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Naim Nait XS 3 Integrated Amplifier

Regular price $3,199.20 USD
Regular price $3,999.00 USD Sale price $3,199.20 USD
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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 NAIT XS 3 Integrated Amplifier
With our typical obsessive attention to detail – all in service of achieving the most authentic musical performance – the NAIT XS 3 benefits from the following features:
  • Class A headphone amplification
  • Alps Blue Velvet volume control
  • Reed relay input selection
  • Ceramic insulators for the power transistors
  • Galvanically isolated microprocessor control section
  • Microphonic-isolating PCB mounts
Naim Supernait 3 Integrated Amplifier
Technology & Craft:
The upgrades in more detail:
  • Our R&D team has found a way to more than double the speed of the voltage gain stage, which in turn doubles the rate at which the speaker output stage can react.
  • The second gain stage transistors have been optimised, so they no longer need to be shielded by a cascode stage transistor. Removing the cascode means less amplifier stabilisation is required: that doubles the slew rate and delivers another uplift in sound quality.
  • The phono circuit topology comprises 3 stages: the gain stage, passive equalisation and final gain and active equalisation. This enables excellent noise performance, extended RIAA equalisation beyond the audio band and great overload headroom.
  • All RIAA equalisation capacitors are ‘through-hole’ mounted film designs, with low microphonic pickup and excellent transient performance. As phono stages are 1000x more sensitive than other inputs, this greatly benefits the sound quality.
  • Input impedance is 47kΩ in parallel with 470F capacitive loading; the gain is perfect for 5mV moving magnet cartridges
MM Phono Input: via RCA, 47k parallel 470pF input impedance, suitable for 5mV cartridges
Line Level Inputs: 130mV sensitivity, 47k input impedance, suitable for 2V
Power Amp In: DIN Socket
Powered Accessory Sockets: +24V for Naim phono amplifier
Speaker Outputs: 70W per channel into 8 ohms (4mm sockets), 100W per channel into 4 ohms
Line Outputs Variable (level): 
  • Pre-amp (DIN), Sub (RCA pair) 775mV,
  • Line Outputs Fixed (level)
  • AV (DIN), Stream (DIN) 130mV, 600 ohms
Headphone Output: 1/4 inch (6.35mm) TRS Socket
Updates: 1 x USB mini-B
Remote Input: 1 x 3.5mm Jack on rear
Finish: Case: Black powder coated Front: Brushed and black anodised
Physical Shipping Weight: 12 kg
Shipping Dimensions: 200 x 590 x 500 mm
Weight: 8.5 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD): 70 x 432 x 314 mm
Power Consumption (max.): 350VA
Mains Supply: 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption (quiescent): 16VA
Supplied with: NARCOM-5 Remote Control, Mains Lead, Link Plug and Safety Manual
Front Panel: Volume control and front panel buttons
Remote Control: Infra-Red (RC5)