ND5 XS 2

Our entry-level network player is the perfect introduction to music streaming.

The ND5 XS 2 uses our innovative new streaming platform with an expanded feature set. High-res UPnP™ streaming, AirPlay, Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth (apt X HD), Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Roon compatibility, internet radio and multiroom streaming – alongside digital and USB inputs for conventional connections – make this versatile player the ideal partner for one of our integrated amplifiers.

Carefully selected and matched parts, an oversized toroidal transformer, decoupled PCB boards: the ND5 XS 2 benefits from classic Naim engineering and fastidious attention to detail to ensure that it delivers natural, engaging sound quality from all sources.

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Features
  • UPnP-enabled to allow streaming of audio files at up to 32bit/384kHz resolution from Naim Audio hard disk servers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices or any home computer
  • Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, DSD, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, M4A and MP3. Gapless playback on all file formats
  • Four 24bit/192kHz capable digital inputs (S/PDIF) to support optimum connection to external sources
  • Built-in Chromecast allows you to stream from hundreds of supported smartphone or tablet apps (192kHz)
  • Apple AirPlay - stream music from your iOS device or from iTunes and Apple Music
  • Spotify Connect built-in to stream millions of songs from the world’s most popular streaming service
  • Native support for TIDAL streaming service with free 90 day trial of lossless HiFi tier
  • Front-panel USB port for replay of MP3 player and USB-stored audio (1.6A charge)
  • vTuner 5* full-service internet radio
  • Multiroom & Party Mode compatible
  • iOS and Android Naim Audio app for intuitive control
  • Bluetooth connectivity with aptX codec for quality audio playback
  • Thanks to RC5 system integration, you can control compatible amplifiers that are connected to your network player directly from the Naim app on a phone or tablet
  • Roon ready - turning your music collection into a beautifully laid out catalogue
Technology & Craft

The streaming section of the ND5 XS 2 uses the latest Naim network card featuring low-noise, high-speed low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) to route the digital audio signal. The higher speed is capable of decoding all HD audio formats at up to 32 bits/384 kHz or DSD128. Rather than the source acting as the digital timing master, our new streaming board turns things around and allows our DAC clock to control the flow of audio data. The data is integer-over-sampled in a SHARC DSP to an incredible 40-bit accuracy before it’s fed to the PCM1791A Burr-Brown digital-toanalogue converter. 

Developing a new streaming platform was one of the biggest projects we have ever taken on. Naim engineers across all disciplines – electronic, industrial, acoustic and mechanical – worked for three years to create a system that could make the most of online services such as TIDAL and Spotify while adding future-proof flexibility through Chromecast built-in. Supporting faster data rates with dual-band Wi-Fi and the latest 802.11ac protocol, this robust platform was designed for the highest performance on every level. 

 

Product Specification

Audio Inputs
Attribute Value
Digital (S/PDIF)

2 x optical TOSLink (up to 24bit/96kHz)
1 x coaxial RCA (up to 24bit/192kHz, DoP 64Fs)
1 x coaxial BNC (up to 24bit/192kHz, DoP 64Fs)

USB

2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear - 1.6A charge)

Streaming

Chromecast built-in, Apple AirPlay, TIDAL, Spotify® Connect, Bluetooth (AptX HD), Internet Radio, UPnP™ (hi-res streaming), Roon Ready

Analogue

1 x RCA pair
1 x 5-pin DIN

Connectivity
Attribute Value
Network

Ethernet (10/100Mbps), WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/ac with external antennae)

Multiroom

Party Mode Streaming: Sync up to six Naim products and control via the Naim app

Updates

Update your system wirelessly via the Naim app

Ripping and Storage
Attribute Value
Storage

2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear - 1.6A charge)

Formats
Attribute Value
Audio Formats

WAV - up to 32bits/384kHz
FLAC and AIFF - up to 24bit/384kHz
ALAC (Apple Lossless) - up to 24bit/384kHz
MP3 - up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
AAC - up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
OGG and WMA - up to 48kHz (16 bit)
DSD - 64 and 128Fs
M4A - up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
Note: Gapless playback supported on all formats.

Internet Radio Formats

Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, OGG Vorbis streams and MMS

Internet Radio Provider

vTuner premium 5*

Power
Attribute Value
Power Consumption

Typical use: 11W
Network standby mode: <2W
Deep sleep: <0.5W

Mains Supply

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

User Control
Attribute Value
App Control

Naim App for iOS and Android

Physical
Attribute Value
Weight

6.6kg

Finishes

Brushed and anodised aluminium

Supplied with

Power-Line Lite cable (UK denominations only), 5-pin DIN interconnect cable, BNC to RCA adaptor, Wi-Fi (x2) and Bluetooth antennae, cleaning cloth, quick start guide

Upgrades
Attribute Value
Mains Cable

Power-Line

Manuals & Downloads

Reviews & Awards

Latest Reviews
Network Players Press Event | The Ear, Apr 2018
'...pushed the potential of streaming audio to a new high with the ND 555'
Network Players Press Event | CE Pro Europe, Apr 2018
'Naim Gets Networked With ND 555'
Network Players Press Event | Hi-Fi+, Apr 2018
'First Listen – Naim ND5 XS 2, NDX 2, ND 555 streamers'
Network Players Press Event | What Hi-Fi, Apr 2018
'Naim Audio announces new premium music streamers'

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