Naim ND555 – Digital tech with analogue soul

 

Introducing the new range of Naim reference streamers & network players:  ND 555, NDX 2 and the ND5 XS 2.

We’re especially excited about the release of the ND 555 streamer, which will complement the awesome NAP 500 power amp, and NAC 552 pre-amp.  It shares the design of the new Uniti players, with its digital display, whilst also retaining that classic Naim look. We love it!

Earlier in the year, we were lucky enough to get an insight into these premium players, thanks to our chat with Naim’s Electronic Design Director, Steve Sells.

The players borrow much of their technology from the reference Statement range ( which Steve master-minded ), and all the high-speed components, used in previous incarnations, have been improved upon.

He also spoke about the musicality of the streamers circuitry, and how you can have precise imaging, and lots of detail without sacrificing the warmth & emotion of the sound. Digital technology, with an analogue soul.

To celebrate their launch, on Thursday 25th October, we’ll be holding an event, which will include an ” Introduction to Audio Streaming ” and that’ll give you the opportunity to listen to them first-hand! More details to follow.

 

Naim ND 555 £12,999

Pure musicality with our most advanced streaming platform

” Naim’s reference network player is quite simply the best source component they’ve ever developed. Drawing on decades of digital and analogue engineering experience, the ND 555 marries our innovative new streaming platform with classic Naim analogue technology.

It features a 40-bit SHARC processor with advanced signal processing, a suspended brass sub-chassis to isolate sound-critical circuits from vibrations and the best external power supply we’ve ever made. Whether you’re listening to Bonham’s solid groove or Coltrane’s dizzying scales, the ND 555 lets the music flow with astonishing ease and uniquely engaging musicality. Partnered with Statement or 500 series amplification, we believe the ND 555 is as close to live music as it gets. “

Naim NDX 2 £4,999

Streamlined connectivity from an exceptionally engaging network player

” With its world-class performance, the versatile and upgradable NDX 2 embodies the current state of the art. A host of features such as high-res UPnPTM streaming, AirPlay, Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth (aptX HD), Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Roon compatibility, vTuner internet radio and multiroom streaming as well as digital and USB inputs provide all the connectivity you could wish for.

It has an upgraded DAC and discrete analogue stages. These and numerous other improvements over its acclaimed predecessor make the NDX 2 a sonic force to be reckoned with, offering highly immersive and lively replay quality. “

 

Naim ND5 XS 2 £2,299

Entry-level network player. The perfect introduction to music streaming.

” The ND5 XS 2 uses Naim’s 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 their integrated amplifiers.

It 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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