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ND5 XS 2 Streamer

Naim’s entry-level network player is the perfect introduction to music streaming.

5 Years

£2,399In-store purchase only.

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Description

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 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.

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, Naim’s 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.

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

Connectivity-
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)

Formats-
Internet Radio Formats
Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, OGG Vorbis streams and MMS

Internet Radio Provider
vTuner premium 5*

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.

Physical-
Finishes
Brushed and anodised aluminium

Weight
6.6kg

Power-
Mains Supply
100V, 115V or 230V; 50 or 60Hz

Power Consumption
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)

Upgrades-
Mains Cable
Power-Line

User Control-
App Control
Naim App for iOS and Android

1 x Power-Line Lite cable (UK denominations only), 1x 5-pin DIN interconnect cable, 1x BNC to RCA adaptor, Wi-Fi (x2) and Bluetooth antennae, 1 x cleaning cloth, 1x quick start guide