Another networking Naim
THE death of CD, some would say, has been vastly exaggerated but from the way hi-fi manufacturers are jumping on the network player/streamer bandwagon, you could be excused for thinking they’re in panic mode.
The venerable Naim Audio of Britain (now under the Focal group), however, hasn’t abandoned the silver disc, even as it shores up its future prospects with an increasing line of media players. The latest in this line is the ND5 XS network player, which offers everything to keep you from missing CD in future!
The ND5, according to Naim, is a network-connected separate source, offering UPnP streaming of up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution over a domestic network, either from network-attached storage (NAS) or a hard disk player/server (yes, like Naim’s
Upgrades? You can add an XPS or 555 PS power supply, and the Naim DAC. The ND5 is expected to start shipping this month, so check out naimaudio.com for the details.