HDX hard disk player
Unleash your music, without compromise.
HDX hard disk player

The HDX delivers convenience without compromise. The world’s first audiophile hard disk music player, it was also our first step into digital music delivery – and today, several years after its launch, it still sets the performance standards in its class. Invest in an HDX and you’re buying more than just a single point of access for your digitally stored music collection. It can operate as a high-performance hub for your whole home, streaming the songs you love into any room equipped with a compatible Naim device. Sound quality, whatever format is being replayed and wherever it is being accessed - is never less than absolute. We’d accept nothing less.

  • Bit-perfect CD ripping to internal 2TB hard disk, sufficient for 2,400 CDs in uncompressed form
  • Solid State Drive (SSD) variant available, HDX-SSD, for the music lover with an extensive collection
  • Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, Ogg Vorbis and MP3
  • Naim Extended Music Database delivers track-level resolution for music browsing and selection
  • Naim Network Scanning discovers all playable music and accompanying data on networked PC and Mac computers
  • Naim UPnP software serves audio to any compatible UPnP device, such as NaimUniti 2
  • 24bit/192kHz playback and storage
  • vTuner 5* full-service internet radio
  • Ultra low-noise triple-regulated power supplies
  • Front-panel touch screen and iOS app for intuitive control
HDX hard disk player
HDX hard disk player
Technology & Craft

Ripping a CD is easy, but ripping it so that it precisely matches the quality of the original is far more complex. Such fastidious attention to digital detail is key to the HDX’s ability: it repeatedly re-reads every CD inserted into its disc mechanism until it can deliver a bit-perfect copy of the original performance.

Accurate data is of little use if it’s handled carelessly, but the HDX is unusually particular about storing your music. Its 2TB (terabyte) hard disk has space enough to support up to 2,400 CDs in uncompressed quality. It will also automatically back up your music to an attached storage device if you wish. Naim’s Extended Music Database ensures every disc you insert will be correctly identified, tagged and catalogued too – so browsing your collection will be almost as enjoyable as listening to it.

The HDX is also available in a Solid State Drive (SSD) variant, the HDX. While the standard HDX has an internal hard disk storage drive, the HDX-SSD caters for the music lover with an extensive collection and is designed to save all ripped music to Network Attached Storage (NAS) enabling almost infinite storage capability. 

Product Specification

Audio Inputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value

1 x front panel, 4 x rear panel


1 x rear panel (RJ45)


Transcoding, proxying UPnP Server. DLNA device compatible

Audio Outputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Digital (S/PDIF)




Output Impedance

22Ω (max.)

Load Impedance

10kΩ (min.)

Frequency Response

10Hz – 20kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB


<0.1%, 10Hz -18kHz at full level

Phase Response

Linear phase, absolute phase correct


1 x rear panel (RJ45)

Attribute Name Attribute Value
Remote Control

Infra Red (RC5), 1 x handset included

Remote Input

1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated/unmodulated)

Remote Output


TV Outputs

1 x S-Video, 1 x composite, 1 x 15 way D VGA, RCA




iPhone/iTouch, VGA/USB enabled touch screen, 1 x PS2 keyboard and 1 x PS2 mouse

Attribute Name Attribute Value
CD Formats

Red Book

Audio Formats

WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless, OGG Vorbis, AAC, WMA, MP3

Internet Radio Provider


Disc Compatability


User Control
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Front Panel

Touch-sensitive colour user interface. Sychronised TV interface

TV Monitor

4:3 and 16:9 customisable TV interface. IR handset and USB touch screen compatible

Web Interface

PC and MAC internet browser compatible
Adobe Flash user interface

AMX Creston

Intstaller-customisable reference apps available


User interface for iPhone and iTouch devices, downloadable from App Store

Streaming and Ripping
Attribute Name Attribute Value

Scan and play from FAT32 and NTFS formatted memory sticks

Network Shares

Scan and play from music stored on a network share

Network Storage

Rip to external network storage for expanded music storage

CD Metadata

AMG online, FreeDB online and local database


6 user streams to NaimNet and NetStreams systems

Attribute Name Attribute Value
Supply Voltage

100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz

Attribute Name Attribute Value
Dimensions (HxWxD)

87 x 432 x 314 mm


10.8 kg

Supplied with

NARCOM-6 Remote Control, Standard Interconnect

Suggested System

A Naim Retailer will recommend the right system for you, however you may choose to partner the HDX with the following as a start:

NAP 250 Power Amplifier

NAP 250
Classic Series

NAC 282
Classic Series

Manuals & Downloads

Reviews & Awards

Queen's Award for Innovation
Integrated Amplifiers
5 Stars
Diapason D'Or
Editors Choice
5 Globes

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