Written on: 27/05/2010
Pro's - Beautiful sound, I have it hooked up to an Arcam amp and Monitor Audio RX8's and I love it. Seems to handle all music equally well, voices sound smooth and natural, instruments are clear and well placed, imaging is pin sharp. Very well built, and opening your own CD drawer grows on you (just don't drop the magnet). What more do you want?
Con's - It's minimalist, but does at least have phono outputs as well as Naim's preferred DIN
Written on: 17/12/2009
Adatto agli amanti del suono analogico del vinile. (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2009
it's hard to top the naim CD5i in this price range. more agile than older CD2 / CDX models. still background compared to my former primare CDP. (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2004 by arthurgatos (3 reviews written)
The Naim CD5i is for people that love Music and not for hifi buffs.
It has beautiful tonal balance, without exagerating any particular frequency.
Despite what some people would have you believe, it has great soundstage, both wide and deep, and it images brilliantly.
A very 'pacey' player that suits all types of Music, and lets a good recording shine.
It comes extremely close to my Sondek LP12 sound, so digital nasties is not a problem.
A big plus, the RCA outputs (as well as the DIN),... (read more)