The new NAIT 5i is the latest iteration of Naim's fabled entry-level amplifier bringing enhanced performance and usability over its highly regarded predecessor.
The most noticeable change is perhaps the addition of a convenient iPod/MP3 player input on its front panel.
Within its incredibly sturdy chassis numerous design upgrades elevate its musical performance to even greater heights. These include improved ceramic heat sinking, restructured cabling, and circuit changes to lower distortion and improve RF rejection. All these add up to provide a substantial improvement in this amazing amplifier's already class-leading performance.
The NAIT 5i naturally forms a wholly synergistic partner for the CD5i CD player. Together they provide the perfect and most cost-effective introduction to Naim system ownership.
There’s a long Naim tradition of the NAIT Integrated Amplifier punching above its weight. It began with the original NAIT in 1983 and continues now with the NAIT 5i. Although the recent introduction of the SUPERNAIT represents the current state-of the-art for integrated designs, the NAIT 5i remains a superb and cost-effective introduction to the Naim sound for those who don't require the SUPERNAIT's advanced features and capabilities.
• 50W continuous output into 8-Ohm loads, 500W peak into 1-Ohm.
• Zinc and aluminium anti-resonance casework.
• DIN and RCA phono inputs.
• Can be used with a wide range of interconnect and loudspeaker cables.
• Programmable unity-gain audio-visual input.
• NarCom remote control handset.
The NAIT 5i delivers fifty Watts into real loudspeaker loads, each Watt with the legendary Naim rhythmic drive and musical integrity.
Entry level it may be, but the music it makes is detailed, engaging and recognisably Naim. It borrows many of the latest Naim amplifier innovations to become the finest sounding integrated ever to carry the logo.
Versatility is vital for an entry level amplifier. The Nait 5i makes integration with existing systems easy by incorporating phono socket inputs alongside the traditional DIN sockets, and offers the possibility of use with a wide range of speaker cable types.
Integration with audio visual systems is handled through a programmable “unity gain” input.
The 5i is intuitive in use too. A true plug and play product.
The 5i’s construction and aesthetic borrow directly from the acclaimed 5 Series. It features zinc die-casting, combined with aluminium extrusions and covers, which together result in a rigid case that offers great immunity to the effects of external vibration.
The NAIT 5i establishes a new entry-level reference point of natural musical reproduction, flexibility and reliability.
Analogue inputs 4
Input sensitivities 225mV, 20kOhm
Output level, tape 225mV, 100 Ohm
Power output (into 8 Ohms) 50W per channel
Overload margin, all inputs, all audio frequencies 35dB
Mains supply 115V, 230V
Dimensions (H x W x D) 70 x 432 x 301mm