Naim NA CDX face ( near digital display )


good day

I want to ask about the front / face of Naim NA CDX, on the right side of the digital display, is there a version that looks like a black block? If I look at the web / google, it seems that there is no black color.

is it some kind of protective isolation or what?

For more details, I have included a photo of the black part that I mean

thank you

That isn’t there on my CDX

One for @Richard.Dane or @NeilS , I think.

Doesn’t look right, to me… :thinking:

It looks like a CD2 fascia.


Indeed that is a CD2 - note there is no “program” light.


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Yes, you are right, the front looks like a CD2, it looks like my seller gave the wrong photo …

One more thing … in my stereophile, I read that Naim CDX is able to read HDCD discs, when an HDCD disc is inserted, it says the HDCD writing indicator will appear for a moment and then disappear. Where is this HDCD writing on the front panel of the CDX?

thank you

The LED display will briefly show “HDCD” after you insert an HDCD encoded disc.


Not just the CDX… My CDX2 reads HDCD’s too…! I would think that the CDS, CDS2 & CDS3 are likely to also work with them… :thinking:

CDX and CDSII use the PMD100 HDCD filter.
CDX2, CDS3, CD555, CD5x, and CD5xs use the PMD200 HDCD filter.

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Has anyone actually seen a HDCD? And how HD is it?
And yes the cd5xs should do something if fed with one.

I have a number of CD’s which are ‘HD’ - but don’t shout about it.
Some King Crimson remasters are HDCD I think…?

oh I see, on seven segmen display that have 4 digit position

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