Nait XS 2 Integrated Amp
$3495 retail plus
At 70 Watts per channel, the NAIT XS 2 is more powerful
than its NAIT XS predecessor. It also features numerous refinements
to enhance its music making still further: ceramic heatsink technology,
constant current source drive electronics, a reconfigured internal
layout to optimise signal paths and custom manufactured film style
capacitors in all audio critical locations.
Constructed in a slimline aluminium enclosure, the
NAIT XS 2 provides six analogue inputs and the same innovative
Class A headphone amplifier as the SUPERNAIT 2. With any amplifier,
however, the proof of its technology is in the listening. The
NAIT XS 2 is both powerful and delicate, dynamic and even-handed.
It does everything the music asks and delivers everything that
a Naim amplifier should.
Read the Hi-Fi + review.
Alan Sircon was impressed by the "surprising power delivery
in the bass of the Nait XS." We hear it too.
70W (into 8ohms) 100W (into 4ohms)
6 analogue inputs: 4 x DIN/RCA pair, 1 x RCA pair, 1 x DIN (for
Naim phono amplifier)
1/4" (6.35mm) headphone output and high-quality Class-A headphone
Constant current source circuit technique employed (introduced
in NAC 552 preamplifier) to provide ultra-quiete drive signals
for relays to improve sound quality
Ceramic heat sink isolation for improved sound quality on power
and preamp section
Performance upgradable with FlatCap, HiCap or SuperCap power supplies
Custom-designed toroidal transformer with seven separate windings
Powered input for use with StageLine or SuperLine phono stages
USB-mini B for future software upgrades
British build and design
$1695 retail plus
The FlatCap XS can provide exceptionally low noise,
dual power supplies for two separate Series 5 components; a Nait
XS2 and a CD5 XS, or NAC 152 XS and StageLine, for example.
The FlatCap XS transformer has two separate secondary
windings to isolate each of the dual supplies from the other.
It includes four Naim-tested and selected low-noise regulators
to achieve its exceptional performance.
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The CD5si name may only differ from its CD5i predecessor
by one character, but under the skin there's numerous fundamental
improvements and advances - each one aimed at extracting more
music and enjoyment from every CD. To begin with, the CD5si digital
to analogue converter chip has been upgraded to a Burr Brown PCM1793
- a device very closely related to the one used in the NDX high-end
streaming player. The CD5si also benefits from a more stable DAC
clock, higher voltage power supply rails, a revised analogue filter
design and a brand new CD transport and laser optics. It goes
without saying of course that all these changes were driven by
our relentless search for engineering reliability, sound quality
and audio performance, and the benefit of each change was confirmed
after many hours of listening.
However, just as change can bring improvement, there's
often nothing wrong with sticking to your guns, so the CD5si retains
all of its predecessor’s best features and Naim trademarks.
The unique Naim swing-out CD drawer, in-house and industry standard
CD transport, laser tracking and digital error correction software,
discreet analogue output electronics, and a die-cast, non magnetic
enclosure construction that helps ensures the electronics within
can extract the most possible music from every CD.
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