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Naim NAP 250 DR Power Amplifier

 

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The latest version of this iconic Naim power amp, sitting above the Naim NAP 200 DR but at a considerably lower price than the Naim NAP 300 DR. A perfect match for the Naim NAC-N 272 Pre Amp and Streamer, a popular combo we've supplied to many customers with speakers.

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Features

Power Per Channel (8ohms) 80W
Warranty length 2 years standard (5 years on registration)
Colour Black
Brand Naim Audio

Tech Specs

AUDIO INPUTS
Analogue Inputs: 1 x XLR
Input Impedance: 18kΩ

 

AUDIO OUTPUTS
Gain: +29dB
Frequency Response: -3dB at 3Hz - 50kHz

 

SPEAKER OUTPUTS
Speaker Out: L & R, 4mm “banana” sockets
Power Output: 80W/channel, 8Ω
Transient: 400VA

 

POWER
Mains Supply: 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption (quiescent): 25VA

 

PHYSICAL
Dimensions: 87 x 432 x 314mm (H x W x D)
Weight: 15.8kg

 

FINISH
Front: Brushed and black anodised
Case: Black powder coated

Product Description

Naim NAP250 is an 80W per channel Power Amplifier and builds on the successes and innovations of Naim's NAP range. The latest Naim NAP 250 delivers speed, power and agility providing exceptional detail and musicality in a package built to swing for another 30 years.

For over 30 years the NAP 250 has been at the heart of thousands of high-quality audio systems around the world. During the years of research that went into the NAP 500, many technical developments came about that could be successfully applied to the NAP 250. Many of these, along with the elegant new styling have been incorporated, resulting in a new Classic line-up.

Statement technology 

Naim's flagship Statement amplification system was ten years in the making. The research and development project drew on Naim's knowledge and expertise, yielding several breakthroughs in technology. Now for 2015, Naim have introduced two new technologies from the Statement project to their core range of power amplifiers. 

The NAP 250 now features the new NA009 transistors first introduced in Statement. In development for over a year, this key component was created in partnership with a specialist semi-conductor manufacturer to achieve the best possible sound quality. The 250 also includes the high power Naim DR (Discrete Regulator) technology used in Statement to provide the smooth, stable power supply we know is critical for the audio electronics to make music come to life. 

These two new technologies, combined with other small improvements to layout and componentry, mean the NAP 250 DR can produce even more of the fundamental musical pace, rhythm and timing that made the originals so popular with music lovers. 

 

We are here to help find the right system for you. As a suggested starting point, you may want to consider partnering the NAP 250 with the following:
Separates System:
- NAC 282
- HiCap
- Ovator S-600

Upgrade Paths:
- Power-Line

 

Like the flagship NAP 500, and the NAP 300, the NAP 250 uses a new circuit design with improved earthing arrangements, built on a very high quality, anti-resonance main audio circuit board. The NAP 250 uses the same 007 transistors that were custom-designed for the NAP 500. These outstanding components each provide up to 80 amps and 350 Watts, negating the need to use parallel pairs of transistors (which always have a negative effect on sound). Additional 007 transistors are used in the fully regulated power supply, ensuring the very best performance.

Anti-vibration, resonance-controlling feet serve to protect the sensitive internal components from resonance and microphonic vibration.

A new top-quality transformer is used providing the ability to deliver more than 15 Amps and swing a massive 400VA on transients. The NAP 250 is stable into any load and able to drive a 2-Ohm load for long periods of time.

Press Reviews

  • A superlative pre/power combination, well worth the time and effort it takes to make it really sing. Magically musical. This is a truly amazing amplifier package, and one you really must hear if you're in the market at this level. Paired with Naim's CDS3 CD player, with its superb bass, stunning detail and amazing musical flow, you'll  be in aural heaven. (What Hi-Fi Magazine)

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