Nth Degree Audio

Naim SUPERNAIT 3 integrated amplifier (late 2020)

  • Naim SUPERNAIT 3 integrated amplifier (late 2020)
  • Naim SUPERNAIT 3 integrated amplifier (late 2020)
  • Naim SUPERNAIT 3 integrated amplifier (late 2020)
  • Naim SUPERNAIT 3 integrated amplifier (late 2020)
  • Naim SUPERNAIT 3 integrated amplifier (late 2020)
  • Naim SUPERNAIT 3 integrated amplifier (late 2020)
  • Naim SUPERNAIT 3 integrated amplifier (late 2020)
  • Naim SUPERNAIT 3 integrated amplifier (late 2020)
  • Naim SUPERNAIT 3 integrated amplifier (late 2020)

Nth Degree Audio

Naim SUPERNAIT 3 integrated amplifier (late 2020)


You are looking at a pre-owned Naim SUPERNAIT 3 integrated amplifier. It's serial number is 479404, making it a late 2020 model.

The SUPERNAIT 3 is in beautiful condition (please see photographs).

Ships in original box with remote control, user-manual and Naim PowerLine Lite mains cable. Mains cable will only be included if the buyer lives in the U.K. If the buyer lives in Europe, a Naim European mains cable will be included.

Worldwide shipping; FREE within the U.K.

Major performance upgrades and now with added love for vinyl.

In the six years since the last NAIT integrated amplifiers were released, our research and development team have worked on a range of amplifier improvements. The result is upgraded power amplifier sections for SUPERNAIT 3, delivering greater pace and intimacy to their musical delivery – whether it's driving a pair of loudspeakers or your favourite pair of headphones.

SUPERNAIT 3 has received significant performance upgrades, including a built-in phono stage, making it a perfect partner for turntables, as well as for streamers, CD players, or any other music source people want to enjoy with the signature Naim sound.

It also includes a Class A preamp output stage which doubles as a headphone amplifier and ceramic heatsink technology that minimises capacitive coupling between the chassis and output transistors for optimum sound quality.

Its inputs are each individually decoupled and hand-wired to minimise noise and interference while internal switching employs ultra-low-noise, constant current sources which are derived directly from the electronic design of the flagship NAC 552 preamplifier.

The SUPERNAIT 3 can be upgraded with our external power supplies, power amplifiers and even cabling upgrades to get the best from all sources.



With our typical obsessive attention to detail – all in service of achieving the most authentic musical performance – the SUPERNAIT 3 benefits from the following features:

~ Class A headphone amplification

~ Alps Blue Velvet volume control

~ Reed relay input selection

~ Ceramic insulators for the power transistors

~ Galvanically isolated microprocessor control section

~ Microphonic-isolating PCB mounts

Step up from the NAIT XS3 to the SUPERNAIT 3 and you benefit from a range of superior features, all designed to deliver even better sound quality:

~ Full 24V DR module built-in: enjoy the purer power and performance improvement of Naim’s Discrete Regulation technology for the entire pre-amp stage.

~ Larger toroidal transformer in the power supply: provides greater power and speed of recovery

~ Additional leaded through-hole components in the signal path: further minimises negative effects of vibration and transient thermal conditions

~ Chassis-mounted input sockets hand-wired to the circuit boards: offers enhanced vibration isolation

~ Full Alps Blue Velvet balance control

Technology & Craft

The upgrades in more detail:

Our R&D team has found a way to more than double the speed of the voltage gain stage, which in turn doubles the rate at which the speaker output stage can react.

The second gain stage transistors have been optimised, so they no longer need to be shielded by a cascode stage transistor. Removing the cascode means less amplifier stabilisation is required: that doubles the slew rate and delivers an uplift in sound quality.

The phono circuit topology comprises 3 stages: the gain stage, passive equalisation and final gain and active equalisation. This enables excellent noise performance, extended RIAA equalisation beyond the audio band and great overload headroom.

All RIAA equalisation capacitors and the RIAA resistors are ‘through-hole’ mounted film designs, with low microphonic pickup and excellent transient performance. As phono stages are 1000x more sensitive than other inputs, this greatly benefits the sound quality.

Input impedance is 47kΩ in parallel with 470pF capacitive loading; the gain is perfect for 5mV moving magnet cartridges.

Product Specifications

Audio Inputs
MM Phono Input
via RCA, 47k parallel 470pF input impedance, suitable for 5mV cartridges

Line Level Inputs
130mV sensitivity, 47k input impedance, suitable for 2V

Power Amp In
DIN Socket

Audio Outputs
Powered Accessory Sockets
+24V for Naim phono amplifier

Speaker Outputs
80W per channel into 8 ohms (4mm sockets), 130W per channel into 4 ohms

Line Outputs Variable (level)
Pre-amp (DIN), Bi-amp (DIN), Sub (RCA pair) 775mV, <50 ohms

Line Outputs Fixed (level)
AV (DIN), Stream (DIN) 130mV, 600 ohms

Headphone Output
1/4 inch (6.35mm) TRS Socket

1 x USB mini-B

Remote Input
1 x 3.5mm jack on rear

Black powder coated

Brushed and black anodised

Shipping Weight
17.25 kg

Shipping Dimensions
240 x 590 x 500 mm

14 kg

Dimensions (HxWxD)
87 x 432 x 314 mm

Power Consumption (max.)

Mains Supply
230V; 50 or 60Hz

Power Consumption (quiescent)

User Control
Front Panel
Volume control, balance control and front panel buttons

Remote Control
Infra-Red (RC5)


U.K.: Shipping will be by DPD (next working day service)

European Union: Shipping will be by DPD (2 to 4 working day service, dependent on destination country)

North America: Shipping will be by FedEx Priority (1 to 3 working day service)

Oceania and Far East: Shipping will be by TNT, DHL or FedEx (3 to 6 working day service, dependent on destination country)


The SUPERNAIT 3 operates on 220V - 240V, 50/60Hz. This is perfect for the United Kingdom, Europe, Hong Kong, Australia and many other countries. Please check it will work where you live before purchasing.


We do not ship direct to China. Buyers wishing items shipped to China, please contact:


我们公司产品无法直接运输到中国大陆。如果您想参加我们公司物品的拍卖和竞标,请联系我们的中国代理:L.J.E Marketing Ltd.


希望你们能通过代理(L.J.E Marketing Ltd.),购买到合意的产品。


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