NAC N-272

The NAC-N 272 combines our latest innovations in digital audio technology with classic analogue preamplifier engineering. It samples the best of both worlds to create an immensely musical hi-fi system.


2 year warranty

Finance example

£739.80 initial 20% deposit then £164.40 per month for 18 months. Other finance terms available. Finance subject to status

NAC N-272


Paired with a NAP 200, NAP 250 or even a NAP 300 power amplifier, the 272 is an ideal choice for those seeking the convenience of a single box streaming system with iOS and Android app control, but that crave hi-fi separates performance. It boasts an impressive array of inputs including high-resolution (up to 24bit/192kHz) UPnPTM streaming, Spotify Connect, iRadio, Bluetooth (aptX), USB, multiroom, TIDAL music streaming support and an optional DAB/FM module. Six digital and three analogue inputs cover integration with a wide range of sources from CD and games consoles to phonostages. It’s also performance upgradable with the addition of a Naim Audio XP5 XS, XPS or 555 PS power supply.

All this functionality does not come at the cost of performance. The 272 has been carefully designed and meticulously handcrafted to deliver a completely immersive and awe-inspiring music experience.

All analogue input sockets on the 272 are individually hand wired to the main board to enhance mechanical decoupling. The board itself is mounted on a system of shoulder bolts which releases any tension which can adversely affect sound quality. The sound critical resistors used arrive at Naim Audio matched to within 5%. This already high tolerance is improved before assembly by hand-matching to within margin of just 1%. It then goes even further by introducing a slight mechanically compliant bend in the legs of each one during assembly. Naim take this care and attention because they know it can help to make the difference in producing the incredible sound on which they’ve built their reputation.

Tech spec


1 x DIN, 2 x RCA
DAB/FM, USB, Ethernet
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
1 x BNC, 2 x RCA, 3 x TosLink


Preamplifier (2 x DIN, 1 x RCA)
Line (1 x RCA)
Digital S/PDIF (1 x BNC)
Headphones (1 x 6.3mm)

Audio Formats

WAV and AIFF (up to 24bit/192kHz), FLAC (up to 24bit/192kHz), ALAC (up to 24bit/96kHz),
WMA (up to 16bit/48kHz), Ogg Vorbis (up to 16bit/48kHz), MP3, M4a (up to 320kbit/s),
Playlists (M3U, PLS), DSD (NAC-N 272 only). Gapless playback supported on MP3, M4A,
Internet radio: AAC, Windows Media™ formatted content, MP3 streams, MMS, Ogg Vorbis,
Connect: Ogg Vorbis (up to 320kps)
TIDAL: AAC (96 or 320kbps), FLAC (16bit 44.1kHz)
Bluetooth: SBC, AAC, aptX and aptX-LL

Dimensions (H x W x D)

87 x 432 x 314mm



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