15 March 2013    |    New products

Naim NAC-N 172 XS Preamplifier / Streamer

Naim have been involved in some serious product development over the last couple of years. They have embraced the digital streaming revolution with gusto, no more so than on the rather clever preamplifier / streamer – the NAC-N 172 XS. This is one of our favourite new products in the Glasgow shop at the moment.
We’ll leave it up to Naim to explain:
“The NAC-N 172 XS defines a point at which worlds collide – the traditional world of separate pre and power amplifiers, and the new world of network streaming. It’s a conventional preamplifier, perfectly at home in a Naim separates environment where, partnered by a Naim NAP 155 XS power amplifier perhaps, it can reproduce music from CD or vinyl in a way that stirs the soul and quickens the pulse. But the NAC-N 172 XS also opens the door onto the new sphere of high resolution audio, internet radio and streamed music. It’s a sphere that has just the same soul stirring potential as conventional audio sources, but that’s effectively limitless in scope and content.”
Retailing at £1650 or £1,900 with an FM/DAB module it can handle high-resolution files right up to 24bit/192kHz. This packs a serious punch for the money and was recently awarded the What Hi-Fi? Streamer of the Year 2012 for products between £1,000 and £2,000.
For more information, or to book at demonstration, get in touch with Ian or John in the Glasgow store.
See the Naim website for more information >>