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Naim NAIT XS 3 Integrated Amplifier

 

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The latest version of the acclaimed NAIT XS amplifier has been updated and improved and now includes an excellent built-in phono stage. Contact us to discuss or arrange a demonstration.

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Features

Power Per Channel (8ohms) 70W
Warranty length 3 Years (5 Years on parts after registration)
Colour Black
Brand Naim Audio

Tech Specs

- Audio In: Suitable for 2V sources (0.5-5V)
- Input Sensitivty: 130mV
- Analogue In: 5 (line level) + phono MM

 

Audio Out
- Line (fixed): AV/Stream (DIN) 130mV, 600Ω
- Line (var): Pre-amp, sub (RCA) 775mV, <50Ω
- Power Out: +24V for Naim phono amplifier
- Headphone Out: 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS Socket

 

Speaker Outputs
- Power Out: 70W/100W p/ch (into 8/4O)
- Remote Control: Infra-Red (RC5)
- Remote Input: 1 x 3.5mm jack on rear
- Updates: USB mini-B

 

User Control
- Front Panel: Volume control and buttons
- Mains Supply: 100V, 115V, 230V; 50/60Hz
- Power Consumption (quiescent): 16VA
- Power Consumption (maximum): 350VA

 

General
- Dimensions (HWD): 70 x 432 x 314mm
- Weight: 8.4kg
- Supplied: NARCOM-5 remote control

Product Description

Naim NAIT XS 3 Integrated Amplifier is the third reincarnation of the Nait XS drawing on Naim 46 years of audio expertise and featuring significant performance upgrades as well as new inbuilt phono stage for Naim signature sound reproduction and seamless partnering with turntables, streamers, CD players or other music sources.

Amplifier Updates

Nait XS 3 incorporates upgrades developed over the six years since the model's inception resulting in an enhanced power amplifier section as well as better pace and intimacy in audio delivery. The new phono stage is based on classic Naim designs and made from audiophile-grade components, expertly grouped for best precision.

Sound Quality Upgrade 

The voltage gain stage speed is doubled which doubles the response rate of the speaker output stage. The second gain stage transistors are optimised so they no longer need shielding via a cascode stage transistor. Eliminating this means less amplifier stabilisation is needed which doubles the slew rate and enhances sound quality.

Use as Phono Stage

The phono circuit topology consists of three stages; the gain stage, passive equalisation and final gain/active EQ. This allows exceptional noise performance, extended RIAA equalisation beyond the audio band and great overload headroom, ideal for 5mV MM phono cartridges.

All RIAA equalisation capacitors are ‘through-hole’ mounted film structures with low microphonic pickup and great transient performance. This is crucial to sound quality as phono stages are much more sensitive than other inputs.

Nait XS 3 Review

What HiFi Magazine reviewed the Nait XS 3 in their August 2019 issue stating the integrated amplifier is "a gentle upgrade but remains one of the most musically enticing options at this price" with key benefits being a dynamic and insightful performance, good MM phono stage and upgrade potential.

Key Benefits

  • Class A headphone amplification
  • Alps Blue Velvet volume control
  • Reed relay input selection
  • Ceramic insulators for the power transisitors
  • Galvanically isolated microprocessor control section
  • Microphonic-isolating PCB mounts

Press Reviews

  • What Hi-Fi Awards 2019 "Best amplifier £1500-2500" (What Hi-Fi magazine)

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