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New Network Players from Naim
Due @ Basically Sound this summer... and we have a Naim event scheduled for November!!!
Initially launched way back in February at the Bristol HiFi Show, Naim have now officially presented their new range of network players to the world at last month's Munich Hi-End Show with the public finally able to hear these new products for the first time. Unfortunately, we didn't get to visit the Munich Show this year, so we are still awaiting our first chance to hear these new designs.
So, three new designs will become available over the course of the summer.
Firstly, the range topping ND555 (pictured above) is due to arrive here towards the end of June. The ND555 is an all new 500 Series product, sitting alongside the NAC552 & NAP500-DR pre/power amplifier combination. It will require the use of one (or even two) 555PS-DR power supplies to operate and comes complete with a HiLine DIN-DIN interconnect. Expectations are high and the ND555 is expected to become the class leader in sonic performance within the network streamer market place.
Then, about a month later, the NDX-2 will make its appearance. Visually similar to the ND555, the NDX-2 will have the ability to operate on its own or to be upgraded by adding either an XPS-DR or 555PS-DR power supply.
Both the ND555 & NDX-2 have full colour graphic front displays to enhance the user interface, but control will predominantly be via the Naim app (iOS & Android versions are available).
The final member of the new Naim streamer range, the ND5XS-2, should arrive in late August. Aimed to sit alongside products like the Nait-XS2, the ND5XS-2 has slimmer casework and, as a result, no colour display is provided, relying solely on the Naim app for both control & set-up. All three products come with latest wireless remote controls too.
Prices are advised as follows: ND555 : £12999 (exc. PS), NDX-2 : £4999 & ND5XS-2 : £2000Find out more