28 September 2018 | New products
Naim Audio’s new network music players just keep on coming.
We have just about recovered from last month’s ND555 launch evening at Hotel Du Vin but now to keep our adrenaline pumping, NDX2 and ND5XS 2 have arrived to complete the new Naim streamer line-up.
NDX2 (as the name would suggest) is the replacement for Naim’s NDX network player and demonstrably improves upon the original’s already very good audio performance. Fitting into Naim’s ‘Classic’ series, (the middle of Naim’s three tiers of performance level) NDX2 is both versatile and upgradeable and is an exceptionally engaging player. Sonic performance benefits from Naim’s new and improved streaming platform, upgraded DAC and discrete analogue stages. Plus all the connectivity you could wish for with a host of features including high-res UPnP streaming, AirPlay, Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth (aptX HD), Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Roon compatibility, vTuner internet radio and multi-room streaming as well as digital and USB inputs. £4999
ND5 XS2, you guessed it, fits snuggly into Naim’s XS tier, replacing ND5 XS. A perfect introduction to Naim music streaming in a neat, versatile box. It may not be as tall as it’s streaming siblings, but ND5 XS2 is still packed full of features – high-res UPnP streaming, AirPlay, Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth (aptX HD), Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Roon compatibility, vTuner internet radio, multi-room streaming as well as digital and USB inputs for conventional connections, making this versatile player the ideal partner for an integrated amplifiers. £2299
All three Naim network players are on permanent demonstration here, drop in for a listen anytime.