There may be some articles dealing with how to connect a subwoofer to Integrated Naim, but I wanted to ask specifically for Nait 5.
On the back side of the Nait 5 there are connectors: Signal Out A and Signal Out B.
Can we use one of these signal out connectors by connecting it with a DIN to RCA adapter and connecting it to the low level input on the subwoofer?
Yup, if you want to take a pre-amp level signal from the NAIT 5 you’ll need to be using a Flatcap or Hicap which then provides the necessary pre-out socket. The NAIT 5 does not have this socket just on its own. You’ll also need a slugged lead (preferably Naim’s own sub lead) to prevent instability.
Better is to feed a high level reference signal to the sub off the back of the speaker’s terminals.
thanks for the answer to this question.
So my conclusion, if I want to connect Nait 5 (the first version of Nait 5), then I have to use Flatcap too.
Ok, if I have the opportunity to get 1 set of Naim in the form of:
CD 5 (first version CD5)
so, can this Flatcap be enabled / connected to 2 other devices (CD5 and Nait 5) and at the same time it drives a subwoofer at low level input?
If it’s a Flatcap2 or 2x or 2xs then yes, you can use it to power both the pre-amp section of the NAIT5 as well as the analogue output stage of the CD5. Note that to do this you will need 2 x and 1 x SNAIC4. The Flatcaps came with a SNAIC5 as standard.
When you power the pre-amp of the NAIT5 with the Flatcap, it offers three stereo pre-outs. One will be used to feed to the NAIT’s power amp section, and you can use one of the others to feed a subwoofer, but only if the cable is suitable, as normally it doesn’t like to drive long interconnects (hence why the Naim sub lead is slugged with a 100R resistor).
I see a problem that may arise, that I have not provided an interconnect cable that is long enough (4m-5m) to the subwoofer, because this is Naim, before I used a standard RCA interconnect cable without a DIN head connector like the Naim standard.
If I make a fairly long (5m) interconnect cable with head 1 using DIN and head 2 using RCA, do I have to add a 100R resistor? how to connect it?
I am thinkting I’d better choose NAP-122X / NAP-150X rather than Nait 5 + Flatcap, besides of higher output power of NAP-150x, the subwoofer connector more convenience using NAC-122X because it has dedicated RCA connector to subwoofer
thank you for suggestion but now offer come from 122x/150x, I think it’s enough.
I actually used the Naim NAC-62/NAP-140 chrome bumper, but I was curious to hear the sound of the Naim classic series/black series, so I tried this 122X/150X offer
I was going to suggest either a NaitXS or Supernait as all variants of these have a dedicated sub out too. That means that you can keep to a single box if you prefer, but moving to separates is never a bad thing! You may still be tempted to add a Flatcap as it will improve the 122/150.
Adam’s suggestion of a high level connection is also worth considering with any Naim amp.