The 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 ...
The 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 CD5si is designed to be the best in its class, incorporating genuine technological advances to provide a thoroughly enjoyable musical experience.
|Line Outputs Fixed (level)||
2.1V RMS at 1kHz
10Hz – 20kHz, -0.6dB at 20Hz
|THD + N||
<0.007%, 10Hz - 20kHz at full level
±0.1dB referred to main response
Infra Red (RC5)
Four button matrix
100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
9VA (stop mode), 12VA (play mode), 16VA (peak)
70 x 432 x 301 mm
NARCOM-4 Remote Control, Standard Interconnect, Mains Lead
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
Technology & Craft
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. All these changes were driven by our 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 CD5si 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.
Audiophiles all over the world will recognise the British audio brand Naim which has been leading the way with their world-beating all-in-one Hi-Fi systems, reference equipment and in recent years streaming audio. Naim is all about the music and their systems are designed to help you forget that you’re listening to Hi-Fi and create a fully immersive audio experience. Whether a £650 wireless all-in-one music system or a £167,700 amplifier!
As you’d expect from such a prestigious brand, Naim products are built to last and will provide a sound investment for many years of joyful listening. Add to this their unbelievable support and servicing – even for original products going back 40 years – and you’ve got a recipe for a long lasting friendship and audio discovery.
At Oxford Audio we have a large range of Naim products on demonstration so if you want to get an idea of just how good they sound or find out more about how they work come along for a listen and a chat. Feel the emotion of the music and take a step towards better quality audio with Naim’s range of audio products.