New Preamps 02/Rev H
WORLD CLASS HI FI
OWNERS MANUAL
Preamplifiers: NAC 552, NAC 252, NAC 282, NAC 202, NAC 112
ISSUE 2
Introduction
Naim Audio products are always conceived with performance as the
top priority and careful installation will help ensure that their full
potential is achieved. This manual begins with statutory safety
CONTENTS
Page Section
1
1 Equipment Installation
1
2 Cables and
connections
1
3 Getting Started
3.1 switching on and off
3.2 running in
3.3 mains supply
3.4 siting the equipment
3.5 if you have a problem
warnings and general installation tips for all Naim Audio products.
Product specific information begins in Section 6.
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1 Equipment Installation
Normally your Naim equipment will have been installed by the dealer who sold it to you
even if you live outside their immediate vicinity. Your dealer is responsible for making
sure that the system sounds exactly as it should and information given here is not
intended to reduce this responsibility in any way.
2
4 Warnings
3
5 Connection
5.1 mains lead
5.2 non-rewireable mains
plugs
5.3 fuse carrier
5.4 plug fuses
2 Cables and Connections
Please do not modify the standard interconnect cables
supplied with your Naim equipment. This is important for
safety as well as performance. One end of each cable is
marked with a band to establish its correct orientation.
The band always marks the end that connects to the
signal source.
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6 NAC 552
6
7 NAC 552 Connections
8
8 NAC 252
10 9 NAC 252 Connections
12 10 NAC 282
14 11 NAC 282 Connections
Loudspeaker leads are also very important. Naim
loudspeaker cable is correct for your system and your
dealer will make up leads to suit your equipment
installation. The leads should each be at least 3.5 metres
long and of equal length. The recommended maximum is
20 metres. Loudspeaker leads are, like interconnect leads,
directional, and should be connected so that the printed
arrow points towards the speakers. Using alternative
loudspeaker cable will degrade performance, and may even
damage your amplifier. An exception to these loudspeaker
cable constraints is the NAP 6-50 multi-room power
amplifier. The NAP 6-50 is designed to be tolerant of both
a wide variety of cable types, and cable runs well in excess
of 20m. The loudspeaker connectors supplied with all Naim
amplifiers and loudspeakers have been specifically
designed to make a robust mechanical connection. It is
essential that these are used in order to comply with
current European safety regulations.
All the plugs and sockets supplied with your Naim
equipment have been chosen because they make the best
possible connection for their purpose. A poor contact will
degrade the signal substantially and plugs and sockets
should look clean and free from corrosion. The easiest way
to clean them is to switch off the equipment, pull the plugs
out of their sockets, and push them back in again. Special
contact cleaners and contact enhancers should not be
used as they tend to deposit a film which is very difficult to
remove and may degrade the sound.
16 12 NAC 202
18 13 NAC 202 Connections
20 14 NAC 112
22 15 NAC 112 Connections
23 16 Flash Handset
25 17 Narcom 3 Handset
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Standards Declaration
3 Getting Started
3.1 switching on and off
Source components and power supplies for cd players,
tuners, preamplifiers and crossovers should be switched
on before switching on the power amplifier(s). Always
switch the amplifier(s) off and wait about a minute for
the power supply capacitors to discharge before
connecting or disconnecting any leads. Always use the
power switch on the product rather than a mains outlet
switch.
3.2 running in
Your Naim equipment will take a considerable time to run
in before it performs at its best. The duration varies, but
under some conditions you will find that the sound
continues to improve for as much as five weeks. Better and
more consistent performance will be achieved if the system
is left switched on for long periods. It is worth
remembering however that all electronic equipment can be
damaged by lightning. Please read the warnings section.
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Introduction
3.3 mains supply
3.4 siting the equipment
Where fused plugs are used 13 amp fuses should be fitted.
Fuses of a lower rating will fail after a period of use.
A hi-fi system usually shares a mains circuit with other
household equipment some of which can cause distortion
of the mains waveform. In some Naim equipment such
distortion can lead to a mechanical hum from the
transformers. The hum is not transmitted through the
speakers and has no effect on the performance of the
system but is purely local to the transformer itself. A
separate fused mains circuit (like that reserved for electric
cookers) may reduce transformer hum. Such a circuit
(ideally with a 30 or 45 Amp rating) will also have a lower
impedance, supply cleaner power, and consequently
improve system performance.
Do not wire voltage dependent resistors or noise
suppressors into mains plugs. They degrade the mains
supply and the sound.
Power supplies and amplifiers should be located a
reasonable distance away from other equipment. This
separation will stop transformer radiation causing hum
audible from the loudspeakers. The maximum separation
distance for connected equipment is that allowed by the
standard interconnect lead.
Some Naim equipment is extremely heavy. Ensure that your
equipment rack or table can easily support the weight and
is stable.
3.5 if you have a problem
Legal consumer protection varies from country to country.
In most territories a dealer must be prepared to take back
any Naim equipment he has sold you if he cannot make it
work to your satisfaction in your own home. A problem may
be due to a fault in any part of the system or its
installation so it is essential to make full use of your local
dealer’s diagnostic skills on site. Please contact your local
distributor, or Naim at the address in the back of this
manual, if any difficulties cannot be resolved. Some Naim
equipment is made in special versions for different
territories and this makes it impracticable to arrange
international guarantees. Please establish the guarantee
arrangements with your own dealer at the time of sale. We
are always available to offer help and advice.
IMPORTANT
In order to comply with
current European safety
regulations it is essential
that the Naim loudspeaker
connectors supplied with
amplifiers and loudspeakers
are used.
Do not under any
circumstances allow anyone
to modify your Naim
equipment without first
checking with the factory,
your dealer, or your
distributor. Unauthorised
modifications will invalidate
your guarantee.
For your own safety do not
under any circumstances
open Naim equipment
without first disconnecting
the mains.
The following label is
attached to all mains
powered equipment:
WA R N I N G
THIS APPARATUS
MUST BE EARTHED
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It is essential that repairs and updates are only carried out
by an authorised Naim dealer, or at the factory by Naim
itself. Many components are made, tested or matched
specially for Naim and appropriate replacements are often
unobtainable from non-specialist sources.
4 Warnings
Naim equipment is designed to offer the finest sound
quality that can be achieved avoiding compromise
wherever possible. This can lead to circumstances that
may be unfamiliar. The material that follows contains
advice specifically related to Naim equipment as well as
more general warnings about the use of domestic audio
products. Please read it carefully.
The transformers in Naim power amplifiers and power
supplies may sometimes make a mechanical noise caused
by distortion of the mains waveform. Naim transformers are
large in size and have heavy gauge secondary windings
making them relatively sensitive to such distortion. A
separate mains circuit for your hi-fi system may reduce the
effect while also giving an overall improvement in sound
quality. It may be necessary however to take account of
mechanical transformer noise when siting your equipment.
Introduction
In some circumstances, depending on where you live and
the earthing arrangements in your home, you may
experience radio frequency interference. Controls on
broadcasting in some territories allow very high levels of
radio frequency radiation and both the choice and exact
siting of equipment may be critical. If there is a known
problem in your locality it is advisable to arrange for a
home demonstration before purchase to find out if Naim
equipment is likely to be affected. Susceptibility to radio
frequency interference is related to the wide internal
bandwidth necessary for high sound quality. Systems
incorporating moving coil phono preamplifiers and active
crossovers are more likely to suffer. A radio frequency filter
kit is available for some Naim equipment but sound quality
will be progressively compromised as more elements of the
kit are fitted. In situations of extreme radio interference
Naim equipment may be unsuitable.
Your Naim hi-fi system can be damaged by lightning. Power
amplifiers are particularly at risk and should be turned off
when there is risk of lightning strike. For complete
protection all mains plugs and any aerial cables should be
disconnected when not in use.
Equipment must not be exposed to dripping or splashing
and no objects filled with liquid, such as vases, should be
placed on the equipment.
Use of non-standard speaker cables or interconnects may
invalidate your guarantee.
5 Connection
5.1 mains lead
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings
identifying the terminals in your plug proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured GREEN-AND-YELLOW must be
connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by
the letter E or by the safety earth symbol or coloured green
or green-and-yellow.
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the
terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter N or
coloured black.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to
the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter L or
coloured red.
5.2 non-rewireable mains plugs
If a non-rewireable plug is cut from a mains lead (for
whatever purpose) the plug MUST be disposed of in a way
to render it totally useless. Considerable shock hazard
exists if the cut-off plug is inserted into a mains outlet.
5.3 fuse carrier
Should the plug fuse carrier be damaged or lost, the
correct replacement must be obtained from your dealer, or
from Naim Audio direct. Do not use the plug until the fuse
carrier is replaced.
5.4 plug fuses
Replace only with ASTA or BS 1362 approved fuses.
NOTE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the relevant EMC and Safety
Standards, and, where applicable, also complies with the limits for a class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
• Consult your Naim dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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NAC 552
6 Installation and Operation
The NAC 552 preamplifier does not incorporate an internal power supply and can be
used only in conjunction with the NAC 552PS power supply. Diagram 7.3 illustrates
connection of the NAC 552 to its power supply.
The four transit screws on the underside of the NAC 552 case should be removed before
use and must be replaced if the unit is to be re-packed and shipped. These transit
screws must not be used in any other Naim product. Do not invert the NAC 552 once the
transit screws are removed.
6.1 source inputs and record outputs
The input selector buttons arranged along the uppermost
bank select the source signal to be routed to the power
amplifier and the loudspeakers. Below them, in the lower
bank, are a corresponding array of buttons which select the
signal to be routed to the preamplifier’s record outputs.
These separate source and record sections enable one
source (a CD player, for example) to be listened to whilst
the output from another (say, the tuner) is simultaneously
selected for recording. Note: It is possible to lock the
record controls and prevent accidental de-selection during
recording. Record-lock is switched on or off by depressing
the source mono button four times within six seconds.
Illuminating indicators are fitted to the NAC 552 rear panel
above each input socket. These indicators illuminate to
provide information on input selection and on input
mapping setup and programming.
6.2 input mapping
Any NAC 552 source input socket can be selected by any
button. For example, while the NAC 552 default setup is for
the CD input button to select input socket No. 2, custom
programming of “input mapping” could enable any input
socket to be selected by pressing the CD button. Mapping
of each record button follows the corresponding source
button.
Input mapping setup is accessed through the NAC 552
program mode. To switch into program mode press and
6.3 socket types and mapping defaults
Input Socket
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
4
Socket
Features
DIN input
DIN input
DIN input
DIN input/output, unity gain capable
DIN input/output, unity gain capable
DIN input/output
DIN input, power output for Stageline
Phono pair
Phono pair
hold prog from the remote handset (in preamplifier mode).
Program mode is indicated by a flashing indicator on the
volume control and the record select indicators
extinguishing. If no function is operated within five minutes
of entering program mode the NAC 552 will return to
normal mode automatically.
Any of the six source buttons on the front panel can be
mapped to any of the nine stereo inputs (seven DIN
sockets and two phono socket pairs) on the rear panel. In
program mode, as a source input is selected, a rear panel
indicator will illuminate to designate the socket to which it
is mapped.
To change the input socket mapped to a source button,
select the source button and use the front panel record
mute and mono buttons to scroll along the input sockets.
If the input socket selected is already mapped to a source
button the indicator above the socket will flash repeatedly.
It is possible to map one input socket to more than one
source button but NOT to map multiple input sockets to
one source button. The remote handset record mute and
mono functions can also be used to set up input mapping.
6.4 automatic input switching
The NAC 552 incorporates an optional automatic input
switching feature which can select the appropriate input as
soon as any handset function for a particular Naim source
component is operated. For example, if the tuner input is
selected on the NAC 552 and the CD play key is operated
on the handset, the NAC 552 will automatically switch to
the CD input. Automatic
input switching can be
Source Button
programmed to operate
Mapping Default
independently on any
Not Mapped
combination of the CD, AV
CD
and Tuner input buttons (and
TUNER
sockets to which they are
TAPE
mapped).
AV
AUX 1
To enable automatic input
AUX 2
switching, first switch the
Not mapped
NAC 552 into program mode
Not mapped
NAC 552
as previously described. The front panel source mono
button will illuminate if automatic switching is already
enabled. If it is not enabled it can be switched on by
pressing the source mono button twice.
With auto switching enabled, pressing the source mono
button will reveal the inputs selected for auto switching
by their button indicators illuminating for a short time.
Repeated operation of the source mono button will
sequentially select through each possible combination of
CD, Tuner, AV inputs, and auto switching disabled (CD,
Tuner and AV button indicators off). When the desired
inputs selected for auto switching are indicated, stop
pressing the source mono button.
The remote handset mono (Flash) or mon (Narcom 3)
key can also be used to set up automatic source
switching. Automatic input switching only becomes
operational on exiting from program mode by pressing
and holding the handset prog key.
Note: In a few cases some further equipment
configuration may be required for auto switching to
operate correctly on the AV input. Please contact your
retailer or local distributor for advice.
6.5 av integration (unity gain)
The NAC 552 unity gain function enables an audio-visual
processor to be integrated such that the processor’s
volume control takes over command of signals
connected to selected NAC 552 inputs. Unity gain can
be selected only on input sockets 4 and 5 (the
corresponding input buttons will depend on the input
mapping set up).
To select unity gain, first switch the NAC 552 into
program mode as previously described. The front panel
source mute button will illuminate if unity gain is
selected on any input. If it is not enabled it can be
switched on by pressing the source mute button twice.
With unity gain enabled, pressing the source mute
button again will reveal the inputs selected by their
button indicators illuminating for a short time. Repeated
operation of the source mute button will sequentially
select each combination of Input 4, Input 5 and unity
gain disabled. When the desired inputs are indicated,
stop pressing the source mute button. The selected
inputs will then be enabled for unity gain. The remote
handset mute key can also be used to set up unity gain.
Unity gain only becomes operational on exiting from
program mode by pressing and holding the handset prog
key.
Note: The unity gain feature must be used with care. It
effectively by-passes the NAC 552 volume and balance
controls leaving any signal connected to a unity gain input
to be passed to the power amplifier and speakers at full
volume. In order to reduce the potential for inadvertent
mishap, any subsequent modifications to input mapping
will automatically disable previously set up unity gain
inputs. Additionally, if an input is selected which has unity
gain enabled, the NAC 552 volume and balance handset
functions will be disabled and their indicators will turn off.
This will be flagged by the volume or balance indicators
flashing if either handset function is operated.
6.6 volume and balance control
The remote handset volume and balance keys provide
some alternative control characteristics. A quick press and
release of a key will adjust by a preset “nudge”. A quick
press and release of a key followed by press and hold will
cause continual slow adjustment. Simple press and hold
will cause continual fast adjustment.
6.7 mute and mono
Mute and mono functions can be controlled independently
for source and record signals via the buttons to the left of
the two banks of source and record selection buttons.
Mute silences the output signal, while mono sums the left
and right channels.
6.8 display
The NAC 552 front panel button display can be switched off
by pressing the remote handset (in preamplifier mode) disp
function. Any subsequent handset or front panel operation
will temporarily restore the display. A second operation of
the disp function will permanently restore the display.
6.9 switch-on
After switch-on, via the NAC 552PS front panel power
button, the NAC 552 will remain muted for 30 seconds
while control systems and circuits stabilise. The source side
will then un-mute automatically leaving the record side
muted (and its circuits unpowered).
6.10 remote control
The Flash remote handset supplied with the NAC 552
duplicates all configuration options. See Section 16 for
more information. The Narcom 3 handset will also control
the NAC 552. See Section 17 for more information.
6.11 defaults
To restore all programmable settings to the factory defaults
press and hold the remote handset disp key while the
preamplifier is in program mode. The preamplifier will exit
from program mode following this operation.
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NAC 552 Connections
7.1 Front
source selectors
volume
mono
balance
7.2 Rear
in 1
Inputs 1, 2 & 3
ch1
in
ch 2
in
in 7
in 2
in 3
in 4
in 5
signal ground
in 6
Inputs 4, 5 & 6
ch1
in
ch 2
in
-ve
mute
ch1
out
ch2
out
-ve
record selectors
rc5 control in
in 8
ch 1
ch 2
in 9
ch 1
ch 2
NAC 552PS in
NAC 552PS in
Input 7
+ve
ch 2
+ve
ch1
-ve
Specifications
NAC 552 and NAC 552PS
Input sensitivities:
Overload margins:
Main output level:
Tape output level:
Auxiliary power outputs:
Case size (H x W x D):
Mains Supply:
(NAC 552PS)
6
75mV, 47kΩ
40dB (all inputs all audio
frequencies)
0.775V, <50Ω
75mV, 600Ω
To suit Stageline or Prefix
phono stage, or Headline
headphone amplifier.
87 x 432 x 314mm
100V. 115V. 230V - 50/60Hz
NAC 552 Connections
7.3 NAC 552 connection to NAC 552PS power supply
NAC 552
additional signal
output
NAC 552PS
mains in
to mono or dual
mono power
amplifiers
to stereo power
amplifiers
Note
For best performance the
Burndy and 5 pin DIN
cables should be run as
close together as
possible.
cable
direction
marker
Interconnect Cables
NAC 552 Burndy
240° 5 to 5 pin DIN
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NAC 252
8 Installation and Operation
The NAC 252 preamplifier does not incorporate an internal power supply and can be
used only in conjunction with the Supercap power supply. Diagram 9.3 illustrates
connection of the NAC 252 to Supercap.
8.1 source inputs and record outputs
The input selector buttons arranged along the uppermost
bank select the source signal to be routed to the power
amplifier and the loudspeakers. Below them, in the lower
bank, are a corresponding array of buttons which select the
signal to be routed to the preamplifier’s record outputs.
These separate source and record sections enable one
source (a CD player, for example) to be listened to whilst
the output from another (say, the tuner) is simultaneously
selected for recording. Note: It is possible to lock the
record controls and prevent accidental de-selection during
recording. Record-lock is switched on or off by depressing
the source mono button four times within six seconds.
8.2 input socket mapping
The NAC 252 has six DIN input sockets and two alternative
pairs of Phono sockets. The Phono sockets can be mapped
individually to the CD and AUX 2 input buttons in place of
the DIN sockets.
Input mapping setup is accessed through the NAC 252
program mode. To switch into program mode press and
hold prog from the remote handset (in preamplifier mode).
Program mode is indicated by a flashing indicator on the
volume control and the record select indicators
extinguishing. If no function is operated within five minutes
of entering program mode the NAC 252 will return to
normal mode automatically.
Once in program mode press and hold the remote handset
1 button to select or de-select the phono socket input for
CD, and the remote handset 6 button to select or de-select
the phono socket input for AUX 2. The corresponding front
panel input buttons can similarly be used to select or deselect the phono socket inputs. The appropriate input
button indicator will flash three times on selection of the
phono option and once on selection of the DIN option.
To exit from program mode press and hold the prog key on
the remote until the record select indicators are restored
and the volume indicator stops flashing.
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8.3 automatic input switching
The NAC 252 incorporates an optional automatic input
switching feature which can select the appropriate input as
soon as any handset function for a particular Naim source
component is operated. For example, if the tuner input is
selected on the NAC 252 and the CD play key is operated
on the handset, the NAC 252 will automatically switch to
the CD input. Automatic input switching can be
programmed to operate independently on any combination
of the CD, AV and Tuner input buttons.
To enable automatic input switching, first switch the NAC
252 into program mode as previously described. The front
panel source mono button will illuminate if automatic
switching is already enabled. If it is not enabled it can be
switched on by pressing the source mono button twice.
With auto switching enabled, pressing the source mono
button will reveal the inputs selected for auto switching by
their button indicators illuminating for a short time. Repeated
operation of the source mono button will sequentially select
each combination of CD, Tuner, AV inputs, and auto
switching disabled (CD, Tuner and AV button indicators off).
When the desired inputs selected for auto switching are
indicated, stop pressing the source mono button.
The remote handset mono (Flash) or mon (Narcom 3) key
can also be used to set up automatic source switching.
Automatic input switching only becomes operational on
exiting from program mode by pressing and holding the
handset prog key.
Note: In a few cases some further equipment configuration
may be required for auto switching to operate correctly on
the AV input. Please contact your retailer or local
distributor for advice.
NAC 252
8.4 av integration (unity gain)
The NAC 252 unity gain function enables an audio-visual
processor to be integrated such that the processor’s
volume control takes over command of signals connected
to selected NAC 252 inputs. Unity gain can be selected
only on the AV input.
To select unity gain, first switch the NAC 252 into program
mode as previously described. The front panel source mute
button will illuminate if unity gain is selected. If it is not
enabled it can be switched on by pressing the source mute
button twice. Deselect unity gain by again pressing the
source mute button twice.
Unity gain options only become operational on exiting from
program mode by pressing and holding the handset prog
key.
Note: The unity gain feature must be used with care. It
effectively by-passes the NAC 252 volume and balance
controls leaving any signal connected to a unity gain input
to be passed to the power amplifier and speakers at full
volume. Additionally, if the AV input is selected while unity
gain is enabled the volume and balance handset functions
will be disabled and their indicators will turn off. This will be
flagged by the volume or balance indicators flashing if
either handset function is operated.
8.8 switch-on
After switch-on, via the Supercap front panel power button,
the NAC 252 will remain muted for 30 seconds while
control systems and circuits stabilise. The source side will
then un-mute automatically leaving the record side muted.
Note: A flashing mute indicator after switch-on indicates
that the preamplfier power supply or link plugs are
incorrectly connected.
8.9 remote control
The NARCOM 3 remote handset supplied with the NAC 252
duplicates all configuration options. See Section 17 for
more information. The Flash handset will also control the
NAC 252. See Section 16 for more information.
8.10 defaults
To restore all programmable settings to the factory defaults
press and hold the remote handset disp key while the
preamplifier is in program mode. The preamplifier will exit
from program mode following this operation.
8.5 volume and balance control
The remote handset volume and balance keys provide
some alternative control characteristics. A quick press and
release of a key will adjust by a preset “nudge”. A quick
press and release of a key followed by press and hold will
cause continual slow adjustment. Simple press and hold
will cause continual fast adjustment.
8.6 mute and mono
Mute and mono functions can be controlled independently
for source and record signals via the buttons to the left of
the two banks of source and record selection buttons.
Mute silences the output signal, while mono sums the left
and right channels.
8.7 display
The NAC 252 front panel button display can be switched off
by pressing the remote handset (in preamplifier mode) disp
function. Any subsequent handset or front panel operation
will temporarily restore the display. A second operation of
the disp function will permanently restore the display.
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NAC 252 Connections
9.1 Front
source selectors
volume
in 5 in 6
aux 1 aux 2
9.2 Rear
in 1
cd
Inputs 1, 2 & 6
ch1
in
ch 2
in
in 2 in 3
tuner tape
in 4
a/v
ch1
out
ch2
out
-ve
mute
record selectors
Supercap in
signal in 6 (alternative)
ground
Inputs 3, 4 & 5
ch1
in
ch 2
in
-ve
mono
balance
cd
phono
ch 1
ch 2
Input 6
(alternative)
+ve
ch 2
+ve
ch1
-ve
aux 2
phono
ch 1
ch 2
Supercap
in
rc5 control in
optional
RS232 data
port
Note
The NAC 252 AUX 2 input is provided with two sockets. The
lower socket, fitted on delivery with a blanking cover, is
intended for use with a Stageline or Prefix phono stage and
incorporates an appropriate DC power supply. The two
sockets must not be used simultaneously.
Specifications
NAC 252 and Supercap
Input sensitivities:
Overload margins:
Main output level:
Tape output level:
Auxiliary power outputs:
Case size (H x W x D):
Mains Supply:
(Supercap)
10
75mV, 47kΩ
40dB (all inputs all audio
frequencies)
0.775V, <50Ω
75mV, 600Ω
To suit Stageline or Prefix
phono stage, or Headline
headphone amplifier.
87 x 432 x 314mm
100V. 115V. 230V - 50/60Hz
NAC 252 Connections
9.3 NAC 252 connection to Supercap power supply
NAC 252
to stereo power amplifiers
SUPERCAP
mains input
additional signal output
to mono or dual mono
power amplifiers
Note
For best performance the
Burndy and 5 pin DIN
cables should be run as
close together as
possible.
cable
direction
marker
Interconnect Cables
NAC 252 Burndy
240° 5 to 5 pin DIN
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NAC 282
10 Installation and Operation
The NAC 282 preamplifier does not incorporate an internal power supply but must be
used in conjunction with either a Naim power amplifier incorporating a preamplifier
power output, or with an appropriate Naim power supply. A separate NAPSC supply that
provides power to the display and control circuits is also supplied. Diagram 11.3 and
11.4 illustrate a variety of NAC 282 power supply options.
10.1 source inputs and record outputs
The input selector buttons arranged along the uppermost
bank select the source signal to be routed to the power
amplifier and the loudspeakers. Below them, in the lower
bank, are a corresponding array of buttons which select the
signal to be routed to the preamplifier’s record outputs.
These separate source and record sections enable one
source (a CD player, for example) to be listened to whilst
the output from another (say, the tuner) is simultaneously
selected for recording. Note: It is possible to lock the
record controls and prevent accidental de-selection during
recording. Record-lock is switched on or off by depressing
the source mono button four times within six seconds.
10.2 input socket mapping
The NAC 282 has six DIN input sockets and two alternative
pairs of Phono sockets. The Phono sockets can be mapped
individually to the CD and AUX 2 input buttons in place of
the DIN sockets.
Input mapping setup is accessed through the NAC 282
program mode. To switch into program mode press and
hold prog from the remote handset (in preamplifier mode).
Program mode is indicated by a flashing indicator on the
volume control and the record select indicators
extinguishing. If no function is operated within five minutes
of entering program mode the NAC 282 will return to
normal mode automatically.
Once in programme mode press and hold the remote
handset 1 button to select or de-select the phono socket
input for CD, and the remote handset 6 button to select or
de-select the phono socket input for AUX 2. The
corresponding front panel input buttons can similarly be
used to select or de-select the phono socket inputs.The
appropriate input button indicator will flash three times on
selection of the phono option and once on selection of the
DIN option.
To exit from program mode press and hold the prog key on
the remote until the record select indicators are restored
and the volume indicator stops flashing.
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10.3 automatic input switching
The NAC 282 incorporates an optional automatic input
switching feature which can select the appropriate input as
soon as any handset function for a particular Naim source
component is operated. For example, if the tuner input is
selected on the NAC 282 and the CD play key is operated
on the handset, the NAC 282 will automatically switch to
the CD input. Automatic input switching can be
programmed to operate independently on any combination
of the CD, AV and Tuner input buttons.
To enable automatic input switching, first switch the NAC
282 into program mode as previously described. The front
panel source mono button will illuminate if automatic
switching is already enabled. If it is not enabled it can be
switched on by pressing the source mono button twice.
With auto switching enabled, pressing the source mono
button will reveal the inputs selected for auto switching by
their button indicators illuminating for a short time. Repeated
operation of the source mono button will sequentially select
each combination of CD, Tuner, AV inputs, and auto
switching disabled (CD, Tuner and AV button indicators off).
When the desired inputs selected for auto switching are
indicated, stop pressing the source mono button.
The remote handset mono (Flash) or mon (Narcom 3) key
can also be used to set up automatic source switching.
Automatic input switching only becomes operational on
exiting from program mode by pressing and holding the
handset prog key.
Note: In a few cases some further equipment configuration
may be required for auto switching to operate correctly on
the AV input. Please contact your retailer or local
distributor for advice.
NAC 282
10.4 av integration (unity gain)
10.8 switch-on
The NAC 282 unity gain function enables an audio-visual
processor to be integrated such that the processor’s
volume control takes over command of signals connected
to selected NAC 282 inputs. Unity gain can be selected
only on the AV input.
After switch-on, via the NAPSC and power supply, or power
amplifier, power button, the NAC 282 will remain muted for
30 seconds while control systems and circuits stabilise.
The source side will then un-mute automatically leaving the
record side muted (and its circuits unpowered).
To select unity gain, first switch the NAC 282 into program
mode as previously described. The front panel source mute
button will illuminate if unity gain is selected. If it is not
enabled it can be switched on by pressing the source mute
button twice. Deselect unity gain by again pressing the
source mute button.
Note: A flashing mute indicator after switch-on indicates
that the preamplfier power supply or link plugs are
incorrectly connected.
Unity gain options only become operational on exiting from
program mode by pressing and holding the handset prog
key.
10.9 remote control
The NARCOM 3 remote handset supplied with the NAC 282
duplicates all configuration options. See Section 17 for
more information. The Flash handset will also control the
NAC 282. See Section 16 for more information.
10.10 defaults
Note: The unity gain feature must be used with care. It
effectively by-passes the NAC 282 volume and balance
controls leaving any signal connected to a unity gain input
to be passed to the power amplifier and speakers at full
volume. Additionally, if the AV input is selected while unity
gain is enabled the volume and balance handset functions
will be disabled and their indicators will turn off. This will be
flagged by the volume or balance indicators flashing if
either handset function is operated.
To restore all programmable settings to the factory defaults
press and hold the remote handset disp key while the
preamplifier is in program mode. The preamplifier will exit
from program mode following this operation.
10.5 volume and balance control
The remote handset volume and balance keys provide
some alternative control characteristics. A quick press and
release of a key will adjust by a preset “nudge”. A quick
press and release of a key followed by press and hold will
cause continual slow adjustment. Simple press and hold
will cause continual fast adjustment.
10.6 mute and mono
Mute and mono functions can be controlled independently
for source and record signals via the buttons to the left of
the two banks of source and record selection buttons.
Mute silences the output signal, while mono sums the left
and right channels.
10.7 display
The NAC 282 front panel button display can be switched off
by pressing the remote handset (in preamplifier mode) disp
function. Any subsequent handset or front panel operation
will temporarily restore the display. A second operation of
the disp function will permanently restore the display.
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NAC 282 Connections
11.1 Front
source selectors
volume
in 5 in 6
aux 1 aux 2
11.2 Rear
in 1
cd
Inputs 1, 2 & 6
ch1
in
ch 2
in
in 2 in 3
tuner tape
in 4
a/v
ch1
out
ch2
out
-ve
mute
record selectors
Power supply/output option sockets
with link and blanking plugs fitted
signal in 6 (alternative)
ground
Inputs 3, 4 & 5
ch1
in
ch 2
in
-ve
mono
balance
cd
phono
ch 1
ch 2
Input 6
(alternative)
+ve
ch 2
+ve
ch1
-ve
to NAPSC
rc5 control in
to power
amplifier with
internal
power supply
aux 2
phono
ch 1
ch 2
optional
RS232 data
port
Note
The NAC 282 AUX 2 input is provided with two sockets. The
lower socket, fitted on delivery with a blanking cover, is
intended for use with a Stageline or Prefix phono stage and
incorporates an appropriate DC power supply. The two
sockets must not be used simultaneously.
Specifications
NAC 282 and NAPSC
Input sensitivities:
Overload margins:
Main output level:
Tape output level:
Auxiliary power outputs:
Case size (H x W x D):
Mains Supply:
(NAPSC)
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75mV, 47kΩ
40dB (all inputs all audio
frequencies)
0.775V, <50Ω
75mV, 600Ω
To suit Naim Stageline phono
stage, or Headline headphone
amplifier.
87 x 432 x 314mm
100V. 115V. 230V - 50/60Hz
NAC 282 Connections
11.3 NAC 282 connection to Hi-Cap power supply
to NAPSC
NAC 282
to stereo power amplifiers
cable
direction
marker
Interconnect Cables
4 to 4 pin DIN
240° 5 to 5 pin DIN
HI-CAP
mains input
to mono or dual mono
power amplifiers
additional signal output
11.4 NAC 282 connection to Supercap power supply
to NAPSC
NAC 282
Note
NAC 282 can also be powered by two Hi-Cap supplies. In
this case they are connected to the same sockets as the
two Supercap power supply cables.
additional signal
output
SUPERCAP
mains input
to stereo
power amplifiers
to mono or dual mono
power amplifiers
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NAC 202
12 Installation and Operation
The NAC 202 preamplifier does not incorporate an internal power supply but must be
used in conjunction with either a Naim power amplifier incorporating a preamplifier
power output, or with an appropriate Naim power supply. An optional separate NAPSC
supply to provide power to the display and control circuits is also available. Diagram
13.3 illustrates the NAC 202 connected to a Hi-Cap power supply.
12.1 input socket mapping
The input selector buttons select the source input signal to
be routed to the power amplifier and the loudspeakers.
The NAC 202 has six DIN input sockets and two alternative
pairs of Phono sockets. The Phono sockets can be mapped
individually to the CD and AUX 2 input buttons in place of
the DIN sockets.
Input mapping setup is accessed through the NAC 202
program mode. To switch into program mode press and
hold prog from the remote handset (in preamplifier mode).
Program mode is indicated by a flashing indicator on the
volume control. If no function is operated within five
minutes of entering program mode the NAC 202 will return
to normal mode automatically.
Once in program mode press and hold the remote handset
1 button to select or de-select the phono socket input for
CD, and the remote handset 6 button to select or de-select
the phono socket input for AUX 2. The corresponding front
panel input buttons can similarly be used to select or deselect the phono socket inputs. The appropriate input
button indicator will flash three times on selection of the
phono option and once on selection of the DIN option.
To exit from program mode press and hold the prog key on
the remote until the volume indicator stops flashing.
12.2 automatic input switching
The NAC 202 incorporates an optional automatic input
switching feature which can select the appropriate input as
soon as any handset function for a particular Naim source
component is operated. For example, if the tuner input is
selected on the NAC 202 and the CD play key is operated
on the handset, the NAC 202 will automatically switch to
the CD input. Automatic input switching can be
programmed to operate independently on any combination
of the CD, AV and Tuner input buttons.
To enable automatic input switching, first switch the NAC
202 into program mode as previously described. The front
panel source mono button will illuminate if automatic
switching is already enabled. If it is not enabled it can be
switched on by pressing the source mono button twice.
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With auto switching enabled, pressing the source mono
button will reveal the inputs selected for auto switching by
their button indicators illuminating for a short time. Repeated
operation of the source mono button will sequentially select
each combination of CD, Tuner, AV inputs, and auto
switching disabled (CD, Tuner and AV button indicators off).
When the desired inputs selected for auto switching are
indicated, stop pressing the source mono button.
The remote handset mono (Flash) or mon (Narcom 3) key
can also be used to set up automatic source switching.
Automatic input switching only becomes operational on
exiting from program mode by pressing and holding the
handset prog key.
Note: In a few cases some further equipment configuration
may be required for auto switching to operate correctly on
the AV input. Please contact your retailer or local
distributor for advice.
12.3 av integration (unity gain)
The NAC 202 unity gain function enables an audio-visual
processor to be integrated such that the processor’s
volume control takes over command of signals connected
to selected NAC 202 inputs. Unity gain can be selected
only on the AV input.
To select unity gain, first switch the NAC 202 into program
mode as previously described. The front panel source mute
button will illuminate if unity gain is selected. If it is not
enabled it can be switched on by pressing the source mute
button twice. Deselect unity gain by again pressing the
source mute button.
Unity gain options only become operational on exiting from
program mode by pressing and holding the handset prog
key.
Note: The unity gain feature must be used with care. It
effectively by-passes the NAC 202 volume and balance
controls leaving any signal connected to a unity gain input
to be passed to the power amplifier and speakers at full
volume. Additionally, if the AV input is selected while unity
gain is enabled the volume and balance handset functions
will be disabled and their indicators will turn off. This will be
flagged by the volume or balance indicators flashing if
either handset function is operated.
NAC 202
12.4 volume
The remote handset volume key provides some alternative
control characteristics. A quick press and release of a key
will adjust by a preset “nudge”. A quick press and release
of a key followed by press and hold will cause continual
slow adjustment. Simple press and hold will cause
continual fast adjustment.
12.9 display
The NAC 202 front panel button display can be switched off
by pressing the remote handset (in preamplifier mode) disp
function. Any subsequent handset or front panel operation
will temporarily restore the display. A second operation of
the disp function will permanently restore the display.
12.10 switch-on
12.5 channel balance
Channel balance adjustment is operated electronically
within the preamplifier and is controlled by the remote
handset bal keys only. Balance will automatically centre as
it reaches the mid point. Centring is indicated by a flashing
volume control indicator. To resume adjustment once the
balance has centred, a handset bal key must be released
and re-pressed.
After switch-on, via the power supply or power amplifier
power button, the NAC 202 will remain muted for 30
seconds while control systems and circuits stabilise.
Note: A flashing mute indicator after switch-on indicates
that the preamplfier power supply or link plugs are
incorrectly connected.
12.11 remote control
The handset bal keys provides some alternative control
characteristics. A quick press and release of a key will
adjust by a preset “nudge”. A quick press and release of a
key followed by press and hold will cause continual slow
adjustment. Simple press and hold will cause continual fast
adjustment.
12.6 mute
The mute button silences and restores the output signal.
The NARCOM 3 remote handset supplied with the NAC 202
duplicates all configuration options. See Section 17 for
more information. The Flash handset will also control the
NAC 202. See Section 16 for more information.
12.12 defaults
To restore all programmable settings to the factory defaults
press and hold the remote handset disp key while the
preamplifier is in program mode. The preamplifier will exit
from program mode following this operation.
12.7 mon
The mon button operates the tape monitor circuit enabling
the recorded output of a suitably equipped recording device
to be heard.
12.8 record mute
In order to minimise power consumption and improve
sound quality the NAC 202 record output circuits may be
switched off.
To engage or disengage the record mute first operate the
tape monitor function as described above then press the
front panel mute button. The mute button indicator will be
illuminated when record mute is engaged and extinguished
when record mute is disengaged.
Record mute can be engaged and disengaged from the
remote handset by operating the tape monitor function
followed by the mute function.
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NAC 202 Connections
13.1 Front
source selectors
mon
volume
signal
ground
13.2 Rear
in 1
cd
Inputs 1, 2 & 6
ch1
in
ch 2
in
in 2 in 3
tuner tape
in 4
a/v
-ve
in 6
(alternative)
in 5 in 6
aux 1 aux 2
Inputs 3, 4 & 5
ch1
in
ch 2
in
ch1
out
ch2
out
-ve
Power supply/output
option sockets with
link and blanking
plugs fitted
cd
phono
ch 1
ch 2
Input 6
(alternative)
+ve
ch 2
+ve
ch1
-ve
aux 2
phono
ch 1
ch 2
mute
to NAPSC
(optional)
rc5 control in
optional
to power
amplifier with RS232 data
port
internal
power supply
Note
The NAC 202 AUX 2 input is provided with two sockets. The
upper socket, fitted on delivery with a blanking cover, is
intended for use with a Stageline or Prefix phono stage or a
Headline headphone amplifier and incorporates an
appropriate DC power supply. The two sockets must not be
used simultaneously.
Specifications
NAC 202
Input sensitivities:
Overload margins:
Main output level:
Tape output level:
Auxiliary power outputs:
Case size (H x W x D):
18
75mV, 47kΩ
40dB (all inputs all audio
frequencies)
0.775V, <50Ω
75mV, 600Ω
To suit Stageline or Prefix
phono stage, or Headline
headphone amplifier.
87 x 432 x 314mm
NAC 202 Connections
13.3 NAC 202 connection to Hi-Cap power supply
to NAPSC (optional)
NAC 202
Note
The NAPSC socket to 4
pin DIN link plug must
remain in place if no
NAPSC is used.
to stereo power amplifiers
HI-CAP
mains input
to mono or dual mono
power amplifiers
additional signal output
Note
NAC 202 may also be powered by Supercap or Flatcap 2
power supplies connected in a similar manner to the Hi-Cap.
cable
direction
marker
Interconnect Cables
4 to 4 pin DIN
240° 5 to 5 pin DIN
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NAC 112
14 Installation and Operation
The NAC 112 preamplifier does not incorporate an internal power supply but must be
used in conjunction with either a Naim power amplifier incorporating a preamplifier
power output, or with an appropriate Naim power supply. Diagram 15.2 illustrates the
NAC 112 connected to a Flatcap 2 power supply.
14.1 inputs
The input selector buttons select the source input signal to
be routed to the power amplifier and the loudspeakers.
14.2 automatic input switching
The NAC 112 incorporates an optional automatic input
switching feature which can select the appropriate input as
soon as any handset function for a particular Naim source
component is operated. For example, if the tuner input is
selected on the NAC 112 and the CD play key is operated
on the handset, the NAC 112 will automatically switch to
the CD input.
To enable automatic input switching, first switch the NAC
112 into program mode by pressing and hold prog from the
remote handset (in preamplifier mode). Program mode is
indicated by a flashing indicator on the volume control. If
no function is operated within five minutes of entering
program mode the NAC 112 will return to normal mode
automatically.
If automatic switching is already enabled the front panel
mon button will illuminate. If it is not enabled it can be
switched on by pressing the remote handset mon (Narcom
3) or mono (Flash) keys. Automatic input switching only
becomes operational on exiting from program mode by
pressing and holding the handset prog key.
14.4 av integration (unity gain)
The NAC 112 unity gain function enables an audio-visual
processor to be integrated such that the processor’s
volume control takes over command of signals connected
to selected NAC 112 inputs. Unity gain can be selected
only on the AV input.
To select unity gain, first switch the NAC 112 into program
mode as previously described. The front panel source mute
button will illuminate if unity gain is selected. If it is not
enabled it can be switched on by pressing the remote
handset mute button. Deselect unity gain by again pressing
the handset mute button.
Note: The unity gain feature must be used with care. It
effectively by-passes the NAC 112 volume and balance
controls leaving any signal connected to a unity gain input
to be passed to the power amplifier and speakers at full
volume. Additionally, if the handset preamplifier volume or
balance functions are operated while the unity gain AV
input is selected, subsequently selected inputs will be
modified by the new volume or balance settings.
14.5 volume
The remote handset volume key provides some alternative
control characteristics. A quick press and release of a key
will adjust the volume by a small ammount while a press
and hold will cause first slow and then faster adjustment.
14.3 input volume compensation
The NAC 112 incorporates an input volume compensation
system that enables different source component output
levels to be matched.
To program the volume compensation for each input first
set the volume control to a comfortable listening level with
the loudest source (probably CD). Switch the NAC 112 into
program mode as previously described. Now select an input
to be adjusted in comparison to the previously selected
source and use the handset vol up and vol down keys to
set the volume to an appropriate level. The preamplifier
volume control will not rotate during this operation. Select a
further input to adjust if required.
To exit program mode press and hold the handset prog key
until the volume control indicator stops flashing.
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14.6 channel balance
Channel balance adjustment is operated electronically
within the preamplifier and is controlled by the remote
handset bal keys only. Balance will automatically centre as
it reaches the mid point. Centring is indicated by a flashing
volume control indicator. To resume adjustment once the
balance has centred, a handset bal key must be released
and re-pressed.
14.7 mute
The mute button silences and restores the output signal.
14.8 record monitor
The mon button operates the tape monitor circuit enabling
the recorded output of a suitably equipped recording device
to be heard.
NAC 112
14.9 switch-on
After switch-on, via the power supply or power amplifier
power button, the NAC 112 will remain muted for 15
seconds while control systems and circuits stabilise.
14.10 remote control
The NARCOM 3 remote handset supplied with the NAC 112
duplicates all configuration options. See Section 17 for
more information. The Flash handset will also control the
NAC 112. See Section 16 for more information.
14.11 defaults
To restore all programmable settings to the factory defaults
press and hold the remote handset disp key while the
preamplifier is in program mode. The preamplifier will exit
from program mode following this operation.
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NAC 112 Connections
Power supply/output option socket
with link and blanking plug fitted
15.1 NAC 112 rear
to stereo power amplifiers with
preamplifier power supply output
TAPE, AV & AUX 1
Inputs
CD, TUNER & AUX
2 Inputs
ch1
in
ch2
in
ch1
in
ch2
in
ch1
out
ch2
out
-ve
aux 2
aux 1 av
tape
tuner cd
Note
The NAC 112 AUX 2 input is provided with two sockets. The
left hand socket, fitted on delivery with a blanking cover, is
intended for use with a Stageline or Prefix phono stage or a
Headline headphone amplifier and incorporates an
appropriate DC power supply. The two sockets must not be
used simultaneously.
nc
nc
-ve
15.2 NAC 112 connected to FLATCAP 2 Power Supply
NAC 112
FLATCAP 2
power
mains input
to stereo power
amplifiers
Note
to mono or dual
mono power
amplifiers
Specifications
The NAC 112 features various technologies to reduce
microphonic effects, in particular a compliant mounting for
the main circuit boards and the DIN sockets on the rear.
Some movement of the board and sockets when
connecting/disconnecting is normal.
NAC 112
Input sensitivities:
Overload margins:
Main output level:
Tape output level:
Auxiliary power outputs:
cable
direction
marker
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for CD5, Headline or
Stageline. Additional
interconnects
required.
Interconnect Cables
4 to 4 pin DIN
240° 5 to 5 pin DIN
Case size (H x W x D):
Mains Supply:
75mV, 47kΩ
35dB (all inputs, all audio
frequencies)
0.775V, <50Ω
75mV, 600Ω
To suit Stageline or Prefix
phono stage, or Headline
headphone amplifier.
69.4 x 432 x 301mm
100V. 115V. 230V - 50/60Hz
Flash Handset
16.1 Introduction
Flash is factory pre-programmed to operate any Naim
preamplifier or cd player, the NAT 05 tuner and AV2
audio-visual processor. Additional Naim sources may be
catered for in the future. Contact your dealer or local
representative for information.
Flash is supplied without batteries fitted. To fit the
batteries, remove the battery cover with the supplied
hexagon driver and slide the batteries into the handset
body taking care with their orientation. Replace the battery
cover. Do not over-tighten the fixing screw. With batteries
fitted the handset is ready for use. Flash is designed to
switch off if unused after 10 seconds. It switches on
immediately if it is moved or a key is pressed.
Volume and mute keys
Numeric keys
Master Preset keys
keys
16.2 using Flash
Flash can be set to control
each equipment type through
the four preset keys beneath
the display. The selected
equipment mode is indicated
in the display above each
preset key. When a preset
key is pressed the display
and the eight master keys
and the numeric keys will
reconfigure appropriately. The
display for each equipment
type shows a representation
of the eight master keys and
their functions.
The AV preset key will also
wake an av processor from
standby. Press and hold the
AV preset key to return the
processor to standby mode.
The volume up and down and
mute keys are always
available to control the
appropriate (audio-visual or
preamplifier) volume and mute functions regardless of the
selected source equipment mode.
The Preamplifier, CD, and AV equipment modes have
multiple display “pages” (only one page is necessary for
Tuners). The first display page of each provides control of
the most commonly used functions, with subsequent pages
generally providing access to those less often used.
Selection of second and third pages within each mode is
made by pressing the appropriate preset key. The currently
selected page is shown in the top right corner of the
display. Details of the master key functions within each
page is described in the following paragraphs:
PRE (preamplifier mode)
Page 1 of 2
source +
source <bal
bal>
prog
disp
mono
menu
numeric
Selects the next input source.
Selects the previous input source.
Adjusts balance to the left.
Adjusts balance to the right.
Enters programming mode on preamplifiers.
Selects display options on appropriately
equipped preamplifiers.
Sums the left and right channels.
Note: On Naim preamplifiers with no mono
facility, operates the tape monitor function.
Accesses a Flash setup page where source
labels can be chosen, and display preferences
can be set. Also provides access to RC5 setup.
Directly selects preamplifier input channels.
Page 2 of 2
The master key functions on PRE Page Two are duplicates
of Page One. However, selection of Page Two provides
control of the record functions on appropriately equipped
preamplifiers.
CD (cd mode)
Page 1 of 2
play
stop
prev
next
pause
disp
rev
fwd
numeric
Begins cd play
Stops cd play
Selects the previous track or index point
Selects the next track or index point
Pauses cd play
Cycles the cd player display through track,
time and off options.
Fast reverses cd
Fast forwards cd
Directly select CD tracks.
Page 2 of 2
The master key functions play, stop, prev, next, rev and
fwd on CD Page Two are duplicates of Page One. However,
selection of Page Two provides programming and repeat
functions.
prog
Enters CD track programming mode.
rep
Repeats the CD or programmed tracks.
numeric
Selects CD tracks or index points for
programming.
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Flash Handset
TUN (tuner mode)
Page 1 of 1
up
down
prog
disp
mono
mode
numeric
Depending on the operational mode selected,
adjusts the tuning frequency upwards
(frequency mode), searches for stations up
the FM band (scan mode) or selects the next
station preset (preset mode).
Controls the tuner in a similar manner to the
up key.
Selects preset program mode that enables
specific FM stations to be assigned to preset
memory.
Switches the tuner display on or off.
Combines the left and right channels
and may improve reception on weak signals.
Selects frequency, scan and preset modes.
Directly select station presets.
16.3 preamplifier programming
In PRE (preamplifier) mode the prog key function (display
Page One) varies depending upon the specific preamplifier
model in use. Firstly, the NAC 112 incorporates a
programmable volume control system that enables different
source component output levels to be matched. Secondly,
preamplifiers incorporate optional automatic input
switching which will switch the input as soon as any
handset key appropriate to a particular source is operated.
Thirdly, if an audio-visual processor is connected to the AV
input, the volume control on the preamplifier can be
disabled, allowing the processor to take over control of the
output level from the preamplifier stage.
Use of these programmable functions is described fully in
the manual section corresponding to each preamplifier.
16.4 cd track programming
AV (av processor mode)
Page 1 of 3
input+
inputmodemode+
osd
disp
midn
menu
numeric
Selects the next input.
Selects the previous input.
Selects the previous decode mode.
Selects the next decode mode.
Selects On Screen Display operational mode.
Switches the processor display on and off.
Selects midnight operational mode.
Used in On Screen Display mode.
Directly selects processor inputs.
Page 2 of 3
The master key functions on AV Page Two are duplicates of
Page One. However, selection of Page Two switches the
function of the numeric keys to direct selection of
processor decode modes.
Page 3 of 3
up
down
left
right
input
spkr
enter
clear
numeric
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Selects the next AV setup parameter or moves
the OSD cursor upwards.
Selects the previous AV setup parameter or
moves the OSD cursor downward.
Selects the previous AV parameter value or
moves the OSD cursor to the left.
Selects the next AV parameter value or moves
the OSD cursor to the right.
Switches the AV processor into input setup
mode.
Switches the AV processor into speaker setup
mode.
Confirms option selection during OSD control.
Clears option selection during OSD control.
No function.
In CD mode the prog key (display Page Two) enables
specific CD tracks and their play order to be programmed.
To program a play order select a track number from the
numeric keypad followed by the prog key until the desired
selection is complete. During selection, the track number
indicated in the player display will be followed by either P
or — or no display. P indicates that the track is already
selected, — indicates that the track can be selected while
no display indicates that there is no more program memory
available.
The prog key can also be used to delete tracks from a play
order. To delete a track, press and hold the prog key until
the prog indicator in the CD display illuminates then delete
the track or tracks using the numeric keypad followed each
time by a further operation of the prog key. During deletion
the track number indicated in the player display will be
followed by either C or — or no display. C indicates that the
track is already deleted, — indicates that the track can be
deleted while no display indicates that there is no more
program memory available.
The play order can be reviewed by pressing prog while the
player is either stopped or playing. The player display will
then scroll through the selected tracks. The prog indicator
on the player display will illuminate when a play order has
been programmed. To clear the program memory press and
hold the stop key.
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Narcom 3 Handset
16.5 tuner preset programming
17.1 Introduction
In TUN (tuner) mode the prog key enables specific FM
station frequencies to be assigned to preset memory. To
assign a station to a preset, first tune manually by keying
the station frequency directly from the numeric keypad or
by using the up or down keys (or scan). Press and hold the
prog key on the handset. The tuner is now in preset
programming mode. The tuner preset indicator will flash
and the display will show ——. Press the desired preset
number from the numeric keypad. The display will show
—— or P if the preset number is already in use. Exit from
program mode and save the new or overwritten presets by
pressing and holding the prog key. To exit tuner program
mode without saving (or overwriting) presets, select 0 0 on
the numeric keypad. To erase a preset number, select the
preset and press and hold the disp key. To clear all presets
press and hold the prog key followed by the disp key.
Narcom 3 is a multi-functional remote control handset
designed to be used with Naim Audio CD players,
integrated amplifiers, preamplifiers and preset tuners.
The handset control configuration is based around three
types of keys: System Component Keys, Global Keys and
Soft Keys.
17.2 system component keys
These keys switch the operation of the Soft Keys into modes
appropriate to each system component (CD, tuner, preamp,
record).
cd: Switches the action
of the Soft Keys to that
appropriate for a CD
player.
System
component
keys
Global keys
(Preamplifier)
Global keys
(CD Player)
Global keys
(Tuner)
Soft keys
tuner: Switches the
action of the Soft Keys
to that appropriate for
a preset tuner.
preamp: Switches the
action of the Soft Keys
to that appropriate for
an integrated or
preamplifier.
record: Switches the
action of the Soft Keys
to select record inputs
on appropriately
equipped preamps.
17.3 Global Keys
These keys operate
specific component
functions regardless of
the System Component
Key setting.
Preamplifier
vol (& ) Modifies the preamplifier output volume
and the volume control position.
mute
Reduces the preamplifier output volume to
zero. A second press restores the volume.
bal (&)
Modifies the output channel balance. Some
Naim amplifiers have control of balance
available only from the remote handset. On
these products the balance will automatically
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Narcom 3 Handset
centre as it reaches the mid point. Balance
centring is indicated by a flashing volume
control indicator. To resume adjustment once
the balance has centred, bal key must be
released and re-pressed.
mon
Enables the output of appropriately equipped
tape machines to be heard while recording.
The source to be recorded is chosen by the
input selection buttons in the normal way. A
second operation of the mon key restores
normal operation.
Alternatively operates the mono function on
appropriately equipped preamplifiers.
keys will select tuner presets or tuner frequency. In record
mode the numeric keys will switch between record inputs
on appropriately equipped preamplifiers.
prog: In preamp mode the prog key function varies
depending upon the specific preamplifier model in use.
Firstly, the NAC 112 incorporates a programmable volume
control system that enables different source component
output levels to be matched. Secondly, preamplifiers
incorporate optional automatic input switching which will
switch the input as soon as any handset key appropriate to
a particular source is operated. Thirdly, if an audio-visual
processor is connected to the AV input, the volume control
on the preamplifier can be disabled, allowing the processor
to take over control of the output level from the
preamplifier stage.
Compact Disc
prev
next
stop
play
<< & >>
repeat
pause
Selects the previous track or index point.
Selects the next track or index point.
Stops cd play.
Begins cd play.
Fast reverses and fast forwards the cd.
repeats the cd or programmed tracks.
Pauses the cd.
Tuner
mode
Switches the tuner sequentially through
manual, scan and preset modes. Modes are
indicated by the scan and preset indicators on
the tuner display.
up & down These keys both have three possible functions
depending upon the selection of the mode key.
In manual mode the up and down keys adjust
the tuning frequency in 0.1MHz steps. In scan
mode the up and down keys will make the
tuner search for stations. In preset mode the
up and down keys will tune to the next
numbered preset.
mono
Toggles between mono and stereo operation.
The tuner display will indicate stereo when
both stereo operation is selected and a stereo
signal is received. The mono button on the
tuner will illuminate when mono is selected.
17.4 soft keys
These keys operate functions depending on the System
Component Key setting.
numeric keypad: In preamp mode the numeric keys will
switch between the preamplifier inputs. In cd mode the
numeric keys will select tracks. In tuner mode the numeric
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Use of these programmable functions is described fully in
the manual section corresponding to each preamplifier.
In CD mode the prog key enables specific tracks and their
play order to be programmed. To program a play order
select a track number from the numeric keypad followed by
the prog key until the desired selection is complete. During
selection the track number indicated in the player display
will be followed by either P or — or no display. P indicates
that the track is already selected, — indicates that the
track can be selected while no display indicates that there
is no more memory available.
The prog key can also be used to delete tracks from a play
order. To delete a track, press and hold the prog key until
the prog indicator in the CD display illuminates then delete
the track or tracks using the numeric keypad followed each
time by a further operation of the prog key. During deletion
the track number indicated in the player display will be
followed by either C or —— or no display. C indicates that
the track is already deleted, —— indicates that the track
can be deleted while a space indicates that there is no
more memory available.
The play order can be reviewed by pressing prog while the
player is either stopped or playing. The player display will
then scroll through the selected tracks. The prog indicator
on the player display will illuminate when a play order has
been programmed. To clear memory press and hold the
stop key.
In tuner mode the prog key enables specific FM station
frequencies to be assigned to preset memory. To assign a
station to a preset first tune manually using the up or down
keys (or scan) to the desired station. Press and hold the
prog key on the handset. The tuner is now in preset
Narcom 3 Handset
programming mode and its display will show P ——. Press
the desired preset number from the numeric keypad. Exit
the program mode by pressing and holding the prog key. A
space indicates that there is no more memory available.
disp: In preamp mode the disp key will extinguish and
restore the button illumination (not NAC 112).
In cd mode the disp key will scroll through these options:
tracks (“time” indicator off), time (“time” indicator on) and
display off.
In tuner mode the disp key will scroll sequentially through
tuned frequency (“freq” indicator on), preset number (“freq”
indicator off) and display off.
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Manufacturer
Naim Audio Limited, Southampton Road, Salisbury, England, SP1 2LN
Products
NAC 552, NAC 552PS, NAC 252, NAC 282, NAC 202, HI-CAP, NAC 112,
SUPERCAP, HI-CAP, FLATCAP 2, NAPSC
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HD 195-S6
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Telephone: +44 (0) 1722 332266 Fax: +44 (0) 1722 412034 www.naim-audio.com
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