The Naim Statement NAP S1 power amplifier perfectly represents Naim’s philosophy of providing the highest quality power supply, while isolating individual sections to avoid unwanted interference. The NAC S1 preamplifier and NAP S1 power amplifier share the same fundamental layout. The noisy power supply is housed in the base and sensitive electronics are nestled above. Each section is divided by an acrylic centre-piece that blocks interaction. Top section electronics are separated further still, with internal chambers isolating individual stages.
The Naim Statement NAP S1 power amplifier features a new bridged dual design with zero global feedback. The two stages are physically separated to optimize the amplifier circuit with the delicate voltage stage at the very top of the power amplifier, away from the current stage at the bottom. Each mono power amplifier uses a huge 4000VA transformer to power speakers with precisely 746W (into 8 ohms). Precision engineering also makes sure every single watt is delivered right to where it’s needed, when it’s needed. After all, power is nothing without purpose.
Statement’s radically different aesthetic may seem like a departure from Naim Audio tradition but it’s the ultimate expression of everything they represent. The imposing monolithic structure with its stark silhouette is offset by the organic sculptural flow of the heat sink and the beautifully lit volume control and central divide. This duality in the design reflects how Naim’s pursuit of technical brilliance is always grounded in the abstract human experience of music.
If it’s the best amplifier in the world in lab tests only half the job is done – it’s in the listening room where it really counts.
NAP S1 Mono Amplifier
- Analog Input: 1 x XLR (each)
- Audio Outputs: Binding posts for spade & 4mm banana
- Power Output: 746W into 8 ohms, 1450W into 4 ohms, 9kW burst power into 1 ohm
- Weight: 101kg (each)
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 940 x 256 x 383mm (each)
NAC S1 Preamplifier
- Analog Input: 3 X DIN, 3 X RCA, 2 X Balanced
- Audio Outputs: 1 X Balanced, 2 X Unbalanced (4 pin DIN sockets)
- Weight: 61.5kg
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 940 x 270 x 412mm (width includes stabilizer)
Naim Statement NAP S1 Left/Right Mono Power Amplifiers
NEW Warranty 5 years