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    Naim Audio and Focal at the recent 2019 Hi-Fi Show Live, Ascot Racecourse with the new award winning SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier -




    Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

    Naim Audio SUPERNAIT 3

    Major performance upgrades and now with added love for vinyl -



    Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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

    SUPERNAIT 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.

    It also includes a Class A preamp output stage which doubles as a headphone amplifier and ceramic heatsink technology that minimises capacitive coupling between the chassis and output transistors for optimum sound quality.

    Its inputs are each individually decoupled and hand-wired to minimise noise and interference while internal switching employs ultra-low-noise, constant current sources which are derived directly from the electronic design of the flagship NAC 552 preamplifier.

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

    Naim Audio SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier UK RRP £3499



    Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

    Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

    Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.





    https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/defa...2012_FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology


    You’re a nobody without a Naim.


    Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

    https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/naim-supernait-3
    What Hi-Fi reviews Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier

    "If you’re looking for an entertaining yet informative integrated amplifier, the Supernait 3 is a brilliant choice."

    "The Supernait 3 sounds solid and muscular, handling whatever you throw at it in terms of music and partnering speakers. We try a range of alternatives to our reference ATC SCM 50s and the Naim never sounds like it has to try hard to make them bend to its will."

    "Such confidence works wonders for the listener. When that subliminal messiness of an amplifier struggling isn’t present, it’s easier to focus on the music instead. That’s what the Supernait, regardless of generation, has always done best."

    "We can’t think of a more capable alternative when it comes to rhythmic drive and precision. The Supernait 3 conveys the changing momentum of this music brilliantly, capturing the various mood changes between tracks with conviction."

    "Detail resolution is good, and it’s easy to get insight into the recording and the production methods used. But it never feels as though the Naim makes this a priority. It’s simply about getting to the heart of the musical message and feeling the emotion that the artist intended."

    "The previous generation of Supernait wasn’t broken and so Naim hasn’t fixed it. But, in adding a good quality MM phono stage and tweaking the power amplifier section, it has made a great amplifier even better. If you’re looking for an integrated at this level, you must hear this one."


    http://www.the-ear.net/review-hardwa...ated-amplifier
    The Ear reviews Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier[/b]

    "With a weekend of warm-up behind it, I went ahead and started listening properly to the third generation of the Supernait. About a minute later I realised that I was grinning for ear to ear, and that my feet were tapping uncontrollably. I suddenly remembered why I had fallen for the Naim sound 15 years before, and how much I had missed it since."

    "Track after track, I was utterly enthralled."

    "What struck me right away as I listened was that the sound was just ‘right’. Naim’s famous pace rhythm and timing were all there of course, but so was a huge amount of detail, and really good bass. My memory of the first two Supernaits was that they were not particularly strong in the very lowest octaves, but this revised version has plentiful fast, punchy and tuneful bass on offer."

    "The Harbeth P3ESRs are not efficient loudspeakers – they like an amplifier that can serve them with lots of current and yet which controls them too. I have never heard them sound better. The same held true of the much bigger Harbeth Super HL5+ 40thAnniversry editions, which are my main loudspeaker at the moment. These large standmounts absolutely revelled in the power and control from the Supernait 3. The Naim/Harbeth combination creates an addictive sound, totally non-fatiguing yet utterly compelling."

    "The Classic series is still very much alive and kicking and the Supernait 3 is living, musical proof. It is a shamelessly analogue device, as far as inputs and outputs are concerned. It may almost be an anachronism in an era where manufacturers’ marketing gurus are straining every sinew to cover every possible market segment with product. But as the beating heart of a music lover’s system, this integrated may just be the last amplifier most of us could ever want or need. Conceived, designed and built in Salisbury, this thing is a triumph. Bravo Naim!"


    https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/defa...ber%202019.pdf
    Hi-Fi Plus reviews Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier

    "My first notes contained words like ‘grunty’ and ‘solid’ when discussing drums and bass guitars. The amplifier provided a lot of drive for rhythm se ctions and an infectious groove from the speakers."

    "The Supernait 3 is not the last word in transparency, but it gets to leading edges with gusto, and does indeed have a sense of speed that is in another league to its predecessor. The immediacy of a drum kit first made this obvious, but that sense of speed is a factor that becomes apparent in a lot of different pieces of music. It makes listening a far more engaging experience."

    " I was, however, constantly drawn to the bass lines it produced."

    "We know that Naim amps boogie: what is more surprising is that they do it so well in integrated amplifier form and deliver robust imaging – another anathema to the chrome bumper
    brigade."

    "I have to hand it to Steve Sells and the Naim engineering team. They have taken a design that was already quite refined and bettered it. The notion that speed is more important than
    harmonic distortion is right on the money. This research helps explain why so many amps that measure correctly leave you underwhelmed when it comes to reproducing music. However, in the context of the Supernait 3, quite simply it improves significantly on its forebears in every respect. Given the success of the Supernait that says a lot!"



    Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)


    ***** Musicraft - Clearance + Special Offers List http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...Special-Offers *****


    ***** https://www.facebook.com/MusicraftUK *****


    ***** Musicraft website - Special Offers list http://www.musicraft.co.uk/special-offers/ *****


    Thanks

    Rick @ Musicraft
    Musicraft is Derby's foremost dealer for the finest, specialist Hi-Fi, Home Cinema & Multimedia components/systems. So, if you would like to know more about how our products can enrich your life, then please visit us or contact Rick.

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    Hi-Fi Choice reviews Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier -

    https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/defa..._3_Reprint.pdf

    "The most notable change is the removal of the cascode stage in the output. This has been a feature of Naim integrated amplifier designs for a very long time, but thanks to carefully optimising the second stage gain transistors the need for it is eliminated and the amplifier stability is said to improve as a result. This means the slew rate – the change in the output voltage relative to the input – doubles and translates to a sonic improvement, says Naim."

    "Where the Supernait 3 stands out as significantly different from both of its predecessors – and indeed almost any Naim device I’ve experienced before is the amount of delicacy that’s now on offer. A 24/96 download of Emily Barker’s Disappear is a bare-bone recording that delivers the sense of musicians being in the room, thanks to the amp’s ability to capture the nuances of the instruments and the arrangement of the performers that’s beyond what I’ve come to expect from previous integratedes. Not only are the strings of the violin and cello tonally rich and believable, but there is far more sense of the slurring movement from note to note."

    "Cumulatively, what the additional detail and spatial ability adds up to is a Naim amplifier that has a far greater ability to create a believable soundstage."

    "The deep but controlled and detailed bass that starts and stops with absolute precision means that it always sounds utterly assured in a way that only a scant number of rivals can match."

    "and demonstrates the tweaks made to the Supernait 3’s power supply arrangements with an impressive amount of grip and drive applied to its handling of the speaker."

    "For similar money, there are rivals with higher claimed power outputs, but the Supernait 3 is unlikely to find itself at a disadvantage. It offers a thoroughly useful set of connections that come in a chassis that is superbly finished and extremely easy to accommodate. The truly brilliant aspect of the Supernait 3 is how it further evolves the Naim sound without feeling like there has been unnatural or wholesale change to what has appealed to listeners before. It still hits hard and goes like the clappers, but when you need a little more nuance, it effortlessly provides a high level of subtlety and is one of the most accomplished integrated amps I’ve heard and a true all-rounder."




    Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

    Naim Audio SUPERNAIT 3

    Major performance upgrades and now with added love for vinyl -



    Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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

    SUPERNAIT 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.

    It also includes a Class A preamp output stage which doubles as a headphone amplifier and ceramic heatsink technology that minimises capacitive coupling between the chassis and output transistors for optimum sound quality.

    Its inputs are each individually decoupled and hand-wired to minimise noise and interference while internal switching employs ultra-low-noise, constant current sources which are derived directly from the electronic design of the flagship NAC 552 preamplifier.

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

    Naim Audio SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier UK RRP £3499



    Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

    Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

    Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.





    https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/defa...2012_FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology


    You’re a nobody without a Naim.


    Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

    https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/naim-supernait-3
    What Hi-Fi reviews Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier

    "If you’re looking for an entertaining yet informative integrated amplifier, the Supernait 3 is a brilliant choice."

    "The Supernait 3 sounds solid and muscular, handling whatever you throw at it in terms of music and partnering speakers. We try a range of alternatives to our reference ATC SCM 50s and the Naim never sounds like it has to try hard to make them bend to its will."

    "Such confidence works wonders for the listener. When that subliminal messiness of an amplifier struggling isn’t present, it’s easier to focus on the music instead. That’s what the Supernait, regardless of generation, has always done best."

    "We can’t think of a more capable alternative when it comes to rhythmic drive and precision. The Supernait 3 conveys the changing momentum of this music brilliantly, capturing the various mood changes between tracks with conviction."

    "Detail resolution is good, and it’s easy to get insight into the recording and the production methods used. But it never feels as though the Naim makes this a priority. It’s simply about getting to the heart of the musical message and feeling the emotion that the artist intended."

    "The previous generation of Supernait wasn’t broken and so Naim hasn’t fixed it. But, in adding a good quality MM phono stage and tweaking the power amplifier section, it has made a great amplifier even better. If you’re looking for an integrated at this level, you must hear this one."


    http://www.the-ear.net/review-hardwa...ated-amplifier
    The Ear reviews Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier[/b]

    "With a weekend of warm-up behind it, I went ahead and started listening properly to the third generation of the Supernait. About a minute later I realised that I was grinning for ear to ear, and that my feet were tapping uncontrollably. I suddenly remembered why I had fallen for the Naim sound 15 years before, and how much I had missed it since."

    "Track after track, I was utterly enthralled."

    "What struck me right away as I listened was that the sound was just ‘right’. Naim’s famous pace rhythm and timing were all there of course, but so was a huge amount of detail, and really good bass. My memory of the first two Supernaits was that they were not particularly strong in the very lowest octaves, but this revised version has plentiful fast, punchy and tuneful bass on offer."

    "The Harbeth P3ESRs are not efficient loudspeakers – they like an amplifier that can serve them with lots of current and yet which controls them too. I have never heard them sound better. The same held true of the much bigger Harbeth Super HL5+ 40thAnniversry editions, which are my main loudspeaker at the moment. These large standmounts absolutely revelled in the power and control from the Supernait 3. The Naim/Harbeth combination creates an addictive sound, totally non-fatiguing yet utterly compelling."

    "The Classic series is still very much alive and kicking and the Supernait 3 is living, musical proof. It is a shamelessly analogue device, as far as inputs and outputs are concerned. It may almost be an anachronism in an era where manufacturers’ marketing gurus are straining every sinew to cover every possible market segment with product. But as the beating heart of a music lover’s system, this integrated may just be the last amplifier most of us could ever want or need. Conceived, designed and built in Salisbury, this thing is a triumph. Bravo Naim!"


    https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/defa...ber%202019.pdf
    Hi-Fi Plus reviews Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier

    "My first notes contained words like ‘grunty’ and ‘solid’ when discussing drums and bass guitars. The amplifier provided a lot of drive for rhythm se ctions and an infectious groove from the speakers."

    "The Supernait 3 is not the last word in transparency, but it gets to leading edges with gusto, and does indeed have a sense of speed that is in another league to its predecessor. The immediacy of a drum kit first made this obvious, but that sense of speed is a factor that becomes apparent in a lot of different pieces of music. It makes listening a far more engaging experience."

    " I was, however, constantly drawn to the bass lines it produced."

    "We know that Naim amps boogie: what is more surprising is that they do it so well in integrated amplifier form and deliver robust imaging – another anathema to the chrome bumper
    brigade."

    "I have to hand it to Steve Sells and the Naim engineering team. They have taken a design that was already quite refined and bettered it. The notion that speed is more important than
    harmonic distortion is right on the money. This research helps explain why so many amps that measure correctly leave you underwhelmed when it comes to reproducing music. However, in the context of the Supernait 3, quite simply it improves significantly on its forebears in every respect. Given the success of the Supernait that says a lot!"



    Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)


    ***** Musicraft - Clearance + Special Offers List http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...Special-Offers *****


    ***** https://www.facebook.com/MusicraftUK *****


    ***** Musicraft website - Special Offers list http://www.musicraft.co.uk/special-offers/ *****


    Thanks

    Rick @ Musicraft
    Musicraft is Derby's foremost dealer for the finest, specialist Hi-Fi, Home Cinema & Multimedia components/systems. So, if you would like to know more about how our products can enrich your life, then please visit us or contact Rick.

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    Location: Derby

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    Hi-Fi Critic reviews Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier -

    https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/defa...0interview.pdf

    "IN REINVENTING ITS ACCLAIMED ONE-BOX AMPLIFIER, NAIM HAS MORE THAN SIMPLY SUCCUMBED TO FASHION WITH AN ONBOARD MOVING MAGNET PHONO STAGE – IT HAS ALSO IMPROVED OVERALL PERFORMANCE TO A REMARKABLE EXTENT"

    "Playing the recent Bergen Philharmonic/Andrew Litton recording of Elgar’s Enigma Variations (on BIS), it’s the speed and deftness of the Supernait 3 that grabs the attention – well, that and the powerful, extended bass. The amp, fed from the ND555, delivers a beautifully ripe sound in the brass, with serious percussion impact, while the strings sound sweet and characterful, and the great sweep of the orchestra in the skittering Troyte variation displays the excellent microdynamic ability; however fast and complex the music becomes, the Naim always sounds completely in control and unflappable."

    "Similarly the great growl of the organ in the final movement of Christopher Jacobson’s recording of the Saint SaŽns Third Symphony, in DSD from Pentatone, is magnificent. So is the delicacy with which the sound of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Kazuki Yamada builds in drama and tension, that great instrument always lurking, as it were, in the background ready to be unleashed again in an explosion of brass, percussion and finally the organ. It’s a thrilling sound, right to the moment when the last note disperses into the acoustic."

    "That clarity is also heard to great effect on the Truth, Liberty & Soul live set by Jaco Pastorius, his bass grumbling deliciously through a free-form take on ‘I Shot The Sherriff ’, while the way the Naim powers out ZZ Top’s ‘La Grange’ or the fuzzy guitar solo in the middle of ‘Cheap Sunglasses’ from the Goin’ 50 compilation shows the amp’s just waiting to turn on the swagger when required."

    "It’s pretty clear that this new Supernait is much more than a Mk2 with a phono stage bolted in: all the other changes Steve Sells laid out in our interview about the design thinking have clearly paid dividends, keeping the Supernait 3 firmly in place as a domestically acceptable way of achieving the best Naim can do."



    Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

    Naim Audio SUPERNAIT 3

    Major performance upgrades and now with added love for vinyl -



    Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

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

    SUPERNAIT 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.

    It also includes a Class A preamp output stage which doubles as a headphone amplifier and ceramic heatsink technology that minimises capacitive coupling between the chassis and output transistors for optimum sound quality.

    Its inputs are each individually decoupled and hand-wired to minimise noise and interference while internal switching employs ultra-low-noise, constant current sources which are derived directly from the electronic design of the flagship NAC 552 preamplifier.

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

    Naim Audio SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier UK RRP £3499



    Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

    Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

    Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.





    https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/defa...2012_FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology


    You’re a nobody without a Naim.


    Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

    https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/naim-supernait-3
    What Hi-Fi reviews Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier

    "If you’re looking for an entertaining yet informative integrated amplifier, the Supernait 3 is a brilliant choice."

    "The Supernait 3 sounds solid and muscular, handling whatever you throw at it in terms of music and partnering speakers. We try a range of alternatives to our reference ATC SCM 50s and the Naim never sounds like it has to try hard to make them bend to its will."

    "Such confidence works wonders for the listener. When that subliminal messiness of an amplifier struggling isn’t present, it’s easier to focus on the music instead. That’s what the Supernait, regardless of generation, has always done best."

    "We can’t think of a more capable alternative when it comes to rhythmic drive and precision. The Supernait 3 conveys the changing momentum of this music brilliantly, capturing the various mood changes between tracks with conviction."

    "Detail resolution is good, and it’s easy to get insight into the recording and the production methods used. But it never feels as though the Naim makes this a priority. It’s simply about getting to the heart of the musical message and feeling the emotion that the artist intended."

    "The previous generation of Supernait wasn’t broken and so Naim hasn’t fixed it. But, in adding a good quality MM phono stage and tweaking the power amplifier section, it has made a great amplifier even better. If you’re looking for an integrated at this level, you must hear this one."


    https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/defa..._3_Reprint.pdf
    Hi-Fi Choice reviews Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier

    "The most notable change is the removal of the cascode stage in the output. This has been a feature of Naim integrated amplifier designs for a very long time, but thanks to carefully optimising the second stage gain transistors the need for it is eliminated and the amplifier stability is said to improve as a result. This means the slew rate – the change in the output voltage relative to the input – doubles and translates to a sonic improvement, says Naim."

    "Where the Supernait 3 stands out as significantly different from both of its predecessors – and indeed almost any Naim device I’ve experienced before is the amount of delicacy that’s now on offer. A 24/96 download of Emily Barker’s Disappear is a bare-bone recording that delivers the sense of musicians being in the room, thanks to the amp’s ability to capture the nuances of the instruments and the arrangement of the performers that’s beyond what I’ve come to expect from previous integratedes. Not only are the strings of the violin and cello tonally rich and believable, but there is far more sense of the slurring movement from note to note."

    "Cumulatively, what the additional detail and spatial ability adds up to is a Naim amplifier that has a far greater ability to create a believable soundstage."

    "The deep but controlled and detailed bass that starts and stops with absolute precision means that it always sounds utterly assured in a way that only a scant number of rivals can match."

    "and demonstrates the tweaks made to the Supernait 3’s power supply arrangements with an impressive amount of grip and drive applied to its handling of the speaker."

    "For similar money, there are rivals with higher claimed power outputs, but the Supernait 3 is unlikely to find itself at a disadvantage. It offers a thoroughly useful set of connections that come in a chassis that is superbly finished and extremely easy to accommodate. The truly brilliant aspect of the Supernait 3 is how it further evolves the Naim sound without feeling like there has been unnatural or wholesale change to what has appealed to listeners before. It still hits hard and goes like the clappers, but when you need a little more nuance, it effortlessly provides a high level of subtlety and is one of the most accomplished integrated amps I’ve heard and a true all-rounder."


    http://www.the-ear.net/review-hardwa...ated-amplifier
    The Ear reviews Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier[/b]

    "With a weekend of warm-up behind it, I went ahead and started listening properly to the third generation of the Supernait. About a minute later I realised that I was grinning for ear to ear, and that my feet were tapping uncontrollably. I suddenly remembered why I had fallen for the Naim sound 15 years before, and how much I had missed it since."

    "Track after track, I was utterly enthralled."

    "What struck me right away as I listened was that the sound was just ‘right’. Naim’s famous pace rhythm and timing were all there of course, but so was a huge amount of detail, and really good bass. My memory of the first two Supernaits was that they were not particularly strong in the very lowest octaves, but this revised version has plentiful fast, punchy and tuneful bass on offer."

    "The Harbeth P3ESRs are not efficient loudspeakers – they like an amplifier that can serve them with lots of current and yet which controls them too. I have never heard them sound better. The same held true of the much bigger Harbeth Super HL5+ 40thAnniversry editions, which are my main loudspeaker at the moment. These large standmounts absolutely revelled in the power and control from the Supernait 3. The Naim/Harbeth combination creates an addictive sound, totally non-fatiguing yet utterly compelling."

    "The Classic series is still very much alive and kicking and the Supernait 3 is living, musical proof. It is a shamelessly analogue device, as far as inputs and outputs are concerned. It may almost be an anachronism in an era where manufacturers’ marketing gurus are straining every sinew to cover every possible market segment with product. But as the beating heart of a music lover’s system, this integrated may just be the last amplifier most of us could ever want or need. Conceived, designed and built in Salisbury, this thing is a triumph. Bravo Naim!"


    https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/defa...ber%202019.pdf
    Hi-Fi Plus reviews Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier

    "My first notes contained words like ‘grunty’ and ‘solid’ when discussing drums and bass guitars. The amplifier provided a lot of drive for rhythm se ctions and an infectious groove from the speakers."

    "The Supernait 3 is not the last word in transparency, but it gets to leading edges with gusto, and does indeed have a sense of speed that is in another league to its predecessor. The immediacy of a drum kit first made this obvious, but that sense of speed is a factor that becomes apparent in a lot of different pieces of music. It makes listening a far more engaging experience."

    " I was, however, constantly drawn to the bass lines it produced."

    "We know that Naim amps boogie: what is more surprising is that they do it so well in integrated amplifier form and deliver robust imaging – another anathema to the chrome bumper
    brigade."

    "I have to hand it to Steve Sells and the Naim engineering team. They have taken a design that was already quite refined and bettered it. The notion that speed is more important than
    harmonic distortion is right on the money. This research helps explain why so many amps that measure correctly leave you underwhelmed when it comes to reproducing music. However, in the context of the Supernait 3, quite simply it improves significantly on its forebears in every respect. Given the success of the Supernait that says a lot!"



    Naim Audio's new SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)


    ***** Musicraft - Clearance + Special Offers List http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...Special-Offers *****


    ***** https://www.facebook.com/MusicraftUK *****


    ***** Musicraft website - Special Offers list http://www.musicraft.co.uk/special-offers/ *****


    Thanks

    Rick @ Musicraft
    Musicraft is Derby's foremost dealer for the finest, specialist Hi-Fi, Home Cinema & Multimedia components/systems. So, if you would like to know more about how our products can enrich your life, then please visit us or contact Rick.

  4. #204
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    Hi-Fi News reviews Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier -

    https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/defa...LOW%5B1%5D.pdf

    "Naim’s latest version of its classic Nait amplifier features not only improved overall performance, but also a built-in phono stage. Whatever will they think of next?"

    "There’s a lovely warmth and richness to the sound from vinyl, allied to fine detail and a smooth, easy going quality that makes it a delight to listen to. Playing The Police’s Regatta De Blanc [A&M AMLH64792] showed the way the XS 3 can track even the fastest of beats while still driving the music hard, and proves just how tight a rhythm unit Sting and Stewart Copeland were. The Nait XS 3 powers through the title track with real warmth and impact. That ability to create a rich, solid sound while still displaying huge amounts of detail is just as much in evidence with a much more recent LP release."

    "What the Nait XS 3 does so well is clarity, that usual foot-tapping Naim thing with an insight that draws you into whatever’s being played."

    "the Nait XS 3’s lowdown power and clean, controlled midband and top end were just the thing, crunching out the rhythm section of ‘Vibracion Positive’ with an impressive mix of big weight and good-time snap. This is a wonderfully atmospheric album, and that’s just how the Nait XS 3 delivered it."

    "the Naim Nait XS 3 manages to deliver Hannon’s catchy ability with a tune while – vitally – ensuring the cutting lyrics are kept smile-inducingly clear."



    Naim Audio's new Nait XS3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

    Naim Audio NAIT XS 3

    Major performance upgrades and now with added love for vinyl -



    Naim Audio's new Nait XS3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

    In the six years since the last NAIT integrated amplifiers were released, our 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 our 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 our external power supplies, power amplifiers and even cabling upgrades to get the best from all sources.

    Naim Audio SuperNait 3 integrated amplifier UK RRP £2199



    Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

    Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

    Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.





    https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/defa...2012_FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology


    You’re a nobody without a Naim.


    Naim Audio's new Nait XS3 integrated amplifier is at Musicraft (Derby)

    https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/naim-nait-xs-3
    What Hi-fi reviews Naim Audio's new Nait XS 3 integrated amplifier

    "What Hi-Fi? Awards 2019 winner. The third generation of a supremely musical amp"

    "Take a look inside that crisp but solid casework and you’ll find immaculately assembled audio circuitry fed by a generous power-supply section. Great care has been taken in reducing the degrading effect of outside interference and unwanted interactions between components."

    "We’re impressed by the attention to detail here. It drills right the way down to the shaping of connecting wiring and the exact number and placement of the tie clips used to hold it in place. Yes, it’s true that someone at Naim does indeed sit down and listen to the difference these things make."

    "The commitment to getting things right is obvious when we listen to the product. We’ve always liked the Nait XS and there’s nothing we hear in this third-generation model that changes our mind."

    "Compared with the last generation, and thanks to those tweaks in the power-amp circuitry, the ’3 sounds a little crisper and more agile. The differences aren’t massive, and certainly not of the order that we would suggest that an owner of a previous generation upgrade to this one. But, they’re enough to keep Naim at the cutting edge of performance at this price."

    "We move to the line inputs and the Nait continues to impress with a combination of insight, dynamic subtlety and rhythmic drive that’s hard to better at this level."

    "Detail resolution is good, but it’s the amplifier’s ability to assemble all that information into a cohesive whole that really impresses."

    "The Nait XS 3 is a fit-and-forget product in the best sense. It slots into your system and does exactly what you want it to, and that’s deliver the music with emotional impact intact. We can’t ask any more of an amplifier than that."



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    Thanks

    Rick @ Musicraft
    Musicraft is Derby's foremost dealer for the finest, specialist Hi-Fi, Home Cinema & Multimedia components/systems. So, if you would like to know more about how our products can enrich your life, then please visit us or contact Rick.

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    Naim Audio are delighted to announce the imminent availability of native Qobuz support for their award-winning music streaming family -



    The Qobuz update is scheduled to be released from next week for owners of Uniti Atom, Uniti Star and Uniti Nova all-in-one systems, plus ND5 XS2, NDX 2 and ND555 network players. An update for Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation and Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation wireless music systems will follow in Spring 2020 (in the meantime, owners of the Mu-so range can enjoy Qobuz in up to 24bit/96kHz quality via Chromecast).

    The update is enabled via a free over-the-air firmware upgrade which will allow you to enjoy seamless access to Qobuz streaming services - including true high-resolution streaming up to 24-bit/192kHz quality - from within the Naim control app.

    Qobuz offers the most comprehensive CD-quality music catalogue currently available and the largest selection of albums in true high-resolution studio quality. Its streaming services are currently available in 12 countries, including the US, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

    To enjoy Qobuz streaming services, you will need a Qobuz subscripton: 30-day free trials will be available via a link in the Naim control app, which is available for iOS and Android devices.



    Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

    Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

    Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.





    https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/defa...2012_FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology


    You’re a nobody without a Naim.


    ***** Musicraft - Clearance + Special Offers List http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...Special-Offers *****


    ***** https://www.facebook.com/MusicraftUK *****


    ***** Musicraft website - Special Offers list http://www.musicraft.co.uk/special-offers/ *****


    Thanks

    Rick @ Musicraft
    Musicraft is Derby's foremost dealer for the finest, specialist Hi-Fi, Home Cinema & Multimedia components/systems. So, if you would like to know more about how our products can enrich your life, then please visit us or contact Rick.

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    ***** Naim Audio will be exhibiting at the 2020 Bristol Show, Marriott Hotel, 21st - 23rd February. See Naim Audio in the The Matthew Suite Suite on the Lower Ground floor, at Brunel Suite on the Terrace/Conservatory floor, at Executive Lounge on the Terrace/Conservatory floor, on Stand Terrace 1a on the Terrace/Conservatory floor and on Stand Terrace 1b on the Terrace/Conservatory floor.



    Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

    Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

    Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.





    https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/defa...2012_FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology


    You’re a nobody without a Naim.


    ***** Musicraft - Clearance + Special Offers List http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...Special-Offers *****


    ***** https://www.facebook.com/MusicraftUK *****


    ***** Musicraft website - Special Offers list http://www.musicraft.co.uk/special-offers/ *****


    Thanks

    Rick @ Musicraft
    Musicraft is Derby's foremost dealer for the finest, specialist Hi-Fi, Home Cinema & Multimedia components/systems. So, if you would like to know more about how our products can enrich your life, then please visit us or contact Rick.

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    ***** Pictures we took of Naim Audio’s room at last weekends 2020 Bristol Show are coming soon. *****



    Naim's story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

    Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

    Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.





    https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/defa...2012_FINAL.pdf A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology


    You’re a nobody without a Naim.


    ***** Musicraft - Clearance + Special Offers List http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...Special-Offers *****


    ***** https://www.facebook.com/MusicraftUK *****


    ***** Musicraft website - Special Offers list http://www.musicraft.co.uk/special-offers/ *****


    Thanks

    Rick @ Musicraft
    Musicraft is Derby's foremost dealer for the finest, specialist Hi-Fi, Home Cinema & Multimedia components/systems. So, if you would like to know more about how our products can enrich your life, then please visit us or contact Rick.

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