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Naim NAC-N-272 Black High End Streaming Pre-Amplifier

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"There are only two things you need to know about the Naim NAC-N 272: it’s a fully featured streaming pre-amp and it sounds lovely."

The NAC-N 272 combines Naim's latest innovations in digital audio technology with classic analogue pre-amplifier engineering. It samples the best of both worlds to create an immensely musical hi-fi system.

The 272 is an ideal choice for those seeking the convenience of a single box streaming system with iOS and Android app control, but that crave hi-fi separates performance. It boasts an impressive array of inputs including high-resolution (up to 24bit/192kHz) UPnPTM streaming, Spotify Connect, iRadio, Bluetooth (aptX), USB, multiroom, TIDAL music streaming support and an optional DAB/FM module. Six digital and three analogue inputs cover integration with a wide range of sources from CD and games consoles to phonostages. It’s also performance upgradable with the addition of a Naim Audio XP5 XS, XPS or 555 PS power supply.

All this functionality does not come at the cost of performance. The 272 has been carefully designed and meticulously hand-crafted to deliver a completely immersive and awe-inspiring music experience.


Hand-Built In Salisbury

Hand-Built In Salisbury

All analogue input sockets on the 272 are individually hand wired to the main board to enhance mechanical decoupling. The board itself is mounted on a system of shoulder bolts which releases any tension which can adversely affect sound quality. The sound critical resistors used arrive at Naim Audio matched to within 5%. This already high tolerance is improved before assembly by hand-matching to within margin of just 1%. We then go even further by introducing a slight mechanically compliant bend in the legs of each one during assembly. We take this care and attention because we know it can help to make the difference in producing the incredible sound on which we’ve built our reputation.

Hybrid Volumn Control

Hybrid Volumn Control

The 272 volume control is derived from the design of the flagship Statement NAC S1 control. It offers smooth operation and perfect level match­ing while a Class-A single-ended headphone amplifier makes the most of high-performance headphones. As soon as headphones are plugged in, the output current drive is automatically turned up five times to give dynamic drive for all headphone impedances.

  • Tick High quality preamplifier including digitally controlled analogue volume control
  • Tick UPnP-enabled to allow streaming of audio files at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution from Naim Audio hard disk servers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices or any home computer
  • Tick Performance upgradable with XP5 XS, XPS or 555 PS power supply
  • Tick Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, DSF64 and DFF64, Windows Media-formatted files, Ogg Vorbis and MP3
  • Tick Six 24bit/192kHz-capable digital inputs (S/PDIF) to support optimum connection to external sources
  • Tick Spotify Connect built-in to stream millions of songs from the world’s most popular streaming service
  • Tick Native support for TIDAL streaming service with free 90 day trial of lossless HiFi tier
  • Tick Bluetooth connectivity with aptX audio codec
  • Tick Optional DAB+/DAB/FM radio module
  • Tick vTuner 5* full-service internet radio
  • Tick Multiroom & Party Mode compatible
  • Tick Naim Audio app for iOS and Android

Partner your Naim NAC-N 272 with the following products as a great starting point:-

NAP 250 DR

NAP 250 DR

NAP 250 DR Power Amplifier

Focal Sopra

Focal Sopra

Focal Sopra High Fidelity Speakers

Suggested Upgrade Path:

  • Tick Power Supply - XPS DR, 555 PS DR

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Audio Inputs

Input Sensitivity 200mV
Input Impedance 30kΩ
UPnP Ethernet (RJ45) or Wi-Fi
Digital In 5 x S/PDIF (Coaxial RCA/Optical)
TOSlink 3.5mm front panel mini-TOSlink
Analogue 5-pin DIN/RCA pair/3.5mm front
Sample rates 192kHz (coaxial), 96kHz (optical)
USB/iPod 1 front-panel socket

Audio Outputs

Impedance <47Ω (variable outputs)
Impedance <600Ω (fixed output)
Minimum Load Impedance 10kΩ
Frequency Response 5Hz to 40kHz
THD + N 0.015%
Signal To Noise Ratio 90dB
Crosstalk 80dB
Headphone Stereo (front 3.5mm jack)
Analogue Out (variable) 4-pin DIN/RCA pair
Analogue Out (fixed level) 1 x RCA pair
Output Level 1VrmsUPGRADES
Other Hi-Line, Power-Line, any power amp


Infra Red Via front panel logo (RC5)
Remote Input 3.5mm panel jack on rear (RC5)
USB Updates only (rear panel USB mini-B)
Remote Output 3.5mm panel jack on rear (RC5)
Network Ethernet (Cat5), Wi-Fi


Audio Formats Supported WAV and AIFF (up to 32bit/192kHz) | FLAC (up to 24bit/192kHz) | ALAC (up to 24bit/96kHz) | WMA (up to 16bit/48kHz) must be WMA 9.2 | Ogg Vorbis (up to 16bit/48kHz) MP3 | M4a (up to 320kbit/s) | Playlists (M3U, PLS) | iRadio Service Provider | vTuner 5* full service Int

User Control Interfaces

Front Panel Volume control | logo | mute and buttons
Handheld Remote handset included and optional n-Stream app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch available from the App store.


Mains Supply 100V, 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption (maximum) 35VA


Dimensions (H x W x D) 70 x 432 x 301 mm
Weight 5.65kg

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Naim NAC-N-272 Black High End Streaming Pre-Amplifier

Naim NAC-N-272 Black High End Streaming Pre-Amplifier Warehouse Deal

Was: £3699.00 Now: £3199.00

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