THE NEW naim DVD5
DVD for movie lovers ..
The naim AV2 processor quickly established itself as a multi-channel audio landmark. Designed to be a true music-lovers multi-channel component and eschewing video processing; it received many awards for its outstanding audio performance.
For many years naim source components have been considered the best in the world. The NAT01 tuner and the CDS3 compact disc player being prime examples. Therefore the first video source component from naim really had to be something really special.
Built to typical naim standards, it shares the 5 series anti-resonance casework, including no less than 5 printed circuit boards, a fully linear power supply with 12 independently regulated power supplies and 6 separate grounds.
CD performance is an issue with DVD players; most do not deliver. Therefore, to fit into naims hierarchy, the DVD5 must outperform the new naim CD5i when playing music CDs. naims advanced re-clocking circuitry, perfected in the naim CDS3 CD player, compliments the linear power supply and naims exemplary audio engineering.
The naim designed video circuitry supports Composite, S-Video, Component interlaced, Component progressive scan, RGB interlaced, RGB progressive, RGBHV high definition progressive and DVI digital progressive scan. In addition HDMI compatible displays may be used with the DVD5 via an adapter cable. Extensive naim-written set-up menus allow fine-tuning of the video output with 5 test screens assisting in adjusting the huge range of picture settings.
In addition to its standard-setting video and audio performance the DVD5 brings a naim system into the high-resolution multi-channel audio world. The DVD5 software is upgradeable in the inevitable event of future standard changes and upgrades, 192kHz / 24bit audio being catered for with the addition of forthcoming modules. RS232 and RC5 ports allow advanced control in multi-room or custom-install systems.
When used with the naim AV2 multi-channel processor / preamp, the DVD5 provides full on screen display for the AV2 and also includes a new AV system remote.
 New reference standard DVD player.
 Numerous simultaneous video formats: Composite, S-Video, RGB and Component interlaced and progressive scan, High Definition Progressive Scan RGBHV and DVI.
 Faroudja DCDi de-interlacing technology.
 S-Video, SCART, 5 x BNC and DVI video connections.
 16:9 and 4:3 display support.
 5 test screens.
 Huge range of picture adjustments.
 Adjustable audio and video delay for lip sync correction.
 Standard-setting CD performance.
 Fully optimised master clock with naim data re-clocking circuitry to minimise jitter.
 Fully linear power supply.
 12 separately regulated power supplies with 6 isolated grounds.
 192kHz, 24bit ready.
 New naim AV system infrared remote control.
 RC5 input for wired remote control in complex installations.
 RS232 input / output for use in full home automation systems and naimware updates.
 Software upgradeable.
The naim DVD5 establishes a new reference level for DVD video quality combined with truly flexible, upgradeable and standard-setting musical performance
SPECIFICATIONS: naim DVD5
Video Output: Composite
RGBHV (High Definition)
SCART and BNC video connections
5 test screens
NTSC black level setup
16:9 & 4:3 display support
Mains supply 100-120V, 220-240V, 50/60Hz
Dimensions (H x W x D) 70 x 432 x 301 mm
UK price inc VAT £2,350 tbc
Product Available May 2004.
OnTheFly said:Check out this months Hi-Fi news for a review of the Naim AV2 and matching DVD player.