Naim spdif hookup


How are you connecting the MR to the Naim DAC since the NDAC does not have USB. Assume USB to SPDIF device and power supply? I’m contemplating Roon and have a sealed 2012 Mac Mini but leaning to SGC i5 solution. I have a Chord 2Qute that I could use. My rig is all Naim including NDAC.



I use the Naim DAC V-1 which has USB.

Sorry, I assumed the NDAC instead of the DAC V1. Excellent. Assume you are pleased with the sound?


I went from the trial Core on a 2013 Mac Pro to ROCK a NUC 7i5 with a linear power supply. Much better sq imo (microRendu 1.4 also into a DAC V1 with Uptone USPCB and Uptone LPS-1). The gain from the rendu 1.3 to 1.4 board was a much much bigger jump though. Getting clean power on the mini would help, as well as a pair of FMC’s between (use 10/100 models only for the rendu).

Uptone sells a Mac Mini DC conversion kit so a better PS can be added but the SGC i5 is less expensive when one considers the cost to add RAM and SSD to a MM.


Absolutely, others might be better (or rather different) but I have had the V1 now for 5 years and still enjoy the sound a lot (combined with Naim 202 / 200 DR).

Excellent! Yes, agreed on the better or different scenario. Do you use the headphone feature?


Not so often anymore but I love the punchy sound of it with my Grado headphones. Maybe one day an LPS for the Micro Rendu, what do you have?

I have the following Naim gear…NDX/NDAC/282/HCAPDR/250.2

Probably your best bet is to get a Sonore Ultradigital in the chain for the NDAC. Get a good Y cable from Ghent Audio and you could power both with the same supply. Or use Bridge on the microRendu and stream to the NDX. I use the microRendu into a DAC V1 via USB and RAAT, and Bridge to stream to my UQ1 in the office. Works like a charm.

We have almost identical Naim kit . I bought the micro Rendu to use with a Hugo when they were all the rage with a Naim NDX. I sold the Hugo and bought the small green computer usb spdif converter to convert microrendu usb out to play into digital input on NDX, I assume you can do the same on NDAC. However, the most convenient and yet still high quality implementation is to get the UPNP bridge. You can configure it to output as WAV per Naim recommendations and you play from Roon and the NDX (in my case) auto switches to the UPNP input. Had I known about the UPNP bridge When I started I wouldn’t have bought a MRendu.

This solution doesn’t seem to be well known on Naim forum but works beautifully. I think the UPNP bridges are under 300 from small green computer.

The UPNP bridge on Small Green Computer is not available anymore. Sonores Sonic Orbiter was a $295 option but I think it only output Toslink.

I have a Naim setup, DAC, Nait XS, Teddypardo TeddyXPS and TeddyCap feeding Proac Tablette Reference Eight Signature speakers).

I use a Raspberry PI with a Liner power supply and a Allo Digione digital output card to output to the DAC SPDIF

I have dietpi installed on the Pi which has an option to install roonbridge which is then detected (over ethernet network) by roon as an endpoint.

Sounds rather wonderful to me and works perfectly.