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Naim Audio ND5 XS 2

Naim Audio

High Resolution Network Music Player

Naim Audio ND5 XS 2 Network Music Player - Front angle view

Naim Audio ND5 XS 2 Network Music Player - Front angle view
 

Next Generation High Performance Network Music Streamer; Hi-Res PCM & DSD Capabilities


Bluetooth, Chromecast, Airplay, Online Music Services & Internet Radio Capabilities


Dedicated Naim App for Apple & Android

Availability: Despatched In 3 - 4 days.
Delivery: Free Metro Australia Wide Delivery
Your Price $4,750
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Product Description

The ND5 XS 2 is Naim Audio’s new ‘entry level’ Network Music Streamer but there is absolutely nothing entry level about its design, construction, operation or sound quality. In fact many brands would claim it as their top of the range player and be grinning from ear to ear at the accomplishment. For Naim, however, the ND5 XS 2 represents the starting point, and the next level NDX 2 and state of the art ND 555 show just how far their committed team can take all aspects of design and performance in this challenging market segment.

Overview

The ND5 XS 2 uses Naim’s innovative new streaming platform with an expanded feature set. High-res UPnP™ streaming, AirPlay, Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth (apt X HD), Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Roon compatibility, internet radio and multiroom streaming – alongside digital and USB inputs for conventional connections – make this versatile player the ideal partner for one of Naim’s world class amplifiers. Naturally the ND5 XS 2 is also perfectly at home as a high class source component for a wide range of music systems from other manufacturers and will play happily with many different amplifier and speaker brands.

Meticulous Attention To Detail

Carefully selected and matched parts, an oversized toroidal transformer, decoupled PCB boards: the ND5 XS 2 benefits from classic Naim engineering and fastidious attention to detail to ensure that it delivers natural, engaging sound quality from all sources.

The streaming section of the ND5 XS 2 uses the latest Naim network card featuring low-noise, high-speed low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) to route the digital audio signal. The higher speed is capable of decoding all HD audio formats at up to 32 bits/384 kHz or DSD128. Rather than the source acting as the digital timing master, the new streaming board turns things around and allows the DAC clock to control the flow of audio data. The data is integer-over-sampled in a SHARC DSP to an incredible 40-bit accuracy before it’s fed to the PCM1791A Burr-Brown digital-to-analogue converter.

Developing a new streaming platform was one of the biggest projects Naim have ever taken on. Naim engineers across all disciplines – electronic, industrial, acoustic and mechanical – worked for three years to create a system that could make the most of online services such as TIDAL and Spotify while adding future-proof flexibility through Chromecast built-in. Supporting faster data rates with dual-band Wi-Fi and the latest 802.11ac protocol, this robust platform was designed for the highest performance on every level.

In The News

"It feels like the ND5 XS2 is so good that it will cost you a whole lot of money to get anything that is better ... It is easy to be impressed by its firm way of playing and it´s energy and precision." Håvard Holmedal, Stereopluss Norway

 

 

Audio Inputs

  • Digital (S/PDIF):
    • 2 x optical TOSLink (up to 24bit/96kHz)
    • 1 x coaxial RCA (up to 24bit/192kHz, DoP 64Fs)
    • 1 x coaxial BNC (up to 24bit/192kHz, DoP 64Fs)
  • USB: 2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear - 1.6A charge)
  • Streaming: Chromecast built-in, Apple AirPlay, TIDAL, Spotify® Connect, Bluetooth (AptX HD), Internet Radio, UPnP™ (hi-res streaming), Roon Ready

Analogue Audio Outputs

  • 1 x RCA pair
  • 1 x 5-pin DIN

Connectivity

  • Network: Ethernet (10/100Mbps), WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/ac with external antennae)
  • Multiroom: Party Mode Streaming: Sync up to six Naim products and control via the Naim app
  • Updates: Update your system wirelessly via the Naim app

Formats

  • Audio Formats:
    • WAV - up to 32bits/384kHz
    • FLAC and AIFF - up to 24bit/384kHz
    • ALAC (Apple Lossless) - up to 24bit/384kHz
    • MP3 - up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
    • AAC - up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
    • OGG and WMA - up to 48kHz (16 bit)
    • DSD - 64 and 128Fs
    • M4A - up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
    • Note: Gapless playback supported on all formats.
  • Internet Radio Formats: Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, OGG Vorbis streams and MMS
  • Internet Radio Provider: vTuner premium 5*

Power Consumption

  • Typical use: 11W
  • Network standby mode: <2W
  • Deep sleep: <0.5W

General

  • App Control: Naim App for iOS and Android
  • Supplied with:
    • Naim Mains Cable
    • 5-pin DIN interconnect cable
    • BNC to RCA adaptor
    • Wi-Fi (x2) and Bluetooth antennae
    • Cleaning cloth
    • Quick start guide
  • Upgrades: Naim Power-Line Mains Cable

Physical

  • Finishes: Black brushed and anodised aluminium
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 430 x 70 x 301
  • Weight: 6.6kg
Warranty
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years.

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name High Resolution Network Music Player
Brand Naim
Finish/Colour Black
App Remote Control Android, Apple
Supported Audio Formats AAC, AIFF, ALAC (Apple Lossless), FLAC, Hi-Res DSD, Hi-Res PCM, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, WMA
Supported Streaming Services Spotify, Tidal
Shipping Weight (kg) 8.0000
Price Range $4,750

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