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NAIM UnitiQute 2 · Streamer & Integrated Amplifier

$2,895.00

We call the Naim UnitiQute 2 the Cute Little Bugger. With its diminutive size, it handles multi-source, all-in-one player that handles streaming music at up to 24bit/192kHz resolutions over UPnP™ with ease. At its core is a 30W per channel integrated amplifier that will drive a wide range of speakers and fill your room with music. A Naim application for iOS and Android makes controlling streaming music a piece of cake. Dimensions HxWxD: 3.5″x8.3″x12.6″. Weight: 14.6 lbs.

NAIM Unitilite · CD Player, Streamer & Integrated Amplifier

$4,495.00

The Naim UnitiLite distils the qualities and functionality of our original award-winning all-in-one into a slimline component. So it will handle CDs via a mechanised front-panel tray, high-resolution music streaming over UPnP, DAB+/DAB/FM and internet radio and digital sources via one of five 24bit/192kHz-capable inputs. It also has Spotify Connect built-in and Bluetooth (aptX) connectivity. For all its slimline versatility its 50W integrated amplifier provides it with a heavyweight sound which sets it apart as a product worthy of the Naim badge. Dimensions HxWxD: 2.8″x17.3″x12.1″. Note: Antennae may take up more room. Weight: 16.5 lbs.

NAIM UNITI 2 · CD Player, Streamer & Integrated Amplifier

$6,495.00

The NaimUniti 2 is the new and improved version of Naim’s original, revolutionary all-in-one player. It created an entire range of music streaming systems that offer truly stunning sound quality previously thought possible only with separate components. The Naim Uniti 2 plays UPnP streams at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution via a wired or wireless connection, NaimUniti 2 has a build-in quality CD player, a 70W per channel amplifier, six digital inputs, built in Spotify Connect, Bluetooth (aptX) connectivity, a DAB+/DAB/FM and internet radio tuner as well as a USB interface that enables playback from an iPod or high-resolution digital audio from a USB HDD or memory stick. Dimensions HxWxD: 3.5″x17.3″x12.6″, Note: Antennae may take up more room. Weight: 25.8 lbs.

NAIM Mu-So · Wireless Audio System

$1,899.00

Mu-so® is Naim’s first wireless music system. Finely tuned by Naim specialist engineers in England, its powerful audio brain delivers the most exceptional quality in sound, commanding 450 watts of power through six custom-designed speakers to create an experience of music that has to be heard to be believed.

Its advanced yet simple to use connectivity includes Airplay, Bluetooth®/aptX®, Spotify Connect®, TIDAL (NEW), UPnP™ (access your stored music), Internet Radio, Multiroom (NEW), USB, Analogue and Digital inputs, Apple iOS and Android App for complete control.

NAIM Audio CD5si CD Player

$2,495.00

With so much focus on audio streaming and downloads it might seem easy to forget the humble CD. But not at Naim. After all, the CD is still by far the World’s most popular music format and for millions of music enthusiasts compact disc collections still constitute the heart and soul of precious music libraries. This outstanding machine, which replaces the previous CD5i, brings worthwhile performance benefits for users but retains the functionality and straightforward usability of the classic player. The CD5si is designed to be the best in its class, incorporating genuine technological advances to provide a thoroughly enjoyable musical experience.

Naim Audio CD5si is top rated by many Audiophile Journals and is Highly Recommended by the staff at Pat’s Audio Art.

NAIM Audio CD5 XS CD Player

$4,995.00

Naim CD5 XS CD Player doesn’t just sound better than our CD5si: it also gives you more room to improve. Music sound even more expressive with an additional XS power supply. One can also use its transformer-coupled digital output to upgrade it with a Naim external DAC. Dimensions HxWxD: 2.8×17.3×12″. Weight: 13.2 lbs.

NAIM Audio CDX 2 CD Player

$8,495.00

Naim CDX 2 CD Player: the Integrity and stability of the signals read by its laser were prime design considerations for the CDX2’s development. A suspended transport and low mass magnetic clamping system ensure that the disc spins accurately and silently, unhindered by mechanical resonance. The mass of the custom-made glass reinforced front-loading drawer mechanism has been carefully calculated to optimise rigidity and isolation. Additionally, the internal shielding has been improved bringing about further upgraded performance and lower noise. Paths between critical components are as short as possible to preserve delicate signals and each stage of the circuitry is powered by a separate regulated supply. Dimensions HxWxD: 3.5×17.3×12.6″. Weight: 23.8 lbs.

NAIM Audio CD555 CD Player

$27,995.00

The CD555 makes no attempt to play DVDs, DVD-As or SACDs. It does not have a digital output. Nor does it have a variable output. The CD555 simply plays CDs and at that it excels. We are confident that it is the best CD player ever.

Key features of this fabulous player include a separate power supply from a transformer secondary winding, which is triple regulated, right through to the critical master clock and de-jittering circuitry. Special attention has also been paid to reducing capacitive coupling of high frequency noise from other supplies into this super quiet clock supply through interconnect cables and wiring looms. Two Burndy interconnects between the power supply and head unit discretely carry the digital and analogue supplies, and extend the principle of reducing capacitive coupling between power supplies as far as possible.
Other noteworthy design features of the CD555 include:

  • Machined, heavy, solid, transport tray to reduce resonance and vibration amplitude.
  • High mass design to improve suspension characteristics, providing isolation from the chassis and other components.
  • Low infra red reflective coatings around the CD to reduce eye pattern interference and noise.
  • Extremely low inertia and low resonance CD clamp.
  • Philips CD-Pro mechanism with a die-cast chassis.
  • Very heavy brass sub-chassis – separate for digital and analogue electronics.
  • Analogue stages, I-to-V conversion, filtering and output driver are built from discrete components.
  • Seven-pole output filters.
  • Separate low jitter clock circuit with its own multi-stage regulated power supply.
  • Post-digital filter de-jitter circuitry to eliminate jitter.
  • DAC’s are isolated from electric and magnetic fields.
  • Motorised top loading door.

Naim CD 555 is a Reference Quality CD Player available from Pat’s Audio Art.

NAIM Audio DAC-V1

$2,995.00

The DAC-V1 is an asynchronous USB digital to analogue converter with multiple digital S/PDIF inputs, precision volume control and a high-quality headphone amplifier. It will produce stunning sound quality from your computer and transform it into a high-quality, high-resolution music hub.

Digital made musical
Connect the DAC-V1 to your PC, Mac or Laptop via a standard A to B USB cable and the quality of your music will be defined not by the limitations of the computer hardware, but by the quality of the data itself. And with DAC-V1 that can be incredibly high, up to 24bit/384kHz resolution.

Flexible yet powerful
While the DAC-V1 is perfectly suited to being positioned on a desk near a computer it is also highly versatile. It can integrate seamlessly into a traditional hi-fi system or be used with any two-channel digital audio source such as a games console, satellite box or any other device with a digital output via one of its five S/PDIF digital inputs. The DAC-V1 can also be combined with the Naim UnitiServe hard disc server and its matching power amplifier, the NAP 100, to create a compact high-end music system.

Connect to:

  • PC/Mac/Laptop – Make the most of music from your computer via asynchronous USB
  • Hard disk player – Create a compact yet powerful hi-fi system by combining DAC-V1 with the NAP 100 and UnitiServe
  • Games Console – Immerse yourself in games and multi-media sound from your favourite console
  • CD Player – Take over preamplifier and DAC duties for your CD player and give extra connectivity
  • DVD Player – Play sound from your movies, documetaries, live concerts and more
  • Satellite TV Receiver – Improve the sound quality of your TV or set top box
  • Headphones – play direct through your headphones from the front panel of the DAC-V1

NAIM Audio DAC

$4,995.00

The Naim DAC marks a technical milestone comparable to our first CD player, the CDS. The CDS demonstrated that CD replay and lifelike music reproduction were not mutually exclusive. Now, the Naim DAC demonstrates that the jitter and noise that bedevil traditional external digital to analogue conversion can be overcome and a new route to the real enjoyment of music opened. The Naim DAC provides eight S/PDIF inputs, two USB inputs, and is capable of handling audio data sampled at up to 768kHz and with up to 24bit resolution. It not only brings all the digital inputs together into the analogue domain, but does so with a level of performance that can compete with the finest from any Naim CD player to provide unrivalled musical fulfilment.

Listening to the Naim DAC is a revelation. Music, whether its source be an iPod, a CD or a high resolution data file, is presented afresh, with more definition, more insight, more warmth, and simply more of those hard to-define clues of rhythm, melody and emotion that distinguish the real thing from pale imitation. The Naim DAC is an advance that brings real music in the home closer to reality than ever before.
Designing an external digital to analogue converter capable of offering the exceptional musical performance obligatory for a Naim product brings numerous technical challenges. In particular, the S/PDIF interface protocol for digital interconnection has significant jitter and noise problems.

Original solutions to these problems had to be conceived and developed. The Naim DAC has more in common with Naim CD players than with conventional external digital to analogue converters. It overcomes the jitter issues of S/PDIF by reading the data into a “rotating” data RAM buffer independently of its timing signal and reading it out again clocked by one of ten extremely low noise, fixed frequency crystal sine-wave oscillators.

In terms of system topology, the DAC’s rotating memory is analogous to a rotating CD feeding raw data to be reclocked. The rate at which the memory fills and empties is controlled by the DAC automatically selecting the oscillator that matches the average incoming clock frequency. The data entering the downstream digital filtering and DAC chips is then completely isolated from the incoming S/PDIF jitter. Along with being a source of jitter, S/PDIF is a potential source of RF noise. The Naim DAC suppresses S/PDIF noise through electrical isolation of its DSP front end from the digital to analogue converter and analogue circuits. Each element is also run from separate power supplies.

The Naim DAC’s digital filtering is handled by a powerful SHARC DSP chip running unique Naim authored code to create an ultra high precision 40-bit floating point filter. The filter over-samples by 16 times on 44.1kHz data and provides stop-band attenuation of 180dB on all data. Following the digital filter are the two mono Burr-Brown digital to analogue converter chips, as used in the CD555 CD player. Finally the Naim DAC features a very high performance, low noise, and low distortion fully discrete analogue output stage.

Ground breaking technology and digital audio engineering, however, are purely academic. Listening to the Naim DAC is something else entirely. Startling in its clarity, arresting in its detail, beguiling in its warmth and inspiring in its rhythm, the Naim DAC seduces from the first note.

NAIM ND5 XS Network Player

$5,295.00

Slimline streaming
Naim has always been associated with firsts. The first high-end CD player- the CDS. The first high-end hard disk music player – the HDX. The first high-end BMR speakers – the Ovator. The first performance-upgradable high-end audio streamer – the NDX. And now the NDX has its first offspring – the ND5 XS. The ND5 XS takes the DNA of the NDX and concentrates it in the slimline XS style package. With an ND5 XS you can stream audio from a UPnP server, discover internet radio, connect your iPod, iPhone, iPad or USB storage, and even listen to conventional digital audio sources. Simply connect the ND5 XS to your home network, plug it in to a spare amplifier input, and the new world of streamed audio is yours.

Musical multitasking
Streamed audio is a hi-fi revolution and the ND5 XS unlocks its potential. It provides easy access to all the audio delivery formats that have suddenly made music in the home exciting once again. Through its wired or wireless network connection the ND5 XS can play literally thousands of internet radio stations. The ND5 XS is also fully Apple Authenticated meaning it can play iPad, iPod or iPhone-stored music, digitally for optimised sound quality, via its front panel USB socket. And via the same socket, the ND5 XS can play audio files stored on USB memory sticks. The ND5 XS can play audio files, including iTunes libraries, stored on a computer or on network storage over UPnP™. It can play the full range of audio file and stream formats at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WMA, MP3, M4A, MMS, AAC, AIFF and Ogg Vorbis. The ND5 XS will also handle M3U and PLS playlists formats and it supports gapless playback. Finally, an optional FM/DAB tuner module that integrates seamlessly with the ND5 XS control interface means traditional radio is also not forgotten.

For more conventional external audio sources the ND5 XS provides three independently selectable digital inputs to enable S/PDIF audio from CD players, computers and other digital audio sources at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution to be played. The three digital inputs offer a different connection socket option; optical TosLink, coaxial phono and coaxial BNC, to provide both versatility and optimised sound quality.

Choose to control
The ND5 XS is as versatile in use as it is in its applications. Its three user interfaces provide alternative methods of control – each one appropriate for different situations and personal preferences. It can be operated from its front panel buttons, from its remote control handset or by using the free Naim n-Stream iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch app. In each case, control is simple, intuitive and satisfying. System automation features also allowing the ND5 XS to integrate with the DAC or any connected Naim preamplifier or CD player, offering centralised control via the n-Stream app.

NAIM NDX Network Player

$7,595.00

The Audiophile Network Player
The NDX is a network audio player with the potential to transform music in the home. It can play UPnP audio streams, internet radio, iPod or iPhone audio, and files stored on USB memory hardware. Three high resolution S/PDIF digital inputs complete its versatility.

NDX is however more than just a versatile network audio player. It embodies Naim’s unrivalled digital audio experience and knowhow to provide music reproduction quality equivalent to the best-in-class CDX2 CD player and HDX hard disk player . It makes music with vitality and clarity, rhythm and warmth. NDX defines a new class of high-end audio source equipment and brings to it genuine audiophile performance.

Streaming Versatility
Connected to an analogue or digital preamplifier input, NDX unlocks the potential of network audio. Its network connection can be either wireless or wired, and NDX can stream audio files, including iTunes libraries, stored on a computer or on network storage, via UPnP. It can play all common, and some not so common, audio file and stream formats at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution: WMA, MP3, MMS, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF and Ogg Vorbis. NDX also recognises M3U and PLS playlists formats and supports gapless playback on all lossless formats.

NDX can play literally thousands of internet radio stations and an optional FM/DAB tuner module, that integrates seamlessly with the NDX control interface, is also available. NDX can play iPod or iPhone music via its front panel USB socket and, via the same socket, it can play audio files stored on USB memory sticks and drives. NDX is fully Apple Authenticated enabling playback of iPod/iPhone-stored digital media, bypassing the iPod/iPhone internal DAC for optimised performance.

Three independently selectable digital inputs enable S/PDIF audio signals from CD players, computers and other digital audio sources at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution to be handled by the NDX. Each digital input comprises a different connection socket option; optical TosLink, coaxial phono and coaxial BNC, to provide yet greater versatility and optimised sound quality.

Choice of control
Versatility and audio quality is worth nothing without an intuitive user interface and the NDX has three. It can be operated from its front panel buttons, from its remote control handset or using the Naim n-Stream app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The app also allows input and volume control of Naim preamplifiers and DAC.In each case, NDX control is simple, intuitive and satisfying.

Connected to a world of music
Connect an NDX to your existing audio system, and the world of network audio opens for discovery. It’s a world of high resolution audio downloads, UPnP streaming, and the vast resource of internet radio. But thanks to Naim technology, it’s a world of very high quality reproduction also, where music doesn’t simply play in the background but lives, breathes and communicates.

NAIM NDS Reference Network Player

$14,995.00

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.

Music lives, breathes and communicates.
Connect an NDS to your existing audio system, and the world of network audio opens for discovery. It’s a world of high-resolution audio downloads, UPnP™ streaming, and the vast resource of internet radio. But thanks to Naim audio engineering, it’s also a world of very high quality reproduction, where music lives, breathes and communicates.

NAIM Audio 555 PS Power Supply for CD555 · CDS3 & CDX2 CD Players

$11,995.00

The ultra-low noise 555 PS was originally designed to power the CD555 CD player but is also backwards- compatible with the CDS3 and CDX2 players. It can further be used to enhance the performance of the Naim HDX hard disc player and Naim DAC.

The 555 PS was updated in 2012 as a result of a two year project to develop a new discrete regulator (DR) for Naim power supplies. The new Naim DR now features, alongside improvements to the wire routing, mechanical decoupling and internal layout. These improvements, developed through intensive listening tests, significantly raise performance and make music even more communicative and enjoyable.

Within the supply’s low resonance case with isolating feet there is a transformer that is 40 per cent larger than that in the XPS with five secondary windings outputting seven regulated power supplies including a separate one for the CD555 clock circuitry. The 555 PS also has separate dedicated analogue and digital output sockets (Burndy) to minimise high frequency noise modulation of the analogue supplies.

Naim 555 PS Power Supply is a Reference Quality Power Supply for Naim Audio Digital Components and is available from Pat’s Audio Art. $11,995.00. Other Naim Audio Power Supplies also available.