The NAP 300 DR comes in two boxes, one for the power supply and the other for the amp itself. There are two robust burndy leads feeding power between them. One per channel. Amazingly, Naims use of a single XLR connector per channel means that conventional balanced leads have been known to work from XLR equipped preamplifiers. we have had some good results with, dare I say it, a valve pre-amp from BAT. naim’s own 282 preamplifier still seemed the more balanced match, however.
And that leads us on nicely. The NAP 300 might be the obvious partner for the 252 / supercap but it is benign enough to smile sweetly with a NAC 282 in charge. In fact a NAC 282 with a SuperCap can make a lot of sense. Where the 250 can be a little hard to please, the NAP 300 seems to be very easy to match to loudspeakers. And it boasts a whopping 90 watts per channel, subjectively about 100% more than the NAP 250’s 85 watts.
New arrival NAC-N 272 keeps being paired with this. And, perhaps surprisingly, it works extremely well. The DR version arrived summer 2015 and, my word, this has taken a fine amp to a much higher level of ability.