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Re: Naim + Reviews - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:34 am

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The Ear reviews Naim Audio's NAP 300 DR power amplifier -

http://www.the-ear.net/review-hardware/ ... -amplifier

"I used the NAP 300 with a number of loudspeakers over several months and found it to be consistently musical and revealing in equal measure, it has an uncanny ability to get to the parts that other amplifiers fail to find. Delivering the musical details that make each piece come alive in the context of a sense of flow that is in the highest league."

"The fact that the NAP 300 works consistently with a wide range of loudspeakers is a sign that the guys at Salisbury have got it right, in the past there seemed to be a relatively narrow range of speakers that were considered to work with Naim amps but that seems to have changed."

"Add to this the quality of build and long term serviceability that Naim has built its reputation on and the NAP 300 DR is all the amp that anyone really needs."


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Naim NAP 300 DR power amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

NAP 300 - The power behind your music

The NAP 300 DR power amplifier incorporates all the advances pioneered by its siblings and adopts the radical two-box configuration of its bigger brother, the NAP 500 DR: one box houses the amplification circuitry, while another – the 300 PS – hosts the power supply components. The NAP 300 DR delivers 90W per channel into 8 ohms and is capable of prolonged output into 2 ohms with no discernible impact on performance. The result is both superior purity of tone and immense power.

Naim Audio NAP 300 DR power amplifier RRP £7898

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Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.

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https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default ... _FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology

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Naim Audio. The best of British.

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Naim NAP 300 DR power amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

Naim Audio Statement technology -

Our flagship Statement amplification system was ten years in the making. The research and development project drew on all of our knowledge and expertise, yielding several breakthroughs in technology. Now for 2015 we’ve introduced two new technologies from the Statement project to our core range of power amplifiers.

The NAP 300 DR now features the new NA009 transistors first introduced in Statement. In development for over a year, this key component was created in partnership with a specialist semi-conductor manufacturer to achieve the best possible sound quality. The NAP 300 DR also includes the high power Naim Audio DR (Discrete Regulator) technology used in Statement to provide the smooth, stable power supply we know is critical for the audio electronics to make music come to life.

These two new technologies, combined with other small improvements to layout and componentry, mean the NAP 300 DR can produce even more of the fundamental musical pace, rhythm and timing that made the originals so popular with music lovers.

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Naim NAP 300 DR power amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim NAP 300 DR power amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

Features -

- 90W per channel output into 8 ohms; capable of prolonged output into 2 ohms with no discernible impact on performance
- Two-box configuration (300 PS power supply included) minimises electromagnetic interference
- High-power Naim Audio DR (Discrete Regulator) technology and NA009 output transistors as used in flagship Statement NAP S1 power amplifier

Technology & Craft -

The Naim Audio NAP 300 DR delivers immense power without sacrificing any speed or agility to provide awe-inspiring levels of detail and musicality.

Like the flagship Naim Audio NAP 500 DR, the NAP 300 DR is a stereo two-chassis amplifier, one box containing the audio amplifier and the second housing the power supply. Improved earthing arrangements have resulted in an entirely new circuit topology built on a very high quality, anti-resonance main audio circuit board. The NAP 300 DR uses the same NA009 transistors that were custom-designed for the Statement NAP S1. These outstanding components each provide up to 80 Amps and 350 watts, negating the need to use parallel pairs of transistors (which always has a negative effect on sound). Additional NA009 transistors are used in the fully regulated power supply, ensuring the very best performance.

A variable speed, virtually noiseless cooling fan is mounted on a large internal heat sink providing long-term stability and the ability to swing a massive 500 VA on transients. The NAP 300 DR is stable into any load and able to drive a 2-Ohm load for long periods of time.


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Re: Naim + Reviews - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:32 am

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What Hi-Fi reviews Naim Audio's new ND5 XS 2 Network Player -

https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/naim-nd5-xs-2

"Tonally it is even, with the ability to dig deep into bass frequencies with ease and tempering that with rich and insightful mids and treble. It possesses that neutrality required to paint an honest picture of a track, refusing to force its own presentation simply to catch the listener’s ear."

"It is clear in the way the ND5 XS 2 handles rhythmic patterns, conveying intensity as a track ebbs and flows, and also in the subtleties of a performance that bestow upon it an element of humanity. Naim has proven again the possibility to provide truly great sound irrespective of genre."

"The Naim ND5 XS 2 is a sterling piece of hi-fi kit. It sounds like a five-star product almost immediately, and our admiration only grows as it mellows and settles into its role. This is the kind of network streamer for which it’s seriously worth extending your budget."


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Naim Audio's new ND5 XS 2 Network Player is at Musicraft (Derby)

The ND5 XS 2 uses our innovative new streaming platform with an expanded feature set. High-res UPnP™ streaming, AirPlay, Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth (apt X HD), Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Roon compatibility, internet radio and multiroom streaming – alongside digital and USB inputs for conventional connections – make this versatile player the ideal partner for one of our integrated amplifiers.

Carefully selected and matched parts, an oversized toroidal transformer, decoupled PCB boards: the ND5 XS 2 benefits from classic Naim engineering and fastidious attention to detail to ensure that it delivers natural, engaging sound quality from all sources.

Naim Audio ND5 XS 2 UK RRP £2000

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Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.

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https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default ... _FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology

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Naim Audio. The best of British.

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Naim Audio's new ND5 XS 2 Network Player is at Musicraft (Derby)

Naim Audio ND5 XS 2 Features -

• UPnP-enabled to allow streaming of audio files at up to 32bit/384kHz resolution from Naim Audio hard disk servers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices or any home computer
• Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, DSD, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, M4A and MP3. Gapless playback on all file formats
• Four 24bit/192kHz capable digital inputs (S/PDIF) to support optimum connection to external sources
• Built-in Chromecast allows you to stream from hundreds of supported smartphone or tablet apps (192kHz)
• Apple AirPlay - stream music from your iOS device or from iTunes and Apple Music
• Spotify Connect built-in to stream millions of songs from the world’s most popular streaming service
• Native support for TIDAL streaming service with free 90 day trial of lossless HiFi tier
• Front-panel USB port for replay of MP3 player and USB-stored audio (1.6A charge)
• vTuner 5* full-service internet radio
• Multiroom & Party Mode compatible
• iOS and Android Naim Audio app for intuitive control
• Bluetooth connectivity with aptX codec for quality audio playback
• Thanks to RC5 system integration, you can control compatible amplifiers that are connected to your network player directly from the Naim app on a phone or tablet
• Roon ready - turning your music collection into a beautifully laid out catalogue

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Naim Audio's new ND5 XS 2 Network Player is at Musicraft (Derby)

Naim Audio ND5 XS 2 Technology & Craft -

The streaming section of the ND5 XS 2 uses the latest Naim network card featuring low-noise, high-speed low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) to route the digital audio signal. The higher speed is capable of decoding all HD audio formats at up to 32 bits/384 kHz or DSD128. Rather than the source acting as the digital timing master, our new streaming board turns things around and allows our DAC clock to control the flow of audio data. The data is integer-over-sampled in a SHARC DSP to an incredible 40-bit accuracy before it’s fed to the PCM1791A Burr-Brown digital-to analogue converter.

Developing a new streaming platform was one of the biggest projects we have ever taken on. Naim engineers across all disciplines – electronic, industrial, acoustic and mechanical – worked for three years to create a system that could make the most of online services such as TIDAL and Spotify while adding future-proof flexibility through Chromecast built-in. Supporting faster data rates with dual-band Wi-Fi and the latest 802.11ac protocol, this robust platform was designed for the highest performance on every level.


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Re: Naim + Reviews - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:12 am

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The world's best audio streamer? Hi-Fi News reviews Naim Audio's new Reference ND555 Network Audio Player/555 PS DR Power Supply -

https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default ... roduct.pdf

""The ND 555 is remarkable in not just matching the best 'physical media' players but bettering most - and by some margin. The now-discontinued NDS was excellent, but the ND 555 betters it in sheer involvement and detail."

"The sound was rich and warm yet simply packed with musical information, which is the Naim ND555's sonic signature."


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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

Pure musicality with our most advanced streaming platform -

Our reference network player is quite simply the best source component we’ve ever developed. Drawing on decades of digital and analogue engineering experience, the ND 555 marries our innovative new streaming platform with classic Naim analogue technology. It features a 40-bit SHARC processor with advanced signal processing, a suspended brass sub-chassis to isolate sound-critical circuits from vibrations and the best external power supply we’ve ever made. Whether you’re listening to Bonham’s solid groove or Coltrane’s dizzying scales, the ND 555 lets the music flow with astonishing ease and uniquely engaging musicality. Partnered with Statement or 500 series amplification, we believe the ND 555 is as close to live music as it gets.


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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

Naim Audio ND 555 Network Audio Player UK RRP £13000

Naim Audio 555 PS DR power supply UK RRP £7000 (Brushed Black finish), £6599 (Powder Coated Black finish)

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Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.

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https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default ... _FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology

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Naim Audio. The best of British.

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default ... 0ND555.pdf
Hi-Fi critic reviews Naim Audio's new Reference ND555 Network Audio Player/555 PS DR Power Supply

"The ND555 soundstage has an inviting transparency, with subtle natural timbres, fine image perspectives and truly excellent focus. We initially suspected that it might be just too seductive, if such is possible. Certainly it required no thought at all to recognise superbly deep soundstages, massive stage width, and first class three dimensional stereo imaging. Texture was virtually devoid of unwanted grain; sweet yet sparkling; highly detailed yet also convincingly micro-dynamic. Subtle gradations of musical expression were portrayed very well, it played with great authority, and in context possessed fully convincing naturalness."

"I cannot recall a digital player of such build quality and performance where transparency and detail, image depth and stage width is so clearly state of the art, and one which is allied to a highly extended and natural subjective frequency response. It sounds absolutely wide open. The balance of these qualities is hugely music, system, and listener dependant, and here I feel that prospective purchasers will have to judge for themselves the relative importance of all these matters but in our reference system it is clearly state of the art. Our top Audio Excellence rating is well deserved."


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AV Hub reviews Naim Audio's new Reference ND555 Network Audio Player/555 PS DR Power Supply

"Them Crooked Vultures’ New Fang is a blistering track which can similarly wall up on lesser gear; the 555 allowed the Kashmir-like left-channel strings to rise above the rhythmic lock between John Paul Jones and Dave Grohl, while the vocal held solid in its own little bullhorn-Elvis world: this is a 21st century Black Dog, and its energy can simply overload and smear all too easily. Not here. Every piece in the whole was kept utterly clear, simultaneously isolated but connected. We’ve never heard it better."

"We didn’t get to listen quite as long as we’d have liked, but our week with the ND 555 in our system included enough moments of magic that we were entirely convinced by its ability to consistently thrill, by the quality of its conversion, and the extreme efforts at ensuring the results are delivered at the highest, cleanest and lowest-noise levels of performance."

"This is not an audiophile-only device. It requires no effort and just a little familiarity (those remote symbols) to operate. It offers everyman ease of operation backed by sensational audio performance. A triumph."


A rich audio heritage -

The ND 555 is the result of over four decades of audio engineering. From our state-of-the-art streaming module to powerful, natural-sounding audio stages – every element of this network player is built on our design DNA, giving it that distinctive, captivating Naim sound. The ND 555 development process also helped us step foot into new technologies: for the first time, we’ve added low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) to a premium Naim player. We chose LVDS because it minimises timing errors due to its fast speed and it minimises radiation thanks to its low noise.

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

The ND 555 is bristling with innovative technology from input to output. The streaming section uses the latest Naim network card featuring low-noise, high-speed LVDS to route the digital audio signal. The higher speed is capable of decoding all HD audio formats at up to 32 bits/384 kHz or DSD128. Rather than the source acting as the digital timing master, our new streaming board turns things around and allows our DAC clock to control the flow of audio data. The data is integer-over-sampled in a SHARC DSP to an incredible 40-bit accuracy and fed into the Burr-Brown® PCM1704, a true R2R ladder DAC valued for its exceptional sound quality.

Naim’s renowned DR regulator technology, as used in our range of amplifiers and power supplies, makes its first appearance in a network player, providing ultra-pure DC voltage to the sensitive audio circuitry in the ND 555. The analogue stages use only high-grade through-hole components and are suspended on sprung sub-chassis with heavy brass plates to minimise the effects of microphony.

Expert craftsmanship -

The ND 555 is bristling with innovative technology from input to output. The streaming section uses the latest Naim network card featuring low-noise, high-speed LVDS to route the digital audio signal. The higher speed is capable of decoding all HD audio formats at up to 32 bits/384 kHz or DSD128. Rather than the source acting as the digital timing master, our new streaming board turns things around and allows our DAC clock to control the flow of audio data. The data is integer-over-sampled in a SHARC DSP to an incredible 40-bit accuracy and fed into the Burr-Brown® PCM1704, a true R2R ladder DAC valued for its exceptional sound quality.

Naim’s renowned DR regulator technology, as used in our range of amplifiers and power supplies, makes its first appearance in a network player, providing ultra-pure DC voltage to the sensitive audio circuitry in the ND 555. The analogue stages use only high-grade through-hole components and are suspended on sprung sub-chassis with heavy brass plates to minimise the effects of microphony.

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

Absolute control -

There are several ways to control ND 555. The Naim App for iOS and Android gives you complete control over individual or multiple Naim products. You can access all of your music including radio pre-sets, streaming services and playlists, sync several Naim players for multiroom playback or explore artist discographies and biographies. The app also controls our Uniti Core music server (so there’s no need for two separate apps) and allows you to update your system wirelessly with a single tap.

For those who prefer a more tactile experience, a premium metal Zigbee® remote control is supplied. It requires no line of sight to the player, so you can take control whatever direction you’re facing. The front panel features a 5” colour display presenting album artwork as well as track information in crisp detail, and there are keys for most commonly used functions including standby and input selection.

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

— Seven regulated supply voltages, including a separate supply for the CD555 clock circuit
— Low-resonance case with isolating feet
— Massive transformer, 40 percent larger than that fitted to the XPS2 DR
— Supplied with Power-Line mains cable as standard
— All-new Naim Discrete Regulator (DR) configuration, delivering Naim Audio’s best-ever standards of stable, low-noise power

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

Naim 555 PS DR Technology & Craft

The 555 PS DR benefits from both our decades of experience and our relentless pursuit of superior sound quality. Its massive transformer, some 40 percent larger than that fitted to our XPS2 DR power supply, features five separate windings outputting to seven regulated supply voltages, including an output specifically intended for use with the clock circuitry of our CD555 and ND555.

The 555 PS DR was updated in 2012 as a result of a two year project to develop a new discrete regulator (DR) for Naim Audio power supplies. The new Naim Audio DR now features, alongside improvements to the wire routing, mechanical decoupling and internal layout. These enhancements, developed through intensive listening tests, significantly raise performance and make music even more.


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Re: Naim + Reviews - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Fri May 31, 2019 1:46 am

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Stereophile reviews Naim Audio's new ND5 XS 2 Network Player -

https://www.stereophile.com/content/nai ... dia-player

"Lonesome Tears," from Beck's Sea Changes (provenance unknown, Capitol), came through at 352.8kHz sounding as good and big and compelling as I've ever heard it, with strings as lush as digitized strings can be, and good solidity and depth from the electric bass. "The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man," from the Rolling Stones' Out of Our Heads (ABKCO), correctly played as a 24/176.4 AIFF file, with superb momentum, force, and clarity of timing: It left me shaking my head at how well Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman worked together, and at the youthful irreverence of the lyrics."

"Through the Naim, the sense that the musician's touch was bringing a very large instrument to colorful, physically present life was clearer than ever."

"And some of the things I enjoyed about the ND5 XS 2—in particular, its good musical timing and typically meaty sound—are qualities I've long associated with Naim."

"But it's possible that their 46-year commitment to star grounding, impedance-matched connections, heavily regulated power supplies, and other Naim obsessions are, in the aggregate, key to the ND5 XS 2's fine sound and generally commendable ease of use."

"Glowingly recommended."


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Naim Audio's new ND5 XS 2 Network Player is at Musicraft (Derby)

The ND5 XS 2 uses our innovative new streaming platform with an expanded feature set. High-res UPnP™ streaming, AirPlay, Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth (apt X HD), Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Roon compatibility, internet radio and multiroom streaming – alongside digital and USB inputs for conventional connections – make this versatile player the ideal partner for one of our integrated amplifiers.

Carefully selected and matched parts, an oversized toroidal transformer, decoupled PCB boards: the ND5 XS 2 benefits from classic Naim engineering and fastidious attention to detail to ensure that it delivers natural, engaging sound quality from all sources.

Naim Audio ND5 XS 2 UK RRP £2299

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Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.

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https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default ... _FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology

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Naim Audio. The best of British.

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Naim Audio's new ND5 XS 2 Network Player is at Musicraft (Derby)

https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/naim-nd5-xs-2
What Hi-Fi reviews Naim Audio's new ND5 XS 2 Network Player

"Tonally it is even, with the ability to dig deep into bass frequencies with ease and tempering that with rich and insightful mids and treble. It possesses that neutrality required to paint an honest picture of a track, refusing to force its own presentation simply to catch the listener’s ear."

"It is clear in the way the ND5 XS 2 handles rhythmic patterns, conveying intensity as a track ebbs and flows, and also in the subtleties of a performance that bestow upon it an element of humanity. Naim has proven again the possibility to provide truly great sound irrespective of genre."

"The Naim ND5 XS 2 is a sterling piece of hi-fi kit. It sounds like a five-star product almost immediately, and our admiration only grows as it mellows and settles into its role. This is the kind of network streamer for which it’s seriously worth extending your budget."


Naim Audio ND5 XS 2 Features -

• UPnP-enabled to allow streaming of audio files at up to 32bit/384kHz resolution from Naim Audio hard disk servers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices or any home computer
• Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, DSD, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, M4A and MP3. Gapless playback on all file formats
• Four 24bit/192kHz capable digital inputs (S/PDIF) to support optimum connection to external sources
• Built-in Chromecast allows you to stream from hundreds of supported smartphone or tablet apps (192kHz)
• Apple AirPlay - stream music from your iOS device or from iTunes and Apple Music
• Spotify Connect built-in to stream millions of songs from the world’s most popular streaming service
• Native support for TIDAL streaming service with free 90 day trial of lossless HiFi tier
• Front-panel USB port for replay of MP3 player and USB-stored audio (1.6A charge)
• vTuner 5* full-service internet radio
• Multiroom & Party Mode compatible
• iOS and Android Naim Audio app for intuitive control
• Bluetooth connectivity with aptX codec for quality audio playback
• Thanks to RC5 system integration, you can control compatible amplifiers that are connected to your network player directly from the Naim app on a phone or tablet
• Roon ready - turning your music collection into a beautifully laid out catalogue

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Naim Audio's new ND5 XS 2 Network Player is at Musicraft (Derby)

Naim Audio ND5 XS 2 Technology & Craft -

The streaming section of the ND5 XS 2 uses the latest Naim network card featuring low-noise, high-speed low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) to route the digital audio signal. The higher speed is capable of decoding all HD audio formats at up to 32 bits/384 kHz or DSD128. Rather than the source acting as the digital timing master, our new streaming board turns things around and allows our DAC clock to control the flow of audio data. The data is integer-over-sampled in a SHARC DSP to an incredible 40-bit accuracy before it’s fed to the PCM1791A Burr-Brown digital-to analogue converter.

Developing a new streaming platform was one of the biggest projects we have ever taken on. Naim engineers across all disciplines – electronic, industrial, acoustic and mechanical – worked for three years to create a system that could make the most of online services such as TIDAL and Spotify while adding future-proof flexibility through Chromecast built-in. Supporting faster data rates with dual-band Wi-Fi and the latest 802.11ac protocol, this robust platform was designed for the highest performance on every level.


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Re: Naim + Reviews - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:00 am

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Naim Audio and Focal at the recent 2019 Munich High End Show -

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Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.

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https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default ... _FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology

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You’re a nobody without a Naim.


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Re: Naim + Reviews - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:54 am

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier -

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

Naim Audio SUPERNAIT 3

Major performance upgrades and now with added love for vinyl -


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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

In the six years since the last NAIT integrated amplifiers were released, our research and development team have worked on a range of amplifier improvements. The result is upgraded power amplifier sections for SUPERNAIT 3, delivering greater pace and intimacy to their musical delivery – whether it's driving a pair of loudspeakers or your favourite pair of headphones.

SUPERNAIT 3 has received significant performance upgrades, including a built-in phono stage, making it a perfect partner for turntables, as well as for streamers, CD players, or any other music source people want to enjoy with the signature Naim sound.

It also includes a Class A preamp output stage which doubles as a headphone amplifier and ceramic heatsink technology that minimises capacitive coupling between the chassis and output transistors for optimum sound quality.

Its inputs are each individually decoupled and hand-wired to minimise noise and interference while internal switching employs ultra-low-noise, constant current sources which are derived directly from the electronic design of the flagship NAC 552 preamplifier.

The SUPERNAIT 3 can be upgraded with our external power supplies, power amplifiers and even cabling upgrades to get the best from all sources.

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

Naim Audio SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier UK RRP £3499

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Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.

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https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default ... _FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology

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Re: Naim + Reviews - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:42 am

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Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier -

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Naim Audio's new Nait XS3 integrated amplifier is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

Naim Audio NAIT XS 3

Major performance upgrades and now with added love for vinyl -


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Naim Audio's new Nait XS3 integrated amplifier is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

In the six years since the last NAIT integrated amplifiers were released, our research and development team have worked on a range of amplifier improvements.

The result is upgraded power amplifier sections for NAIT XS 3, delivering greater pace and intimacy to their musical delivery – whether it's driving a pair of loudspeakers or your favourite pair of headphones.

The NAIT XS 3 has received significant performance upgrades, including a built-in phono stage, making it a perfect partner for turntables, as well as for streamers, CD players, or any other music source people want to enjoy with the signature Naim sound.

The NAIT XS 3 offers much of the performance of our reference quality SUPERNAIT 3 in a simpler, slimmer package combining a 70W power amplifier with five analogue inputs plus a phono stage. Its high-performance preamplifier stage is as transparent as you would expect from a Naim Audio amplifier, and it also shares the single-ended class-A headphone output of its larger sibling.

The NAIT XS 3 can be upgraded with our external power supplies, power amplifiers and even cabling upgrades to get the best from all sources.

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Naim Audio's new Nait XS3 integrated amplifier is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

Naim Audio SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier UK RRP £2199

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Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.

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https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default ... _FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology

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You’re a nobody without a Naim.


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Re: Naim + Reviews - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:33 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that we've received Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier.

Pictures show our new Naim Audio Supernait 3 amplifier chilling out on JL Audio's Reference Gotham v2 4500w active subwoofer at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

Naim Audio SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier UK RRP £3499

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Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.

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https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default ... _FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology

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You’re a nobody without a Naim.

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

Naim Audio SUPERNAIT 3

Major performance upgrades and now with added love for vinyl -


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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

In the six years since the last NAIT integrated amplifiers were released, our research and development team have worked on a range of amplifier improvements. The result is upgraded power amplifier sections for SUPERNAIT 3, delivering greater pace and intimacy to their musical delivery – whether it's driving a pair of loudspeakers or your favourite pair of headphones.

SUPERNAIT 3 has received significant performance upgrades, including a built-in phono stage, making it a perfect partner for turntables, as well as for streamers, CD players, or any other music source people want to enjoy with the signature Naim sound.

It also includes a Class A preamp output stage which doubles as a headphone amplifier and ceramic heatsink technology that minimises capacitive coupling between the chassis and output transistors for optimum sound quality.

Its inputs are each individually decoupled and hand-wired to minimise noise and interference while internal switching employs ultra-low-noise, constant current sources which are derived directly from the electronic design of the flagship NAC 552 preamplifier.

The SUPERNAIT 3 can be upgraded with our external power supplies, power amplifiers and even cabling upgrades to get the best from all sources.

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)


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Re: Naim + Reviews - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:04 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that we've received Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier.

Pictures show our new Naim Audio Nait XS 3 amplifier chilling out on top of the world's best subwoofer JL Audio's Reference Gotham v2 4500w active subwoofer at Musicraft (Derby) -

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Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

Naim Audio Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier UK RRP £2199

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Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.

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https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default ... _FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology

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You’re a nobody without a Naim.

Naim Audio Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier -

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Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

Naim Audio NAIT XS 3

Major performance upgrades and now with added love for vinyl -


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Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

In the six years since the last NAIT integrated amplifiers were released, our research and development team have worked on a range of amplifier improvements.

The result is upgraded power amplifier sections for NAIT XS 3, delivering greater pace and intimacy to their musical delivery – whether it's driving a pair of loudspeakers or your favourite pair of headphones.

The NAIT XS 3 has received significant performance upgrades, including a built-in phono stage, making it a perfect partner for turntables, as well as for streamers, CD players, or any other music source people want to enjoy with the signature Naim sound.

The NAIT XS 3 offers much of the performance of our reference quality SUPERNAIT 3 in a simpler, slimmer package combining a 70W power amplifier with five analogue inputs plus a phono stage. Its high-performance preamplifier stage is as transparent as you would expect from a Naim Audio amplifier, and it also shares the single-ended class-A headphone output of its larger sibling.

The NAIT XS 3 can be upgraded with our external power supplies, power amplifiers and even cabling upgrades to get the best from all sources.

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Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)


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Re: Naim + Reviews - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:13 am

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Hi-Fi Plus reviews Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier -

https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default ... 202019.pdf

"My first notes contained words like ‘grunty’ and ‘solid’ when discussing drums and bass guitars. The amplifier provided a lot of drive for rhythm se ctions and an infectious groove from the speakers."

"The Supernait 3 is not the last word in transparency, but it gets to leading edges with gusto, and does indeed have a sense of speed that is in another league to its predecessor. The immediacy of a drum kit first made this obvious, but that sense of speed is a factor that becomes apparent in a lot of different pieces of music. It makes listening a far more engaging experience."

" I was, however, constantly drawn to the bass lines it produced."

"We know that Naim amps boogie: what is more surprising is that they do it so well in integrated amplifier form and deliver robust imaging – another anathema to the chrome bumper
brigade."

"I have to hand it to Steve Sells and the Naim engineering team. They have taken a design that was already quite refined and bettered it. The notion that speed is more important than
harmonic distortion is right on the money. This research helps explain why so many amps that measure correctly leave you underwhelmed when it comes to reproducing music. However, in the context of the Supernait 3, quite simply it improves significantly on its forebears in every respect. Given the success of the Supernait that says a lot!"


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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

Naim Audio SUPERNAIT 3

Major performance upgrades and now with added love for vinyl -


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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

In the six years since the last NAIT integrated amplifiers were released, our research and development team have worked on a range of amplifier improvements. The result is upgraded power amplifier sections for SUPERNAIT 3, delivering greater pace and intimacy to their musical delivery – whether it's driving a pair of loudspeakers or your favourite pair of headphones.

SUPERNAIT 3 has received significant performance upgrades, including a built-in phono stage, making it a perfect partner for turntables, as well as for streamers, CD players, or any other music source people want to enjoy with the signature Naim sound.

It also includes a Class A preamp output stage which doubles as a headphone amplifier and ceramic heatsink technology that minimises capacitive coupling between the chassis and output transistors for optimum sound quality.

Its inputs are each individually decoupled and hand-wired to minimise noise and interference while internal switching employs ultra-low-noise, constant current sources which are derived directly from the electronic design of the flagship NAC 552 preamplifier.

The SUPERNAIT 3 can be upgraded with our external power supplies, power amplifiers and even cabling upgrades to get the best from all sources.

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

Naim Audio SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier UK RRP £3499

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Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.

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https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default ... _FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology

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You’re a nobody without a Naim.


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Re: Naim + Reviews - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:09 am

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What Hi-Fi reviews Naim Audio's new Reference ND555 Network Audio Player/555 PS DR Power Supply -

https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/naim-nd-555555-ps-dr

"It’s expensive, but this music streamer sets new sonic standards."

"Power supply regulation has always been a Naim priority and here it is taken to an extreme with no fewer than 13 of the company’s highly effect DR regulators used to ensure that every part of the circuitry receives a clean, stable and low noise power feed.

The likes of Chord make a big song and dance about using FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) loaded with in-house software to do the digital-to-analogue conversion duties. This approach can yield excellent results, but it’s not the only way to great sound. Naim sticks to the traditional approach of using an off-the-shelf number cruncher, Burr Brown’s highly regarded PCM1704, and dedicates one per channel."

"Given a little while to settle, the ND 555 turns in a terrific performance. While it’s a clear step better than anything the company has managed before, there remains much in its sonic character that will be familiar to regular Naim users. Essentially, the presentation is direct, punchy and organised with a musical cohesion few rivals can match."

"Naim’s range-topping streamer was never going to be cheap, but it is difficult to escape the fact that the ND555/ 555 PS DR comes with a £20k price tag. Yet, having used it for a number of months, we can honestly say we haven’t come across a better digital streaming source.

We rate the ND555/555PS combination so highly it’s become a vital part of our reference set-up – and we can’t give it a better recommendation than that."


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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

Pure musicality with our most advanced streaming platform -

Our reference network player is quite simply the best source component we’ve ever developed. Drawing on decades of digital and analogue engineering experience, the ND 555 marries our innovative new streaming platform with classic Naim analogue technology. It features a 40-bit SHARC processor with advanced signal processing, a suspended brass sub-chassis to isolate sound-critical circuits from vibrations and the best external power supply we’ve ever made. Whether you’re listening to Bonham’s solid groove or Coltrane’s dizzying scales, the ND 555 lets the music flow with astonishing ease and uniquely engaging musicality. Partnered with Statement or 500 Series amplification, we believe the ND 555 is as close to live music as it gets.

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

Naim Audio ND 555 Network Audio Player UK RRP £13000

Naim Audio 555 PS DR power supply UK RRP £7000 (Brushed Black finish), £6599 (Powder Coated Black finish)

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Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.

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https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default ... _FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology

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You’re a nobody without a Naim.

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default ... roduct.pdf
Hi-Fi News reviews Naim Audio's new Reference ND555 Network Audio Player/555 PS DR Power Supply

""The ND 555 is remarkable in not just matching the best 'physical media' players but bettering most - and by some margin. The now-discontinued NDS was excellent, but the ND 555 betters it in sheer involvement and detail."

"The sound was rich and warm yet simply packed with musical information, which is the Naim ND555's sonic signature."


https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default ... 0ND555.pdf
Hi-Fi critic reviews Naim Audio's new Reference ND555 Network Audio Player/555 PS DR Power Supply

"The ND555 soundstage has an inviting transparency, with subtle natural timbres, fine image perspectives and truly excellent focus. We initially suspected that it might be just too seductive, if such is possible. Certainly it required no thought at all to recognise superbly deep soundstages, massive stage width, and first class three dimensional stereo imaging. Texture was virtually devoid of unwanted grain; sweet yet sparkling; highly detailed yet also convincingly micro-dynamic. Subtle gradations of musical expression were portrayed very well, it played with great authority, and in context possessed fully convincing naturalness."

"I cannot recall a digital player of such build quality and performance where transparency and detail, image depth and stage width is so clearly state of the art, and one which is allied to a highly extended and natural subjective frequency response. It sounds absolutely wide open. The balance of these qualities is hugely music, system, and listener dependant, and here I feel that prospective purchasers will have to judge for themselves the relative importance of all these matters but in our reference system it is clearly state of the art. Our top Audio Excellence rating is well deserved."


https://www.avhub.com.au/product-review ... iew-518147
AV Hub reviews Naim Audio's new Reference ND555 Network Audio Player/555 PS DR Power Supply

"Them Crooked Vultures’ New Fang is a blistering track which can similarly wall up on lesser gear; the 555 allowed the Kashmir-like left-channel strings to rise above the rhythmic lock between John Paul Jones and Dave Grohl, while the vocal held solid in its own little bullhorn-Elvis world: this is a 21st century Black Dog, and its energy can simply overload and smear all too easily. Not here. Every piece in the whole was kept utterly clear, simultaneously isolated but connected. We’ve never heard it better."

"We didn’t get to listen quite as long as we’d have liked, but our week with the ND 555 in our system included enough moments of magic that we were entirely convinced by its ability to consistently thrill, by the quality of its conversion, and the extreme efforts at ensuring the results are delivered at the highest, cleanest and lowest-noise levels of performance."

"This is not an audiophile-only device. It requires no effort and just a little familiarity (those remote symbols) to operate. It offers everyman ease of operation backed by sensational audio performance. A triumph."


A rich audio heritage -

The ND 555 is the result of over four decades of audio engineering. From our state-of-the-art streaming module to powerful, natural-sounding audio stages – every element of this network player is built on our design DNA, giving it that distinctive, captivating Naim sound. The ND 555 development process also helped us step foot into new technologies: for the first time, we’ve added low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) to a premium Naim player. We chose LVDS because it minimises timing errors due to its fast speed and it minimises radiation thanks to its low noise.

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

The ND 555 is bristling with innovative technology from input to output. The streaming section uses the latest Naim network card featuring low-noise, high-speed LVDS to route the digital audio signal. The higher speed is capable of decoding all HD audio formats at up to 32 bits/384 kHz or DSD128. Rather than the source acting as the digital timing master, our new streaming board turns things around and allows our DAC clock to control the flow of audio data. The data is integer-over-sampled in a SHARC DSP to an incredible 40-bit accuracy and fed into the Burr-Brown® PCM1704, a true R2R ladder DAC valued for its exceptional sound quality.

Naim’s renowned DR regulator technology, as used in our range of amplifiers and power supplies, makes its first appearance in a network player, providing ultra-pure DC voltage to the sensitive audio circuitry in the ND 555. The analogue stages use only high-grade through-hole components and are suspended on sprung sub-chassis with heavy brass plates to minimise the effects of microphony.

Expert craftsmanship -

The ND 555 is bristling with innovative technology from input to output. The streaming section uses the latest Naim network card featuring low-noise, high-speed LVDS to route the digital audio signal. The higher speed is capable of decoding all HD audio formats at up to 32 bits/384 kHz or DSD128. Rather than the source acting as the digital timing master, our new streaming board turns things around and allows our DAC clock to control the flow of audio data. The data is integer-over-sampled in a SHARC DSP to an incredible 40-bit accuracy and fed into the Burr-Brown® PCM1704, a true R2R ladder DAC valued for its exceptional sound quality.

Naim’s renowned DR regulator technology, as used in our range of amplifiers and power supplies, makes its first appearance in a network player, providing ultra-pure DC voltage to the sensitive audio circuitry in the ND 555. The analogue stages use only high-grade through-hole components and are suspended on sprung sub-chassis with heavy brass plates to minimise the effects of microphony.

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

Absolute control -

There are several ways to control ND 555. The Naim App for iOS and Android gives you complete control over individual or multiple Naim products. You can access all of your music including radio pre-sets, streaming services and playlists, sync several Naim players for multiroom playback or explore artist discographies and biographies. The app also controls our Uniti Core music server (so there’s no need for two separate apps) and allows you to update your system wirelessly with a single tap.

For those who prefer a more tactile experience, a premium metal Zigbee® remote control is supplied. It requires no line of sight to the player, so you can take control whatever direction you’re facing. The front panel features a 5” colour display presenting album artwork as well as track information in crisp detail, and there are keys for most commonly used functions including standby and input selection.

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

— Seven regulated supply voltages, including a separate supply for the CD555 clock circuit
— Low-resonance case with isolating feet
— Massive transformer, 40 percent larger than that fitted to the XPS2 DR
— Supplied with Power-Line mains cable as standard
— All-new Naim Discrete Regulator (DR) configuration, delivering Naim Audio’s best-ever standards of stable, low-noise power

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Naim Audio's new ND 555 Network Player/555 PS DR Power Supply are at Musicraft (Derby)

Naim 555 PS DR Technology & Craft

The 555 PS DR benefits from both our decades of experience and our relentless pursuit of superior sound quality. Its massive transformer, some 40 percent larger than that fitted to our XPS2 DR power supply, features five separate windings outputting to seven regulated supply voltages, including an output specifically intended for use with the clock circuitry of our CD555 and ND555.

The 555 PS DR was updated in 2012 as a result of a two year project to develop a new discrete regulator (DR) for Naim Audio power supplies. The new Naim Audio DR now features, alongside improvements to the wire routing, mechanical decoupling and internal layout. These enhancements, developed through intensive listening tests, significantly raise performance and make music even more.


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Re: Naim + Reviews - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:45 am

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What Hi-Fi reviews Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier -

https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/naim-supernait-3

"If you’re looking for an entertaining yet informative integrated amplifier, the Supernait 3 is a brilliant choice."

"The Supernait 3 sounds solid and muscular, handling whatever you throw at it in terms of music and partnering speakers. We try a range of alternatives to our reference ATC SCM 50s and the Naim never sounds like it has to try hard to make them bend to its will."

"Such confidence works wonders for the listener. When that subliminal messiness of an amplifier struggling isn’t present, it’s easier to focus on the music instead. That’s what the Supernait, regardless of generation, has always done best."

"We can’t think of a more capable alternative when it comes to rhythmic drive and precision. The Supernait 3 conveys the changing momentum of this music brilliantly, capturing the various mood changes between tracks with conviction."

"Detail resolution is good, and it’s easy to get insight into the recording and the production methods used. But it never feels as though the Naim makes this a priority. It’s simply about getting to the heart of the musical message and feeling the emotion that the artist intended."

"The previous generation of Supernait wasn’t broken and so Naim hasn’t fixed it. But, in adding a good quality MM phono stage and tweaking the power amplifier section, it has made a great amplifier even better. If you’re looking for an integrated at this level, you must hear this one."


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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

Naim Audio SUPERNAIT 3

Major performance upgrades and now with added love for vinyl -


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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

In the six years since the last NAIT integrated amplifiers were released, our research and development team have worked on a range of amplifier improvements. The result is upgraded power amplifier sections for SUPERNAIT 3, delivering greater pace and intimacy to their musical delivery – whether it's driving a pair of loudspeakers or your favourite pair of headphones.

SUPERNAIT 3 has received significant performance upgrades, including a built-in phono stage, making it a perfect partner for turntables, as well as for streamers, CD players, or any other music source people want to enjoy with the signature Naim sound.

It also includes a Class A preamp output stage which doubles as a headphone amplifier and ceramic heatsink technology that minimises capacitive coupling between the chassis and output transistors for optimum sound quality.

Its inputs are each individually decoupled and hand-wired to minimise noise and interference while internal switching employs ultra-low-noise, constant current sources which are derived directly from the electronic design of the flagship NAC 552 preamplifier.

The SUPERNAIT 3 can be upgraded with our external power supplies, power amplifiers and even cabling upgrades to get the best from all sources.

Naim Audio SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier UK RRP £3499

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Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.

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https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default ... _FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology

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You’re a nobody without a Naim.

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Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default ... 202019.pdf
Hi-Fi Plus reviews Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier

"My first notes contained words like ‘grunty’ and ‘solid’ when discussing drums and bass guitars. The amplifier provided a lot of drive for rhythm se ctions and an infectious groove from the speakers."

"The Supernait 3 is not the last word in transparency, but it gets to leading edges with gusto, and does indeed have a sense of speed that is in another league to its predecessor. The immediacy of a drum kit first made this obvious, but that sense of speed is a factor that becomes apparent in a lot of different pieces of music. It makes listening a far more engaging experience."

" I was, however, constantly drawn to the bass lines it produced."

"We know that Naim amps boogie: what is more surprising is that they do it so well in integrated amplifier form and deliver robust imaging – another anathema to the chrome bumper
brigade."

"I have to hand it to Steve Sells and the Naim engineering team. They have taken a design that was already quite refined and bettered it. The notion that speed is more important than
harmonic distortion is right on the money. This research helps explain why so many amps that measure correctly leave you underwhelmed when it comes to reproducing music. However, in the context of the Supernait 3, quite simply it improves significantly on its forebears in every respect. Given the success of the Supernait that says a lot!"


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