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Naim ND 555 Network Player inc 555 Power Supply

£24,999.00

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Naim ND 555 Network Player inc 555 Power Supply

A rich audio heritage

The ND 555 is the result of over four decades of audio engineering. From Naim’s state-of-the-art streaming module to powerful, natural-sounding audio stages – every element of this network player is built on their design DNA, giving it that distinctive, captivating Naim sound. The ND 555 development process also helped them step foot into new technologies: for the first time, they have added low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) to a premium Naim player. Naim chose LVDS because it minimises timing errors due to its fast speed and it minimises radiation thanks to its low noise.

 

Expert craftsmanship

The ND 555 is bristling with innovative technology from input to output. The streaming section uses the latest Naim network card featuring low-noise, high-speed LVDS to route the digital audio signal. The higher speed is capable of decoding most 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 the 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 and fed into the Burr-Brown® PCM1704, a true R2R ladder DAC valued for its exceptional sound quality.

Naim’s renowned DR regulator technology, as used in our range of amplifiers and power supplies, makes its first appearance in a network player, providing ultra-pure DC voltage to the sensitive audio circuitry in the ND 555. The analogue stages use only high-grade through-hole components and are suspended on sprung sub-chassis with heavy brass plates to minimise the effects of microphony.

 

Absolute control

There are several ways to control ND 555. The Naim App for iOS and Android gives you complete control over individual or multiple Naim products. You can access all of your music including radio pre-sets, streaming services and playlists, sync several Naim players for multiroom playback or explore artist discographies and biographies. The app also controls Naim’s Uniti Core music server (so there’s no need for two separate apps) and allows you to update your system wirelessly with a single tap.

For those who prefer a more tactile experience, a premium metal Zigbee® remote control is supplied. It requires no line of sight to the player, so you can take control whatever direction you’re facing. The front panel features a 5” colour display presenting album artwork as well as track information in crisp detail, and there are keys for most commonly used functions including standby and input selection.

Dimensions and Weight

87mm x 432mm x 314mm (H x W x D)

Connectivity

Audio Inputs
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)

Audio Outputs
1 x RCA pair
1 x 5-pin DIN

 

NAIM 555 PS

THE ULTIMATE UPGRADE.

Not everyone sees hi-fi as Naim Audio do. For them, a smooth, stable, low-noise power supply isn’t just desirable: it’s fundamental to proper hi-fi performance. Nowhere is that belief more clearly exemplified than in our reference 555 PS DR, the best power supply in their portfolio.

Originally designed to partner Naim’s world-class CD555 CD player, the 555 PS can also be used with Naim’s NDS and NDX network players, our HDX hard disk player/ server and our DAC digital to analogue converter as well as the CDx2 CD player. Whatever Naim Audio product it partners, the 555 PS DR will improve every aspect of your favourite music. Voices and instruments become clearer and more natural. Perceived dynamic range increases too, while timing – music’s fundamental sense of rhythm and accuracy – snaps into even greater focus.

FEATURES
  • Seven regulated supply voltages, including a separate supply for the CD555 clock circuit
  • Low-resonance case with isolating feet
  • Massive transformer, 40 percent larger than that fitted to the XPS
  • Supplied with Power-Line mains cable as standard
  • All-new Discrete Regulator (DR) configuration, delivering Naim Audio’s best-ever standards of stable, low-noise power

 

TECHNOLOGY & CRAFT

The 555 PS benefits from both Naim’s decades of experience and their relentless pursuit of superior sound quality. Its massive transformer, some 40 percent larger than that fitted to their XPS power supply, features five separate windings outputting to seven regulated supply voltages, including an output specifically intended for use with the clock circuitry of their CD555.

The 555 PS was updated in 2012 as a result of a two year project to develop a new discrete regulator (DR) for Naim Audio power supplies. The new Naim Audio DR now features, alongside improvements to the wire routing, mechanical decoupling and internal layout. These enhancements, developed through intensive listening tests, significantly raise performance and make music even more communicative and enjoyable.

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