CD5si CD Player

CD5 SI

Engineered for music.
CD5si CD Player

The CD5si CD player, especially when partnered with the complementary NAIT 5si integrated amplifier, sets a thrilling new standard for musical performance at our entry level.

With so much focus on audio streaming and downloads it might seem easy to forget the humble CD. But not at Naim Audio. After all, the CD is still by far the world's most popular music format and for millions of music enthusiasts compact disc collections still constitute the heart and soul of precious music libraries. This outstanding machine, which replaces the previous CD5i, brings worthwhile performance benefits for users but retains the functionality and straightforward usability of the classic player. The CD5si is designed to be the best in its class, incorporating genuine technological advances to provide a thoroughly enjoyable musical experience.

Features
  • Stiff, extruded aluminium casework provides excellent resistance to external vibration
  • High performance drawer and transport mechanism as with our premium CDX2 model, providing low resonance, low-inertia disc operation
  • Discrete digital and analogue power supplies for superior isolation of sound critical electronics
CD5si CD Player
CD5si CD Player
Technology & Craft

The CD5si name may only differ from its CD5i predecessor by one character, but under the skin there's numerous fundamental improvements and advances - each one aimed at extracting more music and enjoyment from every CD. To begin with, the CD5si digital to analogue converter chip has been upgraded to a Burr Brown PCM1793 - a device very closely related to the one used in the NDX high-end streaming player. The CD5si also benefits from a more stable DAC clock, higher voltage power supply rails, a revised analogue filter design and a brand new CD transport and laser optics. All these changes were driven by our relentless search for engineering reliability and sound quality, and the benefit of each change was confirmed after many hours of listening.

However, just as change can bring improvement, there's often nothing wrong with sticking to your guns, so the CD5si retains all of its predecessor’s best features and Naim Audio trademarks. The unique Naim Audio swing-out CD drawer, laser tracking and digital error correction software, discrete analogue output electronics, and a die-cast, non-magnetic enclosure construction that helps ensure the electronics within can extract the most music possible from every CD.

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, -0.6dB at 20Hz

THD + N

<0.007%, 10Hz - 20kHz at full level

De-emphasis

±0.1dB referred to main response

Connectivity
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Remote Control

Infra Red (RC5) 

Formats
Attribute Name Attribute Value
CD Formats

Red Book

Disc Compatability

CD, CD-R

User Control
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Front Panel

Four button matrix

Handheld

Remote handset

Power
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Supply Voltage

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

Power Consumption

9VA (stop mode), 12VA (play mode), 16VA (peak)

Physical
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Dimensions (HxWxD)

70 x 432 x 301 mm

Weight

5.9 kg

Supplied with

NARCOM-4 Remote Control, Standard Interconnect, Mains Lead

Manuals & Downloads

Reviews & Awards

Latest Reviews
What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision, Jan 2013
"The CD5si is as musical as they come at this price."
Malcolm Steward, Jun 2008
"The player also appears to have acquired some transparency, along with delightful openness and ability to communicate"
David Price, May 2008
"the new Naim CD player feels exceptional to use at the price"
What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision, Apr 2008
"The Naim talent is to arrange all this info in a communicative way"
HiFi World, Dec 2005
"Budget price no longer equates with budget performance, and spending a fortune is no guarantee of class"
Awards
Diapason D'Or
Bronze
5 Stars
5 Stars

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