Help! Is NAIM ND5 XS the right choice?
My name is Harry and I’m a newcomer! I would be grateful if anyone could help me concerning the purchase of a music streamer. My hi-fi system consists of a pair of Celius Triangle 202, an integrated amplifier Primare A30.1 and currently i use the Primare cd player CD21. I'm thinking very seriously to upgrade my system a little bit or if you like to come closer to the digital era by replacing my cd player and buying a network music streamer together with a NAS. Two options i came across on the internet were the Stream Box DS by Pro-Ject and the NAIM ND5 XS. Regarding the first one i didn't like the fact that it has received not very enthusiastic reviews. About NAIM its price of course is a critical factor but i really liked it. And now my queries: 1. Can i find a quality network music streamer for my hi-fi somewhere in between (in price and characteristics)? 2. Should i wait 1 or 2 years and purchase any used NAIM? 3. Do you thing that buying the NAIM is above my amplifier capabilities or am i good to go? 4. i) Since i use also a multi channel amplifier to support a home cinema system, in the case i decide to buy NAIM music player can i connect my bluray dvd player with the NAIM (through s/pdif) in order to take advantage of NAIM's dac for superior sound quality through my Celius? ii) But then again can a movie of 5.1 dts sound, be supported that way? (In that case i suppose i will keep the connection between the dvd player to the multichannel amplifier through hdmi but i will have to terminate the connection between the two amplifiers?) Thank you in advance!