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.
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-to-analogue 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.
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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
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
Storage - 2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear - 1.6A charge)
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 Consumption - Typical use: 11W Network standby mode: <2W Deep sleep: <0.5W
Accessories: 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
Control Software: Naim App, Roon
Dimensions WxHxD: 432 x 70 x 301mm