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Naim NAC 202 Pre Amplifier

The Naim NAC 202 combines first-class sound quality with flexibility, style and excellent value.

SKU
NAC202
£2,349.00

NAC 202

Classic Naim Audio control and clarity.

The NAC 202 is the next step up from Naim's entry-level NAC 152 XS, adding star-earthed circuit boards for superior transparency and an even lower resonance circuit layout. It provides for a wide range of expansion and upgrade options, including connection to a StageLine phonostage and an AV bypass connection to an external AV amplifier.

Features

  • Support for both DIN and RCA inputs to ease connection into a wider range of systems
  • User configurable unity-gain AV input
  • Powered input for use with StageLine or Prefix phono stage
  • RC5 input and Smart IR system for remote control integration of Naim Audio products
  • 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 power amplifier or external power supply (see Upgrade Path)

Technology & Craft

The NAC 202 introduced a new level of technical and musical performance to Naim's range of preamplifiers, along with elegant new styling.

Low-resonance circuit boards and anti-vibration, resonance controlling feet minimise the effect of microphonic vibration on the highly sensitive electronic components while carefully matched precision rotary potentiometers with precious metal wipers are used to preserve musical integrity and ensure long-term stability. The intelligent balance control combines a high quality motorised potentiometer for the best performance with intelligent circuitry to indicate the centre position.

The NAC 202 also features a silent microprocessor that sleeps during listening and controls all aspects of the amplifier including: protection circuits that continuously monitor the power supplies ensuring safe shut down in the event of a power cut; user-configurable RC5 input and Smart IR system for remote control integration of Naim Audio products.

Audio Inputs

Other Inputs AV input configurable for unity gain
Input Impedance 47kΩ
Analogue Input 4 x DIN, 2 x RCA
Input Sensitivity 75mV



Audio Outputs

Line Outputs Variable (level) 775mV
Line Outputs Fixed (level) 75mV, 600Ω
Load Impedance 10kΩ (min.)
Output Impedance <50Ω
Analogue 2 x variable (DIN), 3 x line level
Power Outputs Naim phono amplifier



Connectivity

RS232 Optional (DE9 female)
Remote Input RCA on rear (RC5)



Finish

Case Black powder coated
Front Black powder coated



Physical

Weight 7.0 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 87 x 432 x 314 mm



Power

Power Supply Options NAP 155 XS, NAP 200, FlatCap XS, HiCap, SuperCap
Supply Voltage 24V



Supplied with

Supplied with NARCOM-4 Remote Control



Upgrades

Power Supply 1 x Hi-Cap/SuperCap
Other NAPSC (optional)



User Control

Front Panel Volume Control, eight button matrix
Handheld NARCOM-4 Remote Control
Remote Control Infra Red (RC5)