Brand: Naim Audio
RRP: $3248
The CD5 XS uses every possible development from earlier and more costly Naim CD players to help establish it as the reference entry-level CD player. The drawer and transport suspension is borrowed from the CDX2.The die-cast zinc and extruded aluminium casework is a development of that used in the existing 5 series and results in an inert case with great resistance to pollution from external vibration.

The CD5 XS continues the trend of the latest Naim reference products by including RCA phono sockets alongside the traditionally used DIN sockets.

Also new in the CD5 XS is the inclusion of a transformer coupled digital output that provides the choice of digital or analogue signal output.

Improving on the award-winning CD5x was a tough ask, but through scrutiny and refinement of every last engineering detail, the class-leading Naim CD5 XS delivers newly dramatic and vibrant music.

Audio Outputs Analogue via DIN & RCA.
S/PDIF Digital via 75Ω BNC
Line Output Fixed 2.1V rms at 1kHz
Control Remote Input: 3.5mm rear panel jack (modulated/demodulated RC5 system)
RS232: Optional Naim RS232 board
IR Remote (handheld): NARCOM 4
Formats CD Formats: Red Book
Disc Compatibility: CD, CD-R
Physical Dimensions (mm): 432 x 301 x 70 (W x D x H)
Weight: 6kg
Colour Black
Finish Anodised fascia, painted cover