Naim announced today, that following an extensive beta test, it is releasing Firmware updates on October 6th enabling TIDAL lossless streaming together with a host of other new features and improvements.

Streamer Firmware Version 4.3 will enable native support for TIDAL on Naim’s all-in-one players, network players and streaming preamplifiers.Naim_tidal_news

Mu-so Firmware Version 1.3 will enable native support for TIDAL on Mu-so wireless music systems alongside support for gapless playback, Seek2Time via the Naim app, a new alarm clock feature and multiroom master capability.

A necessary update to the Naim App for iOS and Android will be released to coincide with these new firmware updates.

 

A free 90-day TIDAL trial will allow all Naim owners to experience the convenience and quality of lossless streaming.

Using the Naim App for iOS and Android devices, the user will now be able to select TIDAL as an input from the home screen. This will then give full access to the TIDAL library of millions of songs in lossless CD quality.

Full release information

Firmware Version 4.3
Compatible with: UnitiQute*, UnitiQute 2, NaimUniti*, NaimUniti 2, SuperUniti, NDS, NDX*, ND5 XS, NAC-N 272, NAC-N 172 XS
 – Available to download from Naim website

What’s new?

  • Support for TIDAL lossless streaming service
  • Update to clock and alarm feature – user now has the option to set product to adjust for DST (Daylight 
Saving Time) automatically or manually
  • Improvements to IGMP protocol to enhance product discovery
  • Other minor bug fixes and performance improvements

Firmware Version 1.3
Compatible with: Mu-so
Release date: 22/09/2015 at 11am (BST) – Available from Naim app for iOS and Android

What’s new? 

  • Support for TIDAL streaming service
  • Support for full Multiroom capability – Mu-so may now be the ‘Master’ streamer
  • Alarm clock feature added with choice of automatic or manual DST (Daylight Saving Time) setting
  • Gapless playback support
  • Seek2Time to search through tracks using scroll bar on the Naim App
  • Support for high-res HLS format used by BBC Radio stations
  • Support for playback of 32bit audio files
  • Other minor bug fixes and performance improvements

Owners of early UnitiQute, Naim Uniti or NDX units where the owners has not chosen to upgrade to the 24/192 streaming board will need to upgrade to be able to take advantage of TIDAL streaming.

 

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