Naim Nait XS 3

Naim Audio Nait XS 3 stereo integrated amplifier.

What we Say:

The NAIT XS 3 is the second level NAIT (Naim Audio Integrated) single-box amplifier solution. The Nait XS 3 features 5 line level inputs and one subwoofer output.  Two of the line inputs have Din sockets for optimal sound when using Naim source components. On the front panel it simply has selector switches, a volume control and a headphone socket. This minimalist approach is typical Naim Nait philosophy, spend the money on things that give the best performance at the price point. It is this approach that gives the Naim Nait XS 3 such a high level of performance for the money.

Inside the Nait XS3

Inside the Nait XS 3 it is easy to see how the 70W per channel specification doesn’t tell the whole story. The heart of the product is the power supply. Naim use large toroidal transformers because they have less stray magnetic field than a frame transformer. Naim split the power supply into sections because it gives better performance. Each uses a separate winding on the transformer and separate capacitors.. As a result better isolation is achieved. Because of this the Nait XS 3 delivers massive dynamic power when the music demands it. A high quality motorised potentiometer made by Alps handles the volume control. No other company makes amplifiers in quite the same way.

This attention to detail is what gives the Naim amplifier range such a distinctive dynamic sound. It is quite capable of driving most loudspeakers with ease and we recommend you get in touch if you would like to hear any Naim product. This is the mid point of the Naim integrated amplifier range. There are two more integrated amps in the range, the Nait 5SI and the Supernait 3.

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What they say:


The NAIT XS 3 offers much of the performance of our reference quality a simpler, slimmer package combining a 70W power amplifier with six analogue inputs. Its high performance preamplifier stage is as transparent as you would expect from a Naim Audio amplifier, and it also shares the single-ended class-A headphone output of its larger sibling.

The NAIT XS 3 can be upgraded with our external power supplies, power amplifiers and even phono stages to become the musical heart of a modern music system to get the best from digital, CD, vinyl and AV sources.


  • 70W per channel power output
  • Six inputs with support for both DIN and RCA connections
  • 1/4” (6.35mm) headphone output and high quality class-A headphone amplifier
  • Ceramic heat sink isolation for improved sound quality on power and preamp section
  • AV bypass mode for simple connection to an existing AV system
  • Preamplifier, power amplifier and subwoofer connections

Naim Audio Nait XS3 Technology & Craft

 XS 3 It also features numerous refinements to enhance its music making still further: ceramic heatsink technology, constant current source drive electronics, a reconfigured internal layout to optimise signal paths and custom manufactured film style capacitors in all audio critical locations.

Constructed in a slimline aluminium enclosure, the NAIT XS 3 provides six analogue inputs and the same innovative Class A headphone amplifier as the Supernait 3. With any amplifier, however, the proof of its technology is in the listening. The NAIT XS 3 is both powerful and delicate, dynamic and even-handed. It does everything the music asks and delivers everything that a Naim Audio amplifier should.

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Naim Audio Nait XS3 Suggested System

A Naim Audio Retailer will recommend the right system for you, however you may choose to partner the NAIT XS 3 with the following as a start:

  • ND5 XS 2
  • CD5 XS
  • Focal Aria 900

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