The Nait XS3 and Supernait 3 feature performance upgrades and both include built-in MM phono amplifiers based on previous Naim designs
Both units include a range of upgraded components. The second gain stage transistors feature greater power handling, so they no longer need to be protected by a cascode stage transistor. Removing the cascode means less amplifier stabilisation is required: this doubles the slew rate and reduces the group delay.
The phono circuit topology comprises three stages: the gain stage, passive equalisation and final gain and active equalisation. All RIAA equalisation capacitors are ‘through-hole’ mounted film designs.
Input impedance is 47kΩ in parallel with 100pF capacitive loading.
Other features include Class A headphone amplification, Alps Blue Velvet volume control, Reed relay input selection, Ceramic insulators for the power transistors, galvanically isolated microprocessor control section, microphony-isolating PCB mounts and, as the saying goes, much more!
Available from 31 July, expect to pay £2,199 for the Nait XS3 and £3,499 for the Supernait 3.
To learn more, click www.naimaudio.com or call 01722 426 600.
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