An­other net­work­ing Naim

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - LIVING -

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

Choice,

Ra­dio Par­adise,

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.

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