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New Update Available for Naim Streaming Products

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UPDATE: Bluetooth (aptX) and Firmware Version 4.3.

From 29th June 2015 ND5 XS, NDX and NAC-N 172 XS network players will be shipped with Bluetooth (aptX) compatibility. Firmware Version 4.3 for all Naim streaming products is also now available to download.

Version 4.3 will enable DSD playback for existing owners of network players equipped with the higher spec SHARC DSP hardware (ND5 XS, NDX, NDS, SuperUniti, NAC-N 272). The NDS gets multiroom capability for the first time and all players now support the higher resolution BBC Radio HLS format, can use Spotify Connect in multiroom mode and benefit from a host of minor bug fixes.

https://www.naimaudio.com/news/21374/new-update-available-naim-streaming-products

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Hi-Fi Choice reviews Naim's new NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamplifier

https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default/files/HFC400_Naim_NAC_Reprint.pdf

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Naim NAC-N 272 streaming pre amplifier, Naim NAP250.2 power amplifier, Raidho Acoustics X-1 loudspeakers and two JL Audio E-110 subwoofers at Musicraft

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The NAC-N 272 combines our latest innovations in digital audio technology with classic analogue preamplifier engineering. It samples the best of both worlds to create an immensely musical hi-fi system.

Paired with a NAP 200, NAP 250 or even a NAP 300 power amplifier, the NAC-N 272 is an ideal choice for those seeking the convenience of a single box streaming system with iOS and Android app control, but that crave hi-fi separates performance. It boasts an impressive array of inputs including high-resolution (up to 24bit/192kHz) UPnPTM streaming, Spotify Connect, iRadio, Bluetooth (aptX), USB, multiroom and an optional DAB/FM module. Six digital and three analogue inputs cover integration with a wide range of sources from CD and games consoles to phonostages. It’s also performance upgradable with the addition of a Naim XP5 XS, XPS or 555 PS power supply.

All this functionality does not come at the cost of performance. The NAC-N 272 has been carefully designed and meticulously hand-crafted to deliver a completely immersive and awe-inspiring music experience.

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Features

- High quality preamplifier including digitally controlled analogue volume control

- UPnP-enabled to allow streaming of audio files at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution from Naim hard disk servers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices or any home computer

- Performance upgradable with XP5 XS, XPS or 555 PS power supply

- Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, DSF64 and DFF64, Windows Media-formatted files, Ogg Vorbis and MP3

- Six 24bit/192kHz-capable digital inputs (S/PDIF) to support optimum connection to external sources

- Spotify Connect built-in to stream millions of songs from the world’s most popular streaming service

- Bluetooth connectivity with aptX audio codec

- Optional DAB+/DAB/FM radio module

- vTuner 5* full-service internet radio

- Multiroom & Party Mode compatible

- Naim app for iOS and Android

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Hand-built in Salisbury England

All analogue input sockets on the NAC-N 272 are individually hand wired to the main board to enhance mechanical decoupling. The board itself is mounted on a system of shoulder bolts which releases any tension which can adversely affect sound quality. The sound critical resistors used arrive at Naim matched to within 5%. This already high tolerance is improved before assembly by hand-matching to within margin of just 1%. We then go even further by introducing a slight mechanically compliant bend in the legs of each one during assembly. We take this care and attention because we know it can help to make the difference in producing the incredible sound on which we’ve built our reputation.

Hybrid Volume Control & Class-A Headphone Amp

The NAC-N 272 volume control is derived from the design of the flagship Statement NAC S1 control. It offers smooth operation and perfect level match*ing while a Class-A single-ended headphone amplifier makes the most of high-performance headphones. As soon as headphones are plugged in, the output current drive is automatically turned up five times to give dynamic drive for all headphone impedances.

Technology & Craft

Analogue Preamplifier

The NAC-N 272 is a high-performance Naim preamplifier with quality hand-matched analogue components selected after listening tests. Great care has been taken to protect the signal path from sources of interference. The digital and analogue sections of the product communicate using optical isolation chips which minimises the impact of the noisy digital circuitry and power supply on the critical audio components.

Digital Technology

The NAC-N 272’s digital pedigree is formidable. It shares the incredibly powerful DSP (Digital Signal Processor) used by the reference NDS Network Player and features Naim’s proprietary digital audio buffering and filtering techniques. This helps to eliminate jitter and optimises the audio stream for the best musical performance from any digital source. It also means that the NAC-N 272 can play back DSD64 files.

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EISA (European Imaging And Sound Association) Awards - Naim's Mu-so is European Compact Hi-Fi System of 2015 - 2016 :)

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Naim's new NAP 250 DR power amplifier

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NAP 250 DR - Modern yet classic

Few components in the history of hi-fi can match the pedigree of the mighty NAP 250. First introduced in 1975, its regular updates – both aesthetic and technical – have kept it at the very forefront of power amplifier performance for more than three decades, creating unforgettable musical experiences for countless music lovers worldwide.

The latest NAP 250 DR lives up to the challenge set by its predecessors. Housed in the low-resonance, anodised aluminium enclosure of the Classic Series, it delivers 80W per channel (into 8ohms) with all the speed, power and agility needed to unleash your music.

New for 2015 – Statement technology

Our flagship Statement amplification system was ten years in the making. The research and development project drew on all of our knowledge and expertise, yielding several breakthroughs in technology. Now for 2015 we’ve introduced two new technologies from the Statement project to our core range of power amplifiers.

The NAP 250 DR now features the new NA009 transistors first introduced in Statement. In development for over a year, this key component was created in partnership with a specialist semi-conductor manufacturer to achieve the best possible sound quality. The NAP 250 DR also includes the high power Naim DR (Discrete Regulator) technology used in Statement to provide the smooth, stable power supply we know is critical for the audio electronics to make music come to life.

These two new technologies, combined with other small improvements to layout and componentry, mean the NAP 250 DR can produce even more of the fundamental musical pace, rhythm and timing that made the originals so popular with music lovers.

Features

80W per channel output into 8 ohms

Large custom-designed transformer providing 400VA of transient power

Advanced 009 output transistors, as used in our reference NAP 500 and Statement power amplifier

Technology & Craft

Like the flagship NAP 500 DR, and the NAP 300 DR, the NAP 250 DRuses a new circuit design with improved earthing arrangements, built on a very high quality, anti-resonance main audio circuit board. The NAP 250 DRuses the same 009 transistors that were custom-designed for the statement amplification. These outstanding components each provide up to 80 amps and 350 Watts, negating the need to use parallel pairs of transistors (which always have a negative effect on sound). Additional 009 transistors are used in the fully regulated power supply, ensuring the very best performance.

A new top-quality transformer is used providing the ability to deliver more than 15 Amps and swing a massive 400VA on transients. The NAP 250 DR is stable into any load and able to drive a 2-Ohm load for long periods of time.

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Say hello to TIDAL - Naim's range of Uniti all-in-one players, network players, streaming preamplifiers and Mu-so wireless music system all now feature native support for global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL

https://www.naimaudio.com/connection-magazine/21591/say-hello-tidal

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The Guardian reviews Naim's Mu-so wireless music system

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/12/tried-tested-wi-fi-speakers

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EUROPEAN COMPACT HI-FI SYSTEM 2015-2016 - Naim Mu-so

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What Hi-Fi Awards 2015 Readers' Award - Naim Mu-so

http://www.whathifi.com/awards/2015/readers-award

http://www.whathifi.com/naim/mu-so/review

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Hi-Fi News reviews Naim's new NAP 250 DR power amplifier

https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default/files/HFN_%20LRes_Naim%20NAP%20250%20DR.pdf

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Naim NAP 250 DR

NAP 250 DR - Modern yet classic

Few components in the history of hi-fi can match the pedigree of the mighty NAP 250. First introduced in 1975, its regular updates – both aesthetic and technical – have kept it at the very forefront of power amplifier performance for more than three decades, creating unforgettable musical experiences for countless music lovers worldwide.

The latest NAP 250 DR lives up to the challenge set by its predecessors. Housed in the low-resonance, anodised aluminium enclosure of the Classic Series, it delivers 80W per channel (into 8ohms) with all the speed, power and agility needed to unleash your music.

New for 2015 – Statement technology

Our flagship Statement amplification system was ten years in the making. The research and development project drew on all of our knowledge and expertise, yielding several breakthroughs in technology. Now for 2015 we’ve introduced two new technologies from the Statement project to our core range of power amplifiers.

The NAP 250 DR now features the new NA009 transistors first introduced in Statement. In development for over a year, this key component was created in partnership with a specialist semi-conductor manufacturer to achieve the best possible sound quality. The NAP 250 DR also includes the high power Naim DR (Discrete Regulator) technology used in Statement to provide the smooth, stable power supply we know is critical for the audio electronics to make music come to life.

These two new technologies, combined with other small improvements to layout and componentry, mean the NAP 250 DR can produce even more of the fundamental musical pace, rhythm and timing that made the originals so popular with music lovers.

Features

80W per channel output into 8 ohms

Large custom-designed transformer providing 400VA of transient power

Advanced 009 output transistors, as used in our reference NAP 500 and Statement power amplifier

Technology & Craft

Like the flagship NAP 500 DR, and the NAP 300 DR, the NAP 250 DRuses a new circuit design with improved earthing arrangements, built on a very high quality, anti-resonance main audio circuit board. The NAP 250 DR uses the same 009 transistors that were custom-designed for the statement amplification. These outstanding components each provide up to 80 amps and 350 Watts, negating the need to use parallel pairs of transistors (which always have a negative effect on sound). Additional 009 transistors are used in the fully regulated power supply, ensuring the very best performance.

A new top-quality transformer is used providing the ability to deliver more than 15 Amps and swing a massive 400VA on transients. The NAP 250 DR is stable into any load and able to drive a 2-Ohm load for long periods of time.

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The Ear reviews Naim's new NAP 250 DR power amplifier

http://www.the-ear.net/review-hardware/naim-nap-250-dr-power-amplifier

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Naim NAP 250 DR

NAP 250 DR - Modern yet classic

Few components in the history of hi-fi can match the pedigree of the mighty NAP 250. First introduced in 1975, its regular updates – both aesthetic and technical – have kept it at the very forefront of power amplifier performance for more than three decades, creating unforgettable musical experiences for countless music lovers worldwide.

The latest NAP 250 DR lives up to the challenge set by its predecessors. Housed in the low-resonance, anodised aluminium enclosure of the Classic Series, it delivers 80W per channel (into 8ohms) with all the speed, power and agility needed to unleash your music.

New for 2015 – Statement technology

Our flagship Statement amplification system was ten years in the making. The research and development project drew on all of our knowledge and expertise, yielding several breakthroughs in technology. Now for 2015 we’ve introduced two new technologies from the Statement project to our core range of power amplifiers.

The NAP 250 DR now features the new NA009 transistors first introduced in Statement. In development for over a year, this key component was created in partnership with a specialist semi-conductor manufacturer to achieve the best possible sound quality. The NAP 250 DR also includes the high power Naim DR (Discrete Regulator) technology used in Statement to provide the smooth, stable power supply we know is critical for the audio electronics to make music come to life.

These two new technologies, combined with other small improvements to layout and componentry, mean the NAP 250 DR can produce even more of the fundamental musical pace, rhythm and timing that made the originals so popular with music lovers.

Features

80W per channel output into 8 ohms

Large custom-designed transformer providing 400VA of transient power

Advanced 009 output transistors, as used in our reference NAP 500 and Statement power amplifier

Technology & Craft

Like the flagship NAP 500 DR, and the NAP 300 DR, the NAP 250 DRuses a new circuit design with improved earthing arrangements, built on a very high quality, anti-resonance main audio circuit board. The NAP 250 DR uses the same 009 transistors that were custom-designed for the statement amplification. These outstanding components each provide up to 80 amps and 350 Watts, negating the need to use parallel pairs of transistors (which always have a negative effect on sound). Additional 009 transistors are used in the fully regulated power supply, ensuring the very best performance.

A new top-quality transformer is used providing the ability to deliver more than 15 Amps and swing a massive 400VA on transients. The NAP 250 DR is stable into any load and able to drive a 2-Ohm load for long periods of time.

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Naim's new NAP 300 DR power amplifier

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NAP 300 - The power behind your music

The NAP 300 DR power amplifier incorporates all the advances pioneered by its siblings and adopts the radical two-box configuration of its bigger brother, the NAP 500 DR: one box houses the amplification circuitry, while another – the 300 PS – hosts the power supply components. The NAP 300 DR delivers 90W per channel into 8 ohms and is capable of prolonged output into 2 ohms with no discernible impact on performance. The result is both superior purity of tone and immense power.

New for 2015 – Statement technology

Our flagship Statement amplification system was ten years in the making. The research and development project drew on all of our knowledge and expertise, yielding several breakthroughs in technology. Now for 2015 we’ve introduced two new technologies from the Statement project to our core range of power amplifiers.

The NAP 300 DR now features the new NA009 transistors first introduced in Statement. In development for over a year, this key component was created in partnership with a specialist semi-conductor manufacturer to achieve the best possible sound quality. The NAP 300 DR also includes the high power Naim Audio DR (Discrete Regulator) technology used in Statement to provide the smooth, stable power supply we know is critical for the audio electronics to make music come to life.

These two new technologies, combined with other small improvements to layout and componentry, mean the NAP 300 DR can produce even more of the fundamental musical pace, rhythm and timing that made the originals so popular with music lovers.

Features

- 90W per channel output into 8 ohms; capable of prolonged output into 2 ohms with no discernible impact on performance

- Two-box configuration (300 PS power supply included) minimises electromagnetic interference

- High-power Naim Audio DR (Discrete Regulator) technology and NA009 output transistors as used in flagship Statement NAP S1 power amplifier

Technology & Craft

The Naim Audio NAP 300 DR delivers immense power without sacrificing any speed or agility to provide awe-inspiring levels of detail and musicality.

Like the flagship Naim Audio NAP 500 DR, the NAP 300 DR is a stereo two-chassis amplifier, one box containing the audio amplifier and the second housing the power supply. Improved earthing arrangements have resulted in an entirely new circuit topology built on a very high quality, anti-resonance main audio circuit board. The NAP 300 DR uses the same NA009 transistors that were custom-designed for the Statement NAP S1. These outstanding components each provide up to 80 Amps and 350 watts, negating the need to use parallel pairs of transistors (which always has a negative effect on sound). Additional NA009 transistors are used in the fully regulated power supply, ensuring the very best performance.

A variable speed, virtually noiseless cooling fan is mounted on a large internal heat sink providing long-term stability and the ability to swing a massive 500 VA on transients. The NAP 300 DR is stable into any load and able to drive a 2-Ohm load for long periods of time.

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Hi-Fi And Music Source reviews Naim's NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamplifier

http://www.hifiandmusicsource.com/2015/11/naim-nac-n-272-streaming-pre-amp-2/

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Naim NAC-N 272 streaming pre amplifier

The NAC-N 272 combines our latest innovations in digital audio technology with classic analogue preamplifier engineering. It samples the best of both worlds to create an immensely musical hi-fi system.

Paired with a NAP 200, NAP 250 or even a NAP 300 power amplifier, the NAC-N 272 is an ideal choice for those seeking the convenience of a single box streaming system with iOS and Android app control, but that crave hi-fi separates performance. It boasts an impressive array of inputs including high-resolution (up to 24bit/192kHz) UPnPTM streaming, Spotify Connect, iRadio, Bluetooth (aptX), USB, multiroom and an optional DAB/FM module. Six digital and three analogue inputs cover integration with a wide range of sources from CD and games consoles to phonostages. It’s also performance upgradable with the addition of a Naim XP5 XS, XPS2 DR or 555 PS DR power supply.

All this functionality does not come at the cost of performance. The NAC-N 272 has been carefully designed and meticulously hand-crafted to deliver a completely immersive and awe-inspiring music experience.

Features

- High quality preamplifier including digitally controlled analogue volume control

- UPnP-enabled to allow streaming of audio files at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution from Naim hard disk servers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices or any home computer

- Performance upgradable with XP5 XS, XPS or 555 PS power supply

- Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, DSF64 and DFF64, Windows Media-formatted files, Ogg Vorbis and MP3

- Six 24bit/192kHz-capable digital inputs (S/PDIF) to support optimum connection to external sources

- Spotify Connect built-in to stream millions of songs from the world’s most popular streaming service

- Bluetooth connectivity with aptX audio codec

- Optional DAB+/DAB/FM radio module

- vTuner 5* full-service internet radio

- Multiroom & Party Mode compatible

- Naim app for iOS and Android

Hand-built in Salisbury England

All analogue input sockets on the NAC-N 272 are individually hand wired to the main board to enhance mechanical decoupling. The board itself is mounted on a system of shoulder bolts which releases any tension which can adversely affect sound quality. The sound critical resistors used arrive at Naim matched to within 5%. This already high tolerance is improved before assembly by hand-matching to within margin of just 1%. We then go even further by introducing a slight mechanically compliant bend in the legs of each one during assembly. We take this care and attention because we know it can help to make the difference in producing the incredible sound on which we’ve built our reputation.

Hybrid Volume Control & Class-A Headphone Amp

The NAC-N 272 volume control is derived from the design of the flagship Statement NAC S1 control. It offers smooth operation and perfect level match*ing while a Class-A single-ended headphone amplifier makes the most of high-performance headphones. As soon as headphones are plugged in, the output current drive is automatically turned up five times to give dynamic drive for all headphone impedances.

Technology & Craft

Analogue Preamplifier

The NAC-N 272 is a high-performance Naim preamplifier with quality hand-matched analogue components selected after listening tests. Great care has been taken to protect the signal path from sources of interference. The digital and analogue sections of the product communicate using optical isolation chips which minimises the impact of the noisy digital circuitry and power supply on the critical audio components.

Digital Technology

The NAC-N 272’s digital pedigree is formidable. It shares the incredibly powerful DSP (Digital Signal Processor) used by the reference NDS Network Player and features Naim’s proprietary digital audio buffering and filtering techniques. This helps to eliminate jitter and optimises the audio stream for the best musical performance from any digital source. It also means that the NAC-N 272 can play back DSD64 files.

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Naim NAC-N 272 streaming pre amplifier, Naim NAP250.2 power amplifier, Raidho Acoustics X-1 loudspeakers and two JL Audio E-110 subwoofers at Musicraft

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Naim NAC-N 272 streaming pre amplifier, Naim NAP250.2 power amplifier, Raidho Acoustics X-1 loudspeakers and two JL Audio E-110 subwoofers at Musicraft

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HiFi Critic reviews Naim's new NAP 300 DR power amplifier

https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default/files/Naim%20NAP%20300DR%20Binns%20%20Complete%20HIFICRITIC%20vol%209%20no%204.pdf

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Naim NAP 300 DR power amplifier

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Naim NAP 300 DR power amplifier

NAP 300 - The power behind your music

The NAP 300 DR power amplifier incorporates all the advances pioneered by its siblings and adopts the radical two-box configuration of its bigger brother, the NAP 500 DR: one box houses the amplification circuitry, while another – the 300 PS – hosts the power supply components. The NAP 300 DR delivers 90W per channel into 8 ohms and is capable of prolonged output into 2 ohms with no discernible impact on performance. The result is both superior purity of tone and immense power.

New for 2015 – Statement technology

Our flagship Statement amplification system was ten years in the making. The research and development project drew on all of our knowledge and expertise, yielding several breakthroughs in technology. Now for 2015 we’ve introduced two new technologies from the Statement project to our core range of power amplifiers.

The NAP 300 DR now features the new NA009 transistors first introduced in Statement. In development for over a year, this key component was created in partnership with a specialist semi-conductor manufacturer to achieve the best possible sound quality. The NAP 300 DR also includes the high power Naim Audio DR (Discrete Regulator) technology used in Statement to provide the smooth, stable power supply we know is critical for the audio electronics to make music come to life.

These two new technologies, combined with other small improvements to layout and componentry, mean the NAP 300 DR can produce even more of the fundamental musical pace, rhythm and timing that made the originals so popular with music lovers.

Features

- 90W per channel output into 8 ohms; capable of prolonged output into 2 ohms with no discernible impact on performance

- Two-box configuration (300 PS power supply included) minimises electromagnetic interference

- High-power Naim Audio DR (Discrete Regulator) technology and NA009 output transistors as used in flagship Statement NAP S1 power amplifier

Technology & Craft

The Naim Audio NAP 300 DR delivers immense power without sacrificing any speed or agility to provide awe-inspiring levels of detail and musicality.

Like the flagship Naim Audio NAP 500 DR, the NAP 300 DR is a stereo two-chassis amplifier, one box containing the audio amplifier and the second housing the power supply. Improved earthing arrangements have resulted in an entirely new circuit topology built on a very high quality, anti-resonance main audio circuit board. The NAP 300 DR uses the same NA009 transistors that were custom-designed for the Statement NAP S1. These outstanding components each provide up to 80 Amps and 350 watts, negating the need to use parallel pairs of transistors (which always has a negative effect on sound). Additional NA009 transistors are used in the fully regulated power supply, ensuring the very best performance.

A variable speed, virtually noiseless cooling fan is mounted on a large internal heat sink providing long-term stability and the ability to swing a massive 500 VA on transients. The NAP 300 DR is stable into any load and able to drive a 2-Ohm load for long periods of time.

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Naim CES 2016 Preview - Be Summoned by the Sound

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Naim at CES 2016 - What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Stay tuned

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Jesus,

No wonder you keep posting to yourself on your music track of the day thread on the naim forum.

Are you going for a world record of posting to yourself?

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