Naim NAC 152 XS & NAP 155 XS Preamp/Poweramp Bundle

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Naim NAC 152 XS & NAP 155 XS

 

When Naim recently discontinued these pieces, Upscale bought the entire inventory. Why? So we could get you a bad-ass, $5990 Naim stack for only $2249! That's over 62% off!

 

NAC 152 XS Preamplifier

The NAC 152 XS preamplifier provides all the transparency and musicality you’d expect from Naim Audio, 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 Audio ownership.

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 Naim NAP 155 XS Power Amplifier (included in this Upscale Audio bundle) or the Naim FlatCap XS or Naim HiCap external power supplies (sold separately)

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 motorized 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 Audio standard DINs. This stereo output on two RCA sockets is optimized 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 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 Audio StageLine outboard phono stage.

NAC 152 XS Specifications

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% THD+N@1kHz, 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

 

NAP 155 XS Power Amplifier

The ideal partner for our NAC 152 XS preamplifier, the NAP 155 XS features a substantial, custom-designed toroidal transformer with separate transformer windings for each output channel. It delivers 60 watts per channel (into 8 ohms) and will become the musical engine of a modern or traditional hi-fi system, whether the source is a digital stream, CD or vinyl.

Features

  • 60W per channel output into 8 ohms
  • Internal power supply to allow direct connection of a NAC 152 XS Preamplifier
  • Custom-designed toroidal transformer with separate transformer windings for each output channel

Technology & Craft

The NAP 155 XS is flexible enough to be used in most types of systems, both passive and active but retains an unwavering focus on performance.

The heart of the amplifier circuit is a version of the world-class NAP 500 with a substantial and very quiet power supply using a custom-designed and manufactured toroidal transformer. Improvements over its predecessor, the NAP 150, include: a new toroidal transformer for improved regulation; separate windings for each channel and preamp; and an up-rated preamp power supply to improve the performance of the preamp.

Specifications

Audio Inputs
Analogue Input

1 x 4-pin DIN

Input Impedance

18kΩ

Audio Outputs
Gain

+29dB

Frequency Response

 -3dB at 3Hz - 50kHz

Power Outputs

Naim pre-amplifier

Minimum Load Impedance

THD

0.013%

THD

0.013%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

100dB

Speaker Outputs
Speaker Outputs

L & R, 4mm “banana” sockets

Power Output

60W/channel, 8Ω

Transient

260VA

Power
Mains Supply

100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz

Power Consumption (quiescent)

16VA

Power Consumption

330VA (max.)

Physical
Dimensions (HxWxD)

70 x 432 x 301 mm

Weight

7.9 kg

Shipping Dimensions

200 x 590 x 500 mm

Shipping Weight

10.5 kg

Supplied with

SNAIC, Power-Line Lite mains cable (UK denominations only)

Finish
Front

Brushed and black anodised

Case

Black powder coated

 

 

User Manual Downloads

Naim NAC 152 XS Preamplifier

Naim NAP 155 XS Power Amplifier


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