The world’s first audiophile network music player, the NDX remains an exceptional streaming solution, surpassed only by the NDS.
Its performance-oriented design retains the single component convenience of the ND5 XS, but includes a significantly improved power supply with a custom-designed toroidal transformer plus four separate windings for its digital, DSP, clock and analogue output stages.
The performance of the NDX is matched only by its digital versatility.
High-resolution UPnP network streaming, Spotify Connect, Tidal, USB/iPod playback, thousands of internet radio stations, DAB/FM radio, digital inputs for external sources, multi-room streaming and a bespoke iOS and Android control app will get you listening to more music than ever before.
UPnP-enabled to allow streaming of audio files at up to 24bit/192kHz 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 (single rate), Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, Ogg Vorbis and MP3. Gapless playback on all lossless file formats and on most compressed music
Three 24bit/192kHz capable digital inputs (S/PDIF) to support optimum connection to external sources
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/iPod and USB-stored audio
vTuner 5* full-service internet radio
Optional DAB+/DAB/FM radio module £4049.00
Multiroom & Party Mode compatible
Bluetooth connectivity with aptX codec for quality audio playback
Technology & Craft
Beneath NDX versatility lies one of the most technically ambitious and accomplished of all Naim Audio products.
The wide variety of digital audio data streams and signal types, and the necessity that each one is delivered to the NDX outputs with maximum fidelity, demanded first that many new and innovative techniques for electronic signal isolation had to be developed and refined.
The full spectrum of Naim Audio’s uniquely advanced digital signal handling and processing techniques is also deployed in the NDX.
The NDX uses the same RAM buffer and master-clock jitter removal technique of the Naim Audio DAC outboard digital to analogue converter and all the oversampling, filtering and signal management techniques that have brought Naim Audio to the forefront of digital music in the home.
NDX is a true audiophile product where maximising sound quality drives every development decision.
The NDX can be used in conjunction with the XPS or 555 PS power supplies to significantly enhance its performance.
However, only Classic Series XPS units are compatible with the NDX, not the older Olive Series versions.
Please note: only current “Classic” style XPS power supplies can be used with the NDX. Older “Olive” style XPS units are incompatible and cannot be used.
Product Specification NDX
|USB||1 x front panel Type A socket (also used for iPod)|
|Antenna||Wi-Fi (802.11 g or n at 2.4GHz), F type (plus PAL adapter) on tuner version|
|UPnP||Wired Ethernet (RJ45) or Wi-Fi|
|Digital (S/PDIF)||3 x S/PDIF:
– 1 x coaxial BNC – up to 24bits/192kHz
– 1 x coaxial RCA – up to 24bits/192kHz
– 1 x optical TOSLINK – up to 24bits/96kHz
|Analogue||1 x DIN and 1 x RCA, 2.1V RMS at 1 kHz|
|Output Impedance||10Ω (max.)|
|Frequency Response||10Hz – 20kHz, +0.1/−0.5dB|
|THD + N||<0.1%, 10Hz -18kHz at full level|
|Digital (S/PDIF)||1 x BNC (75Ω)|
|Load Impedance||10kΩ (min.)|
|Remote Output||2 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated or unmodulated)|
|Updates||1 x USB Type Mini-B|
|Remote Control||Infra Red (RC5)|
|Remote Input||1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated and unmodulated)|
|Audio Formats||WAV (up to 24bit/192kHz)
AIFF (up to 24bit/192kHz)
FLAC (up to 24bit/192kHz)
DSD (single rate DSF64 & DFF64 only)
ALAC (up to 24bit/96kHz)
WMA (up to 16bit/48kHz) must be WMA 9.2
Ogg Vorbis (up to 16bit/48kHz)
M4a (CBR and VBR up to 320kbit/s)
MP3 (CBR and VBR up to 320kbit/s)
Playlists (M3U, PLS)
|Internet Radio Provider||vTuner 5* full service|
|Multiroom||Master: Will stream WAV, FLAC and AIFF (up to 24bit/48kHz), ALAC (up to 16bit/44.1kHz), AAC and MP3 (up to 16bit/48kHz) files only as MP3 320kbps quality.|
|DAB Tuning Range||(optional module) Band III and L Band|
|FM Tuning Range||(optional module) 87.5 – 108MHz|
|Front Panel||Nine button matrix|
|Handheld||Remote handset included and optional Naim app for iOS and Android.|
|Power Supply||XP5 XS, XPS, 555 PS|
|Other||DAC digital to analogue converter, Hi-Line, Power-Line|
|Supply Voltage||100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz|
|Power Consumption||60VA (max.)|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||87 x 432 x 314 mm|
|Supplied with||Uniti Remote Control, Standard Interconnect|