Vinyl replay makes a huge contribution to the enjoyment of recorded music. At its best, vinyl has a uniquely engaging and musical quality, and with the SuperLine phonostage, the best of vinyl just ...
Vinyl replay makes a huge contribution to the enjoyment of recorded music. At its best, vinyl has a uniquely engaging and musical quality, and with the SuperLine phonostage, the best of vinyl just gets better. The SuperLine is a high performance moving-coil phono stage built in the Naim aluminium reference enclosure with an anodised front panel. It brings all Naim's latest analogue electronic design and environmental isolation techniques to bear on the most delicate analogue element of any hi-fi system - the moving-coil phono signal. The SuperLine requires an external power supply - either the power supply output of an appropriate Naim preamplifier or the SUPERNAIT and NAIT XS integrated amplifiers, or, for optimum performance, a dedicated FlatCap XS, HiCap or SuperCap. SuperLine brings out all that's best in vinyl replay - timing, pitch accuracy, clarity, detail, and the unmistakable naturalness that records can deliver in abundance.
100μV - 500μV, SuperLine E: 200μV - 1mV
2 x 5-pin DIN for loading plugs
64dB at 1kHz, SuperLine E: 58dB at 1kHz
10Hz to >200kHz -3dB
|THD + N||
<0.005% (500μV at 1kHz)
82dB ref 500μV input, 0μ(A-weighted), SuperLine E: 78dB ref 500μV input, 0μ (A-weighted)
>80dB (20Hz - 20kHz)
±0.1dB (20Hz - 20kHz)
|High Pass Filter||
5mV rms (1kHz), SuperLine E: 10mV RMS (1kHz)
|Input Load Options||
10kΩ, 1k, 500Ω, 220Ω, 100Ω, 100pF, 1nF, 5.6nF, 10nF
|Power Supply Options||
NaimUniti, NAIT XS, SuperNait, 152XS, 202, 282, 252, 552, FlatCap XS, HiCap, SuperCap
87 x 207 x 314 mm
210 x 280 x 410 mm
Bead blasted and black anodised
Black powder coated
RCA and BNC inputs
Moving coil only, with cartridge impedance matching adjustment (20 different load combinations possible)
Suspension system for delicate electronics as used in 500 Series
24V supply voltage from NaimUniti 2, NAIT XS 2, SUPERNAIT 2, Naim preamplifier (except NAC-N 172 XS), FlatCap XS, HiCap or SuperCap required
Bead-blasted, black anodised front panel
Technology & Craft
The heart of the SuperLine is a new, two-stage single-ended Class A discrete amplifier with part-passive RIAA filtering that runs off 25 internally regulated power supplies and features the transistor "quiet room" thermal isolation technique originally developed for the NAP 500 power amplifier. Environmental isolation is also ensured by the SuperLine's massive sub-chassis and high-Q spring suspension system - used here for the first time on a phono amplifier.
Duplicate phono and BNC sockets provide input versatility, and cartridge impedance matching adjustment is provided by four resistive and three capacitive load plugs. In combination with the SuperLine's internal input load, twenty different standard load combinations are possible
The SuperLine is also available in a lower gain model, SuperLine E. The SuperLine E is identical to the standard SuperLine except that is has been designed for use with cartridges that have a higher output voltage than most popular moving coils: for example high output moving coils.
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.