Naim Adding AirPlay 2 Support to High End Network Streamers

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British audio company Naim Audio today announced plans to add AirPlay 2 support to its high-end network streamers through a free update that will be coming in the future.

The update will bring AirPlay 2 to the ND 555 ($24,698), NDX 2 ($5,999), and the ND5 XS 2 ($2,700). Naim has previously updated its Mu-so and Uniti ranges with AirPlay 2 support, so with the upcoming software, Naim's entire family of music streaming products will support AirPlay 2.


AirPlay 2 is designed to allow iPhones, iPads, Macs, and more to stream audio to multiple AirPlay 2-enabled speakers throughout the home at one time for a whole home audio experience.

There's no word on when Naim plans to provide the new firmware, but once it is available, the Naim app will prompt customers to perform an over-the-air update to get the AirPlay 2 functionality.

There are a number of AirPlay 2-enabled speakers on the market now, including those from Bose, Libratone, Sonos, and more, along with the HomePod. Apple maintains a list of all third-party AirPlay 2 speakers on its website.

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munpip214

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Now if only we could get an airport express replacement for <$100. I can’t imagine the implementation would be too hard. Especially if you only outputted a digital signal. Just need a WiFi receiver to toslink output.
 
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RaceTripper

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Damn, I wish my Naim NDX2 had been $5999. The U.S. retail prices are higher than stated in the article. ND555 is $19995 (plus $13K for required PSU), NDX2 is $7495 and ND5-XS2 is $3495.