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Naim - ND5 XB


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With an ND5 XB 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 XB to your home network, plug it in to a spare amplifier input, and the new world of streamed audio is yours.
The ND5 XB 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.

Features at a glance
> UPnP-enabled to allow streaming of audio files at up to 24bit/192kHz 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 (single rate), Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, Ogg Vorbis and MP3. Gapless playback on all lossless file formats and on most compressed music
> Three 24bit/192kHz capable digital inputs (S/PDIF) to support optimum connection to external sources
> Spotify Connect built-in to stream millions of songs from the world’s most popular streaming service
> 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
> vTuner 5* full-service internet radio
> Optional DAB+/DAB/FM radio module
> Multiroom & Party Mode compatible
> iOS and Android Naim Audio app for intuitive control
> Bluetooth connectivity with aptX codec for quality audio playback

Streamed audio is a hi-fi revolution and the ND5 XB 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 XB 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 XB 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 32bit/192kHz resolution: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WMA, MP3, M4A, MMS, AAC, AIFF and Ogg Vorbis. The ND5 XB 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 XB control interface means traditional radio is also not forgotten.

For more conventional external audio sources the ND5 XB provides three independently selectable digital inputs to enable S/PDIF audio from CD players, computers and other digital audio sources at up to 32bit/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.

Audio Inputs Digital (S/PDIF) 3 x S/PDIF:
- 1 x coaxial BNC - up to 24bits/192kHz
- 1 x coaxial RCA - up to 24bits/192kHz
- 1 x optical TOSLINK - up to 24bits/96kHz

USB > 1 x front panel Type A socket
Antenna > Wi-Fi (802.11 g or n at 2.4GHz), F type (plus PAL adapter) on tuner version
UPnP > Wired Ethernet (RJ45) or Wi-Fi

Audio Outputs Digital (S/PDIF) > 1 x BNC (75Ω)
Analogue > 1 x DIN and 1 x RCA, 2.1V RMS at 1 kHz
Output Impedance > 22Ω (max.)
Load Impedance > 10kΩ (min.)
Frequency Response > 10Hz - 20kHz, +0.1/−0.5dB
THD + N > <0.02%, 10Hz - 20kHz at full level
Connectivity Remote Control > Infra Red (RC5)
Remote Input > 1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated and unmodulated)
Remote Output > 2 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated or unmodulated)
Updates > 1 x USB Type Mini-B
Formats Audio Formats 
WAV (up to 24bit/192kHz)
AIFF (up to 24bit/192kHz)
FLAC (up to 24bit/192kHz)
DSD (single rate DSF64 & DFF64 only)
ALAC (up to 24bit/96kHz)
WMA (up to 16bit/48kHz) must be WMA 9.2
Ogg Vorbis (up to 16bit/48kHz)
M4a (CBR and VBR up to 320kbit/s)
MP3 (CBR and VBR up to 320kbit/s)
Playlists (M3U, PLS)

Internet Radio Provider > vTuner 5* full service
Multiroom > Master: Will stream WAV, FLAC and AIFF (up to 24bit/48kHz), ALAC (up to 16bit/44.1kHz), AAC and MP3 (up to 16bit/48kHz) files only as MP3 320kbps quality.
DAB Tuning Range > (optional module) Band III and L Band
FM Tuning Range > (optional module) 87.5 - 108MHz
User Control Front Panel
Nine button matrix

Handheld > Remote handset included and optional Naim app for iOS and Android.
Upgrades Power Supply

XP5 XS, XPS, 555 PS

DAC digital to analogue converter, Hi-Line, Power-Line
Power Supply Voltage

100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption

Physical Dimensions (HxWxD) > 70 x 432 x 301 mm
Weight > 6.5 kg

Supplied with Uniti Remote Control, Standard Interconnect


Contact Len Wallis Audio

Address: 64 Burns Bay Road,
Lane Cove NSW 2066,
Telephone: (02) 9427 6755