CD555 CD Player

CD555

Focus is everything.
CD555 CD Player

The CD555 is our reference CD player, the finest we have ever made. It’s a statement of our engineering excellence, a showcase for our core beliefs. Of course, it’s a fast, detailed and dynamic-sounding performer: anything less would be fundamentally at odds with who we are and what we do. But more than any one particular aspect of its presentation, the CD555’s genius is the way it brings each disparate strand of your music together into one fluid, natural and involving performance. This, we believe, is how hi-fi should sound.

 

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Features
  • Massive aluminium chassis to minimise resonance and vibration
  • Critical electronics suspended on a brass sub chassis via coil springs
  • Low-resonance CD clamping system using rare-earth magnetic puck
  • Non-reflective coatings used around the CD mechanism to reduce interference and noise
  • Shielded enclosure to isolate DACs, plus separate low-jitter clock circuit with its own power supply
  • Separate high-performance power supply (555 PS) to isolate sensitive electronics from electromagnetic interference
  • Hand-built from carefully selected components
CD555 CD Player
CD555 CD Player
Technology & Craft

Zero-compromise quality demands single-minded engineering. The CD555 ignores those disc formats you don’t need. It avoids features that don’t contribute to its performance. It represents not a radical step into the unknown, but the ultimate expression of everything we’ve learned. So it uses a top-loading transport mechanism and a heavyweight brass sub-chassis which suspends critical electronics away from microphonic interference. A carefully designed, low-resonance CD clamp avoids the vibration-induced errors that afflict conventional CD mechanisms while its digital-to-analogue converter circuitry is shielded by a dedicated enclosure, ensuring superior isolation from electric and magnetic fields. 

Wiring alone takes six hours of dedicated craftsmanship, while many of the CD555’s components are hand-selected to ensure that only the very best of each type make their way into each player. And as with many Naim Audio products, its power supply components are housed in an entirely separate unit, the 555 PS, for ultimate performance. 

Product Specification

Audio Outputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Analogue

DIN, RCA

Line Outputs Fixed (level)

2.1V RMS at 1kHz

Output Impedance

10Ω (max.)

Load Impedance

10kΩ (min.)

Frequency Response

10Hz – 20kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB

THD + N

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

De-emphasis

±0.1dB referred to main response

Connectivity
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Remote Control

Infra Red (RC5)

Remote Input

RCA on rear (RC5)

RS232

RJ45 (fitted but optionally connected)

Formats
Attribute Name Attribute Value
CD Formats

Red Book

Disc Compatability

CD, CD-R

User Control
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Front Panel

Seven button matrix

Handheld

R-Com

Power
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Power Supply Options

555PS, 2 x 555PS

Upgrades
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Power Supply

555 PS

Other

NAC 252, 552 PS, NAP 500, 500 PS

Physical
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Dimensions (HxWxD)

114 x 432 x 314 mm

Weight

20.2 kg

Supplied with

Hi-Line, R-Com, Burndy x 2, Remote Control NARCOM 4, Clamp 6

Suggested System

A Naim Audio Retailer will recommend the right system for you, however you may choose to partner the CD555 with the following as a start:

Ovator S-600 Loudspeaker

Ovator S-600
Ovator

NAP 500 Power Amplifier

NAP 500 DR
500 Series

NAC 282 Separate Preamplifier

NAC 282
Classic Series

555 PS DR Power Supply

555 PS DR
500 Series

Manuals & Downloads

Reviews & Awards

Latest Reviews
Audiophile, Germany, Jan 2011
"The Naim CD555 is one of those timeless legends, in which quite simply no more improvements are possible."
What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision, Sep 2009
"Complex music is delivered effortlessly but, importantly, without curbing the seismic bass and dynamic contrasts"
Malcolm Steward, Oct 2007
"It doesn't favour any particular genre over any other; it simply extracts the most from whatever you feed it"
Jeff Dorgay, Sep 2007
"I can tell you quite simply what the CD555 does. It sounds like music, pure and simple"
David Price, Sep 2006
"the best Compact Disc player I've heard to date, bar none!"
Martin Collums, Aug 2006
"We introduce what could be the Porsche Carrera of players"
Hi-Fi World, Dec 2005
"the CD555 doesn't try to play DVDs, DVDs As, or SACDs. It doesn't have a digital output. The CD555 just plays CDs and that it excels".
Awards
5 Globes
5 Stars
Gold

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