The Naim NDX Network Player 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.
The Naim NDX Network Player is however more than just a versatile network audio player. The NDX 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. The DX Network Player makes music with vitality and clarity, rhythm and warmth. The Naim NDX defines a new class of high-end audio source equipment and brings to it genuine audiophile performance.
Connected to an analogue or digital preamplifier input, the Naim 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 24 bit/96kHz resolution: WMA, MP3, MMS, AAC, Apple Lossless (from iPod), WAV, FLAC, AIFF and Ogg Vorbis. NDX also recognises M3U and PLS playlists formats and supports gap-less 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. The Naim NDX Player 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 24 bit/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.
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 iPhone app. The app also allows input and volume control of Naim preamplifiers and DAC. In each case, NDX Network Player control is simple, intuitive and satisfying.
Connect the Naim NDX network player 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.
UPnP-enabled to stream audio files from any hard disk server, such as HDX or UnitiServe, network attached storage (NAS) or laptop/computer via the home network
vTuner 5* full service Internet radio
Optional FM/DAB* module
Front-panel USB port for replay of MP3 player/iPod and USB-stored audio
Three 24 bit/192kHz-capable S/PDIF inputs for external digital sources
Multiple intuitive control interfaces: Front panel, remote control handset and iPhone / iPod Touch app
Internal architecture for hi-res audio playback up to 24 bit/96kHz over the network
Gapless playback available on all lossless file formats
Digital output on 75Ohm BNC connector
Switchable DIN/RCA Analogue outputs
Performance upgradeable with addition of external XPS or 555 PS power supply or external DAC digital to analogue converter
RS232 for software upgrades
SHARC DSP and buffering with fixed sampling rates
Naim proprietary 16 times oversampling and digital filtering
Optical isolation of all key elements
Linear power supply with 200VA toroidal transformer with four separate windings for digital, DPS, audio clock and analogue sections
Seven pole analogue output filtering
Optical isolation of data control lines
Ultra low noise triple-regulated power supplies
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