Update NAC-N 272 rumors

Hi folks,

I recently got into using Roon. I’m super impressed with its capability, and am enjoying rifling through the interface while listening. The big downer is I can’t use it on my main setup - which is a 272/250DR. On the Uniti Atom it’s flawless. As such I’m considering options. I almost pulled the trigger on an NDX2 over the weekend, but I don’t really want to get into a 3 box setup right now if I can avoid it. Nor do I want to compromise SQ - I don’t know what NDX2 → 272 sounds like.

Any news on when or what we can expect from an updated 272? Or shall I just pull the trigger on an NDX2 and get comfortable with getting a 252 or 282 down the line?


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You may want to browse this thread…


While you are waiting, search ‘Roonify legacy streamer’…

I gave up and ordered a NDX2 and 252.


That’s the other alternative…

I gave up and ordered a Nd5xs2 and 252 :sunglasses:

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If you read through the extensive “Love the 272 please update” thread, you’ll find a hint from Naim that they are working on some sort of successor but that Covid-19 spoiled the schedule. Also the current situation with many issues related to the supply chain might hold Naim back to launch new product at this time.

Radio silence ever since :slight_smile:


See the new thread, NEW Uniti Atom headphone version, the first of Naim’s Streaming Pre amps based on the the new streaming platform.



Here you go:

The first preamp to use the new streaming platform, not the first of a new range of streaming preamps. Though you might infer that, it’s not being implied.

Wait and see!

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Having read that, convinces me more so that a 272 replacement will be in the classic style…

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I would have thought so too, as that is natural home for a decent streamer pre amp.

The Atom HE is a stand-alone headphone unit, it’s just neat that Naim chose to include the pre amp and intriguing that they included balanced outputs.

IMO, that enough to conclude that Naim’s New Streaming Platform will be applied to other products, in due course. Which may - or may not - result in a ‘272 V2’ or something similar.

Having given up waiting and taking delivery of my 252 on Monday I’m sure the replacement for the 272 will arrive soon. I’ve taken one for the team. :grin:


You will now be the forum legend!


There has to be a 272 V2, there is such a pent up demand as evidenced on this forum that Naim would be crazy to ignore the commercial potential of such a product…

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I tend to think that as well, but I also bear in mind that the Forum Members only represent a small amount of the Naim Customer base … only Naim will know, isn’t it?

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