Naim Audio NDX 2

High-End Network Audio Player


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The New Naim Network Players
The latest network players have been engineered on the basis of a completely new streaming system. Three years in the making, this innovative, Naim-designed digital technology surpasses anything Naim have done before. Combining state-of-the-art DSP with a rich, analogue soul, the network players deliver engaging, immersive sound quality to get the very best out of your music, whilst retaining Naim's classic styling. The range includes the ND5 XS 2, NDX 2 and ND 555 – the first network player in the Naim 500 Series and the only one to match its power and audiophile-quality sound.

Experience Breath-Taking Depth of Sound
Naim’s new network players offer numerous ways to listen to your music with clarity and precision:

  • Chromecast built-in
  • Apple AirPlay
  • TIDAL
  • Spotify® Connect
  • Bluetooth (aptX HD)
  • Internet Radio
  • UPnP™ (Universal Plug and Play)
  • Digital Input (Optical and Coax)
  • Wired IR RC5 Output
  • USB
  • Multiroom
  • Roon-Ready


From the state-of-the-art streaming module to powerful, natural-sounding audio stages – the design DNA runs through each model in the range and helps to give it that distinctive Naim sound. The ND 555 development process also helped Naim step foot into new technologies: for the first time, they’ve added low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) to a premium Naim player. Naim chose LVDS for its high-definition audio output, which offers faster processing and very low power consumption.

Extraordinary Design Inside and Out
With the new network players, Naim wanted to retain a classic look while integrating their latest technology and innovative new features. All of the models in the range use the familiar brushed metal exterior, while NDX 2 and ND 555 also include a 5" front-panel TFT display. Along with the Naim app, it’s the face of the seamless new Naim streaming system, providing access to streaming services such as Spotify and TIDAL, internet radio, local sources and album artwork – in short, ultimate connectivity.

Total Control At Your Fingertips
NDX 2 and ND 555 are supplied with their own Zigbee® remote controls. They remove the need for line of sight, so you can take control whatever direction you’re facing or even from around the corner. You can also use the same remote for different Naim streamers – a new device can be paired in a matter of seconds. Both the ND 555 and NDX 2 also feature 5" TFT colour displays with proximity sensors, as well as four control buttons for added flexibility and streamlined usability.

The Naim App gives you effortless control over your network player: access all your music including radio stations, streaming services, and explore artist discographies and biographies. Convenient over-the-air software updates make it easy to add new functions at the touch of a button.

 

NDX 2
Streamlined connectivity from an exceptionally engaging network player

With its world-class performance, the versatile and upgradable NDX 2 embodies the current state of the art. A host of features such as high-res UPnPTM streaming, AirPlay, Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth (aptX HD), Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Roon compatibility, vTuner internet radio and multiroom streaming as well as digital and USB inputs provide all the connectivity you could wish for.

Our main focus in developing the NDX 2 network player, however, was its performance. Along with Naim’s bespoke streaming platform, we implemented an upgraded DAC and discrete analogue stages. These and numerous other improvements over its acclaimed predecessor make the NDX 2 a sonic force to be reckoned with, offering highly immersive and lively replay quality.

  • UPnP-enabled to allow streaming of audio files at up to 32bit/384kHz 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, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, M4A and MP3. Gapless playback on all file formats
  • 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
  • Built-in Chromecast allows you to stream from hundreds of supported smartphone or tablet apps (192kHz)
  • Apple AirPlay - stream music from your iOS device or from iTunes and Apple Music
  • 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 (1.6A charge)
  • vTuner 5* full-service internet radio
  • Multiroom & Party Mode compatible
  • iOS and Android Naim Audio app for intuitive control
  • Bluetooth connectivity with aptX HD codec for quality audio playback
  • Thanks to 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.
  • Bi-directional, Zigbee®-compatible remote control
  • Roon ready - turning your music collection into a beautifully laid out catalogue

 

Technology & Craft
The Burr-Brown® PCM1792A digital-to-analogue converter working alongside our new streaming platform is one of the best available. We improved its performance even further by implementing our own digital filters and adding a discrete current-tovoltage converter immediately after the DAC.

The streaming section of the NDX 2 uses the latest Naim network card featuring lownoise, high-speed low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) to route the digital audio signal. The higher speed is capable of decoding all HD audio formats at up to 32 bits/384 kHz or DSD128. Rather than the source acting as the digital timing master, our new streaming board turns things around and allows our DAC clock to control the flow of audio data. The data is integer-over-sampled in a SHARC DSP to an incredible 40-bit accuracy before it’s fed to the Burr-Brown DAC.

The NDX 2 features an integrated low-noise power supply with a custom-designed toroidal transformer and separate windings for the digital and analogue sections. However, the player can be upgraded with an external XPS DR or 555 PS DR power supply, giving you a marked increase in sonic authority and emotion.

During the development of the NDX 2, our engineers examined every detail, from mechanical construction, component selection and board layout. The result is a network player worthy of the Naim badge, with a sound that’s rich, detailed and engaging.

 

Audio Inputs
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

 

Connectivity
Network

Ethernet (10/100Mbps), WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/ac with external antennae)

Updates

Update your system wirelessly via the Naim app

 

Formats
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*

 

Ripping and Storage
Storage

2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear - 1.6A charge)

 

Power
Power Consumption

Typical use: 19W
Network standby mode: <2W
Deep sleep: <0.5W

 

User Control
Handheld

Zigbee® RF4CE

App Control

Naim App for iOS and Android

Front Panel

5" colour LCD display and four buttons

 

Physical
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

 

Upgrades
Power Supply

555 PS DR/ XPS/ XP5 XS

Mains Cable

Power-Line

Other

Super Lumina / Hi-Line

 

 

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