Naim Nait XS 3 review – Integrated Amplifier

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Written by AudioGuru Staff | Updated October 31, 2022
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Naim Nait XS 3 review – Integrated Amplifier

The first Nait XS model from Naim was released in 2008. It was created as an upgrade from the entry-level Nait integrated amp and provided better sound and more power from a comparably thin size. The Naim Nait XS 3 that we are testing today is the product of a second revision made by Naim’s engineers ten years later. Does this look familiar to you? This modification turns out to be a minor one, adding a moving-magnet phono stage and improving the responsiveness of the power amp circuitry to the previously line-level amplifier. The XS 3 Integrated Amplifier is a versatile amplifier with a wide range of features and functions that will sound great in any audio system.

The Line Out lets you connect audio components like turntables or CD players to the integrated amp. The Record Out connects to your powered speakers for an audiophile-quality listening experience, and can also be used for connecting smaller speakers for the convenience of multiroom zones. You can listen at home via connected devices like iPods, MP3 players, tablets, and smartphones thanks to Bluetooth wireless technology built into the XS 3.

Our Verdict


The NAD XS 3 is a high-performance integrated amplifier that offers great sound at a very attractive price. The build quality is good, with a solid and stylish design that will look at home in any living room setup.


  • Clean, modern design
  • Class A/AB amplification with a single 12AX7 vacuum tube in the power output stage
  • Single-ended class AB headphone amp and speaker outputs with RCA preamps and XLR balanced line inputs
  • Unmatched sound quality with natural tonal balance, musicality, and transparency
  • Dual mono subwoofer system channel output block with independent volume control per channel


  • Amplifiers can be quite complicated devices


  • Lowest output impedance, providing lower power and distortion.
  • XDAC board from Wolfson Microelectronics.
  • Preamp stage with a newly devised inductor less input circuit that allows precise matching of the transformer’s impedance to the load.’
  • The XS 3 Integrated Amplifier is a perfect marriage between technology and design.
  • The integrated amplifier is created by Robert Augros.
  • Single-ended triode amplifier delivering a sound with that warm,
  • Rich quality is synonymous with vacuum tubes.
  • The pure power of the XS 3’s Class A design is perfect for those who appreciate subtle nuance while working their way through the sonic spectrum.
  • This amplifier delivers 100 watts @ 8 Ohms and will fill your room with that lush vacuum tube tone.

What’s in the box?

Price and Availability

Price and Availability

The Naim Nait XS 3 is available for just under ₹325,000.00. You can get more detailed information about the Nait XS 3 current price and availability by consulting us.



Design and build your dream audio system with the XS 3 Integrated Amplifier, the ultimate integrated amplifier designed by and for audiophiles. This masterpiece is packed with features that ensure the best sound in your living room or studio. The amp is front-panel friendly, easy to operate, reliable, and durable for a long-lasting sound experience. With its three operational modes — power amplifier, preamplifier, and power attenuator – you can tailor it to whatever application you need. And when it comes to aesthetics, this amp has been built from top-quality materials so that it looks just as good as it sounds.

Sound Quality

Sound Quality

Sound quality is everything to us, so when we set out to create the XS 3 Integrated Amplifier, we spared no expense in crafting a clean and powerful audio experience. We start by implementing our Hypex™ Balanced 600W Audio Power Amplifier Module which handles the clean power supply and gets every ounce of power potential out of your speaker setup. We then use our custom-designed Class A Monolithic Output Transformer with a very low impedance output which is optimized for high-efficiency loudspeakers.


Brand : The Naim
Model : XS 3 Integrated Amplifier
Dimensions : 70 x 432 x 314 mm
Weight : 8.5 kg
User Control : Front Panel: Volume control and front panel buttons Remote Control: Infra-Red
Wattage : 230V
Finish :
  • Case: Black powder coated
  • Front: Brushed and black anodised
  • Frequency : 60Hz


    The conclusion of this article is that XS 3 Integrated Amplifier will not only make your music at-a-much higher level, but it also comes with a very impressive and sleek design. XS 3 Integrated Amplifier is an urn type of amplifier that allows you to play any type of audio device with its built-in speaker tray you can use it wirelessly or even connect via Ethernet cable. The amp can be either plugged into the wall or run on batteries and it supports up to 24/48 bit digital input from computers and other audio devices. It also has a Bluetooth receiver compatible with Apple’s iPad so you can stream your music straight from the device to the amp.

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