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Naim Audio CD 5si CD Player
 
 

Naim Audio CD5si CD player replaces the CD5i and is a What Hi-Fi 5-star award winner like its predecessor. Designed to get the best sound from your CDs, especially when partnered with the complementary NAIT 5si integrated amplifier, the CD5si sets a thrilling new standard for the musical performance of entry-level hi-fi.

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 CD5si is designed to be the best in its class, incorporating genuine technological advances to provide a thoroughly enjoyable musical experience.

The CD5si name may only differ from its CD5i predecessor by one character, but under the skin there's numerous fundamental improvements and advances - each one aimed at extracting more music and enjoyment from every CD. To begin with, the CD5si 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 CD5si 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. It goes without saying of course that all these changes were driven by our relentless search for engineering reliability, sound quality and audio performance, 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 CD5si retains all of its predecessor’s best features and Naim trademarks. The unique Naim swing-out CD drawer, in-house and industry standard CD transport, laser tracking and digital error correction software, discreet analogue output electronics, and a die-cast, non magnetic enclosure construction that helps ensures the electronics within can extract the most possible music from every CD.

Reviews

'Features may be minimal but the CD5si is as musical as they come at this price...Dynamic, punchy and exciting sound...Lots of detail...Great with rhythms' (What Hi-Fi magazine)

'The Naim CD5si is arguably its best entry-level model to date. It’s a thorough reworking of the long-running CD5i – and to that end there’s a new transport...The mechanism was chosen for improved consistency and longevity, and is still mounted in the company’s unusual swing-drawer arrangement.We like this manual system. It feels well engineered and nicer to use than the flimsy motorised trays than most other players tend to opt for...Other changes include upgraded digital-to-analogue circuitry, a more accurate clock and better analogue filtering. All in all, that’s a lot of work for a mere update' (What Hi-Fi magazine)

'And even a short listen suggests the effort has paid off; this is a great sounding CD player. The CD5si sounds like an explosive ball of energy...it attacks tunes such as Jay Z’s Run This Town with enthusiasm, delivering punch, power and exceptionally surefooted handling of rhythms. There’s plenty of detail on offer, and the ability to keep it all in place as the mix gets denser' (What Hi-Fi magazine)

'Switch to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and the CD5si responds with dynamic subtlety and a crisp rendition of leading edges. Musically it’s spot-on, conveying scale and authority as well as anything we’ve heard at this price level' (What Hi-Fi magazine)

Technical Specifications

AUDIO OUTPUTS
- Frequency Response: 10Hz – 20kHz, -0.6dB@20kHz
- Load Impedance: 10kΩ (min.)
- Analogue Outputs: DIN, RCA
- Output Impedance: 10Ω (max.)
- Line Outputs Fixed (level): 2.1Vrms at 1kHz
- THD + N: <0.007%, 10Hz - 20kHz at full level
- Phase Response: Linear phase, absolute phase correct
- De-emphasis: ±0.1dB referred to main response

CONNECTIVITY
- Remote Control: Infra Red (RC5)

FORMATS
- Disc Compatibility: CD, CD-R
- CD Formats: Red Book

USER CONTROL INTERFACES
- Front Panel: Four button matrix
- Handheld: Remote handset

CABLE SPECIFIC
- Connectors: DIN and RCA outputs

POWER
- Mains Supply: 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
- Power Consumption: 9VA (stop mode), 12VA (play mode), 16VA (peak)

PHYSICAL
- Dimensions: 70 x 432 x 301mm (H x W x D)
- Shipping Dimensions: 200 x 580 x 500mm (H x W x D)
- Shipping Weight: 8.1kg
- Weight: 5.9kg

 

FINISH
- Front: Black powder coated
- Case: Black powder coated

 

For more information,

Contact : Dicky Ng 012-3008893

Email : dickyng@cmy.com.my

 

 

 

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