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Naim Audio HDX

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Regular Price: £5,419.00

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The world's first, performance-upgradeable, audiophile hard disk player HDX is first and foremost a music player. Like a conventional music storage device it reads audio data from a CD, copying and storing it to hard disk. That is where the convention ends though.


When a CD is inserted in the HDX disc drawer it is read repeatedly until a bit-perfect CD- quality copy of the audio is obtained. This is then stored onto the HDX's 2TB hard drive, which provides a capacity for over 2400 uncompressed albums. You can also save your downloads and music ripped prior to owning a Naim server to your HDX to create one easily accessible and editable store for your entire music collection.


 


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The HDX delivers convenience without compromise. The world’s first audiophile hard disk music player, it was also our first step into digital music delivery – and today, several years after its launch, it still sets the performance standards in its class. Invest in an HDX and you’re buying more than just a single point of access for your digitally stored music collection. It can operate as a high-performance hub for your whole home, streaming the songs you love into any room equipped with a compatible Naim device. Sound quality, whatever format is being replayed and wherever it is being accessed - is never less than absolute. We’d accept nothing less.

 Technology & Craft

Ripping a CD is easy, but ripping it so that it precisely matches the quality of the original is far more complex. Such fastidious attention to digital detail is key to the HDX’s ability: it repeatedly re-reads every CD inserted into its disc mechanism until it can deliver a bit-perfect copy of the original performance.

Accurate data is of little use if it’s handled carelessly, but the HDX is unusually particular about storing your music. Its 2TB (terabyte) hard disk has space enough to support up to 2,400 CDs in uncompressed quality. It will also automatically back up your music to an attached storage device if you wish. Naim’s Extended Music Database ensures every disc you insert will be correctly identified, tagged and catalogued too – so browsing your collection will be almost as enjoyable as listening to it.

The HDX is also available in a Solid State Drive (SSD) variant, the HDX. While the standard HDX has an internal hard disk storage drive, the HDX-SSD caters for the music lover with an extensive collection and is designed to save all ripped music to Network Attached Storage (NAS) enabling almost infinite storage capability.


Features

    Bit-perfect CD ripping to internal 2TB hard disk, sufficient for 2,400 CDs in uncompressed form
    Solid State Drive (SSD) variant available, HDX-SSD, for the music lover with an extensive collection
    Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, Ogg Vorbis and MP3
    Naim Extended Music Database delivers track-level resolution for music browsing and selection
    Naim Network Scanning discovers all playable music and accompanying data on networked PC and Mac computers
    Naim UPnP software serves audio to any compatible UPnP device, such as NaimUniti 2
    24bit/192kHz playback and storage
    vTuner 5* full-service internet radio
    Ultra low-noise triple-regulated power supplies
    Front-panel touch screen and iOS app for intuitive control

 

The HDX gives you the option to automatically create duplicate versions of your ripped music and saves them to an allocated storage device. This makes the necessary process of backing up your music simple and pain-free. Thanks to an Internet connection, your HDX will automatically catalogue your CDs at artist, album and track level, enabling the simplest search and selection when you come to play your music, which of course is replayed with an utterly uncompromised sound quality.

HDX is IP-enabled and will connect to your home network to form the heart of an IP-enabled multi-room set up, allowing access to your HDX-stored music throughout your home.

The HDX provides access to tens of thousands of internet radio stations via a standard internet connection, allowing you to browse and discover great music, both new and old. Naim’s Choice, a menu highlighting high quality stations chosen for quality of sound and/or programming, provides instant and easy access to the highest quality streams.

HDX can be controlled remotely from the n-Serve app for iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, which is available as a free download from the app store

Imagine your entire music collection available for immediate replay at the touch of a screen with Naim UK CD players sound quality. You don't have to imagine anymore; the HDX has arrived.

 

Download HDX Brochure here, (opens in new window)

 

Download HDX Manual here (opens in new window).

 

All other HDX technical, help and quick start guides here.

 

Download HDX White Papers & Technical information here.

White Paper

HDX CD Ripping Engine

HDX Extended Music Database

HDX Thermal Analysis

 

 

  • Two variants: HDX or HDX-SSD
  • HDX - 2TB Hard Drive
  • HDX-SSD - 16GB Single Level Cell (SLC) Enterprise Drive
  • Bit-perfect CD ripping to either 2TB internal storage drive (HDX only) or external network attached storage (NAS) drive (both HDX and HDX-SSD)
  • Rip to WAV or FLAC
  • Save downloads or pre-ripped music to the hard drive for easy access to entire music library
  • Naim Extended Music Database - supports extended metadata to track-level resolution for intuitive browsing & selection
  • Naim Network Scanning - will discover all playable music & metadata available on networked computers (PC & Mac)
  • vTuner 5* full service internet radio service
  • Optional automated back-up to NAS feature
  • Naim UPnP Server - will serve audio streams to any UPnP rendering playback device, such as the NaimUniti or UnitiQute
  • Ethernet network connectivity for reliability
  • Front-panel USB port for replay of USB memory stick-stored audio
  • Multiple intuitive control interfaces: Front panel touch screen / TV / Web / Desktop Client and iPhone / iPod Touch app
  • Naim Desktop Client - for browsing music files, player setup and maintenance with a PC
  • WAV, MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, Windows Media-formatted content files and ALAC files played from any USB-connected storage device
  • Native 24 bit/192kHz playback and internal architecture with support for hi-resolution audio formats. Plays WAV up to 24bit/192kHz, MP3 both vbr and fbr, FLAC up to 24bit/192kHz, AAC (m4a only), AIFF, ALAC, OGG Vorbis and Windows Media-formatted content files.
  • CD replay with display of cover art, album and track data
  • MP3 Shadow Encoding – create lower quality MP3 versions of your music for use on iPod/MP3 players
  • Set share-scanning schedule – set your server to automatically search for new music on the network
  • Stream internet radio over UPnP
  • Performance upgradeable with additional of external XPS or 555 PS power supply and DAC digital to analogue converter
  • StreamNet-enabled for NaimNet audiophile multi-room replay of up to six streams over a home network
  • Separate toroidal transformer and linear power supply for audio circuits
  • Naim-designed PCI audio and drivers with ultra-low jitter clocks
  • S/PDIF Digital output on BNC or TosLink
  • Seven pole analogue output filtering
  • Composite, S-Video or VGA display output for screen or touchscreen
  • Electrical isolation of data lines and clocks
  • Ultra low noise triple-regulated power supplies
  • Naim reference non-magnetic, low-resonance low microphony case
  • Quiet in operation
  • British design and build

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Specification

AUDIO INPUTS
USB Inputs 1 x front panel, 4 x rear panel
UPnP Transcoding, proxying UPnP Server. DLNA device compatible
Other Inputs NAS
AUDIO OUTPUTS
Analogue Outputs DIN, RCA
Line Outputs Fixed (level) 2.1V rms at 1kHz
Output Impedance 22Ω (max.)
Load Impedance 10kΩ (min.)
Frequency Response 10Hz – 20kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB
THD + N <0.1%, 10Hz -18kHz at full level
Phase Response Linear phase, absolute phase correct
Digital Outputs (type) S/PDIF, 75Ω BNC and TOSLINK
Other Outputs Ethernet, UPnP
UPGRADES
Power Supply XPS, 555PS
Other DAC, Hi-Line, Power-Line
CONNECTIVITY
Remote Input 1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated/unmodulated)
RS232 DE9 male
TV Outputs 1 x S-Video, 1 x Composite, 1 x 15 way D VGA, RCA
Ethernet 1 x rear panel RJ45
USB 1 x front panel, 4 x rear panel
Other iPhone/iTouch, VGA, 1 x PS2 keyboard and 1 x PS2 mouse
Remote Control Infra Red (RC5)
FORMATS
CD Formats Red Book
Disc Compatibility CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Audio Formats Supported WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless, OGG Vorbis, AAC, WMA, MP3
SAMPLE RATES
Sample Rates 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz and 192kHz native. Other rates converted to 44.1kHz
Bit Depths 16bit, 24bit, 32bit fixed, 32bit float
USER CONTROL INTERFACES
TV Monitor 4:3 and 16:9 customisable TV interface. IR handset and USB touchscreen compatible
Front Panel Touch sensitive colour user interface. Sychronised TV interface
Web Interface PC and MAC internet browser compatible Adobe Flash User interface
AMX Creston Intstaller customisable reference apps available
Handheld User interface for iPhone and iTouch devices, downloadable from App Store
STREAMING AND RIPPING
USB Scan and play from FAT and NTFS formatted memory sticks
Network Shares Scan and play from music stored on a network share
Network Storage Rip to external network storage for expanded music storage
NaimNet 6 user streams to NaimNet and NetStreams systems
CD Metadata AMG online, FreeDB online and local database
POWER
Supply Voltage 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
PRODUCT CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES
Certifications StreamNet Connected, Digital Fidelity
Licenses MP3, AAC, AMG
PHYSICAL
Dimensions 87 x 432 x 314mm (H x W x D)
Weight 10.8 kg
Shipping Dimensions 240 x 590 x 500mm (H x W x D)
Shipping Weight 13.5kg
OTHER
Notes Windows Media is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. UPnP is a trademark of the UPnP forum. iPod and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries. Naim's HDX is powered by the DigiFi platform; leading edge software technol
FINISH
Front Brushed and black anodised
Case Black powder coated