Supernait 3

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Supernait 3
Supernait 3
Supernait 3

The latest NAIT integrated amplifiers are the result of six years of research and development, where the focus was on improving the amplifier sections to deliver an even more engaging and intimate musical experience. The SUPERNAIT 3 is equipped with upgraded power amplifiers, which are perfect for driving loudspeakers or headphones. It also features a built-in phono stage, making it an ideal choice for turntables. Whether you're using it with a streamer, CD player, or any other music source, the SUPERNAIT 3 delivers the signature Naim sound with exceptional performance.

This device features a Class A preamp output stage that also acts as a headphone amplifier. It uses ceramic heatsink technology to minimize capacitive coupling for optimal sound quality. The inputs are individually decoupled and hand-wired to reduce noise and interference. Additionally, it uses ultra-low-noise, constant current sources for internal switching. The SUPERNAIT 3 is upgradable with external power supplies, power amplifiers, and cabling upgrades to enhance the performance of all sources.


With our meticulous attention to detail, the SUPERNAIT 3 includes features that deliver an authentic musical performance.

• Class A headphone amplification

• Alps Blue Velvet volume control

• Reed relay input selection

• Ceramic insulators for the power transistors

• Galvanically isolated microprocessor control section

• Microphonic-isolating PCB mounts

Upgrading from the NAIT XS3 to the SUPERNAIT 3 comes with a range of advanced features that improve the sound quality. These features include a full 24V DR module built-in, which uses Naim's Discrete Regulation technology to provide purer power and better performance throughout the pre-amp stage. Additionally, a larger toroidal transformer in the power supply delivers greater power and faster recovery, while additional leaded through-hole components in the signal path minimize negative effects of vibration and transient thermal conditions. The chassis-mounted input sockets are hand-wired to the circuit boards to offer enhanced vibration isolation, and the full Alps Blue Velvet balance control ensures a balanced sound output.

Technology & Craft

Over the years, our R&D team has made significant upgrades to this product. The voltage gain stage speed has been doubled, which results in a corresponding doubling of the rate at which the speaker output stage can react. The second gain stage transistors have been optimized, and they no longer require shielding by a cascode stage transistor. This change has led to less amplifier stabilization that has doubled the slew rate and improved sound quality. 

The phono circuit topology comprises three stages: the gain stage, passive equalisation, and final gain and active equalisation. This unique design enables excellent noise performance, extended RIAA equalisation beyond the audio band, and great overload headroom. 

All RIAA equalisation capacitors and resistors are 'through-hole' mounted film designs, with low microphonic pickup and excellent transient performance. As phono stages are 1000x more sensitive than other inputs, this greatly benefits the sound quality. 

The input impedance is 47kΩ in parallel with 470pF capacitive loading, and the gain is perfect for 5mV moving magnet cartridges.

Major performance with added love for vinyl.


To take full advantage of Supernait 3 performance and enjoy exceptional listening, pair them with Focal's Kanta range speakers.

Kanta N°1

2-way bookshelf speaker


Kanta N°2

3-way floor-standing speaker


Kanta N°3

3-way floor-standing speaker


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