British audio marque Naim is set to launch a trio of new network players. This follows in the wake of the brand’s latest Uniti series all-in-one devices, which offer a modern interface and enhanced capabilities.
The three dedicated network players include updated versions of the ND5 XS and the NDX (now badged ND5 SX2 and NDX 2), as well as an all-new flagship network player, the ND 555, replacing the NDS.
The NDX 2 and ND 555 feature 13 cm colour displays in line with the new Uniti players, while all three share variations of the streaming technology developed for the latest Uniti range.
Features include AirPlay and Bluetooth compatibility, as well as integrated Tidal and Spotify support. The players are also UPnP compliant and offer access to a full portfolio of Internet radio broadcasters.
Connectivity is via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, and the players also offer a variety of digital inputs (coax, optical and USB) linked to on-board D/A conversion up to 384 kHz/32 bit I(PCM) and DSD128. Operation is via Naim’s streaming app, offered for iOS and Android users.
The all-new circuitry focuses on noise reduction and power supply, with the NDX 2 and ND 555 both offering separate power supply units, although it’s an option on the former.
Availability in the UK and Europe is expected around mid-year, with SA pricing and availability yet to be confirmed.