Naim ND5 XS 2 Network Player


The ND5XS2 is the newest range of network player designed and based on the innovative Naim-engineered digital technology. The network player has retained the classic look of Naim, but at the same time has brought forth massive audiophile-quality sound.

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The ND5XS2 is the newest range of network player designed and based on the innovative Naim-engineered digital technology. The network player has retained the classic look of Naim, but at the same time has brought forth massive audiophile-quality sound. The network player delivers engaging and natural sound quality from all the sources. The Naim engineering has contributed to careful matching and selection of network player parts like the highly-efficient toroidal transformer and de-coupled PCB Boards. The Naim ND5XS2 comes with advanced upgrades like AirPlay, Roon Compatibility, High Resolution UPnP streaming, Spotify Connect, Internet Radio, Chromecast and Multiroom Streaming. 

The Naim Network Player makes use of the newest Naim Network Card featuring high speed, low-distortion low voltage signalling. The superior speed allows the decoding of HD audio formats up to 32 bits/384 kHz. An in-built DAC clock helps in controlling the flow of the audio data. A state-of-the-art SHARC DSP samples the data to 40-bit accuracy prior to feeding it into the PCM1791A Burr-Brown digital-to-analogue converter. The Naim Network Player comes with a classic brushed metal exterior. The seamless Naim streaming system allows access to streaming services like TIDAL, Spotify, and internet radio.

The design team at Naim have created a streaming system, which makes the best use of online services like Spotify and TIDAL. Further, the built-in Chromecast adds future-proof flexibility. Designed for excellent performance at all levels, the Naim streaming network player supports 802.11ac protocol and dual band Wi-Fi. The network player supports a wide range of music formats like FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, DSD, AAC, MP3, M4A and Windows Media-Formatted Files. The Apple Airplay helps in streaming music from Apple Music, iTunes or iOS devices.

The Naim ND5XS2 Network Player comes with front panel USB port for USB stored audio and MP3 player. The ND5XS2 features RC5 system integration, with which you can control compatible amplifiers connected to the network player from Naim app. Another highlight of the network player is its Roon ready feature; that works as an assistant to convert all your music collection into a beautifully laid out catalogue. The ND5XS2 comes with Bluetooth (aptX HD), which enables the network player to pair with your device, so that you can playback your music instantly in high definition and low latency.

  • In-built connectivity features Spotify Connect, Chromecast and TIDAL and Apple AirPlay
  • Roon ready – turning your music collection into a perfectly laid out catalogue
  • Front panel USB port for playback
  • High resolution UPnP streaming
  • Bluetooth wireless streaming
  • Multiroom function
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Product Specifications

Audio Inputs



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)





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





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





1 x RCA pair

1 x 5-pin DIN







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





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





Update your system wirelessly via the Naim app


Ripping and Storage





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





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)

Note: Gapless playback supported on all formats.



Internet Radio Formats


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



Internet Radio Provider               


vTuner premium 5*





Power Consumption     


Typical use: 11W

Network standby mode: <2W

Deep sleep: <0.5W



Mains Supply   


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


User Control



App Control      


Naim App for iOS and Android












Brushed and anodised aluminium



Supplied with  


Power-Line Lite cable (UK denominations only), 5-pin DIN interconnect cable, BNC to RCA adaptor, Wi-Fi (x2) and Bluetooth antennae, cleaning cloth, quick start guide





Mains Cable      






What Hi Fi 5 Star ReviewWhat Hi Fi 5 Star ReviewIt may not be much to look at, but the Naim ND5 XS 2 focuses on class-leading sound over aesthetic gimmicks.
What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2019What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2019Best music streamer over £1500. This network streamer is a sterling piece of hi-fi kit.
The Ear Hi Fi AwardsThe Ear Hi Fi AwardsAdd a pair of appropriate loudspeakers, some decent cables and you will have a system that will give you many years of musical joy.
What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2020What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2020Best music streamer over £1500
What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2021What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2021This network streamer remains a sterling piece of hi-fi kit

Product Brochures

NAIM Brochure
Naim ND5XS2 Network Player Instruction Manual
Your Delivery:

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30 Day Returns Policy

HiFix is committed to selling quality products which we hope you will love, we do understand, however, that there maybe a time when you need to exchange or return something you have bought. We really do hope you are pleased with your purchase but should you wish to return anything bought from us, we will be happy to refund or exchange a product within 30 days.

NameSKUQtyLead time
Naim ND5 XS 2 Network Player443181In Stock for Immediate Dispatch

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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