For sale is our mint condition demo Naim CD5 XS. Naim has unfortunately discontinued their entire CD line less the CD5si due to limited transport support on kit in the field. They made the responsible decision in not selling more players than they could support in the future however it leaves us parting ways with this amazing CDP. We particularly love this piece in that it is optionally power supply upgradeable and can also be used as purely as a transport in a reference type of system (think NDS) with it's selectable digital output.
The unit is next to new condition and was used sparingly in one of our demo rooms always supported by Naim Fraim and surrounded by other Naim electronics. The unit ships complete as new with double-boxing, Lavender DIN Interconnect, CD Puck, Transit Screw, Remote, and Manual. Since it is a demo unit full manufacturer's warranty applies. We are certainly sad to let this unit go but it makes no business sense for us to continue show something we cannot sell here at the shop.
Here is what Naim states regarding this awesome piece of kit:
As our premium entry-level player, the CD5 XS doesn’t just sound better than our CD5si: it also gives you more scope for growth. You can make its sound even more expressive by adding our FlatCap XS power supply component. Alternatively, you can use its transformer-coupled digital output to upgrade it with our external DAC. Add an ND5 XSnetwork player and Naim Audio amplification and you’ll have an accessible high-end separates system capable of delivering a seriously convincing sound no matter how you choose to listen.
Technology & Craft
- Stiff, extruded aluminium casework provides excellent resistance to external vibration
- High performance drawer and transport mechanism as with our premium CDX2 model, providing low resonance, low-inertia disc operation
- BNC digital output for connection to external DAC
The CD5 XS shares some of its core components with more advanced Naim Audio CD players. Its low-resonance radial arc disc tray and transport suspension is a unique Naim Audio feature. Designed to provide a rigid and stable platform for the CD, it sits on an independent suspension system to isolate it from mechanical energy and maintain sound quality. Creating our own loader also brought other advantages: it meant we could control important factors such as the reflectivity and composition of the drawer surface which also has a significant effect on sound.
Its extruded and anodised aluminium casework is classic Naim Audio. As with all Naim Audio products, it doesn’t just contribute to the premium aesthetic, it’s an integral part of the overall design. It provides the perfect platform for the internal electronics to perform at their very best by negating external interference and resonances. The CD5 XS is the perfect stage to let your CD collection shine.
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