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There is much to look at inside the Naim CD5 XS CD player, with its revamped fundamental elements including critical analogue circuitry that have added an extra dimension to consumer listening experiences.
Also new in the Naim CD5 CS CD player - for the first time on a Naim CD player – is a transformer-coupled digital output that offers the user the choice of digital or analogue signal output.
The Naim CD5 XS has certainly improved upon the award-winning CD5 X which was always going to be a tough ask. However, Naim’s reputation for audio refinement of every last engineering detail continues to deliver fantastic hi-fi solutions.
The CD5 XS uses every possible development from earlier and more costly Naim CD players to help establish it as the reference entry-level CD player. The drawer and transport suspension is borrowed from the CDX2; a low inertia, resonance-controlling device that ensures rigid coupling and mild damping without adding to the task of the drive servo mechanism by increasing rotational inertia.
The zinc and extruded aluminium casework is a development of that used in the existing 5 series and results in an inert case with great resistance to pollution from external vibration.
The CD5 XS continues the trend of the latest Naim reference products by including RCA phono sockets alongside the traditionally used DIN sockets. RCA phonos allow easy connection to non-Naim amplifiers with a variety of interconnect cables allowing fine-tuning of the sound which is potentially beneficial when used in a budget non-Naim system.
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