Pure musicality with our most advanced streaming platform
Leveres med Naim 555PS.
Our reference network player is quite simply the best source component we’ve ever developed.
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.
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.
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Naim ND 555
Chromecast built-in, Apple AirPlay, TIDAL, Spotify® Connect, Bluetooth (AptX HD), Internet Radio, UPnP™ (hi-res streaming), Roon Ready
USB: 2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear - 1.6A charge)
Digital (S/PDIF): 2 x optical TOSLink (up to 24bit/96kHz, 1 x coaxial RCA (up to 24bit/192kHz, DoP 64Fs, 1 x coaxial BNC (up to 24bit/192kHz, DoP 64Fs)
Analogue: 1 x RCA pair, 1 x 5-pin DIN
Multiroom: Party Mode Streaming: Sync up to six Naim products and control via the Naim app
Network: Ethernet (10/100Mbps), WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/ac with external antennae)
Internet Radio Provider: vTuner premium 5*
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)
Dimensions; 87mm x 432mm x 314mm
It represents the absolute pinnacle of state-of-the-art digital audio, designed to partner both Naim’s flflagship 500 Series and the acme of amplifification – the mighty Statement!
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The ND 555/555 PS combination isn’t cheap, but it is the best sounding digital streaming source we’ve heard
- +Impressive clarity and dynamics
- +Exceptional rhythmic coherence
- +Fine build
- -Price out of reach for most
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I cannot recall a digital player of such build quality and performance where transparency and detail, image depth and stage width is so clearly state
of the art, and one which is allied to a highly extended and natural subjective frequency response.
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