ND5 XS Network Player
ND5 XS
Streamlined for digital music.
ND5 XS Network Player

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.  

 

Features
  • UPnP-enabled to allow streaming of audio files at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution from Naim hard disk servers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices or any home computer
  • Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, Ogg Vorbis and MP3. Gapless playback on all lossless file formats and on most compressed music
  • Three 24bit/192kHz capable digital inputs (S/PDIF) to support optimum connection to external sources
  • Front-panel USB port for replay of MP3 player/iPod and USB-stored audio
  • vTuner 5* full-service internet radio
  • Optional DAB+/DAB/FM radio module
  • Multiroom & Party Mode compatible
  • iOS and Android Naim app for intuitive control
ND5 XS Network Player
ND5 XS Network Player
Technology & Craft

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.

Please note: only current "Classic" style XPS power supplies can be used with the ND5 XS. Older "Olive" style XPS units are incompatible and cannot be used.

 

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/−0.5dB

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

Suggested System

A Naim Retailer will recommend the right system for you, however you may choose to partner the ND5 XS with the following as a start:

Ovator S-400
Ovator

NAP 155 XS Power Amplifier

NAP 155 XS
XS Series

NAC 152 XS
XS Series

Manuals & Downloads

Reviews & Awards

Queen's Award for Innovation
AVForums Highly Recommended
HiFi Choice Winner Award 2011

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