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Naim Audio NDS

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£7,429.00

The Ultimate Reference Audiophile Network Player


The NDS is a network music player without equal. Inspired by the audio engineering and performance of world beating Naim CD players, and using the latest in high resolution network audio technology, the NDS lifts network streaming and digital audio sources unquestionably into the high-end. From internet radio to 24bit/192kHz audio, the NDS displays all the musical quality of the finest high-end components. The NDS takes its place above the award winning ND5 XS and NDX as the reference Naim network player. It is a revolutionary step forward for high-end audio.


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NDS with two Burndy Interconnects (For connection to 555PS Power Supply)   £7690.

Burndy Cables £470 each normal price.

 

Our reference network player, the NDS, is an audiophile-quality music source, every bit the sonic equal of the very finest high-end CD players and turntables. Whether you’re browsing your digitally stored music collection, exploring tens of thousands of internet radio stations, discovering music via the built in Spotify Connect feature, or indulging in a high-resolution 24bit/192kHz download, the NDS delivers unrivalled performance.

 Technology & Craft

The electronic brain of the NDS is a 40bit SHARC Digital Signal Processor (DSP), the most powerful to be fitted to any Naim component so far. It’s capable of performing a staggering billion calculations per second. By monitoring the flow of data through the NDS’ buffers and adjusting the clocks accordingly, it provides jitter-free accuracy and optimum performance whatever the relative quality of the music being played. Yet, for all its complexity, the NDS is easy to use: our bespoke control software ensures seamless compatibility with all your digital devices. You’ll find the NDS simple to live with and an absolute delight to listen to.

While its concept is revolutionary, much of the NDS represents an evolution of classic Naim themes. Its internal architecture is separated into carefully screened digital and analogue pathways, each mounted on suspended brass plates to minimise resonance and vibration. Sound critical boards and components are further isolated by their own shields, reducing interference within the chassis to the absolute minimum. Finally, the NDS has no internal power supply, ensuring optimum performance by isolating its sensitive electronics from electromagnetic and mechanical interference.


Features

    UPnP-enabled to allow streaming of audio files at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution from Naim hard disk servers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices or any home computer
    Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, Ogg Vorbis and MP3. Gapless playback on all lossless file formats and on most compressed music
    vTuner 5* full-service internet radio
    40bit SHARC processor optimises digital pathways and helps eliminate jitter
    Spotify Connect built-in to stream millions of songs from the world’s most popular streaming service
    Reference-quality Burr Brown PCM1704 precision laser-trimmed sign-magnitude DACs
    Three 24bit/192kHz capable digital inputs (S/PDIF) to support optimum connection to external sources
    Fully isolated internal layout, with shielding cans housing streaming module, DSP power supply and DACs
    Heavy brass sub-chassis with steel-sprung floating suspension system for optimum isolation
    iOS and Android Naim app for intuitive control

 

 

Naim Audio NDS  Reference Manual

 

Naim Audio NDS  Quick Start Guide

 

Naim Audio Connection Guide (2015 Version)

 

Naim Audio Streamer/Spotify Supplement

 

Naim Audio Streamer/MultiRoom Supplement

 

Naim Audio NDS  Brochure

 

 

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Specification

Audio Inputs
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

USB

1 x front panel Type A socket

Antenna

Wi-Fi (802.11 g or n at 2.4GHz)

Antenna

Wired Ethernet (RJ45) or Wi-Fi

Audio Outputs
Digital (S/PDIF)

1 x BNC (75Ω)

Load Impedance

10kΩ (min.)

Analogue

1 x DIN and 1 x RCA, 2.1V RMS at 1 kHz

Output Impedance

<20Ω (min.)

Frequency Response

10Hz  - 20kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB

THD + N

<0.005%, 10Hz - 18kHz at full level

Connectivity
Remote Control

Infra Red (RC5)

Remote Input

1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated and unmodulated)

Remote Output

2 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated or unmodulated)

Updates

1 x USB Type Mini-B

Formats
Audio Formats

WAV (up to 24bit/192kHz)
AIFF (up to 24bit/192kHz)
FLAC (up to 24bit/192kHz) 
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

User Control
Front Panel

Nine button matrix

Handheld

Remote handset included and optional Naim app for iOS and Android.

Upgrades
Power Supply

External power supply required. XP5 XS, XPS, 555 PS all compatible (double Burndy connection for 555 PS).

Other

Hi-Line, Power-Line (on external power supply)

Physical
Dimensions (HxWxD)

87 x 432 x 314 mm 

Weight

14 kg

Supplied with

Uniti Remote Control, Standard Interconnect