- Written by Michael Jude Galvin
- Published on 27 February 2014
Conclusions about the Naim Supernait 2 Integrated Amplifier
With any brand that has such a devoted user base, there is, understandably, a fear that subsequent generations of equipment are not improvements per se, but part of a business strategy to capture more market share. Predictably, that often requires sacrificing something in an attempt to appeal to a broader audience. Once you hear the Supernait 2, any such fears are laid to rest. It sacrifices none of the hallmark Naim qualities. Instead, it adds real muscle and improves clarity by, among other things, significantly lowering noise. Having watched it murder my XS-2 and Flatcap combination at every turn, it is my new reference.
Focal (JM Lab) Micro Utopia BE; JL Audio F112 subwoofer; Naim Nait XS-2 (60 WPC, 2010 vers.), Naim Flatcap 2x power supply; NAD M51 DAC; Oppo DV-980H; Apple TV; XBOX 360; Naim NACA5 speaker cable; Well Tempered Labs Simplex turntable; Dynavector 20X2-L moving coil phono cartridge; Musical Surroundings Phonomena II phono pre-amplifier; Audience Au24e (low) phono cable; DH Labs Air Matrix interconnects; Audience PDC power distributor; PS Audio Dectet Power Center; Naim Tibia and DH Labs Encore power cables, HDMI, USB, and optical cables by DH Labs, digital coaxial cable by Analysis Plus, computer playback software by Audirvana.