Naim NAC 152 XS Stereo Preamplifier

Must be powered from the preamp inputs of the NAP 155 XS or NAP 200 or external power supply (see Upgrade Path)

Our entry-level separate preamplifier, the NAC 152 XS provides all the transparency and musicality you’d expect from Naim Audio, plus a long-term upgrade path to even better performance. The perfect alternative to an integrated amplifier, it’s an outstanding first step into the world of Naim Audio ownership.


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Product Description

The NAC 152 XS, a replacement for the NAC 122x, is based on its larger brother the NAC 202 and features a hardwired motorised Alps volume control potentiometer delivering better performance and lower noise in use. The six DIN inputs are relay switched, improving performance. Much care in the design has been afforded to making the casework and PCB as low resonance as possible and to isolate the PCB from interference in its environment.

The NAC 152 XS features an additional output alongside the Naim Audio standard DINs. This stereo output on two RCA sockets is optimised for connection to an active subwoofer and supports the growing use of 2.1 systems. Its rear panel layout is similar to the NAC 202 and hence is Fraim friendly. The NAC 152 XS can be powered from the preamp power outputs of the NAP 155 XS or NAP 200 or can be upgraded by powering it from either a FlatCap XS or HiCap power supply. One of the DIN inputs can supply power to a Naim Audio StageLine outboard phono stage.


Audio Inputs
Analogue Input
5 x DIN, RCA, 1 x DIN, 1 x 3.5mm jack
Input Sensitivity
Input Impedance
Other Inputs
AV input configurable for unity gain
Audio Outputs
2 x variable (DIN), 1 x fixed (RCA)
Line Outputs Fixed (level)
130mV, 600Ω
Line Outputs Variable (level)
775mV RMS
Output Impedance
main <50Ω, sub <150Ω
Load Impedance
10kΩ (min.)
Power Outputs
Naim phono amplifier
Other Outputs
1 x sub (RCA)
Frequency Response
4Hz – 40kHz
0.042% THD+N@1kHz, 2Vin, 0.0775V out
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
67dB at 0.775V
Remote Control
Infra Red (RC5)
Remote Input
1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated and unmodulated)
Optional (DE9 female)
User Control
Front Panel
Volume control, seven button matrix
NARCOM-4 Remote Control
Power Supply Voltage
Power Supply Options
NAP 155 XS, NAP 200, FlatCap XS, HiCap, SuperCap
Power Supply
Physical Dimensions (HxWxD)
70 x 432 x 301 mm
3.8 kg
Supplied with
NARCOM-4 Remote Control
Finish Front
Brushed and black anodised
Black powder coated


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