Naim Audio NDX

NDX

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Replaced by NDX 2

NDX

The world’s first audiophile network music player, the NDX remains an exceptional streaming solution, surpassed only by the NDS.

ndxfrontIts 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.

Features NDX

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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

iOS and Android Naim Audio app for intuitive control

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Bluetooth connectivity with aptX codec for quality audio playback

 

Technology & Craft

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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

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Audio Inputs

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

Audio Outputs

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.)

Connectivity

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)

Formats

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

User Control

Front Panel Nine button matrix
Handheld Remote handset included and optional Naim app for iOS and Android.

Upgrades

Power Supply XP5 XS, XPS, 555 PS
Other DAC digital to analogue converter, Hi-Line, Power-Line

Power

Supply Voltage 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption 60VA (max.)

Physical

Dimensions (HxWxD) 87 x 432 x 314 mm
Weight 10 kg
Supplied with Uniti Remote Control, Standard Interconnect

 

Brand

Naim Audio

Naim Audio

Their story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music.

Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life.

These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.

1972 A first start at Capital Radio

Julian won a contract to supply then start-up radio station, Capital Radio, with audio equipment.

The successful design was a compact version of an early Naim Audio power amplifier combined with speaker drive units in one cabinet – the NAM 502

1973 Naim Audio Officially Founded

Following the success of Capital Radio, Naim Audio was officially incorporated in 1973 with Julian Vereker and his co-founder Shirley Clarke as directors. Based in a shop in the centre of Salisbury, our first HQ had both manufacturing and demonstration facilities.

1973 The NAP 200 Power Amplifier

Naim Audio’s first consumer product for home use was launched in the year of our founding: the NAP 200 power amplifier. Originally designed in 1971, its descendant’s power amplifiers differ greatly technologically but still aim for the same performance goals of pace, rhythm and timing

1974 The NAC 12 Preamplifier

With a network of dedicated independent retailers now on board in the UK, the NAC 12, our first production preamplifier, was launched.

1980 Classic Advertising

As Naim Audio grew in popularity through the 70s and early 80s, the team decided to grab the attention of the press and public with a series of tongue-in-cheek adverts. They reflected the confident, often unorthodox nature of our approach to music playback and have become iconic in their own right.

1983 NAIT Integrated Amplifier

Naim Audio’s first integrated amplifier the NAIT introduced. This iconic little integrated amp sounded quite unlike any other integrated of its day and set a trend for so-called ‘super integrateds

1985 The Queen’s Award

Naim Audio is recognised with the prestigious Queen’s Award for the first time in 1985. We would go on to repeat this achievement a further two times in the 21st century, winning for Export in 2010 and for Innovation in digital music streaming in 2014.

1991 The CDS CD Player

Like so many Naim Audio products, the design of our first CD player, the CDS, flew in the face of conventional wisdom. Its Two-box configuration gave the power supply its own separate enclosure and the CD clamp used a rare earth magnet to keep its mass low whilst still firmly holding the disc without vibration

2000 NAP 500 Power Amplifier

The year 2000 marked a step change in Naim Audio history. After several years in development, the new flagship Naim Audio NAP 500 power amplifier was born and with it the new industrial design aesthetic that would redefine Naim Audio for the 21st century. Its music-making ability would only be bettered by the arrival of Statement in 2014.

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