Naim NSC 222 – New Classic

Naim’s New Classic range is now with us. The 200 series encompasses NSC 222 preamp / streamer, new NAP 250 power amp and optional NPX 300 power supply.

RRP £5700 – in stock, but not available for online sale

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NSC 222

Sleek design meets audiophile quality

NSC 222 is an easy-to-use streaming preamplifier with multiple functions, offering uncompromising sound quality. With its high-precision engineering and exclusive British design from Naim, this product brings you a world of streamed music and radio, handling vinyl and audio headphones, as well as creating a high-performance analog preamplifier. Combine it with the NAP 250 power amplifier for an exceptional assembly: just add loudspeakers.

NSC 222

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

Want to enjoy vinyl? The NSC 222 has a MM phono input. Do you like headphones and want to dive into a world of solo listening? NSC 222 is also equipped with the full Naim technology for headphone listening, which is inherited from the Uniti Atom Headphone Edition: our 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 our experts in Salisbury, it sets new standards in terms of its prowess, functionality and ease of use. It is designed to offer true Hi-Fi performance, with the legendary Naim sound. Play all your favourite radio stations non-stop, as well as any music you choose 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 – makes it simple to control your NSC 222, and even link up other music systems around your home into a stunning multi-room set-up. Use the App to access all your music, including your favourite radio stations, streaming services and playlists, and explore artist discographies and biographies.

Simple and enjoyable to use

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

Naim know-how

Under the guidance of our Technical Director, Naim’s engineers have developed simple but elegant circuits, combined with our acclaimed and high-performing DR technology, guaranteeing the stable and fluid power supply so essential for superior performance. Our teams opt for the highest-quality components and perform ultra-precise measurements for an uncompromising result.

A timeless design

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

The NSC 222 is a feature-packed streaming pre-amplifier that keeps things simple without compromising on musical quality. Precision engineered in England, this new design features a world of music and radio streaming, alongside vinyl and headphone support -plus a full-spec analogue pre-amplifier. Partner with the new NAP 250 power amplifier for the ultimate ‘just add speakers’ pairing.


Streaming preamplifier

Model Code NSC 222
USB 2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear -1.6A charge)
Digital (S/PDIF) 2 x Optical TOSLINK (up to 24bit/96kHz)

1 x coaxial RCA (up to 24bit/192kHz, DoP64Fs)

1 x coaxial BNC (up to 24bit 192kHz, DoP64Fs)

Audio outputs Analogue

1 x XLR pair

1 x RCA pair

1 x 6.35mm headphone jack

Audio formats WAV -up to 32bit/384kHz

FLAC and AIFF -up to 24bit/384Hz

ALAC (Apple Lossless) -up to 24bit/384Hz

MP3 -up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)

AAC -up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)

OGG and WMA -up to 48kHz (16 bit)

DSD -64 and 128Fs

M4A -up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)

Note: Gapless playback supported on all formats.

Network Ethernet (10/100Mbps), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac)
Network standby mode consumption <2W
Standby mode consumption <0.5W
Mains Supply 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz
Dimensions (H x W x D) 91.5 x 432 x 317.5 mm (including feet)
Weight 11kg (NSC 222 only -excludes packaging)

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