The new Supernait is a rather different beast: get past the relatively hefty price tag and you’ll find this is arguably Naim’s most flexible and market-aware product to date. Here’s a Naim integrated with digital-to-analog conversion, five digital inputs, a front-panel MP3 input, and even an unfiltered subwoofer out. Round the back, you’ll still see the brand’s favored lockable DIN connections, five pairs of standard RCAs, as well as coaxial and optical digital outs. And as with other Naim products, you can still upgrade the performance with a range of off-board power supplies or even bi-amp with an additional power amp, as we explain in the panel below. Supernait displayed the sort of overall tonal balance that one might think of as the Naim “house sound”—or at least an updated version thereof: Its treble extension was a bit rolled off, compared to that of other modern amps, but not so much as to make it sound dull. Throughout the rest of the sonic spectrum, the Supernait continued the trend that seems to have blessed virtually all of the company’s electronics and CD players over the years: The sound was less “gray” than earlier Naim products, with more timbral color and texture, albeit not to the levels of same that one expects from very good, very low-power tube amps.
A solid-state integrated amplifier with a built-in D/A converter. Line-level analog inputs: 6. S/PDIF digital inputs: 5. Maximum output power: 80Wpc into 8 ohms (19dBW). Line-level input impedance: 47k ohms. Line-level input sensitivity: 75mV. Preamplifier overload margin: 40dB, all audio inputs, all audio frequencies.
Naim continues to offer more than adequate power supply for its hi-fi systems with the Naim HiCap power supply suitable for any partnering pre-amplifier. The HiCap power supply works in ultra-low noise to significantly lift the musicality of an entire sound system. By providing power separate from an amplifier, the Naim HiCap is earthed correctly ensuring a hum-free listening experience.
*No HiCap. Only Supernait!!
*Good condition with box and accessories.