Naim NAC N172 XS in the Test

The streaming precursor NAC N172 XS by Naim could bring soon fresh wind in many living room. Must the particularily Pres of the manufacturer fear for their dominance?

It’s a charming idea. With a Streaming Client directly into the preamp, Naim opens his mouth watery just fans of the brand. Certainly not a few have yet olive-green and Hello one of the indestructible before amplifiers combinations are available at home. Unbreakable and maintenance make this sound veterans their service and be replaced out of loyalty, love and simply lack of reasons. The author speaks from experience, is in her living room as a combination. The approximately twenty years old before amplifiers couple moved in years ago with their owner almost as a dowry and could make themselves in the Solid wood board so far safely comfortable. But the idea to exchange it against a network-enabled copy, now definitely has its appeal. Especially since the Streaming solutions from the House of Naim are among the best on the market.

Naim NAC N172 XS: Functions

There are many HiFi brands that build a harmonious, tonally perfect precursor, some of them Pack even now very good network clients to do so. But only a manageable groups of them are also the necessary intelligence and an elaborate operating concept with Smartphone app on the way that just needs it for the really lustful pleasure of streaming their Network player . As well as Naim N-stream app for iOS still makes it.

The program not only extremely stable’s impressed with unheard-of speed on iPod, iPhone, or iPad, changes the source Flash, runs only through the Internet radio stations or libraries on each Media servers on the network. It prepares even an extensive knowledge read even to each selected artist and album within an eyelash of shock, retrieved from AMG music database, which can have the in-house music Server HDX for ripping and tagging.

To the streamer dominates all refinements that at home so of course occur the user, some developers but after as before tears of despair in the eyes need to drive. Includes Gapless Playback of all formats, High res support or that the UPNP client expires after changing sources not in complete amnesia, but there continues where he left off before.

Naim NAC N172 XS: Connections

The NAC N172 XS managed of course as a precursor or other sources. So it offers port four digital and two analogue feeding devices (one must dock but it via the n typical DIN socket), an Mini Toslink input (can be both analogue and digital) as well as a USB Port on the front, so iPhone & co can pass their music digitally. Optional – and actually completely unnecessary given the excellent Internet radio – there’s even a matching FM and DAB tuner module. The four-line, high-contrast and responsive device display raises to the current track of the UPnP client just as nimble on the screen such as the time or volume information and data rate.

Naim Atypically, the NAC N172 XS way, not with an external power supply can be upgraded. It is supplied exclusively by its own, appropriately large toroidal transformer. The distinctive four-pole DIN socket is Naim typical, however, next to the RCA outputs, to dock in-house power amplifiers such as the NAP-155 XS with a single cable (which is conveniently right there). The NAP 155 is the Naim House recommendation for the preliminary stage anyway and would result in a visually and priced highly attractive combination for round 3,700 euros.

Naim NAC N172 XS: hearing test

That was also sound not less attractive: nimble, agile, and in the timing accurate presented to the couple on all test stations provided by the listening room-NAS. On the not quite unassuming KEF Reference 207/2, played the combo with an almost insolent nonchalance, had precise sound acoustic guitar strings (on the 2009 album “Welcome joy” the Cave singers), complex Stadium anthems from the HD version of the 2012 dependent album “The 2nd Law” effect, and served a delicious crisp Jazz “Smoothie” by star pianist IIRO Rantala.

Overall the Naim pair seemed fresh and alive, let play fewer muscles and mass rather than sinewy, open liveliness. Grasping honest, however, musical, finely accented style of play makes the team to an elegant and certainly never inconvenient houseguest. And because, that Naim precursors themselves only with their peers really tolerated: also on the American Ayre V5 XE could inspire the 172 XS with their finely articulated, casual nimble charm and hanging loosely off true stereo precursors such as the Rotel RC-1580 .

By the way: The old (and much more expensive) precursor is however still Regent in the living room, sounded slightly mature as her young colleague. Yet.

 

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