-Naim CD555 + 555PS Reference CD Player Black

£17,210.00
SKU
21393
The Naim CD555 + 555PS Reference CD Player makes no attempt to play DVDs, DVD-As or SACDs. It doesn't have a digital output. Nor does it have a variable output. The CD555 simply plays CDs and at that it excels. Naim are confident that is the best CD player ever.
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-Naim CD555 + 555PS Reference CD Player Black


First shown and demonstrated at The Hi-fi and Home Entertainment Show, Heathrow 23rd-25th September 2005, Naim's current reference CD player, the Naim CD555 + 555PS Reference CD Player delivers the ultimate musical performance from a CD.

The Naim CD555 + 555PS Reference CD Player makes no attempt to play DVDs, DVD-As or SACDs. It doesn't have a digital output. Nor does it have a variable output. The CD555 simply plays CDs and at that it excels. Naim are confident that is the best CD player ever.

Key features of the fabulous Naim CD555 + 555PS Reference CD Player include a separate power supply from a transformer secondary winding, which is triple regulated, right through to the critical master clock and dejittering circuitry. Special attention has also been paid to reducing capacitive coupling of high frequency noises 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 extend the principle of reducing capacitive coupling between power supplies as far as possible.

The Naim CD555 + 555PS Reference CD Player power supply incorporates significant upgrades over existing designs. More regulators have been used to isolate the supplies to various parts of the circuit, minimising their interaction.

The Naim CD555 + 555PS Reference CD Player Digital-to-Analogue Converters are mounted in a "quiet room". Apart from ensuring that all critical signals reaching the DAC have immeasurably low jitter the chips are inside a shielded enclosure to keep their environment free of the varying electric and magnetic fields that inevitably occur in a CD player, so enabling the converters to do their work isolated from all external influences.

  • A 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 Pro CD 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.
  • DACs are isolated from electric and magnetic fields.
  • Motorised top loading door
  • Seven regulated power supplies including separate one for the clock circuitry
  • Five secondary windings on the transformer
  • Transformer that is 40 per cent larger than that in the XPS2
  • Separate dedicated analogue and digital output sockets (Burndy) to minimise high frequency noise modulation of analogue supplies
  • Backward compatibility with the CDS3 and CDX2
  • Can be used to enhance the performance of the Naim HDX hard disk player
  • Low resonance case with isolating feet
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    Brands Naim
    What Hi Fi 5 Star ReviewWhat Hi Fi 5 Star ReviewCD555 + 555PS - Wonderfully musical presentation; strong dynamics and impressive resolution; terrific composure; fine build

    Warranty information for Naim Audio:

    Naim Audio

    Naim products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. However, if something does go wrong with the product we are here to help. From your date of purchase your product is warranted against faulty materials or workmanship for a period of 24 months.

    This guarantee applies to all Naim Products including CD Players, Digital Streamers and Digital to Analogue Convertors, Floor Standing Speakers and Hi Fi Equipment Stands and award winning range of Amplifiers and Receivers. Providing you with peace of mind and the assurance of premium Quality.

    
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