Naim HDX Hard Disc Player

The Naim HDX Hard Disk player reads audio data from CDs, stores it on a hard disk, catalogues the artist, album and track titles and, at the touch of a screen, replays it with utterly uncompromised sound quality…..
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The Naim HDX Hard Disk player reads audio data from CDs, stores it on a hard disk, catalogues the artist, album and track titles and, at the touch of a screen, replays it with utterly uncompromised sound quality. The Naim HDX Hard Disk player's ease of use defines elegant simplicity and it even offers the option of operating as a high-end CD player by directly playing a disc loaded in its drawer

The Naim HDX Hard Disk player is of course not the first hard disk music player, but it is the first to carry a Naim logo, and with it, all the principles of musical audio quality that the logo demands. It incorporates every last thing we know about maximizing the sound quality of digital audio and is the first hard disk player to reach the heady performance levels of the world's best CD players - our own.

At the heart of the Naim HDX Hard Disk player is a fully integrated CD ripping and data storage system, engineered by Naim - both hardware and software - from the ground up to optimize audio quality. When a CD is inserted in the HDX drawer it is mounted on a specially selected audio grade transport mechanism and each of its data sectors read multiple times at varying rotational speeds to ensure that the subsequently stored data is "bit perfect". Unique Naim firmware effectively handles copy protected CDs that in most other hard disk music players are likely to be ripped with compromised audio quality. The same firmware also overcomes the track start and end errors that occur in most other hard disk players and ensures that artists' intended track lead in and out times are preserved - again, in contrast to most other players. The bit-perfect data is stored on two 400GB disk drives - one primary and one back up.

The Naim HDX Hard Disk player playback begins with a unique Naim designed, multiple power supply PCI interface that feeds the audio data to the digital to analogue conversion stage. The Naim HDX Hard Disk player digital audio architecture is not limited to 16 bit and 44.1 kHz but can handle bit depths up to 24 bit and sampling frequencies up to 192 kHz. The HDX's playback electronics borrow heavily from the established Naim practices that produce the World's finest sounding CD players

Ripping CDs with an HDX could not be simpler. Open the CD drawer, insert the CD, close the drawer and wait around eight minutes. If you have the time, you can rip around 600 CDs before the HDX runs out of space. The technology of ripping is anything but simple however. To achieve its bit-perfect copy of the CD data the HDX employs some of the most advanced data reading and error analysis algorithms ever deployed in the pursuit of sound quality

The Naim HDX Hard Disk player incorporates a front panel touch screen that offers all the control you'll need. But perhaps you fancy controlling the HDX from the listening position. Well, connect a small display screen, or even your television, and you can operate the HDX with its remote handset. Or perhaps you want to run the HDX wirelessly from your laptop? Easy; use either the Desktop Client application or a web browser. There's a USB touch screen option too.

  • Independent and separately grounded multi-regulated power supplies for analogue and digital stages.
  • A Burr-Brown PCM1791A digital to analogue converter selected after exhaustive listening
  • 24 bit/192kHz internal architecture with support for hi-resolution audio formats
  • Ultra low jitter re-clocking circuits
  • A seven pole analogue output filtering using Burr Brown OPA604 op amps
  • Custom designed monolithic air core transformer isolated analogue output stages.
  • An optional external XPS or CD555PS power supply for even greater musical performance

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    Product Specifications
    • Dimensions (HxWxD) in mm
    • Finish
    • Output impedance
    22 Ohms Max
    • Frequency Response 1
    10Hz - 18kHz
    • Output level
    2.1V rms at 1kHz
    • Disc Capacity
    • Outputs
    DIN and RCA
    • Phase Response
    Linear, absolute phase correct
    • Mains Supply
    100-120V, 220-240V, 50/60Hz
    • Weight
    What Hi Fi 5 Star ReviewWhat Hi Fi 5 Star ReviewHDX - Superb sound, totally intuitive operation, fine build

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    NameSKUQtyLead time
    Naim HDX Hard Disc Player1088040Warehouse stock usually available in 2 to 3 working days.

    Warranty information for Naim Audio:

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    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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