Naim NAC-N 272
It’s hard to comprehend just how significant this incredibly successful product has been. Coupled with a suitable power amplifier, this is every inch the ‘next generation’ Naim music system component, working superbly with power amps from NAP100 to NAP300DR and into loudspeakers as revealing as the new Focal Sopra range. Whilst there is a list of known matches and mis-matches between the various Naim pre and power amplifiers, the NAC-N 272 just . . . works. Simples!
There is still room in the world for Naim’s more elevated separate components, mind you. Some of the ‘giant killer’ hype surrounding the 272 has been a tiny bit exaggerated, but it is a sign of a truly great product when the end users find themselves falling over themselves to praise it over all else.