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Naim Audio ND5 XS Network Player

Naim Audio ND5 XS Network Player
alaScore 92

11 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Naim Audio ND5 XS Network Player. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Naim Audio ND5 XS Network Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 11 reviews)

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Expert review by : Hi-Fi Choice (

Expert Review


Its ability to cope with 24-bit/192kHz streams future-proofs it for some considerable time and allows the lovers of hi-res to pursue their studio-master fix. The n-Stream app adds all the convenience to the package for which one could ask. In an...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by (

Naim ND5 XS - £1,995


Naim introduces its 'entry-level' network audio player, but there is nothing 'entry-level', however, about its performance, says Malcolm Steward

We love the musical integrity and overall coherence of the design

There is honestly little to dislike in this competitive package

A ‘starter’ product, its performance comes close to that of a reference level streamer

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Naim ND5 XS review


Best streamer £2000+, Awards 2016. A must-audition if you're after a high-end streamer that can do it all

Stunningly clear, precise and insightful sound quality ; Sturdy build and design ; Excellent specification ; Easy to use

Power supply upgrades aren’t cheap

A fully featured, insightful and captivating streamer that does it all – one of the best high-end streamers we’ve ever tested

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : AVForums (

Naim ND5 XS


Superb sound quality with huge detail and excellent bass, Comprehensive functionality, Very solid build, Upgradeable

Some limits to soundstage, Power supply is a significant cost, No shortage of competition

The Naim UnitiLite managed a Reference Status badge in Naim’s inaugural review on AVForums - some months later, I still cannot think of either a single box or collection of electronics I would recommend to somebody in place of it. Against this...

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Frequency range:10 - 20000
MP3 bit rates:0 - 320
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.02




Color of product:Black


Built-in display: Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:115 - 230

File formats

Audio formats supported:AIFF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / AIFF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported: No
Video compression format: No
Video formats supported:Not supported


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Frequency band:2.4
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11g, 802.11n

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:115 - 230


Internet radio: Yes
Supported bands:DAB, FM
Supported radio bands:DAB,FM


Built-in storage media: No
Card reader integrated: No
Storage media type: No


Full HD: No

Weight & Dimensions