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Naim Nait XS 2

At 70 Watts per channel, the NAIT XS 2 is more powerful than its NAIT XS predecessor. It also features numerous refinements to enhance its music making still further. RETAIL: $2,699.


ceramic heatsink technology, constant current source drive electronics, a reconfigured internal layout to optimise signal paths and custom manufactured film style capacitors in all audio critical locations.

Constructed in a slimline aluminium enclosure, the NAIT XS 2 provides six analogue inputs and the same innovative Class A headphone amplifier as the SUPERNAIT 2. With any amplifier, however, the proof of its technology is in the listening. The NAIT XS 2 is both powerful and delicate, dynamic and even-handed. It does everything the music asks and delivers everything that a Naim amplifier should.

70W (into 8ohms) 100W (into 4ohms)
6 analogue inputs: 4 x DIN/RCA pair, 1 x RCA pair, 1 x DIN (for Naim phono amplifier)
1/4" (6.35mm) headphone output and high-quality Class-A headphone amplifier
Constant current source circuit technique employed (introduced in NAC 552 preamplifier) to provide ultra-quiet drive signals for relays to improve sound quality
Ceramic heat sink isolation for improved sound quality on power and preamp section
Performance upgradable with FlatCap, HiCap or SuperCap power supplies
Custom-designed toroidal transformer with seven separate windings
Powered input for use with StageLine or SuperLine phono stages
USB-mini B for future software upgrades
British build and design

Input Level Suitable for 2V sources (0.5 to 5.0V)
Input Sensitivity 130mV
Analogue Inputs 4 x DIN/RCA pair, 1 x RCA pair, 1 x DIN (for Naim phono amplifier)
Front Panel Volume control and front panel buttons
Line Outputs Fixed (level) AV (DIN), HDD (DIN) 130mV, 600Ω
Line Outputs Variable (level) Pre-amp (DIN), sub (RCA pair), 775mV, <50Ω
Power Outputs +24V for Naim phono amplifier
Headphone outputs ¼ inch (6.35mm) TRS Socket
Power Output 70W per channel into 8Ω, 100W per channel into 4Ω
Power Supply FlatCap, HiCap or Supercap
Remote Control Infra-Red (RC5)
Remote Input 1 x 3.5mm jack on rear
Updates 1 x USB mini-B
Mains Supply 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption (quiescent) 16VA
Power Consumption (maximum) 350VA
Dimensions 70 x 432 x 314 (H x W x D)
Weight 8.4kg
Supplied With NARCOM-4 remote control
Suggested System CD5XS CD player or ND5 XS network player
Front Brushed and black anodised aluminium
Case Black powder coated aluminium