Naim Supercap DR, 3 years old, immaculate condition. Comes with manual, all cables and fully boxed (£4600 New)
Voltage regulators are widely deployed within Naim power supplies to ensure that audio and digital circuits operate with a stable, low noise supply voltage, thereby maximising their performance. The new DR equipped power supplies from Naim feature their new discrete regulator which betters industry standard monolithic voltage regulators. The whole of the power supply has been reviewed and updated, they now feature reviewed transformer mountings, wire gauge, wire routing, mechanical decoupling, internal layout and reservoir capacitors.
The importance of power supplies has been at the heart of Naim philosophy for over twenty five years. Although certain Naim amplifiers provide an adequate power supply for the partnering preamplifier, the use of a separate Naim ultra-low noise power supply brings substantially improved musicality to the whole system. Simply being separate from the amplifiers ensures correct earthing and hum-free operation, while the large toroidal transformer and generous high quality smoothing capacitors provide exceptional dynamic stability. The audible benefits from adding a SuperCap DR are fundamental to the music, improving timing, dynamic range, clarity and order. Particularly complex music becomes both easier to understand and listen to.
Inclusion of a SuperCap DR offers the additional benefit of allowing the pre-amplifier to be left switched on constantly, independently of the power amplifier, keeping the unit’s complex circuitry fully stabilised at all times. The Naim SuperCap DR sets free the musicality and dynamic range of a hi-fi system, making it an incredibly effective upgrade to a pre-amplifier/power amplifier combination. Each of the multiple power outputs on the SuperCap DR uses specially selected regulators for optimum performance.
The SuperCap DR can be used to power all of the Naim pre-amplifiers (except the NAC 552), Superline phono stage and active crossovers, and is the only choice for supplying power to the NAC 252 pre-amplifier. The addition of anti-vibration, resonance-controlling feet complement the elegant new cast and extruded anti-magnetic chassis to protect the sensitive internal components from resonance and micro phonic vibration.