Naim's flagship Statement amplification system was ten years in the making. The research and development project drew on Naim's knowledge and expertise, yielding several breakthroughs in technology. Now for 2015, Naim have introduced two new technologies from the Statement project to their core range of power amplifiers.
The NAP 250 now features the new NA009 transistors first introduced in Statement. In development for over a year, this key component was created in partnership with a specialist semi-conductor manufacturer to achieve the best possible sound quality. The 250 also includes the high power Naim DR (Discrete Regulator) technology used in Statement to provide the smooth, stable power supply we know is critical for the audio electronics to make music come to life.
These two new technologies, combined with other small improvements to layout and componentry, mean the NAP 250 DR can produce even more of the fundamental musical pace, rhythm and timing that made the originals so popular with music lovers.
Like the flagship NAP 500, and the NAP 300, the NAP 250 uses a new circuit design with improved earthing arrangements, built on a very high quality, anti-resonance main audio circuit board. The NAP 250 uses the same 007 transistors that were custom-designed for the NAP 500. These outstanding components each provide up to 80 amps and 350 Watts, negating the need to use parallel pairs of transistors (which always have a negative effect on sound). Additional 007 transistors are used in the fully regulated power supply, ensuring the very best performance.
Anti-vibration, resonance-controlling feet serve to protect the sensitive internal components from resonance and microphonic vibration.
A new top-quality transformer is used providing the ability to deliver more than 15 Amps and swing a massive 400VA on transients. The NAP 250 is stable into any load and able to drive a 2-Ohm load for long periods of time.
Analogue Inputs: 1 x XLR
Input Impedance: 18kΩ
Frequency Response: -3dB at 3Hz - 50kHz
Speaker Outputs: L & R, 4mm “banana” sockets
Power Output: 80W/channel, 8Ω
Mains Supply: 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption (quiescent): 25VA
Dimensions: 87 x 432 x 314mm (H x W x D)
Front: Brushed and black anodised
Case: Black powder coated