Naim Fraim Base
Naim's Fraim equipment support system has been carefully designed to provide the perfect platform for Naim Audio electronics to shine.
Naim's Fraim equipment support system has been carefully designed to provide the perfect platform for Naim Audio electronics to shine. Each level is carefully isolated from the next using a cup-and-cone interface. An additional, double-layer base platform provides further isolation from resonance. A toughened glass sub-shelf rests on minimal-contact ball decouplers, providing even more isolation.
From the stainless steel spikes, which complete the process of isolation, to the zinc-plated steel nuts and studs that tie everything together, each individual component of the Fraim has been selected for its effect on sound quality. You’d expect nothing less from Naim.
- Fraim platforms available in Natural Ash, Cherry (tinted and non-tinted) and Black finishes
- Extruded, anodised aluminium Fraim legs available in three heights, and in silver or black finishes
- Modular design allows for system expansion over time
- Fully decoupled structure with inter-level cup-and-cone interfaces and toughened glass sub-shelf supported on ball bearings
- Double-layer base level plus stainless steel floor spikes for maximum isolation
- Optimised shelf spacing to reduce magnetic interaction between components
Naim's development of the Fraim marked the first time the full engineering resources of a high-end audio manufacturer had been deployed in the design of an equipment stand. The Fraim brings more detail, pace and focus to music, working in harmony with the Naim Audio philosophy that makes the fundamentals of music – pitch, timing and dynamics – the priorities.
The Fraim principle is that successive minimal contact interfaces progressively decouple the transmission of mechanical energy. This includes the micro-vibrations created when products are immersed in a sound field and those generated by all products while operating, including power supplies. At the same time the interfaces provide a fixed reference plane on which the internal isolation systems of each item of electronics can perform optimally. Additionally, the shelf height options are configured to ensure that magnetic field interaction between electronic products is minimised.
Fraim material selection is as significant as the arrangement of its components. Super hard stainless steel, toughened glass selected following intensive listening tests, large section anodised aluminium extrusion and veneered wood composites all contribute to equipment support that both performs to perfection and perfectly complements the Naim Audio aesthetic.
|Uprights||Natural anodised, Black anodised|
|Shelves||Ash, Cherry, Black Ash|
|Overall Dimensions||643 x 442 mm (W x D)|
|Shelf Dimensions||Glass Shelf 452 x 340 mm (W x D)|
|Available Height (per level)||Standard level 105 mm
Medium level 180 mm
Tall level 254 mm
|Level Height (all inc. glass shelf)||Standard level 175 mm
Medium level 250 mm
Tall level 324 mm
Base level 155 mm
|Weight||Standard level 7 kg
Medium level 5.6 kg
Tall level 8.25 kg
Base level 8.6 kg