New XS Series network player
Naim Audio has announced the addition of a new slimline network player to its XS Series. Managing Director Paul Stephenson introduced the new addition to a select group of journalists at the Top Audio Show in Milan.
The ND5 XS network player is a network-connected separates source. It offers UPnP streaming up to 24bit/192kHz resolution over the home network, either from network-attached storage or a hard disk player / server, such as Naim Audio's HDX or UnitiServe models. It has an in-built internet radio tuner and features Naim Audio's Choice: a pre-loaded list of Naim Audio's favourite internet radio stations, including an exclusive 320kbps stream from Radio Paradise. It features a front-panel USB socket for digitally-connected iPod, MP3 players and memory sticks and three S/PDIF inputs for connection to external digital sources, such as a CD player. An optional FM/DAB tuner module is also available.
The ND5 XS follows on from the introduction last year of the NDX and has been engineered to integrate into the Naim Audio range at the same performance level as Naim Audio's other XS Series components. The ND5 XS is performance-upgradeable, currently with the addition of an external XPS or 555 PS power supply and / or Naim Audio DAC.
The NDX will also be updated to stream 24bit/192kHZ audio. The update will be available once ND5 XS has commenced shipping, expected in October. More information about this will be provided in due course.
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