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Pure musicality with our most advanced streaming platform

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Our reference network player is quite simply the best source component we’ve ever developed.

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Drawing on decades of digital and analogue engineering experience, the ND 555 marries our innovative new streaming platform with classic Naim analogue technology. It features a 40-bit SHARC processor with advanced signal processing, a suspended brass sub-chassis to isolate sound-critical circuits from vibrations and the best external power supply we’ve ever made.

Whether you’re listening to Bonham’s solid groove or Coltrane’s dizzying scales, the ND 555 lets the music flow with astonishing ease and uniquely engaging musicality. Partnered with Statement or 500 series amplification, we believe the ND 555 is as close to live music as it gets.

A rich audio heritage

The ND 555 is the result of over four decades of audio engineering. From our state-of-the-art streaming module to powerful, natural-sounding audio stages – every element of this network player is built on our design DNA, giving it that distinctive, captivating Naim sound. The ND 555 development process also helped us step foot into new technologies: for the first time, we’ve added low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) to a premium Naim player. We chose LVDS because it minimises timing errors due to its fast speed and it minimises radiation thanks to its low noise.

Expert craftsmanship

The ND 555 is bristling with innovative technology from input to output. The streaming section uses the latest Naim network card featuring low-noise, high-speed LVDS to route the digital audio signal. The higher speed is capable of decoding all HD audio formats at up to 32 bits/384 kHz or DSD128. Rather than the source acting as the digital timing master, our new streaming board turns things around and allows our DAC clock to control the flow of audio data. The data is integer-over-sampled in a SHARC DSP to an incredible 40-bit accuracy and fed into the Burr-Brown® PCM1704, a true R2R ladder DAC valued for its exceptional sound quality.

Naim’s renowned DR regulator technology, as used in our range of amplifiers and power supplies, makes its first appearance in a network player, providing ultra-pure DC voltage to the sensitive audio circuitry in the ND 555. The analogue stages use only high-grade through-hole components and are suspended on sprung sub-chassis with heavy brass plates to minimise the effects of microphony.

Three years in the making, this innovative, Naim-designed digital technology surpasses anything Naim has done before.

Combining state-of-the-art DSP with a rich, analogue soul, Naim’s network players deliver engaging, immersive sound quality to get the very best out of your music. At the heart of the new range is Naim’s first ever 500 Series network player, the ND 555. The ND 555 also marks the first 500 Series launch since the CD555 twelve years ago.

Inside the three new units (ND5 XS 2, NDX 2 and ND 555) is a precise blend of high-speed digital componentry and rich analogue audio stages. Each system is easy to control and built with the latest streaming services in mind. Naim’s ND 555 and NDX 2 models also feature full colour displays to bring songs to life. When it came to our reference player, ND 555, Naim engineers called on audio technology that has only been used in our flagship Statement range, as well as several new innovations. For example, Naim installed a series of 13 discrete regulators in ND 555 – similar to Statement, they supply ultra-clean voltage to delicate audio stages. It’s this mix of high-end, audiophile technology and the playability of Naim’s streaming system that gives the new network players a staggering musical output.

Audio Outputs
Digital (S/PDIF)

2 x Optical TOSLink (up to 24bit/96kHz)

2 x Coaxial RCA (up to 24bit/192kHz, DoP 64Fs)

1 x BNC (up to 192kHz, DoP 64Fs)

Analogue

1 x RCA
1 x 5-pin DIN

Audio Inputs
USB

2 x USB Type A Socket (front and rear, 1.6A charge)

Streaming

Chromecast built-in, Apple AirPlay, TIDAL,
Spotify® Connect, Bluetooth (AptX HD), Internet Radio, UPnP™ (hi-res streaming), Roon Ready

Connectivity
Network

Ethernet (10/100Mbps), WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/ac with internal antennae)

Multiroom

Party Mode Streaming: Sync up to six Naim products and control via the Naim app

Updates

Update your system wirelessly via the Naim app

Ripping and Storage
Storage

2 x USB Type A Socket (front and rear - 1.6A charge)

Formats
Audio Formats

WAV - up to 32bits/384kHz
FLAC and AIFF - up to 24bit/384kHz
ALAC (Apple Lossless) - up to 24bit/384kHz
MP3 - up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
AAC - up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
OGG and WMA - up to 48kHz (16 bit)
DSD - 64 and 128Fs
M4A - up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
Notes: Gapless playback supported on all formats. All formats to 384kHz maximum over wireless network.
 

Internet Radio Formats

Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, OGG Vorbis streams and MMS

Internet Radio Provider

vTuner premium 5*

Power
Power Consumption

Typical use: 25W
Network standby mode: <2W
Deep sleep: <0.5W

Mains Supply

100V, 115V or 230V; 50 or 60Hz

User Control
Handheld

Zigbee® RF4CE (Metal)

 

App Control

Naim App for iOS and Android

Front Panel

5"" colour LCD display and rotary volume control with proximity sensor and four buttons

Physical
Dimensions

87mm x 432mm x 314mm (H x W x D)

Weight

12.25kg

Supplied with

Zigbee® remote, Power-Line cable (UK denominations only), cleaning cloth, quick start guide

 

Brushed and anodised aluminium

Upgrades
Power Supply

Second 555 PS DR

Mains Cable

Power-Line (Outside of UK)

Other

Super Lumina

Certification and Licenses
Certification

Apple AirPlay, Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth, AptX HD, Zigbee® RF4CE, Rovi, HDMI, NTFS, HFS and Wi-Fi

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