Naim ND5 XS 2 Network Player


Reg. price £2,299.00

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The ND5 XS 2 is the entry level network player from Naim Audio based on a completely new streaming system. Three years in the making, this innovative, Naim-designed digital technology surpasses anything from the stable previously. Combining state-of-the-art DSP with a rich, analogue sound quality, this network player delivers amazing sound quality.

The ND5 XS 2 uses the latest innovative new streaming platform from Naim with an expanded feature set making this versatile player the ideal partner for one of their integrated amplifiers.

Using 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 ensuring that it delivers natural, engaging sound quality from all sources both streamed or via the digital inputs.

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, the 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.

ND5 XS 2 in common with other models from Naim offers numerous ways to listen to your music with clarity and precision.

Chromecast built-in
Apple AirPlay
Spotify® Connect
Bluetooth (aptX HD)
Internet Radio
UPnP™ (Universal Plug and Play)
Digital Input (Optical and Coax)
Multiroom Capable

In fact the only thing missing (You may have noticed already from the pictures above) is a built in display! With the slimline casework used by the XS series products any screen would have been of limited use anyway due to its small size.  Putting the budget saving from not installing a screen towards maximising the audio performance on this product was always going to be the best decision. The quality of the Naim Streamer app is such that a screen is largely surperfluous anyway.

Audio Inputs

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

Audio Outputs

Analogue 1 x RCA pair 1 x 5-pin DIN


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

Ripping and Storage

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


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. Internet Radio Formats - Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, OGG Vorbis streams and MMS
Internet Radio Provider - vTuner premium 5*


Power Consumption - Typical use: 11W Network standby mode: <2W Deep sleep: <0.5W

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