NaimNAC 252usedNaim - NAC 252 - Preamplifier with SuperCap DR - Customer Trade-In!!! - 12 Months Interest Free Financing Available!!! - BTC Now Accepted!!!For sale is a customer trade-in NAC252 with matching SuperCap DR power supply. Our customer has since upgraded to the 552/552PS DR and hence this unique opportunity to purchase an Excellent Condi...13200.00

Naim - NAC 252 - Preamplifier with SuperCap DR - Customer Trade-In!!! - 12 Months Interest Free Financing Available!!! - BTC Now Accepted!!!

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Ships fromWayne, IL, 60184
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensionsunspecified
Shipping carrierFedEx
Shipping cost$250.00
Original accessoriesRemote Control, Box, Manual
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For sale is a customer trade-in NAC252 with matching SuperCap DR power supply.  Our customer has since upgraded to the 552/552PS DR and hence this unique opportunity to purchase an Excellent Condition 252/SCDR PS at a great price.  A rare opportunity in today’s market when most HiFi seems to be backordered for months upon months.  The 252’s serial number is 461810 and comes complete with everything as new: owner’s manual, remote control, SNAIC cable, and Burndy cable.  The SuperCap DR’s serial number is 465379 and comes complete with everything as new: Tibia power cord and owner’s manual. Each unit will be double boxed to preserve their excellent white factory cartons.

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Read what Naim has to say about the NAC 252 & SuperCap DR below.

NAC 252

Classic Naim Audio control and clarity.
NAC 252 Separate Preamplifier

Like many of our products, the NAC 252 stems from good stock: it descends directly from the NAC 52, still one of the finest preamplifiers ever made. Capable of exceptional clarity, its power supply components reside in a separate enclosure: the SuperCap power supply unit. This ensures optimum isolation from electromagnetic interference and provides each of the ten audio circuits with an independent, fully regulated supply voltage. Additionally, separate power supplies for the digital control and switching circuitry further isolate the audio circuitry from noise. It’s this attention to detail that makes the NAC 252 so special – that, and our determination to let nothing stand in the way of your musical enjoyment.


  • Support for both DIN and RCA inputs to facilitate connection into a wider range of systems
  • SuperCap power supply (with fourteen independently regulated voltages) required
  • Totally separate regulated supplies for digital control and switching circuitry
  • Precision rotary potentiometers with precious metal wipers
  • AV bypass mode for simple connection to an existing AV system
  • Powered input for use with StageLine or SuperLine phono stages

NAC 252 Separate Preamplifier
NAC 252 Separate Preamplifier
Technology & Craft

Many designs were explored for the NAC 252 and a complete review of the circuit topology and components took place in accordance with the developments pioneered in preamplifiers such as the NAC52. Hundreds of hours were spent listening to various designs, ensuring that the harmony between music and technology was always maintained.

Ten independently regulated power supplies are fed from the matching SuperCap power supply. Totally separate regulated supplies for the digital control and switching ensure no noise is generated in the audio circuits.


SuperCap DR

Powerful and versatile.
SuperCap DR Power Supply

As iconic as it is widely acclaimed, the SuperCap DR is a Naim Audio classic, capable of powering every preamplifier in our range except for the NAC-N 172 XS and our flagship, the NAC 552. Its substantial toroidal transformer and high-quality smoothing capacitors combine to ensure improved timing, clarity and dynamic range from your favourite music.

Upgraded with our new DR voltage regulator, this timeless component remains one of the most well know and oft-employed power supplies in our range, and for good reason.   

Audio Inputs
Other Inputs: AV input configurable for unity gain
Input Impedance: 47kΩ
Analogue Input: 4 x DIN, 2 x DIN, RCA

Input Sensitivity: 75mV

Audio Outputs
Line Outputs Variable (level): 775mV
Line Outputs Fixed (level): 75mV, 600Ω
Load Impedance: 10kΩ (min.)
Output Impedance: <50Ω

Analogue: 1 x variable, 3 x fixed (DIN)
Power Outputs: Naim phono amplifier

RS232: Optional (DE9 female)

Remote Input: RCA on rear (RC5)

Case: Black powder coated

Front: Brushed and black anodised

Weight: 7.0 kg

Dimensions (HxWxD): 87 x 432 x 314 mm

Power Supply Options: SuperCap
Supply Voltage: 12V, 24V
Supplied with: NARCOM-4 Remote Control, Burndy, SNAIC

Power Supply: SuperCap

User Control
Front Panel: Volume control, balance control, sixteen button matrix
Handheld: NARCOM-4 Remote Control
Remote Control: Infra Red (RC5)

  • 13 x 24V outputs, 2 x 12V output 
  • All-new Discrete Regulator (DR) configuration, delivering Naim Audio’s best-ever standards of stable, low-noise power
  • Brushed, black-anodised aluminium chassis

SuperCap Power Supply
SuperCap DR Power Supply - Rear View
Technology & Craft

Each of the multiple power outputs on the SuperCap DR uses Naim Audio's specially designed discrete regulators for optimum performance. The SuperCap DR can be used to power all of the Naim Audio preamplifier (except the NAC 552 and NAC-N 172 XS), Superline phono stage and active crossovers, and is the only choice for supplying power to the NAC 252 preamplifier.

Its anti-vibration, resonance-controlling feet complement the elegant new cast and extruded anti-magnetic chassis to protect the sensitive internal components from resonance and microphonic vibration.

The SuperCap DR was updated in 2012 as a result of a two year project to develop a new discrete regulator (DR) for Naim Audio power supplies. The new Naim Audio DR now features, alongside improvements to the wire routing, mechanical decoupling and internal layout. These enhancements, developed through intensive listening tests, significantly raise performance and make music even more communicative and enjoyable.

A technical white paper on the Naim Audio Discrete Regulator technology is available here.

Case: Black powder coated
Front: Brushed and black anodised

Power Outputs    
13 x 24V, 2 x 12V

Shipping Weight: 14.2 kg
Shipping Dimensions: 240 x 590 x 500 mm
Weight: 11.6 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD): 87 x 432 x 314 mm

Mains Supply: 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz

Power-Line Lite mains cable (UK denominations only)


Our Company: Next Level HiFi is a premier retailer of the world’s finest HiFi products. We operate by appointment and offer our clients the opportunity to experience systems not heard elsewhere. We are proud to support our business partners including: Aavik, Ansuz, Børresen, Dynaudio, Focal, Kudos, Naim, Nordost, Octave, Rega, REL, Soulution, & YG Acoustics.  

Payment can be made by Check, Cash, Money Order, Credit Card, or PayPal. Credit Card or PayPal adds 3% to the total.    

Illinois Residents add 7% to the total. 

Local pickup is available as well.

Feel free to contact us at the following for questions, appointment requests, and or orders:   

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c: 630-246-0390
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