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Naim NAC 202 Preamplifier

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The NAC 202 is the next step up from our entry-level NAC 152 XS, adding star-earthed circuit boards for superior transparency and an even lower resonance circuit layout. It provides for a wide range of expansion and upgrade options, including connection to a StageLine phonostage and an AV bypass connection to an external AV amplifier.  


  • Support for both DIN and RCA inputs to ease connection into a wider range of systems.
  • User configurable unity-gain AV input.
  • Powered input for use with StageLine or Prefix phono stage.
  • RC5 input and Smart IR system for remote control integration of Naim Audio products.
  • Optional RS232 input/output for use in full home automation systems.
  • Can be powered from the preamp inputs of the NAP 155 XS or NAP 200 power amplifier or external power supply (see Upgrade Path).

Technology & Craft

The NAC 202 introduced a new level of technical and musical performance to our range of preamplifiers, along with elegant new styling. Low-resonance circuit boards and anti-vibration, resonance controlling feet minimize the effect of microphonic vibration on the highly sensitive electronic components while carefully matched precision rotary potentiometers with precious metal wipers are used to preserve musical integrity and ensure long-term stability. The intelligent balance control combines a high-quality motorized potentiometer for the best performance with intelligent circuitry to indicate the center position. The NAC 202 also features a silent microprocessor that sleeps during listening and controls all aspects of the amplifier including: protection circuits that continuously monitor the power supplies ensuring safe shut down in the event of a power cut; user-configurable RC5 input and Smart IR system for remote control integration of Naim Audio products.  


Audio Inputs Analogue Input: 4 x DIN, 2 x RCA Input Sensitivity: 75mV Input Impedance: 47kΩ Other Inputs: AV input configurable for unity gain Audio Outputs Analog: 2 x variable (DIN), 3 x line level Line Outputs Fixed (level): 75mV, 600Ω Line Outputs Variable (level): 775mV Output Impedance: <50Ω Load Impedance: 10kΩ (min.) Power Outputs: Naim phono amplifier Connectivity Remote Control: Infra Red (RC5) Remote Input: RCA on rear (RC5) RS232: Optional (DE9 female) User Control Front Panel: Volume control, eight button matrix Handheld: NARCOM-4 Remote Control Power Supply Voltage: 24V Power Supply Options: NAP 155 XS, NAP 200, FlatCap XS, HiCap, SuperCap Upgrades Power Supply: 1 x Hi-Cap/SuperCap Other: NAPSC (optional) Physical Dimensions (HxWxD): 87 x 432 x 314 mm Weight: 7.0 kg Supplied with: NARCOM-4 Remote Control Finish Front: Brushed and black anodized Case: Black powder coated