Naim New Classic NAP 250 Amplifier
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The iconic Naim amplifier
First appearing in 1975, the NAP 250 power amplifier has become an iconic product. Its aesthetic and technical evolution has ensured its sustained first-rate performance over the years, creating unforgettable musical experiences.
The new sixth generation model delivers more power than ever. Its ultra-modern technology provides unrivalled performance and system flexibility. Designed in Salisbury in the United Kingdom, it can be paired with the loudspeakers of your choice to deliver outstanding listening sessions.
To get the best out of your loudspeakers and music, combine the NSC 222 with its perfect partner: the NAP 250 power amplifier. First appearing in 1975, NAP 250 has become an iconic product. Today, it delivers more power than ever and offers ever more flexibility within a complete system. The cutting-edge engineering work involved in the NAP 250 results in unrivalled performance. It delivers 100 watts of A/B class power per channel, fully adjustable to set your music free in the most remarkable way.
The cutting-edge design of the NAP 250 means it can be used even at high sound levels: its heat sink reacts to the increased volume, keeping the product “cool”. Other improvements include the addition of symmetrical XLR connections and a series of technologies derived from Naim’s iconic Statement amplifier, including a eddy current separator available between the loudspeaker outputs. It also incorporates the Naim Audio DR (Discrete Regulator) technology found in the Statement, to benefit from the stable, fluid power supply we know to be essential.
Under the guidance of our Technical Director, Naim’s specialist engineers have developed simple but elegant circuits, combined with our acclaimed and high-performing DR technology, guaranteeing the stable and fluid power supply so essential for superior performance. Our teams opt for the highest-quality components and perform ultra-precise measurements for an uncompromising result.
Naim products are designed to be both contemporary and timeless. Our creations forego any unnecessary decoration that does not contribute to performance targets or add to the sound quality. The design of the iconic NAP 250 power amplifier is functionally coherent, making it a pleasure to use. It also boasts extreme precision, combining a sleek design with innovative materials.
The NAP 250 can be connected to any of the New Classic products, but also to the previous Classic lines using a new range of specific cabling. Above all, it is the perfect partner for the NSC 222 preamplifier and streamer.
Our founder, Julian Vereker, immediately understood the many benefits of aluminium as a material for wrapping Naim electronic components. He knew that delicate audio components are very sensitive to the effects of magnetic fields, unstable temperatures, unwanted vibrations, etc. While other manufacturers were bending thin sheets of steel, Naim used thick plates of aluminium.
Features & Specifications
|Damping factor into 8||36|
|Signal to noise ratio ref 100W 8 A-weighted||111dB|
|Signal to noise ratio ref 1W 8 A-weighted||91dB|
|Input signal for clipping||1V RMS|
|Peak current into 1 (1kHz 1mS)||+/-28 amps peak (780W peak power)|
|Burst power 2||300 Watts 2 @1% THD+N (1kHz for 20mS, repeat 500mS IHF)|
|Audio Inputs||2 x True balanced via XLR, 47k
34k singled ended via legacy adaptor lead
|THD + N||at 2/3rds full power 8 @1kHz (0.013%)|
|Power Output||100 Watts 8Ω @0.1% THD+N (100W @0.1%)
190 Watts 4Ω @1% THD+N
|Frequency Response||-3dB @ 1.4Hz to 100kHz|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||35/8x17x121/2″ (9.15×43.2×31.75cm)|
|Mains Supply||115V or 230V, 50/60Hz|
|Power Consumption||Passive consumption: 26W (idle)
Standby consumption: <0.5W