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Naim HDX Hard Disk Player / Server


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Naim HDX is a high end CD ripping and storage solution, also available with solid state hard drives as the HDX-SSD. If you don't need the display and other features, we also sell the Naim Uniti Serve and solid state Naim Uniti Serve-SSD.

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Warranty length 2 years standard (5 years on registration)
Colour Black
Brand Naim Audio
Product Award HiFi World 5 Globes

Tech Specs

USB: Front Panel, 4 x Rear
UPnP: Transcoding, proxying Server
DLNA device compatible

Other Inputs: NAS

Analogue Outputs: DIN, RCA
Line Out Fixed (level): 2.1Vrms @1kHz
Output Impedance: 22Ω maximum
Minimum Load Impedance: 10kΩ
Freq Resp: 10Hz – 20kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB
THD+N: <0.1%, 10Hz-18kHz @full level
Phase Resp: Linear/absolute phase correct
Digital Outs: S/PDIF, 75Ω BNC, Toslink
Other Outputs: Ethernet, uPnP

Power Supply: XPS, 555PS
Other: DAC, Hi-Line, Power-Line

Infra Red: RC5. 1x handset included
Remote Input: 3.5mm jack on rear (RC5)
RS232: DE9 male
TV: S-Vid/Composite/15 way D VGA, RCA
Ethernet: 1 x Rear Panel RJ45
USB: 1 x Front Panel, 4 x Rear Panel
Other: iPhone/iTouch, VGA,
More: PS2 Keyboard + PS2 Mouse

CD Formats: Red Book
Disc Compatibility: CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Supports: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless
Also: OGG Vorbis, AAC, WMA, MP3

Native: 44.1/48/88.2/96/192kHz
Others converted to: 44.1kHz

Bit Depths: 16/24, 32bit fixed, 32bit float

TV: 4:3/16:9 customisable interface 
IR handset/USB touchscreen compatible

Touch sensitive colour user interface 
Front: Sychronised TV interface
PC/MAC internet browser compatible
Adobe Flash User interface

AMX Creston customisable ref apps
Handheld interface for iPhone/iTouch
App: downloadable from App Store

USB: Scan/play from FAT + NTFS
Network Shares: Scan/play from stored
Network Storage: Rip to external NS
NaimNet: 6 users to NaimNet/NetStreams
CD Metadata: AMG/FreeDB/local database

Mains Supply: 100-120V, 220-240V; 50 or 60Hz

Certifications: Streamnet enabled, DigiFi
Licenses: MP3, aac, AMG

Dimensions (HWD): 87 x 432 x 314mm
Weight: 10.8 kg

Front: Brushed and black anodised
Case: Black powder coated

Product Description

Naim HDX hard disk player and music server (available on 0% finance) is designed to be the world's finest performance-upgradeable, high end audiophile hard disk player. First and foremost, the HDX is a music player. Like a conventional music storage device it reads audio data from a CD, copying and storing it to hard disk.

How does it work?

When a CD is inserted it is read repeatedly until a bit-perfect CD- quality copy of the audio is obtained. This is stored onto the HDX's 2TB hard drive, which provides capacity for over 2400 uncompressed albums. You can save downloads and music ripped prior to owning a Naim server to your HDX to create one easily accessible and editable store for your entire music collection.


The HDX provides access to thousands of internet radio stations via a standard internet connection, allowing you to browse and discover great music, both new and old. Naim’s Choice, a menu highlighting high quality stations chosen for quality of sound and/or programming, provides instant and easy access to the highest quality streams. HDX can be controlled remotely from the n-Serve app for iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, which is available free from the app store.

Seamless catalog

The HDX allows you to automatically create duplicates of ripped music and save them to an allocated storage device. This makes backing up your music simple and pain-free. Thanks to an Internet connection, your HDX will automatically catalogue your CDs at artist, album and track level, enabling simple search and selection when you play your music, which is replayed with utterly uncompromised sound quality. HDX is IP-enabled and will connect to your home network to form the heart of an IP-enabled multi-room set up, allowing access to your HDX-stored music throughout your home.

HDX has been developed to combine the convenience of digital music with the performance of a true Naim source component. As with all Naim products, the HDX's award-winning performance results from the optimum balance of electronic and mechanical engineering. That is where the convention ends though. Imagine your entire music collection available for immediate replay at the touch of a screen with Naim sound quality.

Design Features Overview

- Independent and separately grounded multi-regulated power supplies for analogue and digital stages.
- Burr-Brown PCM1791A digital to analogue converter
- Naim-designed PCI audio and drivers with ultra-low jitter clocks
- A seven-pole analogue output filtering using Burr Brown OPA604 op amps
- Custom designed monolithic air core transformer isolated analogue output stages
- Separate toroidal transformer and linear power supply for audio circuits Electrical isolation of data lines and clocks
- Ultra low noise triple-regulated power supplies
- Naim reference non-magnetic, low-resonance low microphony case


We are here to find the right system for you. As a suggested starting point, you may want to consider partnering the HDX with the following:

Integrated System:

Separates System:
- NAC 282
- NAP 250
- HiCap

Upgrade Paths:
- Power-Line
- Hi-Line
- 555 PS

- Bit-perfect CD ripping to 2TB internal storage drive or external NAS drive 
- Save downloads or pre-ripped music to the HD for easy access to entire library
- Extended Music Database for track-level res, intuitive browsing & selection
- Discovers all playable music/metadata available on networked PC & Macs
- vTuner 5* full service internet radio service
- Optional automated back-up to NAS feature
- Naim UPnP Server streams to any UPnP rendering device (eg Uniti or UnitiQute)
- Ethernet network connectivity for reliability
- Front-panel USB port for replay of USB-stored audio
- Front panel touch screen / TV / Web / Desktop Client and iPhone / iPod Touch app
- Naim Desktop Client for browsing music files, player setup + PC maintenance
- WAV, MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, Windows + ALAC files played from any USB storage
- Native 24 bit/192kHz playback + internal architecture with hi-res format support
- Plays WAV (24bit/192kHz) MP3 both vbr + fbr, FLAC (24bit/192kHz) AAC (m4a only)
- Also supports AIFF, ALAC, OGG Vorbis and Windows Media-formatted content files
- CD replay with display of cover art, album and track data
- Performance upgradeable with additional external XPS or 555 PS and DAC
- StreamNet-enabled for NaimNet audiophile multi-room replay (up to six streams)
- Separate toroidal transformer and linear power supply for audio circuits
- Naim-designed PCI audio and drivers with ultra-low jitter clocks
- S/PDIF Digital output on BNC or TosLink
- Seven pole analogue output filtering
- Composite, S-Video or VGA display output for screen or touchscreen
- Electrical isolation of data lines and clocks
- Ultra low noise triple-regulated power supplies
- Naim reference non-magnetic, low-resonance low microphony case
- Quiet in operation
- British design and build

Press Reviews

  • ' Landmark product that brings easy computer music to audiophiles- and does so with such élan." (Hi-Fi World Magazine November 2008)

  • 'The Naim HDX is both extremley easy to use yet highly accomplished sonically; massivley flexible and highly accessible. Living with this new hard disk player, I couldn't help but be beguiled by the way it worked so easily and so well...I can think of nothing else around right now that comes close." (Hi-Fi World Magazine November 2008)

  • "Interesting one-box network enabled hard disk music system gives superb sonics together with impressive ease of use." (Hi-Fi World Magazine World Standards)

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