The Naim NAIT XS integrated amplifier is set for release this December, priced at £1250, and will aim to live up to the proud name of the NAIT (Naim Amplifier InTegrated) model range.
Delivering 60 watts per channel in to eight ohms or 90 watts per channel in to four ohms, the NAIT XS shares the non-resonant, non-magnetic chassis and bodywork of the NAIT 5i but takes more of a design nod from the SUPERNAIT.
Naim claims to have simplified the signal path, with minimal switching and relays, in order to deliver a performance that's 'exciting and full on'.
There's innovation, too: it's the first amp to use Naim's newly developed bayonet PCB mounting technique that delivers 'a consistent board float: reducing microphonic effects', while the heat sink has a large surface area in order to enable maximum cooling.
There are six line inputs, with four RCA/DIN inputs, an RCA/3.5mm jack and a powered input for a phono stage. There's also a 3.5mm input on the front panel and a subwoofer out on the back.
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The NAIT XS can be split to use as a preamp or a power amp, and comes complete with a remote control for volume and input selection.
Using the Series 5 aluminium chassis and a zin die-cast front panel, the NAIT XS is due out in December for £1250. And best of all, we'll be carrying a review in our February issue, out January 10th.