Naim – CD5 XS
CD5 XS – Accessible, upgradable, high-end.
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 XS network player and Naim 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.
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
Technology & Craft
The CD5 XS shares some of its core components with more advanced Naim CD players. Its low-resonance radial arc disc tray and transport suspension is a unique Naim 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. As with all Naim 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.
Analogue: DIN, RCA
Line Outputs Fixed (level): 2.1V RMS at 1kHz
Load Impedance: 10kΩ (min.)
Frequency Response: 10Hz – 20kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB
THD + N: <0.1%, 10Hz -18kHz at full level
De-emphasis: ±0.1dB referred to main response
Digital Outputs (type): S/PDIF, 75Ω BNC
Output Impedance: 10Ω (max.)
Remote Control: Infra Red (RC5)
Remote Input: 1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated/unmodulated)
RS232: Optional (DE9 female)
CD Formats: Red Book
Disc Compatability: CD, CD-R
Front Panel: Four button matrix
Handheld: Remote handset
Supply Voltage: 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Power Supply Options: FlatCap, HiCap, SuperCap
Power Consumption: 30VA (peak)
Power Supply: FlatCap XS, HiCap, SuperCap
Dimensions (HxWxD): 70 x 432 x 301 mm
Weight: 6 kg
Supplied with: NARCOM-4 Remote Control, Standard Interconnect, Mains Lead,