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Enjoy pure musicality with Naim's most advanced streaming platform.
Drawing on decades of digital and analog engineering experience, the ND 555 marries an innovative new streaming platform with classic Naim analog technology.
The Naim ND 555 Reference Network Player features a 40-bit SHARC processor with advanced signal processing, a suspended brass sub-chassis to isolate sound-critical circuits from vibrations, and the best external power supply Naim has ever made.
Whether you’re listening to Bonham’s solid groove or Coltrane’s dizzying scales, the ND 555 lets the music flow with astonishing ease and uniquely engaging musicality. Partnered with Statement or 500 series amplification, ND 555 is as close to live music as it gets.
The ND 555 is the result of over four decades of audio engineering. From the state-of-the-art streaming module to powerful, natural-sounding audio stages – every element of this network player is built on Naim design DNA, giving it that distinctive, captivating Naim sound.
The ND 555 development process also helped engineers step foot into new technologies: for the first time, Naim has added low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) to a premium Naim player. LVDS was chosen because it minimizes timing errors due to its fast speed and it minimizes radiation thanks to its low noise.
The ND 555 is bristling with innovative technology from input to output. The streaming section uses the latest Naim network card featuring low-noise, high-speed LVDS to route the digital audio signal. The higher speed is capable of decoding most HD audio formats at up to 32 bits/384 kHz or DSD128.
Rather than the source acting as the digital timing master, a 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 and fed into the Burr-Brown® PCM1704, a true R2R ladder DAC valued for its exceptional sound quality.
Naim’s renowned DR regulator technology, as used in their range of amplifiers and power supplies, makes its first appearance in a network player, providing ultra-pure DC voltage to the sensitive audio circuitry in the ND 555.
The analog stages use only high-grade through-hole components and are suspended on sprung sub-chassis with heavy brass plates to minimize the effects of microphony.
ND 555 offers numerous ways to listen to your music with clarity and precision:
Chromecast built-in: Stream audio from hundreds of supported smartphone or tablet apps such as Deezer, Qobuz, Plex, TuneIn, Soundcloud and Pandora (192kHz)
Apple Air-Play: Stream music from your iOS device or from iTunes and Apple Music.
Roon Ready: Roon completely transforms the experience of browsing and playing music: rich, beautifully laid-out metadata is hyperlinked to build a surf-able, searchable magazine about your music collection.
Tidal: The lossless streaming service is integrated for ease of use and audiophile-quality sound. Benefit from a free 90-day trial of the HiFi-tier service (terms and conditions apply).
Spotify Connect: Native support for Spotify lets you play millions of songs from the world’s most popular streaming service. Start playback from a portable device and listen on your Naim network player, using the Spotify app as a remote.
Bluetooth AptX HD: Pair your Bluetooth device and instantly play back your music in high definition with the best Bluetooth on offer today.
Internet Radio: Explore thousands of internet radio stations from around the world and save your favorites as presets for easy access.
UPnP™ (Universal Plug and Play): Stream music from a PC, Mac or network-attached storage with a stunning resolution of up to 32 bits/384 kHz or DSD128.
Digital Input: Boost audio from digital sources such as TVs, set top boxes or games consoles.
Wired IR RC5 Output: Thanks to RC5 system integration, you can control your Naim amplifier directly from the Naim app on a phone or tablet.
Zigbee Control: A bi-directional, Zigbee®-compatible remote control puts essential functions right at your fingertips. In contrast to infra-red remotes, it requires no line of sight!
USB: Play music from a compatible USB-connected device or hard disk (1.6A charge).
Multiroom: Play music from multiple Naim streaming source at the same time. Simply link, for example, the network player in your main system to the Uniti in your office and the Mu-so in your kitchen using the intuitive Naim app.
Bluetooth (AptX HD)
UPnP™ (hi-res streaming)
USB: 2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear - 1.6A charge)
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)
Analog: 1 x RCA pair; 1 x 5-pin DIN
Certification and Licenses
Certification: Apple AirPlay, Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth, AptX HD, Zigbee® RF4CE, Rovi, NTFS, HFS and Wi-Fi
Multi-room 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)
Internet Radio Provider: vTuner premium 5*
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.
Dimensions: 87mm x 432mm x 314mm (H x W x D)
Finishes: Brushed and anodized aluminum
Mains Supply: 100V, 115V or 230V; 50 or 60Hz (depending on 555 PS used)
Power Consumption: Typical use: 25W (when using a single 555 PS) Network standby mode: <2W Deep sleep: <0.5W
Ripping and Storage
Storage: 2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear - 1.6A charge)
Supplied with pair of Burndy interconnect cables (Analog and digital), Metal Zigbee® remote (inc batteries), Hi-Line interconnect cable, BNC to RCA adapter, Wi-Fi (x2) and Bluetooth antennae, cleaning cloth, quick start guide
Power Supply: Second 555 PS DR
Other: Super Lumina
Front Panel: 5" colour LCD display and four buttons
Handheld: Zigbee® RF4CE (Metal)
Availability: This product is available for purchase in-store only. Contact us for more information.
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