 CD Player

Classic Series

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