It’s been almost 30 years since we designed our first integrated amplifier: time enough to define and refine the technical ingredients essential to high-end performance. Our reference quality SUPERNAIT 2 represents the pinnacle of this accumulated knowledge. It is both the most sophisticated integrated amplifier we’ve ever created and a classic Naim Audio product, shot through with the soul of the original, iconic NAIT.
SUPERNAIT 2 combines an 80W power amplifier with six individually decoupled input sockets and borrows advanced technology from Naim Audio’s flagship preamplifier, the NAC 552. In employing the latest Naim Audio DR (Discrete Regulator) circuits in its power supply, it sits right at the forefront of Naim Audio amplifier technology.
SUPERNAIT 2 includes a Class A preamp output stage which doubles as a headphone amplifier, ceramic heatsink technology that minimises capacitive coupling between the chassis and output transistors for optimum sound quality. Its inputs are each individually decoupled and hand-wired to minimise noise and interference while internal switching employs ultra-low-noise, constant current sources which are derived directly from the electronic design of the flagship NAC 552 preamplifier.
Set at the core of every SUPERNAIT 2 is a custom-designed toroidal transformer featuring seven separate windings. This can be further upgraded with one of our external HiCap or SuperCap power supplies. Even the analogue delights of vinyl are yours to explore: simply add a StageLine or SuperLine phono stage. The SUPERNAIT 2 doesn’t miss a trick or a beat.
It doesn’t miss any music either. The SUPERNAIT 2 is never fazed by the demands of either speaker or music. It simply delivers dynamic, detailed and engaging music that can’t fail to move you.
4 x DIN/RCA pair, 1 x RCA pair, 1 x DIN (for Naim phono amplifier)
Line Outputs Fixed (level)
Line Outputs Variable (level)
775mV, <50Ω Power Outputs
Naim phono amplifier
Speakers, record, preamp and variable sub
Headphone, 1/4″ jack
Infra Red (RC5)
1 x 3.5mm jack on rear (RC5 modulated/unmodulated)
1 x USB Type Mini-B
Volume Control, Balance Control, seven button matrix
Power Mains Supply
100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption (quiescent)
Physical Dimensions (HxWxD)
87 x 432 x 314 mm
240 x 590 x 500 mm
NARCOM-4 Remote Control
Brushed and black anodised
Black powder coated
Naim Superline Reference Phono Stage
The heart of the SuperLine is a new, two-stage single-ended Class A discrete amplifier with part-passive RIAA filtering that runs off 25 internally regulated power supplies and features the transistor “quiet room” thermal isolation technique originally developed for the NAP 500 power amplifier. Environmental isolation is also ensured by the SuperLine’s massive sub-chassis and high-Q spring suspension system – used here for the first time on a phono amplifier.
Duplicate phono and BNC sockets provide input versatility, and cartridge impedance matching adjustment is provided by four resistive and three capacitive load plugs. In combination with the SuperLine’s internal input load, twenty different standard load combinations are possible.
The SuperLine is also available in a lower gain model, SuperLine E. The SuperLine E is identical to the standard SuperLine except that is has been designed for use with cartridges that have a higher output voltage than most popular moving coils: for example high output moving coils.
Analogue Inputs: BNC, RCA
Input Sensitivity: 100μV to 500μV, SuperLine E: 200μV to 1mV
Other Inputs: 2 x 5-pin DIN for loading plugs
Gain: 64dB at 1kHz, SuperLine E: 58dB at 1kHz
Frequency Response: 10Hz to >200kHz -3dB
THD + N: <0.005% (500μV @ 1kHz) Signal-To-Noise Ratio (S/N Ratio): 82dB ref 500μV input, 0μ(A-weighted), SuperLine E: 78dB ref 500μV input, 0μ (A-weighted) Crosstalk: >80dB (20Hz to 20kHz)
RIAA Accuracy: ±0.1dB (20Hz to 20kHz)
High Pass Filter: 10Hz
Input Overload: 5mV rms (1kHz), SuperLine E: 10mV rms (1kHz)
Input Load Options: 10kΩ, 1k, 500Ω, 220Ω, 100Ω, 100pF, 1nF, 5.6nF, 10nF
Supply Voltage: 24V
Power Supply Options: NaimUniti, NAIT XS, SuperNait, 152XS, 202, 282, 252, 552, FlatCap XS, HiCap, SuperCap
Dimensions: 87 x 207 x 314mm (H x W x D)
Front: Bead blasted and black anodised
Case: Black powder coated
Naim Snaic 5 pin DIN Audio Interconnect Cable
The SNAIC interconnect family uses a cable, which is custom manufactured to Naim’s specification, that provides the ideal impedance, capacitance and conductivity.
Each SNAIC interconnect is meticulously hand-built in-house using established production techniques.