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Naim ND 555

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ND 555

Pure musicality with our most advanced streaming platform

Our reference network player is quite simply the best source component we’ve ever developed. Drawing on decades of digital and analogue engineering experience, the ND 555 marries our innovative new streaming platform with classic Naim analogue technology. It features a 40-bit SHARC processor with advanced signal processing, a suspended brass sub-chassis to isolate sound-critical circuits from vibrations and the best external power supply we’ve ever made. Whether you’re listening to Bonham’s solid groove or Coltrane’s dizzying scales, the ND 555 lets the music flow with astonishing ease and uniquely engaging musicality. Partnered with Statement or 500 series amplification, we believe the ND 555 is as close to live music as it gets.

 

Experience Breath-Taking Depth of Sound

ND 555 offers numerous ways to listen to your music with clarity and precision.

 

A rich audio heritage

The ND 555 is the result of over four decades of audio engineering. From our state-of-the-art streaming module to powerful, natural-sounding audio stages – every element of this network player is built on our design DNA, giving it that distinctive, captivating Naim sound. The ND 555 development process also helped us step foot into new technologies: for the first time, we’ve added low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) to a premium Naim player. We chose LVDS because it minimises timing errors due to its fast speed and it minimises radiation thanks to its low noise.

 

Expert craftsmanship

The ND 555 is bristling with innovative technology from input to output. The streaming section uses the latest Naim network card featuring low-noise, high-speed LVDS to route the digital audio signal. The higher speed is capable of decoding most HD audio formats at up to 32 bits/384 kHz or DSD128. Rather than the source acting as the digital timing master, our new streaming board turns things around and allows our DAC clock to control the flow of audio data. The data is integer-over-sampled in a SHARC DSP to an incredible 40-bit accuracy and fed into the Burr-Brown® PCM1704, a true R2R ladder DAC valued for its exceptional sound quality.

Naim’s renowned DR regulator technology, as used in our range of amplifiers and power supplies, makes its first appearance in a network player, providing ultra-pure DC voltage to the sensitive audio circuitry in the ND 555. The analogue stages use only high-grade through-hole components and are suspended on sprung sub-chassis with heavy brass plates to minimise the effects of microphony.

 

 

 

Absolute control

There are several ways to control ND 555. The Naim App for iOS and Android gives you complete control over individual or multiple Naim products. You can access all of your music including radio pre-sets, streaming services and playlists, sync several Naim players for multiroom playback or explore artist discographies and biographies. The app also controls our Uniti Core music server (so there’s no need for two separate apps) and allows you to update your system wirelessly with a single tap.

For those who prefer a more tactile experience, a premium metal Zigbee® remote control is supplied. It requires no line of sight to the player, so you can take control whatever direction you’re facing. The front panel features a 5” colour display presenting album artwork as well as track information in crisp detail, and there are keys for most commonly used functions including standby and input selection.

 

REVIEW & AWARDS

7 examples of high-end audio engineering to savour - Read More 

"Look inside the company’s range-topping ND555 music streamer and you'll see the main circuit boards are isolated from the substantial casework with a spring-loaded suspension. This is specially tuned to keep the unwanted mechanical energy pick-up by the casework away from the sensitive audio circuits. Just remember to fit the transit bolts before you move the unit, otherwise, the boards could become dislodged." - Ketan Bharadia

 

Naim ND 555/555 PS DR review - Read More 

"We rate the ND555/555PS combination so highly it’s become a vital part of our reference set-up – and we can’t give it a better recommendation than that." - What Hi-Fi? 

 

Naim ND 555/555 PS DR review - Read More 

"Naim’s range-topping streamer was never going to be cheap, but it is difficult to escape the fact that the ND555/ 555 PS DR comes with a £20k price tag. Yet, having used it for a number of months, we can honestly say we haven’t come across a better digital streaming source. We rate the ND555/555PS combination so highly it’s become a vital part of our reference set-up – and we can’t give it a better recommendation than that." - What Hi-Fi? 

 

Naim Audio ND 555/555PS DR - Read More 

"The ND 555 is remarkable in not just matching the best 'physical media' players but bettering most - and by some margin. The now-discontinued NDS was excellent, but the ND 555 betters it in sheer involvement and detail." - Andrew Everard

 

Naim ND555 - Read More 

"I cannot recall a digital player of such build quality and performance where transparency and detail, image depth and stage width is so clearly state of the art, and one which is allied to a highly extended and natural subjective frequency response." - Martin Colloms

 

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR Naim Audio ND 555 and 555 PS - Read More 

"This is the zenith of good audio: not digital audio, not streamed audio – just damn good music played properly" - HI-FI+

 

Naim Audio ND 555/555PS DR Network-Attached DAC - Read More 

"The ND 555 is remarkable in not just matching the best 'physical media' players but bettering most – and by some margin. Take the required care in installation, be prepared to wait a while for it to come on song, then tweak your set-up to get maximum performance, and you're unlikely to be disappointed. The now-discontinued NDS was excellent, but the ND 555 betters it in sheer involvement and detail." - Andrew Everard

 

REVIEW: Naim ND555DAC and PS555 Power Supply - Read More 

"Naim digital players are at the top of the mountain when capturing music’s pace and timing. There is a correctness here that is achieved by precious few digital players, and when listening to acoustic instruments, everything in the mix feels as if it’s the proper size and has correct spatial relationships. Some players can feel overblown, yet with the ND555, you can hear the difference between an upright Steinway and a Grand. This level of musicality will have you looking at your turntable, wondering if you really need to fuss with vinyl anymore. It’s that good." - Tonepublications


SPECIFICATIONS 

Audio Inputs

Streaming Chromecast built-in, Apple AirPlay, TIDAL,
Spotify® Connect, Bluetooth (AptX HD), Internet Radio, UPnP™ (hi-res streaming), Roon Ready
USB 2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear - 1.6A charge)
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)

Audio Outputs

Analogue 1 x RCA pair
1 x 5-pin DIN


Certification and Licenses

Certification Apple AirPlay, Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth, AptX HD, Zigbee® RF4CE, Rovi, NTFS, HFS and Wi-Fi

Connectivity

Multiroom Party Mode Streaming: Sync up to six Naim products and control via the Naim app
Updates Update your system wirelessly via the Naim app
Network Ethernet (10/100Mbps), WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/ac with external antennae)

Formats

Internet Radio Provider vTuner premium 5*
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.

Physical

Weight 12.25kg
Finishes Brushed and anodised aluminium
Dimensions (HxWxD) 87mm x 432mm x 314mm (H x W x D)

Power

Mains Supply 100V, 115V or 230V; 50 or 60Hz (depending on 555 PS used). Please see https://www.naimaudio.com/product/555-ps for details.
Power Consumption 100V, 115V or 230V; 50 or 60Hz (depending on 555 PS used). Please see https://www.naimaudio.com/product/555-ps for details.


Ripping and Storage

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

Supplied with

Supplied with Pair of Burndy interconnect cables (Analogue and digital), Metal Zigbee® remote (inc batteries), Hi-Line interconnect cable, BNC to RCA adapter, Wi-Fi (x2) and Bluetooth antennae, cleaning cloth, quick start guide

Upgrades

Power Supply Second 555 PS DR
Other Super Lumina


User Control

Front Panel 5" colour LCD display and four buttons
Handheld Zigbee® RF4CE (Metal)