Napa Acoustic NA-208A hybrid integrated

I like good hi-fi in small packages. Here we see the 25Wpc Napa Acoustic NA-208A hybrid integrated amplifier ($399). It measures a friendly 7” W by 5” H by 9.5” D and its stainless steel chassis and aluminum front panel seem solidly built. It uses a pair of 6N1 vacuum tubes and offers three inputs (two rear-panel RCA and one front-panel iPod mini jack).

I listened to the NA-208A along with Napa’s NA-208CD CD player ($399), driving Wharfedale’s excellent Diamond 10.1 loudspeakers ($350/pair), and the sound was easy to listen to, easy to enjoy, and bigger than one might expect from such a modest system.