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NAP S1 Black
Designed for pure musical performance, Statement is the pinnacle of Naim engineering knowledge and artistry. The series comprises the NAC S1 preamplifier and NAP S1 mono power amplifiers.
Statement was over ten years in the making. Naim Audio started with a blank page, specifying each element based on forty years of engineering experience and setting aside all traditional constraints on design to focus solely on musical performance. From first concept to final build, Naim has made no compromises in its pursuit of the ultimate sound.
Every part of Statement contributes to its performance. From the aluminium casework and stainless steel floor spikes to the custom transistors, Naim left no stone unturned in its pursuit of the ultimate sound.
The NAC S1 preamp and NAP S1 mono power amps have two key elements: the high-calibre power supply components in the lower half and the sensitive electronics in the upper half. Between them sits an acrylic partition to eliminate interaction. The overall effect is supreme sound performance through minimising electromagnetic, mechanical, acoustic and thermal interchange.
Statement’s vertical form is no accident. It grew out of the design to allow for the most efficient cooling and the greatest separation between the huge power supply in the base and sensitive electronics in the upper section.
The massive 4kVA transformer of the NAP S1 mono power amp allows it to deliver 746 watts, or one horsepower, to its loudspeaker. Naim's proprietary DRs (Discrete Regulators) transform this huge power into the smooth and stable supply which is vital to musical performance.
It took a dedicated team of engineers several years to develop and perfect the Statement design. And it takes a specialist team of technicians three weeks to build and test each system at Naim in Salisbury, England.
Much of the build process is carried out using highly advanced manufacturing techniques. Guided by computerised 3D assembly instructions, the final Statement wiring and assembly is all done by hand by the most skilled and experienced technicians. Even with the help of this technology it takes the intuition garnered from building hundreds of high-end Naim products over several years to successfully complete the build to Naim Audio's standards. And of course, as with every Naim product, every material, component and finished product is subjected to listening tests to make sure it delivers incredible sound quality.