Lyric started supplying naim gear in 1980, so we think we know a bit about the heritage, the products, and how much they mean to their proud owners. The Naim build quality has always been amazing and that construction is an essential part of it's performance, underpinning the ethos of the company.
The longest running and most iconic product Naim make is the long running NAP250DR power amplifier. This exemplifies Naim, super solid build, incredible sound, maybe pricey at £ 3899 but worth every penny!
The Naim range now starts with the Musos, all-in-one box streamer/amplifier/speaker solutions starting with a Muso QB at £ 499 and then the latest Muso G2 at £ 1299
Real hifi starts with either the Si/XS ranges or the clever all-in-one Unitis, Atom, Star or Nova.
The Si combination of CD and amplifier comes to £ 2245, while the XS streamer and amplifier comes to £ 4470
This is the super cute Uniti Atom, excellent streamer, digital in and outs, 40Watts, £ 1999
There is then a Star at 70 watts with a built-in cd player at £ 3499 and the range-topping Nova at 80 watt per channel and no cd player at £ 4199.
The Star and Nova look the same but the Nova sounds much better
The Classic range features state-of -the-art streamers, preamplifiers, power amplifiers, power supplies and a cd player all in the famous bulletproof Naim case.
The Cdx2 cd player is the finest cd player Naim make and can be further improved by adding a dedicated power supply, the XPS-2 pictured above.
To be fair you couldn't tell as most of the power supplies and power amplifiers look identical! The CDX2 is £ 4499, XPS2 adds £ 3999
There are 3 Network streamers in the Classic range, all controllable by Naim's excellent app. The NAC N272 is not only a streamer but also a preamplifier.
Matched with a NAP200DR you have a Naim streamer/preamp/power amplifier for just under £ 6000 or £ 7500 with the famous 250DR
Moving up a level on the all important source brings you to the 2 top streamers, NDX and NDS, £ 3799 and £ 7499
As well as the normal connections check out the large round socket to the right of the NDX2 sign on the back. That's you ready for a future upgrade with the XPS DR power supply at £ 3999
To match this level of source a separate pre and power amp is recommended. While the one box integrated amplifier, the SuperNait , does sound amazing the next level up is a big jump in sound. NAC202/NAP200DR is an excellent amplifier for £ 4580 but wouldnt you really love a NAP250DR. Of course you would but there is a problem. Actually it's not really a problem as it is easily solved with money!!
Naim preamplifiers can be powered from a power amp as in the 202/200. When you go up to the 250DR it doesnt power a preamplifier so you will also need a separate power supply such as the Supercap DR. This makes a NAC282/SupercapDR/NAP250DR combination £ 13,276, and by the time you're there then the NAC252 is only a small jump to £15,000.
If you make a plan to get to this level you can take smaller bite-size chunks. Start with NAC202, a smaller power supply such as the HiCapDR and a NAP250
When you are ready to go again then trade-in the preamplifier and power supply for better ones, separately or together
There are two other immense levels above this, the 500 series amplifier and then the Statement
So that's what a £ 115,000 amplifier looks like !