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The range of Naim Streamers

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Naim make three streamers. The differences between them are based on their performance and their upgrade path. They are all identical in terms of operation and come with the same remote control and work with exactly the same app (free and available for both Apple and Android phones and tablets.

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The app itself is worth of special attention because of it’s simplicity, ease of use and also it’s stability. We like it and our customers like it too.

Click here for more information on the app.

ND5XS £2145 or £2445 with DAB/FM module

The ND5 is the first pure Naim Streamer in the range.

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The ND5 XS is Naim’s 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 is slimline in design but will work with any Naim amplifier or indeed any other manufacturers amplifier. Naim have both DIN and phono outputs on the back.

It also has plenty of connectivity and functionality; High-resolution UPnP network streaming, Spotify Connect built-in, Tidal built in, USB/iPod playback, access to thousands of internet radio stations ( a DAB/FM radio option is available too) digital inputs for external sources, multi-room streaming and a bespoke iOS and Android control app will get you listening to more music than ever before. You can even wirelessly stream music to the ND5 from your phone or i-PAD.

The connectivity means that you can connect your ipod, your TV or your Blue-Ray Player or Sky box to the in-built DAC and benefit from improved performance. It is a hub for all your home entertainment needs.

Specification

  • 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, DSD (single rate), 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
  • Spotify Connect built-in to stream millions of songs from the world’s most popular streaming service
  • Tidal to allow connection to a lossless music 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/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
  • Bluetooth connectivity with aptX codec for quality audio playback

Upgrade Path

The ND5 can be upgraded by adding an external PSU unit called the XP5XS. Click here for more information.

NDX £3405 or £3740 with DAB/FM module

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Like the ND5 the NDX is a music streamer with an inbuilt DAC. It is an exceptional streaming solution, surpassed only by the NDS. Its performance-oriented design retains the single-component convenience of the ND5 XS, but includes a significantly improved power supply with a custom-designed toroidal transformer plus four separate windings for its digital, DSP, clock and analogue output stages.

The performance of the NDX is matched only by its digital versatility. High-resolution UPnP network streaming, Spotify Connect, USB/iPod playback, 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.  It does everything the ND5 does but with higher performance.

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, DSD (single rate), 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
  • Spotify Connect built-in to stream millions of songs from the world’s most popular streaming service
  • Tidal lossless subscription services
  • Native support for TIDAL streaming service with free 90 day trial of lossless HiFi tier
  • 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
  • Bluetooth connectivity with aptX codec for quality audio playback

The NDX will outperform almost any CD player on like for like CD compared with ripped version of same. It will stand toe to toe with the very best. On HD downloads it will outperform CD players and is a true audiophile design.

It can also be upgraded with the addition of a Naim power supply. Either the XP5XS or the the XPS can be added to further enhance the performance.

NDS Naim’s reference streaming player £10700 (with XPS power supply

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The NDS differs from the other two music streamers because it requires and XPS power supply. It is Naim’s reference network player! The NDS, is an audiophile-quality music source, every bit the sonic equal of the very finest high-end CD playersand turntables. Whether you’re browsing your digitally stored music collection, exploring tens of thousands of internet radio stations, discovering music via the built in Spotify Connect feature, or indulging in a high-resolution 24bit/192kHz download, the NDS delivers unrivalled performance. It is at home in the finest audio systems.

The feature set is the same as the other two products.

Technology & Craft

The electronic brain of the NDS is a 40bit SHARC Digital Signal Processor (DSP), the most powerful to be fitted to any Naim component so far. It’s capable of performing a staggering billion calculations per second. By monitoring the flow of data through the NDS’ buffers and adjusting the clocks accordingly, it provides jitter-free accuracy and optimum performance whatever the relative quality of the music being played. Yet, for all its complexity, the NDS is easy to use: our bespoke control software ensures seamless compatibility with all your digital devices. You’ll find the NDS simple to live with and an absolute delight to listen to.

While its concept is revolutionary, much of the NDS represents an evolution of classic Naim themes. Its internal architecture is separated into carefully screened digital and analogue pathways, each mounted on suspended brass plates to minimise resonance and vibration. Sound critical boards and components are further isolated by their own shields, reducing interference within the chassis to the absolute minimum. Finally, the NDS has no internal power supply, ensuring optimum performance by isolating its sensitive electronics from electromagnetic and mechanical interference

Audio Outputs
Digital (S/PDIF) 1 x BNC (75Ω)
Load Impedance 10kΩ (min.)
Analogue 1 x DIN and 1 x RCA, 2.1V RMS at 1 kHz
Output Impedance <20Ω (min.)
Frequency Response 10Hz  – 20kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB
THD + N <0.005%, 10Hz – 18kHz at full level
Connectivity
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
Audio Formats WAV (up to 24bit/192kHz)
AIFF (up to 24bit/192kHz)
FLAC (up to 24bit/192kHz)
DSD (single rate DSF64 & DFF64 only)
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
User Control
Front Panel Nine button matrix
Handheld Remote handset included and optional Naim app for iOS and Android.
Upgrades
Power Supply External power supply required. XP5 XS, XPS, 555 PS all compatible (double Burndy connection for 555 PS).
Other Hi-Line, Power-Line (on external power supply)
Physical
Dimensions (HxWxD) 87 x 432 x 314 mm
Weight 14 kg
Supplied with Uniti Remote Control, Standard Interconnect

 

Naim Streamer/Pre-amps

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As well as music streamers Naim offer two rather exciting products that also have in-built pre-amps in them. They offer remarkable performance and value for money and also enable you to reduce the box count. Basically you have the Streamer/Pre-amp and a matching power amplifier and that is your music system! Performance is superb too.

The first of these is the NAC-N 172ND and this costs £1765. All you need is this and a matching power amplifier. It is from the slimline series.

The NAC-N 272 offers higher performance, greater connectivity and can also be upgraded by an outboard power supply. This costs £3300. Both of these units are winning many friends – especially when you consider the provision of analogue connections to allow a turntable to be used.

All the Naim Streamers and streamer/pre-amps are on demonstration at Moorgate Acoustics.