The following is a press release issued by Naim Audio.
November 5 ,2019 - Naim Audio, the British hi-fi specialist with 46 years of audio expertise, today announced that Apple AirPlay® 2 will be added to its ND 555, NDX 2 and ND5 XS 2 network streamers via a free over-the-air update. Apple AirPlay® 2 enables advanced multi-room functionality and Siri® voice control and, following similar updates to Naim Audio’s Mu-so and Uniti ranges, will now be available across the company’s entire family of music-streaming products, including its £20k flagship reference network player.
The latest products to include the update are:
Naim Audio ND 555 (available now, £19,998 (including 555 PS power supply)/$ 32,990) – Naim’s reference network streamer, marrying an advanced streaming platform with classic analogue technology – and the best source component the company has ever developed.
Naim Audio NDX 2 (available now, £4,999/$7,495) – Versatile, feature-packed and sonically brilliant, the addition of AirPlay® 2 makes the NDX 2 even more of a force to be reckoned with.
Naim Audio ND5 XS 2 (available now, £2,299/$3,495) – Naim’s entry-level player is the perfect introduction to high quality network streaming.
AirPlay® 2 is a proprietary Apple technology allowing music to be streamed from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® Touch, Mac computer and Apple TV® to a compatible Naim device. Audio can be sourced from Apple Music®, Spotify, Tidal, YouTube, internet radio and podcasts, and controlled via Apple’s Home app, Control Center or Siri® voice commands.
Apple AirPlay® 2 also supports multi-room playback for owners of multiple streaming products that support the Apple standard, including a 10 different Naim systems (listed below.) Users can ask Siri® to play a particular album, song or playlist in sync across all compatible products in every room or a single room, as well as different music in each room.
Additionally, AirPlay® 2 features enhanced buffering to improve audio streaming performance across the network.
Once the update becomes available, the Naim app will prompt customers to perform an over-the-air update. Apple AirPlay® 2 system requirements: iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch®, Apple TV®, Mac computer and Home Pod® must have iOS software version 11.4 or later.
Alongside Apple AirPlay® 2 Naim’s range of streamers offer every possible to way to connect to your music including support for Spotify Connect, Tidal, Bluetooth, Chromecast (built-in with support for other music streaming apps including Deezer, Qobuz), Internet radio, UPnP™ streaming (supports high-resolution WAV, FLAC and DSD files at resolutions up to 32bit/384kHz), while also being Roon Ready.
Naim Audio products supporting Apple AirPlay® 2:
- Mu-so series: Mu-so 1st Generation, Mu-so Qb 1st Generation, Mu-so 2nd Generation, Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation
- Uniti series: Uniti Atom, Uniti Star, Uniti Nova
- 500 Series: ND 555
- Classic Series: NDX 2
- XS Series: ND5 XS 2
For more information on all Naim Audio products please visit: www.naimaudio.com