Founder Julian Vereker began experimenting with amplifiers in 1969 which then led to his first start at a then start-up radio station, Capital radio; with whom he supplied audio equipment to.
Leading from the success of their Capital radio ventures, Naim Audio was officially founded in 1973 by Julian Vereker and co-founder Shirley Clarke. Their HQ, which was based in a shop in the centre of Salisbury, served as a base for both manufacturing and demonstrating products.
The Naim NAP 200 power amplifier was Naim’s first consumer product for home use which launched in 1973. Since then Naim have dedicated themselves to engineering and manufacturing high-end audio products to give consumers music that is as close to its original live source as possible.
Naim’s main four fundamentals in engineering to achieve their goals are:
“We give each of the critical components their own environment, omitting outside or ‘toxic’ interference, which means no compromise on the purity of the sound.”
“We minimise an interplay between the internal levels, so that you can simultaneously enjoy both the quiet and the loud, as originally intended.”
“We use materials that excel in performance, not just appearance”
“We constantly strive for new and innovative ways to achieve our goals, integrating sophisticated electronic design and software development, which mechanical engineering and acoustics to deliver a truly advanced sonic experience.”