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Naim - NAC 552 - Preamplifier New Zealand
Naim - NAC 552 - Preamplifier New Zealand
Naim - NAC 552 - Preamplifier New Zealand
Naim - NAC 552 - Preamplifier New Zealand
Naim - NAC 552 - Preamplifier New Zealand
Naim - NAC 552 - Preamplifier New Zealand

    Naim - NAC 552 - Preamplifier

    $30,000.00
    Find out more on the Naim Audio New Zealand Website Performance without limits. Our preamplifiers epitomise everything we believe in. Starting with our revolutionary NAC 12 back in 1974, Naim Audio preamplifiers have both rewritten...
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    Find out more on the Naim Audio New Zealand Website

    Performance without limits.

    Our preamplifiers epitomise everything we believe in. Starting with our revolutionary NAC 12 back in 1974, Naim Audio 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.

    Features

    • 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 Audio. 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.

    Product Specification

    Audio Inputs
    Analogue

    7 x DIN, 2 x RCA

    Input Sensitivity

    75mV

    Input Impedance

    47kΩ

    Other Inputs

    Two inputs configurable for unity gain

    Audio Outputs
    Audio Outputs

    1 x variable, 3 x fixed (DIN)

    Line Outputs Fixed (level)

    75mV, 600Ω

    Line Outputs Variable (level)

    775mV

    Output Impedance

    <50Ω

    Load Impedance

    10kΩ (min.)

    Power Outputs

    Naim phono amplifier

    Connectivity
    Remote Control

    Infra Red (RC5)

    RS232

    Optional (DE9 female)

    Remote Input

    RCA on rear (RC5)

    Control
    Front Panel

    Volume control, balance control, sixteen button matrix 

    Handheld

    NARCOM-4 Remote Control

    Power
    Supply Voltage

    +/-12V, 24V, 32V

    Power Supply Options

    552 PS

    Upgrades
    Power Supply

    552 PS

    Physical
    Dimensions (HxWxD)

    87 x 432 x 314 mm

    Weight

    12.9 kg

    Finish
    Front

    Brushed and black anodised

    Case

    Brushed and black anodised

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