Naim NAC 202 Preamplifiers

5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Powered input
  • RC5 input
  • Optional RS232 input / output

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by winsonkoh a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2006

Bottom Line:   
i using 112x a week then i change to i have to say the 202 sound is perfect,i match with nad200+hicap+psc..after listen a month i can feel the good bass in my 700sf living what the Naim...and my next update is cd5x...

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2005

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Marcos a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Going from the 112x preamp to the 202 is a much larger step up in quality than the price would indicate. The effect is akin to what might be expected from upgrading the power amp to one that has twice the power and costs twice as much. There were marked improvements in depth, soundstage and detail, but without a trace of harshness. The 202 is also significantly less electronic sounding than the 112x. Music seems to come from nowhere - it makes the speakers disappear. In short, it just makes the music more real and involving. How a volume control and 6 buttons accomplish this, I do not know, but it works. The 202 gives the listener a good taste of the high-end Naim at a very reasonable price and it should definitely be auditioned by those Naim users with a 112 or 112x currently in their system. The 202 must be powered by a Naim 150 or 200 amp or separate power supply, so I assume it doesn't hold much interest for those not using Naim amplifiers.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   Dealer

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