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Naim

NDX 2

£5,499

NDX 2 sits in the middle of the Naim Audio’s dedicated streamer line-up and is a significant step up from ND5XS 2.

This will play pretty much any digital music file, in any way you desire, and show off while it does so on its 5″ coloured LCD display. Up to 32-bit/384kHz PCM and DSD128, aptX HD Bluetooth alongside Apple Airplay2, Spotify Connect, Chromecast, Tidal and Roon-ready. Perfectly partnered by Naim’s SUPERNAIT 3 integrated amp, NDX 2 is a sterling all-round player.

This product qualifies for free, remote installation by one of our technicians.

Dimensions: 87mm x 432mm x 314mm (H x W x D)
Weight: 10 kg

In-store purchase only, please call 0141 221 0221 or email glasgow@loud-clear.co.uk to reserve/enquire.

NDX 2 – 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, AirPlay 2, Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth (aptX HD), Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz, Roon compatibility, vTuner internet radio and multiroom streaming as well as digital and USB inputs provide all the connectivity you could wish for.

Naim’s main focus in developing the NDX 2 network player however, was performance. Along with Naim’s bespoke streaming platform, NDX2 features 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.

Features

  • UPnP-enabled to allow streaming of audio files at up to 32bit/384kHz resolution from Naim Audio hard disk servers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices or any home computer
  • Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, DSD, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, M4A and MP3. Gapless playback on all file formats
  • Four 24bit/192kHz capable digital inputs (S/PDIF) to support optimum connection to external sources
  • 5” colour display presenting album artwork as well as track information
  • Built-in Chromecast allows you to stream from hundreds of supported smartphone or tablet apps (192kHz)
  • Apple AirPlay – stream music from your iOS device or from iTunes and Apple Music
  • Spotify Connect built-in to stream millions of songs from the world’s most popular streaming service
  • Native support for Qobuz with true high-res streaming up to 24-bit/192kHz quality.
  • Native support for TIDAL streaming service with free 90 day trial of lossless HiFi tier
  • Front-panel USB port for replay of MP3 player and USB-stored audio (1.6A charge)
  • vTuner 5* full-service internet radio
  • Multiroom & Party Mode compatible
  • iOS and Android Naim Audio app for intuitive control
  • Bluetooth connectivity with aptX HD codec for quality audio playback
  • Thanks to RC5 system integration, you can control compatible amplifiers that are connected to your network player directly from the Naim app on a phone or tablet.
  • Bi-directional, Zigbee®-compatible remote control
  • Roon ready – turning your music collection into a beautifully laid out catalogue

Technology & Craft
The Burr-Brown® PCM1792A digital-to-analogue converter working alongside Naim’s new streaming platform is one of the best available. Performance is improved even further by implementing Naim’s own digital filters and adding a discrete current-to-voltage converter immediately after the DAC.

The streaming section of the NDX 2 uses the latest Naim network card featuring low-noise, high-speed low-voltage differential signalling (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, the new streaming board turns things around and allows the 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 before it’s fed to the Burr-Brown DAC.

The NDX 2 features an integrated low-noise power supply with a custom-designed toroidal transformer and separate windings for the digital and analogue sections. However, the player can be upgraded with an external XPS DR or 555 PS DR power supply, giving you a marked increase in sonic authority and emotion.

During the development of the NDX 2, Naim engineers examined every detail, from mechanical construction, component selection and board layout. The result is a network player worthy of the Naim badge, with a sound that’s rich, detailed and engaging.

Naim Audio NDX2

Technical Specifications:

Audio Inputs
Streaming
Chromecast built-in, Apple AirPlay, TIDAL, Spotify® Connect, Bluetooth (AptX HD), Internet Radio, UPnP™ (hi-res streaming), Roon Ready

USB
2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear – 1.6A charge)

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)

Audio Outputs
Analogue
1 x RCA pair
1 x 5-pin DIN

Connectivity
Updates – Update your system wirelessly via the Naim app
Network – Ethernet (10/100Mbps), WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/ac with external antennae)

Formats
Multiroom – Party Mode Streaming: Sync up to six Naim products and control via the Naim app
Internet Radio Formats – Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, OGG Vorbis streams and MMS
Internet Radio Provider – vTuner premium 5*

Audio Formats
WAV – up to 32bits/384kHz
FLAC and AIFF – up to 24bit/384Hz
ALAC (Apple Lossless) – up to 24bit/384Hz
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.

Physical
Dimensions – 87mm x 432mm x 314mm (H x W x D)
Weight – 10kg

Finishes
Brushed and anodised aluminium

Power
Power Consumption – Typical use: 19W
Network standby mode: <2W
Deep sleep: <0.5W

Ripping and Storage
2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear – 1.6A charge)

Supplied with
Zigbee® remote (inc. batteries), Power-Line Lite cable (UK denominations only), Burndy link plug, 5-pin DIN interconnect cable, BNC to RCA adaptor, Wi-Fi (x2) and Bluetooth antennae, cleaning cloth, quick start guide

Upgrades
Mains Cable – Power-Line
Power Supply – 555 PS DR/ XPS/ XP5 XS
Other – Super Lumina / Hi-Line

User Control
App Control – Naim App for iOS and Android
Front Panel – 5″ colour LCD display and four buttons
Handheld – Zigbee® RF4CE

Naim NDX2

Naim NDX2