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Naim CD5Si CD Player

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Naim CD5Si CD Player

Despite the popularity of streaming, for many audiophiles the CD as a music format is their first choice when listening at home, and the Naim CD5Si CD player has been designed to extract a thoroughly music performance from this well loved music carrier. The familiar and unique Naim swing out CD loader is present of course with new laser optics and transport, but it is the electronics where great improvements have been made over it's predecessor.

At the heart of the upgrades is the addition of a 24bit Burr Brown PCM1793 DAC which combines a highly precise stereo conversion process with less dependance upon clock jitter to achieve a low distortion output. In parallel with this the power supply has been uprated and better regulated for a more dynamic musical presentation, whilst a re-designed discrete component analogue filter and output stage provide the perfect interface to interconnects and amplifier inputs.

One thing that has not changed is the diecast alloy casework - classic in matte black finish, this enclosure not only looks beautiful, but also protects the internal circuitry from both electromagnetic interference, and also airborne feedback which would adversely affect sound quality. An unusual but effective swing drawer CD loader is actually a very convenient and tactile way to load the CD, complete with a magnetic puck to be placed over the CD's central hole.

Moving from the left hand side of the front fascia to the middle section is Naim's classic semi-circular logo with soft green back lighting, which contrasts well with the black casework, but is never distracting - the look is technical and understated. Further to the right are a seven segment led display to show track number, pause, repeat and program,  and a series of four back lit push buttons which allow control over CD replay - previous track, next track, stop and play. All of these functions are repeated on the hand held remote control.

The rear panel is home to the on/off rocker switch and 3 pin IEC mains inlet socket, allowing you the opportunity to upgrade to an after market mains lead of your choice - we have tried the affordable Chord C-Power with great sonic results. Two methods of audio output connection are available, the more convenient phono RCA sockets which will interface to all manufacturers equipment, or Naim's preferred 5-pin DIN socket which is ideal to connect to a matching Naim pre-amplifier or integrated amplifier.

The CD5Si is the perfect partner to the matching Naim Nait 5si amplifier, and together they form the basis of a supremely musical, dynamic and enjoyable home music system.

 

AUDIO OUTPUTS
 
Frequency Response 10Hz – 20kHz, -0.6dB@20kHz
Load Impedance 10kΩ (min.)
Analogue Outputs DIN, RCA
Output Impedance 10Ω (max.)
Line Outputs Fixed (level) 2.1Vrms at 1kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise <0.007%, 10Hz - 20kHz at full level
Phase Response Linear phase, absolute phase correct
De-emphasis ±0.1dB referred to main response
CONNECTIVITY  
Remote Control Infrared RC5
FORMATS  
Disc Compatibility CD, CD-R
CD Formats Red Book
USER CONTROL INTERFACES   
 Front Panel Four button matrix 
Handheld Remote handheld
CABLE SPECIFIC  
Connectors DIN & RCA Connectors
POWER  
Mains Supply 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption 9VA (stop mode), 12VA (play mode), 16VA (peak)
PHYSICAL  
Dimensions 70 x 432 x 301mm (H x W x D)
Weight 5.9kg
Shipping Dimensions 200 x 580 x 500mm (H x W x D)
Shipping Weight 8.1kg

Customer Reviews

loving the sound of my CD's again! Review by Francis Bedford
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When my Marantz CD player failed recently after 15 years stirling service, I wanted to go up a level in performance - the CD5Si takes some getting used to in terms of CD loading, but once that is mastered the detail and transparency from my CD collection is truly exceptional. Great service from the Hifi Gear guys too! (Posted on 21/08/2013)

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Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
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