Well, news from Naim, where have they been? Naim has just announced the latest generation of the legendary (my words) NAIT and SUPERNAIT integrated amplifiers.
I went to the launch of the 2nd Generation Naits 6 years ago and now the 3rd Generation NAIT and SUPERNAIT both include built-in phono stages, Naim says both integrated amplifiers will continue to be handmade in Salisbury, UK.
Naim says the new phono stages built into NAIT XS 3 and SUPERNAIT 3 are based on classic Naim designs and crafted from audiophile-quality components.
I have to say, I would love to hear these two. I have the streaming pre-amplifier N-272 and I’m sure these will do at least as good a job with class A headphone amplification and the new DR components cascaded from the Statements. I for one am pleased they have not moved these separates to the new black box case design prevalent in the new Uniti series; the glowing green eyes will hopefully remain a feature of the corner of my lounge for years to come.
NAIT XS 3 and SUPERNAIT 3 will start shipping from August, with Suggested Retail Prices of £2199/€2699/$2999 for the NAIT XS3 and £3499/€4299/$4599 for the SUPERNAIT 3.