Naim today confirmed that it is launching four new models in its Uniti Series. They will be given their first public showings at The Indulgence Show in Hammersmith, the Son et Image show in Paris and the Rocky Mountain Audio Show in Denver all during October.
New Uniti is the next incarnation of the Uniti family all-in-one players. Inspired by Naim’s passion for music, new Uniti is an all-in-one streaming platform with five times the power of the previous generation. Combining seamless digital technology with a rich analogue soul to deliver sound quality and musical performance with ease of use and joy of ownership.
Ready to go – just add speakers, Naim say that ‘Uniti gives instant access, total clarity and no compromise on quality, all within a beautiful all-in-one form. The advanced connectivity will unleash music wherever it is stored. New Uniti is unique, with bit-perfect ripping and music serving technologies, a completely new and state-of-the-art streaming platform delivering a unique superior feature set, over- the-air updates, beautiful industrial design and true Naim high-fidelity sound.’
GoogleCast for Audio (GC4A)
Google Cast for Audio – play music directly from a mobile or laptop, directly from enabled apps.
The lossless streaming service is integrated into the system for an immersive, high-quality sound experience.
Native support for Spotify to stream millions of songs from a portable device or laptop.
AirPlay and Apple Music
Stream music from iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch or from iTunes.
UPnPTM (Universal Plug ‘n’ Play)
Stream stored music from a PC, Mac or network attached storage in high-resolution up to 32bit 384kHz or DSD128.
Pair with a Bluetooth device to instantly play music. Also compatible with aptX HD.
Access to thousands of global internet radio stations and save to favourite presets for easy access.
Rip and Store (Uniti Core)
Create bit perfect copies of your CDs and store the rips on a user installed hard drive or NAS drive.
Rip and Store (Uniti Atom and Uniti Nova)
Plug in an external USB CD/DVD Drive and create bit perfect copies of CDs. Store up to 20 thousand tracks either on an USB stick/ USB hard disc (Atom) or USB Stick, SD Card or USB Hard Drive (Uniti Nova).
Have access to your music from any connected Uniti player without the need for a separate music server.
Rip and Store (Uniti Star)
Create bit perfect copies of your CDs. Store up to 20 thousand tracks either on an USB Stick, SD Card or USB Hard Drive. Have access to your music from any connected Uniti player without the need for a separate music server.
Play, store music to a hard drive or USB stick.
SD-Card slot (Uniti Star & Uniti Nova only)
Play, store and serve music simply and conveniently via the SD card slot.
HDMI (Optional on Atom – Q1 2017)
HDMI-ARC connectivity, fuss free hook-up to a compatible TV. Fully galvanically isolated.
Digital Input (TOSlink and Coax)
Play audio from external digital sources, such as computer games. TOSlink is ideal for connection to devices with noisy power supplies.
3.5mm Analogue Input
Play music from other digital and analogue sources including MP3 players.
New Uniti gives the option of playback of sources, including analogue ones, in multiple rooms (up to five rooms) in sync (Party Mode) or of having differing music in different rooms. An example may be a turntable connected to the analogue input being played simultaneously and in sync to 5 different rooms. Nothing says party like good vinyl.
Analogue Line-Level Output
For connection to an external power-amplifier.
Front panel 3.5mm headphone jack with new upgraded headphone amplifier with significantly improved performance.
Uniti Atom 40W rms per channel into 8 Ohms
Uniti Star 70W rms per channel into 8 Ohms
Uniti Nova 80W rms per channel into 8 Ohms
Interactive RF Remote Control
The user interface is intelligent: it tailors and scales the front panel user experience to suit use by the remote control or locally. The Interactive Remote Control provides an always ready method to adjust the volume, change tracks, navigate to favourites or adjust the lighting.
Naim Control App
Custom-designed Naim app to control Uniti of both generations products together with Mu-So and Naim’s network players. Available for iOS and Android devices.
Top Surface Volume Control Ring
Innovative visual dial inspired by our high-end Statement amplifier and the Mu-so series.
Full Colour Front Panel
LCD Display. Access favourites at the touch of a button including iRadio presets.
Standby button for ease of use. Move close to Uniti and it will wake up from standby.
Pricing and availability
Uniti will be available to purchase from Naim specialist retailers. The components are priced as follows:
Naim Core £1,650 (inc. VAT)
Uniti Atom £1,600 (inc. VAT) and £1700 with HDMI
Uniti Star £2999 or £3150 inc. DAB (inc. VAT)
Uniti Nova £3800 or £3959 inc. DAB (inc. VAT)