Review - Naim NAC-N 272 and ATC SCM40A Active Speakers By HiFi Plus

Review - Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Review - Naim NAC-N 272 and ATC SCM40A Active Speakers By HiFi Plus
A n Interesting review from HiFi Plus where they ask themselves the question - could we put together a Linn style active system i.e. one electronics box plus active speakers, but using a Naim box ! With no Naim or even Focal active speakers to pair up, they opt for the ATC SCM40A active speakers (£6,280/pair) paired with the Naim NAC-N 272 (£3,300) streaming preamp. Total cost - £9,580. The reviewer likes this three box, and unlikely, Naim / ATC combination concluding :-

The Naim NAC-N 272’s ability to present a totally coherent, perfectly timed signal allied to the ATC’s power and – thanks to the new tweeter – smooth top end make it a great system for indulging in music’s visceral qualities. I had a lot of fun with this system and it has reignited my enthusiasm for active operation; there really needs to be more speaker systems like this. Now that Naim has realised that less is more perhaps it can persuade the frères at Focal to incorporate some Salisbury electronics into Focal speakers. The new Focal Sopra models would be the obvious place to start methinks. But for now the combination of NAC-N 272 and SCM40A is all the system most of us will ever need, and the best sounding three box system I’ve enjoyed to date.

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