Naim NAC-N 272 streamer / pre



The NAC-N 272 looks almost identical to the SuperUniti but has no internal power amplifiers. Seeing it as a stripped back SuperUniti is, however, missing what it’s about entirely. This is very much the next level.

Here, we have the version with the DAB / FM board.

It’s equipped with Tidal and Spotify access. Even Qobuz can be accessed via the downloadable Mconnect or Bubble UPnP  ‘apps’.

S/N is 392874 and it dates to 15/7/2015. Condition is very good and the display is nice and bright too. One owner (non-smoking), supplied by us.

The one issue is a shiny squiggle on the lid, a sort of shallow scratch. Unusually, it’s rather more obvious to the camera than the naked eye.

It was a ‘flying’ NAC-A cable, apparently, and the speaker plug caught the casework.

Supplied with the original packaging, burndy ‘bung’, handset, both wifi and bluetooth aerials, Naim  mains lead etc and a 12 month return to base full warranty.

New price is £3999 and this is a current model.

‘Two Worlds Collide’ is the Naim description.

The NAC-N 272 has a very fine pre-amplifier section, a superb streamer and can be upgraded further with the XPS DR or 555DR power supplies. It is telling that most of our customers have ended up pairing it with the NAP250 DR or 300 DR power amps and XPS DR or even 555DR power supplies. It really is very upwardly mobile!



  • High quality preamplifier including digitally controlled analogue volume control
  • UPnP-enabled to allow streaming of audio files at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution from Naim Audio hard disk servers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices or any home computer
  • Performance upgradable with XP5 XS, XPS or 555 PS power supply
  • Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, DSF64 and DFF64, Windows Media-formatted files, Ogg Vorbis and MP3
  • Six 24bit/192kHz-capable digital inputs (S/PDIF) to support optimum connection to external sources
  • Spotify Connect built-in to stream millions of songs from the world’s most popular streaming service
  • Native support for TIDAL streaming service with free 90 day trial of lossless HiFi tier
  • Bluetooth connectivity with aptX audio codec
  • Optional DAB+/DAB/FM radio module
  • vTuner 5* full-service internet radio
  • Multiroom & Party Mode compatible
  • Naim Audio app for iOS and Android
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