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Review Naim Nait XS 3

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Pros

  • High quality playback
  • High quality components
  • Lovely remote control

Cons

  • Banana plugs only
  • No digital inputs

Price: € 2799

Build quality
Usability
Sound
Price
NAIM NAIT XS 3

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NAIM NAIT XS 3

In this price range we come in pleasant company. Think of the new Hegel H120, Moon 240i, Atoll IN300 and even a Nad M10. Striking is that they all have digital inputs and that is of course the Achilles heel of the Naim Nait XS 3. Where a lot of manufacturers implement both, Naim resolutely chooses to offer a puristic amplifier and that did them no harm!

Naim has been proving for years that there is a market for a high-quality analogue integrated amplifier, preferably in combination with one of their own digital sources. We were able to see for ourselves that the synergy between their products is good. Importer Latham Audio had namely the ND5 XS 2 streamer with which Mr. Jaap recently very positive. Together they form a formidable duo that plays at a high level!

Conclusion

The Naim Nait XS 3 is an excellent analogue integrated amplifier. It has sufficient inputs, useful outputs, a Class A headphone amplifier and now also a fine phono stage. It is also easy to use, has an excellent remote control and is packed with quality components. The Nait XS 3 effortlessly drives all our speakers without imposing itself. The sound is balanced with a sense of rhythm and timing. Connect an ND5 XS 2 streamer and you'll have to invest a lot more to do better. A successful update!
Amplifier type
Integrated
Bridgemode
No
Amplifier inputs
  • Analog RCA
Amplifier outputs
  • Analog RCA
Build in dac
Yes

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