Naim – HDX

Naim HDX

HDX – Unleash your music, without compromise.

The HDX delivers convenience without compromise. The world’s first audiophile hard disk music player, it was also our first step into digital music delivery – and today, several years after its launch, it still sets the performance standards in its class. Invest in an HDX and you’re buying more than just a single point of access for your digitally stored music collection. It can operate as a high-performance hub for your whole home, streaming the songs you love into any room equipped with a compatible Naim device. Sound quality, whatever format is being replayed and wherever it is being accessed – is never less than absolute. We’d accept nothing less.


Bit-perfect CD ripping to internal 2TB hard disk, sufficient for 2,400 CDs in uncompressed form

Solid State Drive (SSD) variant available, HDX-SSD, for the music lover with an extensive collection

Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, Ogg Vorbis and MP3

Naim Extended Music Database delivers track-level resolution for music browsing and selection

Naim Network Scanning discovers all playable music and accompanying data on networked PC and Mac computers

Naim UPnP software serves audio to any compatible UPnP device, such as NaimUniti 2

24bit/192kHz playback and storage

vTuner 5* full-service internet radio

Ultra low-noise triple-regulated power supplies

Front-panel touch screen and iOS app for intuitive control

Technology & Craft

Ripping a CD is easy, but ripping it so that it precisely matches the quality of the original is far more complex. Such fastidious attention to digital detail is key to the HDX’s ability: it repeatedly re-reads every CD inserted into its disc mechanism until it can deliver a bit-perfect copy of the original performance.

Accurate data is of little use if it’s handled carelessly, but the HDX is unusually particular about storing your music. Its 2TB (terabyte) hard disk has space enough to support up to 2,400 CDs in uncompressed quality. It will also automatically back up your music to an attached storage device if you wish. Naim’s Extended Music Database ensures every disc you insert will be correctly identified, tagged and catalogued too – so browsing your collection will be almost as enjoyable as listening to it.

The HDX is also available in a Solid State Drive (SSD) variant, the HDX. While the standard HDX has an internal hard disk storage drive, the HDX-SSD caters for the music lover with an extensive collection and is designed to save all ripped music to Network Attached Storage (NAS) enabling almost infinite storage capability.

Audio Inputs

USB: 1 x front panel, 4 x rear panel

Ethernet: 1 x rear panel (RJ45)

UPnP: Transcoding, proxying UPnP Server. DLNA device compatible

Audio Outputs

Digital (S/PDIF): S/PDIF, 75Ω BNC and TOSLINK

Analogue: DIN, RCA

Output Impedance: 22Ω (max.)

Load Impedance: 10kΩ (min.)

Frequency Response: 10Hz – 20kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB

THD + N: <0.1%, 10Hz -18kHz at full level

Phase Response: Linear phase, absolute phase correct

Ethernet: 1 x rear panel (RJ45)


Remote Control: Infra Red (RC5), 1 x handset included

Remote Input: 1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated/unmodulated)

Remote Output: No

TV Outputs: 1 x S-Video, 1 x composite, 1 x 15 way D VGA, RCA

Updates: Disc

Others: iPhone/iTouch, VGA/USB enabled touch screen, 1 x PS2 keyboard and 1 x PS2 mouse


CD Formats: Red Book

Audio Formats: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless, OGG Vorbis, AAC, WMA, MP3

Internet Radio Provider: vTuner

Disc Compatability: CD, CD-R, CD-RW

User Control

Front Panel: Touch-sensitive colour user interface. Sychronised TV interface

TV Monitor: 4:3 and 16:9 customisable TV interface. IR handset and USB touch screen compatible

Web Interface: PC and MAC internet browser compatible; Adobe Flash user interface

AMX Creston: Intstaller-customisable reference apps available

Handheld: User interface for iPhone and iTouch devices, downloadable from App Store

Streaming and Ripping

USB: Scan and play from FAT32 and NTFS formatted memory sticks

Network Shares: Scan and play from music stored on a network share

Network Storage: Rip to external network storage for expanded music storage

CD Metadata: AMG online, FreeDB online and local database

StreamNet: 6 user streams to NaimNet and NetStreams systems


Supply Voltage: 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz


Dimensions (HxWxD): 87 x 432 x 314 mm

Weight: 10.8 kg

Supplied with: NARCOM-6 Remote Control, Standard Interconnect

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