Naim ND5 XS update

October 31, 2011

We though you might be interested in knowing how the ND5XS has developed during its two week bed-in period.

From cold out the box we suspected that the Naim ND5 XS would sound a little thin and restricted, but, we were pleasantly surprised by how good it was. Its now been almost 2 weeks since we first plugged in the ND5 XS and wow what an improvement! Simply put, the unit now has a greater sense of urgency about it, playing with more conviction and sounding more fluid than its initial performance suggested.

Our next step is to see how the ND5 XS improves with the addition of the Naim n-DAC and XPS power supply. We sure that by adding the upgrades it will again leap forwards in quality. We have also tried connecting our CD5 XS CD player through the rear BNC digital input of the unit and all agree that it sounded better.

We will keep you updated with our findings on the DAC and XPS upgrades later.

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