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The ND5 XS takes the DNA of the NDX and concentrates it in the slimline XS style package. RETAIL: $4,495.

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With an ND5 XS you can stream audio from a UPnP™ server, discover internet radio, connect your iPod, iPhone, iPad or USB storage, and even listen to conventional digital audio sources. Simply connect the ND5 XS to your home network, plug it in to a spare amplifier input, and the new world of streamed audio is yours.

The ND5 XS is a condensed NDX, but while for the rest of the world that term might imply something missing, there's no functionality cut from the ND5 XS. It incorporates exactly the same NDX digital and analogue audio hardware and signal path, and features the same connectivity. It offers the same variety of control interfaces too - front panel buttons, remote handset or iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch app. It also has the same complement of inputs, outputs and network capabilities. And it goes without saying that the ND5 XS can offer the same potential for extraordinary music from every one of its inputs and sources.

Musical multitasking

Streamed audio is a hi-fi revolution and the ND5 XS unlocks its potential. It provides easy access to all the audio delivery formats that have suddenly made music in the home exciting once again. Through its wired or wireless network connection the ND5 XS can play literally thousands of internet radio stations. The ND5 XS is also fully Apple Authenticated meaning it can play iPad, iPod or iPhone-stored music, digitally for optimised sound quality, via its front panel USB socket. And via the same socket, the ND5 XS can play audio files stored on USB memory sticks. The ND5 XS can play audio files, including iTunes libraries, stored on a computer or on network storage over UPnP™. It can play the full range of audio file and stream formats at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WMA, MP3, M4A, MMS, AAC, AIFF and Ogg Vorbis. The ND5 XS will also handle M3U and PLS playlists formats and it supports gapless playback. Finally, an optional FM/DAB tuner module that integrates seamlessly with the ND5 XS control interface means traditional radio is also not forgotten.

For more conventional external audio sources the ND5 XS provides three independently selectable digital inputs to enable S/PDIF audio from CD players, computers and other digital audio sources at up to 24 bit/192kHz resolution to be played. The three digital inputs offer a different connection socket option; optical TosLink, coaxial phono and coaxial BNC, to provide both versatility and optimised sound quality.

Choose to control

The ND5 XS is as versatile in use as it is in its applications. Its three user interfaces provide alternative methods of control - each one appropriate for different situations and personal preferences. It can be operated from its front panel buttons, from its remote control handset or by using the free Naim n-Stream iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch app. In each case, control is simple, intuitive and satisfying. System automation features also allowing the ND5 XS to integrate with the DAC or any connected Naim preamplifier or CD player, offering centralised control via the n-Stream app.


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
Optional FM/DAB** module
Front-panel USB port for replay of MP3 player/iPod and USB-stored audio
Apple authenticated enabling digital output from iPod for ultimate quality iPod control, charging and front-panel content display when connected to front-panel USB port via standard iPod digital connector
Three 24bit/192kHz-capable S/PDIF inputs for external digital sources
Multiple intuitive control interfaces: front panel, remote control handset and n-Stream
iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch control app
Internal architecture for hi-res audio playback up to 24bit/192kHz over the network
Ethernet network connectivity for reliability. Wireless also available for convenience.
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 75ohm BNC connector
Switchable DIN/RCA Analogue outputs
Wired remote in
Wired remote out for preamplifier volume control and input switching, also for CD player and DAC control
Performance upgradeable with addition of external XPS or 555 PS power supply or external
DAC digital to analogue converter
USB mini-b connector for software upgrades
SHARC DSP with Naim proprietary 16 times digital filtering and buffering
Naim proprietary 16 times oversampling and digital filtering
Linear power supply with 200VA toroidal transformer with four separate windings for digital,
DPS, audio clock and analogue sections
Seven pole analogue output filtering
Optical isolation of data control lines
Ultra low noise triple-regulated power supplies
Ground selector switch for optimum performance
High quality Burr Brown PCM1791A DAC
Naim reference non-magnetic, low-resonance low microphony case
OLED display for high contrast and easy visibility
British design and build!


SPECIFICATIONS:

AUDIO INPUTS
S/PDIF 1x BNC, 1x RCA, 1x optical, sample rates up to 192kHz/24bit
USB type A Front panel socket for iPod, iPhone, iPad and memory sticks
UPnP Wired Ethernet (RJ45) or Wi-Fi
Antenna Inputs DAB/FM, Wi-Fi (802.11 g or n at 2.4GHz)
Tuning Range DAB (Band lll and L Band), FM 87.5-108MHz (FM/DAB version only)
Minimum Load Impedance 10kΩ
AUDIO OUTPUTS
Minimum Load Impedance 10kΩ
Analogue Outputs DIN and RCA, 2.1V rms at 1kHz at full level (Fixed)
Output Impedance 32Ω maximum
Frequency Response 10Hz - 20kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB
thd+n <0.02%, 10Hz to 20kHz at full level
Phase Response Linear phase, absolute phase correct
Digital Outputs (type) S/PDIF, 75Ω BNC
CONNECTIVITY
Other DAC, Hi-Line, Power-Line, long-range WAV antenna
Infra Red Front panel window RC5
Remote Input 3.5mm jack on rear (RC5)
Remote Output 3.5mm jack on rear (RC5) x2
Rear USB For updates only (USB mini-B)
FORMATS
Audio Formats Supported WAV, AIFF and FLAC (up to 24bit/192kHz ) ALAC (up to 24bit/96kHz) Ogg Vorbis (up to 320bit/s) Windows Media-formatted content-9 (up to 320kbit/s) Playlists (M3U, PLS) MP3, M4a (up to 320kbit/s)
iRadio Service Provider vTuner 5* full service Internet radio (Windows Media-formatted content, MP3 streams, MMS, Ogg Vorbis)
USER CONTROL INTERFACES
Front Panel Yes
Handheld Remote handset included and optional n-Stream app for iPod, iPhone and iPad devices, downloadable from App Store
AMX and Creston Intstaller customisable reference apps available
POWER
Supply Voltage 100V or 115V or 230V; 50 to 60Hz
Power Supply Options XPS, 555 PS
Power Consumption (maximum) 60VA
PRODUCT CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES
Certifications Apple (Made for iPhone), vTuner Premium
Licenses MP3, AAC, DAB, Windows Media
PHYSICAL
Dimensions 70 x 432 x 301mm (H x W x D)