Naim Supernait 3 Integrated Amplifier

£4,299.00

Supernait 3
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Naim Supernait 3 Integrated Stereo Amplifier

In the six years since the last NAIT integrated amplifiers were released, Naim’s research and development team have worked on a range of amplifier improvements. The result is upgraded power amplifier sections for the 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 using Naim’s external power supplies, power amplifiers and even cabling upgrades to get the best from all sources. 


Step up from the NAIT XS3 to the Supernait 3 and you benefit from a range of superior features, all designed to deliver even better sound quality including:

  • Full 24V DR module built-in: enjoy the purer power and performance improvement of Naim’s Discrete Regulation technology for the entire pre-amp stage.
  • Larger toroidal transformer in the power supply: provides greater power and speed of recovery
  • Additional leaded through-hole components in the signal path: further minimises negative effects of vibration and transient thermal conditions
  • Chassis-mounted input sockets hand-wired to the circuit boards: offers enhanced vibration isolation
  • Full Alps Blue Velvet balance control

 

Audio Inputs

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

Audio Outputs

Powered Accessory Sockets

+24V for Naim phono amplifier

Speaker Outputs

80W per channel into 8 ohms (4mm sockets), 130W per channel into 4 ohms

Line Outputs Variable (level)

Pre-amp (DIN), Bi-amp (DIN), Sub (RCA pair) 775mV, <50 ohms 

Line Outputs Fixed (level)

AV (DIN), Stream (DIN) 130mV, 600 ohms

Headphone Output

1/4 inch (6.35mm) TRS Socket

Connectivity

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

17.25 kg

Shipping Dimensions

240 x 590 x 500 mm

Weight

14 kg

Dimensions (HxWxD)

87 x 432 x 314 mm

Power

Power Consumption (max.)

400VA

Mains Supply

115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz

Power Consumption (quiescent)

37VA

Supplied with

Supplied with

NARCOM-5 Remote Control, Mains Lead, Link Plug and Safety Manual

User Control

Front Panel

Volume control, balance control and front panel buttons

Remote Control

Infra-Red (RC5)

 

The evolution of Naim’s flagship integrated amp has been a fascinating process and this third iteration is at once a logical development and a surprising leap forward. Without compromising on the virtues of the earlier models, this is an amp that creates compelling and believable space around everything you ask it to play. It’s a wonderful thing to listen to for extended periods and the addition of the phono stage will allow it to be no less accomplished with a vinyl front end as a digital one. The world around the Supernait 3 is changing but for people wanting to use it in the way Naim envisages, it is still a class act and one that comes Highly Recommended.
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
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