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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 NDX 2 uses Naim's new innovative streaming platform. Some of the key features on the NDX 2 is: streaming, AirPlay, built-in Chromecast, Bluetooth (apt x HD), Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Roon compatibility, Internet Radio and multi-room streaming - alongside digital and USB inputs for conventional connections; this makes the NDX 2 one the most versatile streamers to match Naim's integrated amplifiers.
Naim's main focus when it came to developing the NDX 2 was performance. Along with Naim's bespoke streaming platform, the developers have added an upgraded DAC and discrete analogue stages. These and other numerous tweaks and made the NDX 2 highly immersive and giving off powerful replay quality.
The Technology & Craft
The streaming section of the ND5 XS 2 uses Naim's latest network card which features low-noise, high-speed low voltage differential signalling to route the digital audio signal. The benefits of having such a high-speed signalling are that it makes it capable of decoding all HD audio formats up to 32 bits/384kHz or DSD128. The Data is integer-over-sampled in a SHARC DSP to an outstanding 40-bit accuracy before it's fed to the PCM1791A Burr-Brown digital-to-analogue converter. The development of the new streaming platform was one of Naim's biggest projects, three years it took to create a system that could make the most of online services such as TIDAL, Spotify whilst adding future-proof flexibility through Chromecast built-in. NDX 2 was performance. Along with Naim's bespoke streaming platform, the developers have added an upgraded DAC and discrete analogue stages. These and other numerous tweaks and made the NDX 2 highly immersive and giving off powerful rely on quality.
- The UPnP-enabled to allow streaming of audio files up to 32bit/384kHz resolution from Naim Audio hard disk servers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices or any home computer.
- Supports a diverse range of music formats including: WAV, FLAC, DSD (single rate), Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, M4A and MP3. Gapless playback on all lossless file formats on the most compressed music.
- 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 - activated by a motion sensor
- Built-in Chromecast allows you to stream from hundreds of supported smartphone or tablet apps
- Apple Airplay - allowing you to stream music from any of your iOS device or from iTunes and even Apple Music.
- Spotify Connect built-in, allowing you to stream millions of songs from the worlds' most popular streaming service.
- Comes with native support for TIDAL streaming service with a free 90 day trial of lossless HiFi tier
- Front panel USB port allowing replay of MP3 player and USB-stored audio
- vTuner 5* full-service internet radio
- Multiroom & Party Mode compatible
- iOS and Android Naim Audio app for intuitive control
- Bluetooth connectivity with aptX codec for quality audio playback
- 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.
- Roon ready - turning your music collection into a beautifully laid out catalogue
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)
USB 2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear - 1.6A charge) Streaming Chromecast built-in, Apple AirPlay, TIDAL, Spotify® Connect, Bluetooth (AptX HD), Internet Radio, UPnP™ (hi-res streaming), Roon Ready Analogue 1 x RCA pair
1 x 5-pin DIN
Network Ethernet (10/100Mbps), WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/ac with external antennae) Updates Update your system wirelessly via the Naim app Multiroom Party Mode Streaming: Sync up to six Naim products and control via the Naim app 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.
Internet Radio Formats Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, OGG Vorbis streams and MMS Internet Radio Provider vTuner premium 5* Storage 2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear - 1.6A charge) Power Consumption Typical use: 19W
Network standby mode: <2W
Deep sleep: <0.5W
Handheld Zigbee® RF4CE App Control Naim App for iOS and Android Front Panel 5" colour LCD display and four buttons Dimensions 87mm x 432mm x 314mm (H x W x D) Weight 10kg Finishes Brushed and anodised aluminium 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 Power Supply 555 PS DR/ XPS/ XP5 XS Mains Cable Power-Line Other Super Lumina / Hi-Line
Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.
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.
Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at http://www.interlinkexpress.com to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.
*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 Costs Mainland UK (Next-Day) Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly Islands Republic 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
Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:
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
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25
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