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Naim NAC 252 Pre Amplifier


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NAC 252 is Naim's highest purist preamp in the classic range, sitting above the NAC 282 yet at a considerably lower price point than the reference level NAC 552. We recommend partnering with the NAP 250 DR or ideally the NAP 300 DR power amp.

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Remote Control Yes
Warranty length 2 years standard (5 years on registration)
Colour Black
Brand Naim Audio

Tech Specs

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

Analogue: 2 x variable (DIN), 1 x fixed (RCA)
Line Outputs Fixed (level): 75mV, 600Ω
Line Outputs Variable (level): 775mV
Output Impedance: <50Ω
Minimum Load Impedance: 10kΩ
Power Outputs: Naim phono amplifier

Infra Red: RC5
Remote Input: RCA on rear (RC5)
RS232: optional (DE9 female)

Supply Voltage: 24V, 18V
PS: NAP 155 XS/200, FlatCap XS, Hi/SuperCap

Dimensions (HWD): 87 x 432 x 314mm
Weight: 7.0kg

Front: Brushed and black anodised
Case: Black powder coated

Product Description

Naim NAC 252 stems from one of Naim's finest preamplifiers; the NAC 52. It delivers audio with exceptional detail and clarity housing its power supply components in the separate SuperCap unit to effectively isolate electromagnetic interference.

Technology and Craft

Many designs were explored for the NAC 252 and a complete review of the circuit topology and components took place in accordance with the developments pioneered in preamplifiers such as the NAC52. Hundreds of hours were spent listening to various designs, ensuring that the harmony between music and technology was always maintained.

Ten independently regulated power supplies are fed from the matching SuperCap power supply. Each of the ten audio circuits are supplied with an independent and fully regulated supply voltage.Additionally, separate power supplies for the digital control and switching circuitry further isolate the audio circuitry from noise.


We are here to help find the right system for you. As a suggested starting point, you may want to consider partnering the NAC 282 with the following:

Separates System:
- CDX2
- NAP 250
- HiCap
- Ovator S-600

Upgrade Paths:
- Power-Line
- FlatCap XS
- HiCap
- SuperCap

- Support for both DIN and RCA inputs to facilitate connection into a wider range of systems
- SuperCap power supply (with fourteen independently regulated voltages) required
- Totally separate regulated supplies for digital control and switching circuitry
- Precision rotary potentiometers with precious metal wipers
- AV bypass mode for simple connection to an existing AV system
- Powered input for use with StageLine or SuperLine phono stages

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