Naim CD5i CD Player w/Remote - Featuring Standard RCA Analog Output


Super cool player from Naim, utilizing a unique drawer mechanism that's proven to be super reliable.

PLUS it features standard single-ended RCA outputs, rare for Naim, meaning you don't need to purchase an expensive Naim specific audio cable to make this work with non-Naim gear.

Sounds great, tested and working perfectly.

Included with your purchase is the CD Player, 1 x Naim magnetic CD puck (shown in our second photo), the pictured remote control, and a power cable.

Please see our last photo or the below manual for full specifications:

Naim Audio CD5i CD Player - Manual

Click below to add our recommended matching cables from Kimber Kable, all brand new as SkyFi is an official Kimber dealer.

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects

Kimber Kable - Power Cords

The SkyFi Testing Process for CD Players:

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure that there are no signs of heat stress or damage. Capacitors are checked for telltale signs of predictive failure including bulging, shrunken wrappers, or physical leakage. We also inspect resistors and other passive components for signs of overheating. When the unit is first powered on we check the drawer mechanism function.

After the visual inspection we connect the CD Player’s RCA outputs to our Sencore PA81 Power Analyzer which simulates a real world input impedance and allows us to monitor the output on an oscilloscope. We start with a test CD with precision test signals to verify proper output on both channels. If the CD player has balanced outputs these are also tested at this time. If this check passes, we move onto evaluation with actual music CDs. We listen for clicks, skips, and drops during playback. At this time we also check the transport functions including skip, ff, rw, play, pause, repeat, and programming if applicable. If the unit has a remote control, all remote control functions are verified.

If the CD player is capable of SACD playback we test its ability to read SACD layers on multiple discs including standard and hybrid SACDs. At this time we also check the unit’s digital outputs where applicable. If SACD layers are being properly read we should see the digital outputs mute during playback. On redbook CD playback we verify that each digital output maintains proper lock on our bench DAC.

After bench testing is completed, CD players are set up for testing on our long term test rig. During extended testing we make sure that unit can play through several different discs from beginning to end with no skips or lock ups.



Original Box

Not Included


Re-Printed Copy and Online


Yes Included


Yes - Power Cable Only

Physical Condition

8 / 10

Working Condition

10 / 10

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