Naim Audio Statement
Another showstopping product, , this — it was great to see the UK stalwart Naim Audio let go the reins and create the greatest amplifier it could imagine… As Naim’s Electronic Design Director, Steve Sells, told us, “It’s been in my sketch book for years and an ambition ever since I first started to design amplifiers as a teenager. It’s a dream come true to actually make a product like Statement a reality.”
And what a design. Development began in earnest in 2011, and three years later, Naim Audio launched itself into the realm of the ultra high-end, with the Statement’s separate preamplifier and two power amps combined in a stunning combination of sculptured organic curves, the larger top sections “suspended on a blade of pure light”. And of course, crafted “for pure musical performance”, as Naim says. An easy pick for our Ultimate 30 —the Naim Audio Statement.