NAC272 &NAP 200 Temperture and General Questions

I recently purchased a used NAC272 and NAP200. I notice the NAP272 case gets pretty warm, not hot. Is this normal? I would expect the power amp to be warmer but it actually feels quite a bit cooler than the 272. What is the best ‘mode’ to put the NAC272 in to save power? Do I just mute it?

Probably quite normal. The NAC-N272 has lots of ICs inside for the streaming circuitry and these can run warm to hot and use the case as a heatsink. The power amp is generally cool running unless under duress.

My NDX always feels warm to the touch whereas the 200 remains cool.

Thanks for the information. I won’t worry abot it then. I am very impressed with the NAC272, I didn’t think the streamer software would match bluesound, but I like it better!

Like it has a choice…!

1 Like

Ha! Probably not the best choice of word there - how about “pressure”?

1 Like

Yes, NAIM’s digital circuits run quite hot (put your hand on a running HDX and it’ll be toasty in no time). The upshot of this on product longevity is the real question.

This topic was automatically closed 60 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.