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The series comprises the NAC S1 Preamplifier and NAP S1 Mono Power Amplifiers.
The idea for an entirely new kind of amplifier was first conceived by our engineers over a decade ago and development began in earnest in 2011. The objective was to set a new reference standard in high-end audio and music reproduction. The result is Statement. Three years of relentless questioning, iterative design and a point blank refusal to accept no as an answer.
Product engineers often begin with what exists already. They might ask how something can work better, or where improvements can be made. With Statement, Naim started with a blank sheet of paper and a vision: to create the ultimate amplifier.
After the initial concept stage the engineering team set aside practical considerations and began to map out the product in free space. This creative freedom was then backed up by 3D computer models which confirmed the optimum position for each component.
To accommodate this new layout Statement pioneers a new vertical structure. It was the best way to minimize electromagnetic and mechanical interference and maximize thermal performance.
Statement's radically different aesthetic may seem like a departure from Naim Audio tradition but it's the ultimate expression of everything they represent.
The imposing monolithic structure with its stark silhouette is offset by the organic sculptural flow of the heat sink and the beautifully lit volume control and central divide. This duality in the design reflects how our pursuit of technical brilliance is always grounded in the abstract human experience of music.
If it's the best amplifier in the world in lab tests only half the job is done - it's in the listening room where it really counts.