Can you tell me which is the best pre and final pair Naim?
Welcome. As you’ll see from Thomas’s link, there are several ranges.
As Hungryhalibut says, the top pre/power is the Statement. It’s a 3 box system, each box being just short of a metre tall, combined weight over 250kg. It’s a preamp with two mono power amps, each rated at 746W into 8ohms. At about £180,000 it’s very much a superfi product, last I heard they’d sold 93 sets and a few stand alone pres.
The next range down is the 500 series, which has the 552DR preamp and the 500DR stereo power amp. Each consists of 2 boxes, the component itself and an external power supply. They’re designed to fit in normal hifi racks. The pre and power amp are about £21,000 each including the power supply.
Below the 500 series is the Classic range. The top pre/power in that range is the 252/300DR. The 252 preamp required a Supercap DR power supply (sold separately), the 300DR is a 2 box stereo design rated at 90W into 8 ohms. Again designed to fit into normal racks. The 252 plus Supercap is about £12,000, the 300DR is about £8,000.
All are superb amps, having heard them all several times there is a big step up between each range, as you’d hope for the price difference, but the 252/300 is a spectacularly good amp in its own right.
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