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NAIM
NSC 222

$11,999.00

Description ▴

Sleek design meets audiophile quality

Begin your New Classic musical journey with the highly versatile NSC 222 preamplifier. Access a wide range of music streaming platforms (Spotify, TIDAL, Qobuz, etc.), a very large number of online radio stations, handling bitrates of up to 32bit/284kHz.

Want to enjoy vinyl?
The NSC 222 has a MM phono input.

Do you like headphones and want to dive into a world of solo listening?
NSC 222 is also equipped with the full Naim technology for headphone listening, which is inherited from the Uniti Atom Headphone Edition: our amplifier-DAC, the recipient of several awards all around the world.

Product Specifications ▾

Audio Inputs
USB2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear – 1.6A charge)
Digital (S/PDIF)2 x Optical TOSLINK (up to 24bit/96kHz)
1 x coaxial RCA (up to 24bit/192kHz, DoP 64Fs)
1 x coaxial BNC (up to 24bit 192kHz, DoP 64Fs)
Audio Input1 x moving magnet phono
1 x 8-pin DIN (compatible with 5-pin DIN cables)
1 x RCA stereo pair
Line level inputs (RCA/DIN): Impedance 47k, 2.2V typical, 7.5Vrms Max
8 pin DIN has +/-18V for compatible external phono stages such as Solstice NVC TT
Compatible with 5 pin DIN
MM phono: 47k/470pF, 5mV, 23dB overload (75mV max)
Audio Outputs
DistortionMM: < noise floor
Line: 0.0025% @2.2V input volume at 0dB, 1kHz
(Line: 0.015% @2.2V input volume at 0dB, 20kHz)
Digital: 0.0035% @0dBFS volume at 0dB, 1kHz
Digital level2.1V at 0dBFS volume at 0dB
Audio OutputsAnalogue
1 x XLR pair (Stereo XLR balanced impedance 7Vrms max)
1 x RCA pair (Stereo RCA 7Vrms max)
1 x 6.35mm headphone jack (Headphone 1.5W into 16)
CrosstalkMM: 90dB at 1kHz, volume at 0dB
Line: 90dB at 1kHz, volume at 0dB
(Line: 70dB at 20kHz, volume at 0dB)
Digital: 90dB at 1kHz, volume at 0dB
AnaloguePre-amplifier at max volume 15.5dB
Phono stage MM 40dB
Signal-to-Noise RatioMM 80dB ref 5mV A-wtd volume at 0dB
Line 104dB ref 2.2V A-wtd volume at 0dB
Digital 102dB ref 0dBFS A-wtd volume at 0dB
Frequency ResponseMM: -3dB at 10Hz, RIAA +/-0.1dB
Line: 3Hz to 40kHz -3dB
Digital: 3Hz to 27kHz -3dB
Connectivity
NetworkEthernet (10/100Mbps), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac)
Formats
Audio FormatsWAV – up to 32bit/384kHz
FLAC and AIFF – up to 24bit/384Hz
ALAC (Apple Lossless) – up to 24bit/384Hz
MP3 – up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
AAC – up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
OGG and WMA – up to 48kHz (16 bit)
DSD – 64 and 128Fs
M4A – up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
Gapless playback supported on all formats
Physical
Weight24.25lbs (11kg)
Dimensions (HxWxD)35/8x17x121/2″ (9.15×43.2×31.75cm)
Power
Mains Supply115V or 230V, 50/60Hz
Power ConsumptionTypical use consumption:  25W
Network standby mode consumption: <2W
Standby mode consumption: <0.5w
Product Type
TypePreamplifier
User Control
App ControlApp control (iOS and Android), bi-directional ZigBee remote and front panel
Optical 3.5mm output for synchronised control of compatible products

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