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Naim NAIT XS 3 Black High End Integrated Amplifier

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Product Award 2020 - Best Amplifier £1500-£2000
"TThe Nait XS3 is a gentle upgrade but remains one of the most musically enticing options at this price. "

AV Online

Product Award 2019 - Best Amplifier £1500-£2000
"The third generation of a supremely musical amp"

AV Tech Media Awards 2019/2020 - Best Stereo Integrated Amplifier

AV Tech Media Awards 2019/2020 - Best Stereo Integrated Amplifier

" It ticks all the right ‘hi-fi’ boxes with a well-defined, highly detailed and carefully ordered sound, but more than this, the new Nait really sings and transports the listener deep into the musical event. With a rhythmic dexterity and real punch at high volumes, this amplifier looks set to be the life and soul of any party."

Hi-Fi Choice - Editors Choice

Hi-Fi Choice - Editors Choice

"Each refresh has brought greater smoothness, poise and assuredness – yet with some of that intrinsic ‘Naitness’ missing. The Nait XS 3 changes all that and delivers a more engrossing sound than its already capable predecessor – and gets back to basics with an excellent phono stage too."

Hi-Fi News - Highly Commended

Hi-Fi News - Highly Commended

"While the most obvious attribute of the Nait XS 3 is its inclusion of a phono stage, and a rather good one at that, there’s rather more to this amplifier. Naim has also given the power amp a tidy up, delivering better speed and clarity, and thus improving the ease with which music is communicated. It’s not a radical change from the old XS 2, but it’s a worthwhile gain and adds greatly to the amplifier’s appeal."

NAIT XS 3 - Major performance upgrades and now with added love for vinyl.

In the years since the last NAIT integrated amplifiers were released, Naim research and development team have worked on a range of amplifier improvements. The result is upgraded power amplifier sections for NAIT XS 3, delivering greater pace and intimacy to their musical delivery – whether it's driving a pair of loudspeakers or your favourite pair of headphones.

The NAIT XS 3 has received significant performance upgrades, including a built-in phono stage, making it a perfect partner for turntables, as well as for streamers, CD players, or any other music source people want to enjoy with the signature Naim sound.

The NAIT XS 3 offers much of the performance of Naim's reference quality SUPERNAIT 3 in a simpler, slimmer package combining a 70W power amplifier with five analogue inputs plus a phono stage. Its high-performance preamplifier stage is as transparent as you would expect from a Naim Audio amplifier, and it also shares the single-ended class-A headphone output of its larger sibling.

The NAIT XS 3 can be upgraded with external power supplies, power amplifiers and even cabling upgrades to get the best from all sources. 

With Naim's typical obsessive attention to detail, all in service of achieving the most authentic musical performance – the NAIT XS 3 benefits from the following features:


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

Technology & Craft

The upgrades in more detail:

Naim's R&D team has found a way to more than double the speed of the voltage gain stage, which in turn doubles the rate at which the speaker output stage can react.

The second gain stage transistors have been optimised, so they no longer need to be shielded by a cascode stage transistor. Removing the cascode means less amplifier stabilisation is required: that doubles the slew rate and delivers another uplift in sound quality.

The phono circuit topology comprises 3 stages: the gain stage, passive equalisation and final gain and active equalisation. This enables excellent noise performance, extended RIAA equalisation beyond the audio band and great overload headroom.

All RIAA equalisation capacitors are ‘through-hole’ mounted film designs, with low microphonic pickup and excellent transient performance. As phono stages are 1000x more sensitive than other inputs, this greatly benefits the sound quality.

Input impedance is 47kΩ in parallel with 470F capacitive loading; the gain is perfect for 5mV moving magnet cartridges.

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

MM Phono Input Via RCA, 47k parallel 470pF input impedance
Suitable for 5mV cartridges
Line Level Inputs 130mV sensitivity, 47k input impedance, suitable for 2V
Power Amp In DIN Socket

Audio Outputs

Powered Accessory Sockets +24V for Naim phono amplifier
Speaker Outputs 70W per channel into 8 ohms (4mm sockets)
100W per channel into 4 ohms
Line Outputs Variable (level) Pre-amp (DIN), Bi-amp (DIN)
Sub (RCA pair) 775mV
<50 ohms
Line Outputs Fixed (level) AV (DIN)
Stream (DIN) 130mV
600 ohms
Headphone Output 1/4 inch (6.35mm) TRS Socket


Updates 1 x USB mini-B
Remote Input 1 x 3.5mm Jack on rear


Case Black powder coated
Front Brushed and black anodised


Shipping Weight 12 kg
Shipping Dimensions 200 x 590 x 500 mm
Weight 8.5 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 70 x 432 x 314 mm


Power Consumption (max.) 350VA
Mains Supply 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption (quiescent) 16VA


Supplied with NARCOM-5 Remote Control
Mains Lead
Link Plug
Safety Manual
User Control Front Panel - Volume control and front panel buttons
Remote Control - Infra-Red (RC5)

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.

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