Naim CD5 XS 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
  • BNC digital output for connection to external DAC
$4,495.00 $4,995.00

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.

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.


Audio Outputs

  • 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

User Control

  • 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
  • Other DAC


  • Dimensions (HxWxD) 70 x 432 x 301 mm
  • Weight 6 kg
  • Supplied with NARCOM-4 Remote Control, Standard Interconnect, Mains Lead,

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