Naim NSC 222

Streaming Preamplifier


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Naim NSC 222 £6,200.00

NSC 222

NSC 222, an easy-to-use streaming preamplifier, boasts multiple functions and delivers uncompromising sound quality. Crafted with high-precision engineering and an exclusive British design from Naim, NSC 222 offers a diverse audio experience. It not only streams music and radio with exceptional clarity but also adeptly handles vinyl and audio headphones, enriching your listening experience. Additionally, NSC 222 excels as a high-performance analog preamplifier. For an unparalleled audio assembly, pair it with the NAP 250 power amplifier and simply add loudspeakers. This combination ensures both sleek design and audiophile quality, elevating your audio setup.

Sleek design meets audiophile quality

Begin your New Classic musical journey with the highly versatile NSC 222 preamplifier. Naim’s NSC 222 grants access to a wide range of music streaming platforms (Spotify, TIDAL, Qobuz, etc.), and a very large number of online radio stations, handling bitrates of up to 32bit/284kHz.

Want to enjoy vinyl? Naim’s NSC 222 has a MM phono input. Do you like headphones and want to dive into a world of solo listening? The NSC 222 is also equipped with the full Naim technology for headphone listening, inherited from the Uniti Atom Headphone Edition: Naim’s amplifier-DAC, the recipient of several awards all around the world.

A unique streaming platform

NSC 222 incorporates the very latest Naim streaming platform, made by experts in Salisbury. This platform sets new standards in terms of prowess, functionality, and ease of use. Designed to offer true Hi-Fi performance, NSC 222 delivers the legendary Naim sound. Enjoy playing all your favourite radio stations non-stop, as well as any music from Spotify Connect, Apple Music, TIDAL, TIDAL Connect, Qobuz, AirPlay 2, Chromecast, UPnP™ servers, USB key, Roon Ready, and more.

Easy App control – in one room or many

The Naim App, available for Apple and Android devices, simplifies controlling the NSC 222 and linking up other music systems around your home into a stunning multi-room setup. Use the App to access all your music, including favourite radio stations, streaming services, and playlists, and to explore artist discographies and biographies.

Simple and enjoyable to use

The NSC 222 is very simple for you to use – you can easily control it using the Focal & Naim app, available on both iOS and Android. Additionally, you have the option to use the Zigbee smart remote control supplied with it. Of course, you can also access many features directly via the NSC 222 itself, including its backlit volume button. For your listening enjoyment, the 5.5” color screen on the NSC 222 displays the tracks being played for you.

Naim know-how

Under the guidance of Naim’s Technical Director, the engineering team has developed simple yet elegant circuits. These are combined with Naim’s acclaimed and high-performing DR technology, ensuring a stable and fluid power supply essential for superior performance. The teams select the highest-quality components and conduct ultra-precise measurements, aiming for an uncompromising result.

A timeless design

Naim products are designed to be both contemporary and timeless. These creations forego any unnecessary decoration that does not contribute to performance targets or enhance sound quality. The design of the NSC 222 streamer and preamplifier combines extreme precision, impressive functionality, sleek design, and innovative materials, making it easy and enjoyable to use.

The story of Naim and aluminium

Naim’s founder, Julian Vereker, recognized the numerous advantages of using aluminium to encase Naim electronic components. He was aware that delicate audio components are highly sensitive to the effects of magnetic fields, unstable temperatures, and unwanted vibrations, among other factors. While other manufacturers opted for bending thin sheets of steel, Naim chose to use thick plates of aluminium.