Naim Audio ND5 XS 2 Network Player

$6,199.00 inc GST


The Naim Audio ND5 XS 2 Network Player uses their innovative new streaming platform with an expanded feature set.

High-res UPnP™ streaming, AirPlay, AirPlay 2, Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth (apt X HD), Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz, 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 integrated amplifiers.

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Description

Naim Audio ND5 XS 2 Network Player

The Naim Audio ND5 XS 2 Network Player has carefully selected and matched parts, an oversized toroidal transformer, decoupled PCB boards. So 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.

 

 

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Reviews

HI-Fi World | ND5 XS 2 | 5 Globe Review, May 2019 – “Whatever music I played it refused to muddy or sully the sound – just playing it as it was meant to be.

What Hi-Fi? | ND5 XS 2 | 5 Star Review, Apr 2019 – “The Naim ND5 XS 2 is a sterling piece of hi-fi kit. It sounds like a five-star product almost immediately, and our admiration only grows as it mellows and settles into its role. This is the kind of network streamer for which it’s seriously worth extending your budget.

Stereophile | ND5 XS 2 | Review , Mar 2019 – “The ND5 XS2 impresses me as a good-sounding, pleasant-to-use player that offers very good value for the money…Glowingly recommended

Hi-Fi News | ND5 XS 2 | Highly Commended , Mar 2019 – “The entry-level model in Naim’s new network music player range may look simple to the point of anonymity, but its performance could make it the true star of the lineup

Gramophone | ND5 XS 2 | Review , Feb 2019 – “This minimalistic little component punches way above its weight, and is superbly musical – maybe removing the display plays a significant part in the quite remarkable performance on offer here

 

Features

  • UPnP-enabled to allow streaming of audio files at up to 32bit/384kHz resolution from Naim Audio hard disk servers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices or any home computer
  • Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, DSD, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, M4A and MP3. Gapless playback on all file formats
  • Two 24bit/192kHz capable digital inputs (S/PDIF) and two optical inputs to support optimum connection to external sources
  • Built-in Chromecast allows you to stream from hundreds of supported smartphone or tablet apps (192kHz)
  • Apple AirPlay – stream music from your iOS device or from iTunes and Apple Music
  • Spotify Connect built-in to stream millions of songs from the world’s most popular streaming service
  • Native support for Qobuz with true high-res streaming up to 24-bit/192kHz quality.
  • Native support for TIDAL streaming service with free 90 day trial of lossless HiFi tier
  • Front-panel USB port for replay of MP3 player and USB-stored audio (1.6A charge)
  • vTuner 5* full-service internet radio
  • Multiroom & Party Mode compatible
  • iOS and Android Naim Audio app for intuitive control
  • Bluetooth connectivity with aptX codec for quality audio playback
  • Thanks to RC5 system integration, you can control compatible amplifiers that are connected to your network player directly from the Naim app on a phone or tablet
  • Roon ready – turning your music collection into a beautifully laid out catalogue
Technology & Craft

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, our new streaming board turns things around and allows our 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-toanalogue converter.

Developing a new streaming platform was one of the biggest projects we 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.

 

Specifications

Streaming Chromecast built-in, Apple AirPlay, TIDAL, Spotify® Connect, Bluetooth (AptX HD), Internet Radio, UPnP™ (hi-res streaming), Roon Ready
USB 2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear – 1.6A charge)
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)
Audio Inputs

 

Analogue 1 x RCA pair
1 x 5-pin DIN
Audio Outputs

 

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
Network Ethernet (10/100Mbps), WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/ac with external antennae)
Connectivity

 

Internet Radio Formats Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, OGG Vorbis streams and MMS
Internet Radio Provider vTuner premium 5*
Audio Formats Digital       1 x coaxial BNC
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.
Formats

 

Finishes Brushed and anodised aluminium
Weight 6.6kg
Physical

 

Mains Supply 100V, 115V or 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption Typical use: 11W
Network standby mode: <2W
Deep sleep: <0.5W
Power

 

Storage 2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear – 1.6A charge)
Ripping and Storage

 

Supplied with Power-Line Lite cable (UK denominations only), 5-pin DIN interconnect cable, BNC to RCA adaptor, Wi-Fi (x2) and Bluetooth antennae, cleaning cloth, quick start guide
Supplied with

 

Mains Cable Power-Line
Upgrades

 

App Control Naim App for iOS and Android
User Control

 

Additional information

Weight 6.6 kg
Dimensions 31.75 × 43.2 × 9.5 cm
Brand

Naim Audio

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