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Naim NAC 152 XS
Naim NAC 152 XS

Naim Audio

NAC 152 XS

Our entry-level separate preamplifier, the NAC 152 XS provides all the transparency and musicality you’d expect from Naim, plus a long-term upgrade path to even better performance. The perfect ...

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£1,239.00

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Our entry-level separate preamplifier, the NAC 152 XS provides all the transparency and musicality you’d expect from Naim, plus a long-term upgrade path to even better performance. The perfect alternative to an integrated amplifier, it’s an outstanding first step into the world of Naim ownership.

Audio Inputs
Analogue Input

5 x DIN, RCA, 1 x DIN, 1 x 3.5mm jack

Input Sensitivity

130mV

Input Impedance

47kΩ

Other Inputs

AV input configurable for unity gain

Audio Outputs
Analogue

2 x variable (DIN), 1 x fixed (RCA)

Line Outputs Fixed (level)

130mV, 600Ω

Line Outputs Variable (level)

775mV RMS

Output Impedance

main <50Ω, sub <150Ω

Load Impedance

10kΩ (min.)

Power Outputs

Naim phono amplifier

Other Outputs

1 x sub (RCA)

Frequency Response

4Hz - 40kHz

THD

0.042% [email protected], 2Vin, 0.0775V out

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

67dB at 0.775V

Connectivity
Remote Control

Infra Red (RC5)

Remote Input

1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated and unmodulated)

RS232

Optional (DE9 female)

User Control
Front Panel

Volume control, seven button matrix

Handheld

NARCOM-4 Remote Control

Power
Supply Voltage

24V

Power Supply Options

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

Upgrades
Power Supply

FlatCap/HiCap

Physical
Dimensions (HxWxD)

70 x 432 x 301 mm

Weight

3.8 kg

Supplied with

NARCOM-4 Remote Control

Finish
Front

Brushed and black anodised

Case

Black powder coated

Features

Support for both DIN and RCA inputs to ease connection into a wide range of systems.

User configurable unity-gain AV input.

Full infrared remote control - RC5 input for wired remote control in complex installations.

Optional RS232 input/output for use in full home automation systems.

Can be powered from the preamp inputs of the NAP 155 XS or NAP 200 or external power supply (see Upgrade Path).

Technology & Craft

The NAC 152 XS, a replacement for the NAC 122x, is based on its larger brother the NAC 202 and features a hardwired motorised Alps volume control potentiometer delivering better performance and lower noise in use. The six DIN inputs are relay switched, improving performance. Much care in the design has been afforded to making the casework and PCB as low resonance as possible and to isolate the PCB from interference in its environment.

The NAC 152 XS features an additional output alongside the Naim standard DINs. This stereo output on two RCA sockets is optimised for connection to an active subwoofer and supports the growing use of 2.1 systems. Its rear panel layout is similar to the NAC 202 and hence is Fraim friendly. The NAC 152 XS can be powered from the preamp power outputs of the NAP 155 XS or NAP 200 or can be upgraded by powering it from either a FlatCap XS or HiCap power supply. One of the DIN inputs can supply power to a Naim StageLine outboard phono stage.

Naim Audio

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.