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Naim NDS Reference Network Player
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The NDS is a network music player without equal. Inspired by the audio engineering and performance of world beating Naim CD players, and using the latest in high resolution network audio technology, the NDS lifts network streaming and digital audio sources unquestionably into the high-end. RETAIL $11,000.


From internet radio to 24 bit/192kHz audio, the NDS displays all the musical quality of the finest high-end components. The NDS takes its place above the award winning ND5 XS and NDX as the reference Naim network player. It is a revolutionary step forward for high-end audio.

Music lives, breathes and communicates

Connect an NDS to your existing audio system, and the world of network audio opens for discovery. It’s a world of high-resolution audio downloads, UPnP™ streaming, and the vast resource of internet radio. But thanks to Naim audio engineering, it’s also a world of very high quality reproduction, where music lives, breathes and communicates.


UPnP-enabled to stream audio files from any hard disk server such as HDX or UnitiServe, network attached storage (NAS) or laptop/computer via the home network
vTuner 5* full service internet radio
Front-panel USB port for replay of MP3 player and USB-stored audio
Three 24bit/192kHz-capable S/PDIF inputs for external digital sources
Multiple intuitive control interfaces: front panel, remote control handset and n-Stream iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch control app
Internal architecture for high-resolution playback of audio up to 24bit/192kHz over the network
Ethernet and Wi-Fi network connectivity
Streams/plays WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted content, Ogg Vorbis and MP3 files from any suitable UPnP™ device or USB-connected storage device
Gapless playback available on all lossless file formats and some lossy formats (exc Ogg Vorbis and Windows Media-formatted content)
Digital output on 75Ω BNC connector
Switchable DIN/RCA Analogue outputs
Isolation cans house streaming module, DSP power supply and DACs preventing noise transference to other boards
Suspension isolation system for analogue two layer and digital 6 layer board - provides a mechanical resonance below the audible range at 4Hz
Wired remote in
Wired remote out for preamplifier volume control and input switching, also for CD player and DAC control
No internal power supply to minimise noise and interference
External power supply required. Compatible with XP5 XS, XPS or 555 PS power supplies (two Burndy interconnects required for use with 555 PS)
USB mini-b connector for software upgrades
SHARC 40-bit DSP for jitter removal and Naim oversampling
Naim proprietary 16 times oversampling and digital filtering
Optical/galvanic isolation of all key elements
Ground selector switch for optimum performance
High quality Burr Brown PCM1704 precision laser-trimmed sign-magnitude ladder DACs
Naim reference non-magnetic, low-resonance low microphony case
OLED display for high contrast and easy visibility


Sample Rates Supported S/PDIF up to 192kHz
S/PDIF 1 x BNC, 1 x RCA, 1 x optical
USB Inputs 1 front-panel socket
Other Inputs Ethernet
Audio Outputs DIN and RCA
Output Impedance <20Ω minimum
Frequency Response 10Hz-20kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB
Phase Response Linear phase, absolute phase correct
Digital Outputs S/PDIF, 75Ω BNC
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)
Infra Red RC5
Remote Input 3.5mm panel jack on rear (RC5)
Remote Output 3.5mm panel jack on rear (RC5) x 2
RS232 DE0 female (for software updates only)
Network Ethernet (Cat5), WiFi
Audio Formats Supported WAV and AIFF (up to 32bit/192kHz) FLAC (up to 24bit/192kHz), ALAC (up to 24bit/96kHz) Windows Media-formatted content (up to 16bit/48kHz) must be WMA 9.2, Internet radio (Windows Media-formatted content, MP3 streams, MMS, Ogg Vorbis)
iRadio Service Provider vTuner 5* full service
Front Panel Yes
Handheld Remote handset included and optional n-Stream app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch from App Store
Power Supply Options External only. XP5 XS, XPS, 555 PS all compatible (double Burndy connection for 555 PS).
Power Consumption (quiescent) 38W 230V
Power Consumption (maximum) 50W 230V
Certifications vTuner Premium
Licenses MP3, AAC
Dimensions 87 x 432 x 314mm (H x W x D)
Weight 14Kg