ND5 XS Front ND5 XS rear

Description

The ND5 XS is our introduction to network music streaming, but still benefits from classic Naim audio engineering principles and fastidious attention to detail in every aspect of its layout and design. It also loses none of the flexibility or functionality of its illustrious siblings. High-resolution UPnP network streaming, USB/iPod playback, access to thousands of internet radio stations, DAB/FM radio, digital inputs for external sources, multiroom streaming and a bespoke iOS and Android control app will get you listening to more music than ever before.

Technology
Like the NDX, the ND5 XS is one of the most technically advanced and accomplished of all Naim products. The use of numerous innovative techniques for electronic signal processing and isolation ensure that each digital audio data stream is delivered to the ND5 XS outputs with maximum fidelity. The ND5 XS uses the same RAM buffer and master-clock jitter removal technique of the Naim DAC and all the oversampling, filtering and signal management techniques that have brought Naim to the forefront of digital music in the home.

And the result of all this extraordinary technology is extraordinary music reproduction. Connect an ND5 XS to your existing audio system and the world of high resolution audio downloads, UPnP streaming, and the vast resource of internet radio are yours for the listening. And it’s a world where music from any source will live, breath and satisfy – completely.

Specifications

Product Specification

Audio Inputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Digital (S/PDIF) 3 x S/PDIF:- 1 x coaxial BNC – up to 24bits/192kHz- 1 x coaxial RCA – up to 24bits/192kHz- 1 x optical TOSLINK – up to 24bits/96kHz
USB 1 x front panel Type A socket (also used for iPod)
Antenna Wi-Fi (802.11 g or n at 2.4GHz), F type (plus PAL adapter) on tuner version
UPnP Wired Ethernet (RJ45) or Wi-Fi
Audio Outputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Digital (S/PDIF) 1 x BNC (75Ω)
Analogue 1 x DIN and 1 x RCA, 2.1V RMS at 1 kHz
Output Impedance 22Ω (max.)
Load Impedance 10kΩ (min.)
Frequency Response 10Hz – 20kHz, +0.1/‚àí0.5dB
THD + N <0.02%, 10Hz – 20kHz at full level
Connectivity
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Remote Control Infra Red (RC5)
Remote Input 1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated and unmodulated)
Remote Output 2 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated or unmodulated)
Updates 1 x USB Type Mini-B
Formats
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Audio Formats WAV (up to 24bit/192kHz)AIFF (up to 24bit/192kHz)FLAC (up to 24bit/192kHz)ALAC (up to 24bit/96kHz)WMA (up to 16bit/48kHz) must be WMA 9.2

Ogg Vorbis (up to 16bit/48kHz)

M4a (CBR and VBR up to 320kbit/s)

MP3 (CBR and VBR up to 320kbit/s)

Playlists (M3U, PLS)

Internet Radio Provider vTuner 5* full service
Multiroom Master: Will stream WAV, FLAC and AIFF (up to 24bit/48kHz), ALAC (up to 16bit/44.1kHz), AAC and MP3 (up to 16bit/48kHz) files only as MP3 320kbps quality.
DAB Tuning Range (optional module) Band III and L Band
FM Tuning Range (optional module) 87.5 – 108MHz
User Control
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Front Panel Nine button matrix
Handheld Remote handset included and optional Naim app for iOS and Android.
Upgrades
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Power Supply XP5 XS, XPS, 555 PS
Other DAC digital to analogue converter, Hi-Line, Power-Line
Power
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Supply Voltage 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption 60VA (max.)
Physical
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Dimensions (HxWxD) 70 x 432 x 301 mm
Weight 6.5 kg
Supplied with Uniti Remote Control, Standard Interconnect

Reviews

I still cannot think of either a single box or collection of electronics I would recommend to somebody in place of it. Against this barnstorming performance, the ND5 XS has to content itself with merely being exceptionally good. This is a unit that balances impressive real world functionality with truly excellent performance. read more