Naim NDS Network Player


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Naim NDS Network Player

Naim Audio has a special place in British audio, thanks to it's founder and inspirational leader Julian Vereker, a hugely talented mechanical and electronic engineer with a passion for, amongst many things, music. Founded in 1973, Naim has always had a firm philosophy of music first, measurements second - each Naim product is extensively auditioned as part of the product development process to make sure that it delivers clear, emotional music making ability.

Naim products are designed to bring the closest facsimile of a live music event into your home listening environment, to give you maximum pleasure from your music collection. Many of the Naim products are evolutions of previous designs, incorporating sometimes quite small changes to the mechanical or electronic design - however, these incremental changes make a large overall improvement in the music performance of each product. 

The NDS has been designed and engineered by Naim Audio for the discerning audiophile who wishes to experience the convenience, versatility and functionality of streaming, but refuses to compromise on sound quality. Enhanced the latest standard in high resolution network audio, the NDS takes your wireless digital sources and raises the bar to high-end status.

At the centre of NDS' brain centres are reference-level Burr Brown PCM1704 precision, laser-trimmed DAC chipsets. Capable of decoding audio to 32/bit-192kHz audio, any music file streamed to the NDS is decoded to the best possible quality from that source file, regardless of audio format. The NDS is able to play music from a multitude of streaming services, including Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Internet Radio, etc while also guaranteeing an unbeatable performance from music kept on your PC or NAS drive. 


 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) 
 Antenna Wired Ethernet (RJ45) or Wi-Fi 
 Audio Outputs
 Digital (S/PDIF) 1 x BNC (75Ω) 
 Load Impedance 10kΩ (min.) 
Analogue 1 x DIN and 1 x RCA, 2.1V RMS at 1 kHz
Output Impedance <20Ω (min.)
Frequency Response 10Hz  - 20kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB
THD + N <0.005%, 10Hz - 18kHz at full level
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 
User Control -
Front Panel Nine button matrix
Handheld Remote handset included and
Naim app for iOS and Android
Upgrades -
Power Supply External power supply required.
XP5 XS, XPS, 555 PS all compatible
(double Burndy connection for 555 PS)
Other Hi-Line, Power-Line (on external power supply)
Physical -
Dimensions (HxWxD) 87 x 432 x 314 mm
Weight 14 kg
Supplied with Uniti Remote Control, Standard Interconnect

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Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.

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*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.

Shipping CostsMainland UK (Next-Day)Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly IslandsRepublic of Ireland (2-day)
Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Saturday by 12 Delivery £35 N/A N/A


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Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
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Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25

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