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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 multi-room streaming – alongside digital and USB inputs for conventional connections – make this versatile player the ideal partner for one of Naim's integrated amplifiers.
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.
Access your favorite streaming services and Internet radio stations, play your stored music from a Naim server (such as a Uniti Core) and be the source for your multi-room system. The ND5 XS 2 streamer unit also includes digital connections so you can connect your external sources.
The streaming section of the ND5 XS 2 uses the latest Naim network card featuring low-noise, high-speed low-voltage differential signaling (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-to-analog converter.
Developing a new streaming platform was one of the biggest projects Naim had 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.
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
Roon ready - turning your music collection into a beautifully laid out catalogue
Spotify Connect built-in to stream millions of songs from the world’s most popular streaming service
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
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
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)
Internet Radio Formats: Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, OGG Vorbis streams and MMS
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.
Finishes: Brushed and anodized aluminum
Weight: 15 lbs.
Dimensions (HxWxD): 2.5" x 17" x 12"
Mains Supply: 100V, 115V or 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Typical use: 11W
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 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
Mains Cable: Power-Line
App Control Naim App for iOS and Android
Availability: This product is available for purchase in-store only. Contact us for more information.
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