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Naim Audio ND5 XS

Naim Audio ND5 XS
alaScore 92

11 reviews

2018-08

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Naim Audio ND5 XS. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability. The reliability is also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Naim Audio ND5 XS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Naim ND5 XS review

 

Best streamer £2000+, Awards 2016. A must-audition if you're after a high-end streamer that can do it all

Stunningly clear, precise and insightful sound quality ; Sturdy build and design ; Excellent specification ; Easy to use

Power supply upgrades aren’t cheap

A fully featured, insightful and captivating streamer that does it all – one of the best high-end streamers we’ve ever tested

2015-10

Expert review by : Hi-Fi Choice (hifichoice.co.uk)

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Its ability to cope with 24-bit/192kHz streams future-proofs it for some considerable time and allows the lovers of hi-res to pursue their studio-master fix. The n-Stream app adds all the convenience to the package for which one could ask. In an...

2011-12

Expert review by (hifichoice.co.uk)

Naim ND5 XS - £1,995

 

Naim introduces its 'entry-level' network audio player, but there is nothing 'entry-level', however, about its performance, says Malcolm Steward

We love the musical integrity and overall coherence of the design

There is honestly little to dislike in this competitive package

A ‘starter’ product, its performance comes close to that of a reference level streamer

Expert review by : AVForums (avforums.com)

Naim ND5 XS

 

Superb sound quality with huge detail and excellent bass, Comprehensive functionality, Very solid build, Upgradeable

Some limits to soundstage, Power supply is a significant cost, No shortage of competition

The Naim UnitiLite managed a Reference Status badge in Naim’s inaugural review on AVForums - some months later, I still cannot think of either a single box or collection of electronics I would recommend to somebody in place of it. Against this...

2013-04

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Frequency range:10 - 20000
Impedance:32
MP3 bit rates:0 - 320
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.02

Certificates

Certification:Apple

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AIFF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / AIFF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported: No
Video formats supported: No

Networking

Ethernet LAN: Yes
Frequency band:2.4
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11g, 802.11n

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDCP: No
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:115 - 230

Radio

Internet Radio: Yes
Supported radio bands:DAB, FM

Storage

Built-in storage media: No
Card reader integrated: No
Storage media type: No

Video

Full HD: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:30.1
Height :7
Weight:6.5
Width:43.2