Naim CD5si CD Player
The Naim CD5si CD player, especially when partnered with the complementary NAIT 5si integrated amplifier, sets a thrilling new standard for musical performance at our entry level.
With so much focus on audio streaming and downloads it might seem easy to forget the humble CD. But not at Naim. After all, the CD is still by far the world’s most popular music format and for millions of music enthusiasts compact disc collections still constitute the heart and soul of precious music libraries. This outstanding machine, which replaces the previous CD5i, brings worthwhile performance benefits for users but retains the functionality and straightforward usability of the classic player. The Naim CD5si CD player is designed to be the best in its class, incorporating genuine technological advances to provide a thoroughly enjoyable musical experience.
Technology & Craft
The Naim CD5si CD player name may only differ from its CD5i predecessor by one character, but under the skin there are numerous fundamental improvements and advances—each one aimed at extracting more music and enjoyment from every CD. To begin with, the Naim CD5si CD player’s digital to analogue converter chip has been upgraded to a Burr Brown PCM1793—a device very closely related to the one used in the NDX high-end streaming player. The Naim CD5si CD player also benefits from a more stable DAC clock, higher voltage power supply rails, a revised analogue filter design and a brand new CD transport and laser optics. All these changes were driven by Naim’s relentless search for engineering reliability and sound quality, and the benefit of each change was confirmed after many hours of listening.
However, just as change can bring improvement, there’s often nothing wrong with sticking to your guns, so the Naim CD5si CD player retains all of its predecessor’s best features and Naim trademarks. The unique Naim swing-out CD drawer, laser tracking and digital error correction software, discrete analogue output electronics, and a die-cast, non-magnetic enclosure construction that helps ensure the electronics within can extract the most possible music from every CD.
Technical Features | Naim CD5si CD player
- 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
- Discrete digital and analogue power supplies for superior isolation of sound critical electronics