NAP 200 DR
First designed by Naim founder Julian Vereker in 1971, the NAP 200 has Naim musicality written into its DNA. As our first production amplifier, no single product encapsulates our philosophy better. ...
First designed by Naim founder Julian Vereker in 1971, the NAP 200 has Naim musicality written into its DNA. As our first production amplifier, no single product encapsulates our philosophy better. Its design is simple and uncompromising, with a single-minded focus on one thing: creating an enduring musical connection with the listener. More recently the NAP 200 has benefitted from the years of research that went into the NAP 500 amplifier. Many of the developments from the 500 Series project have helped to revitalise its electronic design and componentry bringing significant and hard-earned gains to performance. Beneath this new technology however, it retains the values which helped to make it an icon: simplicity, focus and sheer musicality.
1 x 4-pin DIN
-3dB at 3Hz - 50kHz
|Minimum Load Impedance||
L & R, 4mm “banana” sockets
100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
87 x 432 x 314 mm
240 x 590 x 500 mm
Brushed and black anodised
Black powder coated
The NAP 200 has been revitalised and reintroduced for 2015 with the addition of a Naim DR (Discrete Regulator) module to power its partnered Naim preamplifier. This comes alongside small improvements to some internal componentry and layout that combine to lift its musical performance even further than the original.
70W per channel output into 8 Ohms
Large custom-designed transformer providing 300VA of transient power
Internal power supply to allow direct connection of a NAC 152 XS, NAC 202 or NAC 282 preamplifier
Technology & Craft
Like the flagship NAP 500, the NAP 200 uses a new circuit design with improved earthing arrangements built on a very high quality, anti-resonance main audio circuit board. Anti-vibration, resonance-controlling feet serve to protect the sensitive internal components from microphonic vibration and unwanted external interference.
A new, top-quality 430VA toroidal transformer provides more than 300VA of transient power. Separate windings provide dedicated left and right channel rectified power supplies with two smoothing capacitors per channel. The NAP 200 also has a separate winding providing a preamplifier power supply. This enables it to be used in a two-box amplifier configuration with a Naim preamplifier such as the NAC 202. The Naim NAP 200 is stable into any load and can drive a 2-ohm load for long periods of time.
Audiophiles all over the world will recognise the British audio brand Naim which has been leading the way with their world-beating all-in-one Hi-Fi systems, reference equipment and in recent years streaming audio. Naim is all about the music and their systems are designed to help you forget that you’re listening to Hi-Fi and create a fully immersive audio experience. Whether a £650 wireless all-in-one music system or a £167,700 amplifier!
As you’d expect from such a prestigious brand, Naim products are built to last and will provide a sound investment for many years of joyful listening. Add to this their unbelievable support and servicing – even for original products going back 40 years – and you’ve got a recipe for a long lasting friendship and audio discovery.
At Oxford Audio we have a large range of Naim products on demonstration so if you want to get an idea of just how good they sound or find out more about how they work come along for a listen and a chat. Feel the emotion of the music and take a step towards better quality audio with Naim’s range of audio products.