Naim ND 555 Reference Network Player

£13,500.00 inc.VAT

The reference network player is quite simply the best source component Naim have 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.

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Naim ND 555 Reference Network Player

A rich audio heritage

The Naim ND 555 is the result of over four decades of audio engineering. From our state-of-the-art streaming module to powerful, natural-sounding audio stages – every element of this network player is built on our design DNA, giving it that distinctive, captivating Naim sound.

The ND 555 development process also helped us step foot into new technologies: for the first time, we’ve added low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) to a premium Naim player. Naim chose LVDS because it minimises timing errors due to its fast speed and it minimises radiation thanks to its low noise.

Expert craftsmanship

The Naim ND 555 Network Player is bristling with innovative technology from input to output. The streaming section uses the latest Naim network card featuring low-noise, high-speed 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 and fed into the Burr-Brown® PCM1704, a true R2R ladder DAC valued for its exceptional sound quality.

Naim’s renowned DR regulator technology, as used in our range of amplifiers and power supplies, makes its first appearance in a network player, providing ultra-pure DC voltage to the sensitive audio circuitry in the ND 555. The analogue stages use only high-grade through-hole components and are suspended on sprung sub-chassis with heavy brass plates to minimise the effects of microphony.

Absolute control

There are several ways to control Naim ND 555 Network Player. The Naim App for iOS and Android gives you complete control over individual ormultiple Naim products. You can access all of your music including radio pre-sets, streaming services and playlists, sync several Naim players for multiroom playback or explore artist discographies and biographies. The app also controls our Uniti Core music server (so there’s no need for two separate apps) and allows you to update your system wirelessly with a single tap.

For those who prefer a more tactile experience, a premium metal Zigbee® remote control is supplied. It requires no line of sight to the player, so you can take control whatever direction you’re facing. The front panel features a 5” colour display presenting album artwork as well as track information in crisp detail, and there are keys for most commonly used functions including standby and input selection.

Colour

Black

Audio Inputs

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

Audio Outputs

Analogue
– 1 x RCA pair
– 1 x 5-pin DIN

Connectivity

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)

Formats

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 Provider
– vTuner premium 5*

Power

Power Consumption
– Typical use: 25W (when using a single 555 PS)
– Network standby mode: <2W
– Deep sleep: <0.5W
Mains Supply
– 100V, 115V or 230V; 50 or 60Hz (depending on 555 PS used). Please see https://www.naimaudio.com/product/555-ps for details.

User Control

Handheld
– Zigbee® RF4CE (Metal)
Front Panel
– 5" colour LCD display and four buttons

Physical

Weight
– 12.25kg
Finishes
– Brushed and anodised aluminium
Supplied with
– Pair of Burndy interconnect cables (Analogue and digital), Metal Zigbee® remote (inc batteries), Hi-Line interconnect cable, BNC to RCA adapter, Wi-Fi (x2) and Bluetooth antennae, cleaning cloth, quick start guide
Dimensions
– 87mm x 432mm x 314mm (H x W x D)

Upgrades

Power Supply
– Second 555 PS DR
Other
– Super Lumina

Certification and Licenses

Certification
– Apple AirPlay, Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth, AptX HD, Zigbee® RF4CE, Rovi, NTFS, HFS and Wi-Fi

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