Our preamplifiers epitomise everything we believe in. Starting with our revolutionary NAC 12 back in 1974, Naim preamplifiers have both rewritten the rules and set the standards for others to follow. ...
Our preamplifiers epitomise everything we believe in. Starting with our revolutionary NAC 12 back in 1974, Naim preamplifiers have both rewritten the rules and set the standards for others to follow. The NAC 552 is second only to our Statement NAC S1: its distinctive two-box configuration marks it out from the competition just as surely as its unfettered musicality reflects our core values. It's one of the best preamplifiers we’ve ever produced, and by extension, among the best in the world.
7 x DIN, 2 x RCA
Two inputs configurable for unity gain
1 x variable, 3 x fixed (DIN)
|Line Outputs Fixed (level)||
|Line Outputs Variable (level)||
Naim phono amplifier
Infra Red (RC5)
Optional (DE9 female)
RCA on rear (RC5)
Volume control, balance control, sixteen button matrix
NARCOM-4 Remote Control
+/-12V, 24V, 32V
|Power Supply Options||
87 x 432 x 314 mm
552 PS, Power-Line, R-Com and Burndy
Brushed and black anodised
Brushed and black anodised
Two-box configuration for optimum rejection of electromagnetic interference.
Split-rail power supply featuring 800VA toroidal transformer, three smoothing capacitors and new Discrete Regulator (DR).
Fully suspended sub-chassis for superior isolation of sensitive circuit boards.
AV bypass mode for simple connection to an existing AV system.
Support for both DIN and RCA inputs to facilitate connection into a wider range of systems
Independent listen and record banks for maximum flexibility .
Assignable inputs for enhanced usability with a range of sources.
Technology & Craft
Like every component in our flagship 500 Series range, the NAC 552 has been developed without compromise or constraint. Its two-box design, which houses the power supply components in a separate enclosure to better control electromagnetic interference, is classically Naim. By contrast, the power supply itself employs radically new thinking, including a new split-rail configuration that almost entirely eliminates power supply noise in the signal earth.
The sound critical electronics of the NAC 552 are mounted on a brass sub-chassis which is fully suspended on coil springs at a frequency below the threshold of human hearing. This method of suspension maximises isolation, hence minimizing the effect of vibration on the highly sensitive electronic components. Carefully selected precision rotary potentiometers with precious metal wipers are used to preserve music integrity and ensure long-term stability.
Six inputs on the NAC 552 can be selected directly from either the front panel or the remote control. In addition to the usual DIN inputs, preferred for their superior earthing and impedance matching, the NAC 552 owner can configure two of the inputs for use with the more common RCA phono type connectors, enabling the use of alternative components with pre-owned interconnects.
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.