Naim have added the NAC-N 172 XS network connected streaming preamplifier to its range. Naim claim the unit is the “ideal proposition for those wanting to take their fist steps into the world of high-end streaming” and all you need to add is a power amplifier and loudspeakers to complete the package.
The NAC-N 172 XS offers streaming of music on your network at resolutions of upto 32bit/192kHz as well as the ability to tune into the myriad internet radio stations. On the from of the unit is a USB port allowing for the easy connection of iPods and other MP3 players. Audio from other sources is taken care of by five S/PDIF inputs.
The NAC-N 172 XS works as a conventional preamplifier too and is perfectly happy handling other sources such as CD players.