Naim NAP 200 DR Power Amplifier
New Technology in the Naim NAP 200 DR
The Naim NAP 200 DR has been revitalised and reintroduced in 2015 with the addition of a Naim Audio DR (Discrete Regulator) module to power its partnered Naim Audio preamplifier. This comes alongside small improvements to some internal componentry and layout that combine to lift its musical performance even further than the original.
- 70W per channel output into 8 Ohms
- Large custom-designed transformer providing 300VA of transient power
- Internal power supply to allow direct connection of a NAC 152 XS, NAC 202 or NAC 282 preamplifier
Technology & Craft
Like the flagship NAP 500, the NAP 200 uses a new circuit design with improved earthing arrangements built on a very high quality, anti-resonance main audio circuit board. Anti-vibration, resonance-controlling feet serve to protect the sensitive internal components from microphonic vibration and unwanted external interference.
A new, top-quality 430VA toroidal transformer provides more than 300VA of transient power. Separate windings provide dedicated left and right channel rectified power supplies with two smoothing capacitors per channel. The NAP 200 also has a separate winding providing a preamplifier power supply.
This enables it to be used in a two-box amplifier configuration with a Naim Audio preamplifier such as the NAC 202. The Naim Audio NAP 200 is stable into any load and can drive a 2-ohm load for long periods of time.
Naim began when Julian Vereker started Naim Audio Visual in 1969 and created a sound-to-light box that he hired out to film production companies. His disappointment with the sound of professional recording equipment at the time led him to design his own power amplifier. The company Naim Audio was incorporated in 1973. Against the conventional wisdom – dating back to audio pioneer Edgar Villchur – that the loudspeakers determined the sound of a hi-fi system, and that amplifiers were simply a means to an end in moving the speakers, Vereker set about to put his ideas into practice.
Audio Inputs Analogue Input 1 x 4-pin DIN Input Impedance 18k? Audio Outputs Gain 29dB Frequency Response -3dB at 3Hz – 50kHz Power Outputs Naim pre-amplifier Minimum Load Impedance 2? Speaker Outputs Speaker Outputs L & R, 4mm ?banana? sockets Power Output 70W/channel, 8? Transient 300VA Power Mains Supply 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz Power Consumption 11VA Physical Dimensions (HxWxD) 87 x 432 x 314 mm Weight 11.6 kg Shipping Dimensions 240 x 590 x 500 mm Supplied with SNAIC, Power-Line Lite mains cable (UK denominations only) Shipping Weight 14.2kg Finish Front Brushed and black anodised Case Black powder coated