Naim announces new range of Uniti all-in-one systems
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19Naim audio has announced a complete revision of their Uniti range of all-in-one players.The four strong range comprises the £1,650 Uniti Core server, the £1,600 Uniti Atom compact streaming system, the £2,999 Uniti Star CD streaming system and the £3,800 Uniti Nova high power streaming system.
The streaming systems all make use of completely new streaming architecture that Naim has spent the last few years developing. This is considerably more powerful than that employed in the previous Uniti models and supports 32/192kHz and DSD128 with gapless playback available across all formats. Spotify Connect and Tidal are supported natively as with their predecessors but the new models have added Google Cast support that means that pretty much any compatible service or format can be sent to them.
A considerable amount of functionality is available. The three streamers support AirPlay and Apt-X Bluetooth as well as optical and coaxial inputs. A new area of connectivity is the ability to receive digital audio via HDMI ARC from a suitable device which is an option on the Atom and standard on the Star and Nova. Naim has also improved the multiroom functionality of the products including the party mode functionality and the control available of the multiple units. All models are now supplied with an all new two way remote as well as a heavily revised control app.
The most immediately noticeable change to the new players is the styling. This takes design elements from the Mu-So systems and the flagship Statement pre and power amplifier. These are then combined with more recognisable points from the Classic range of components. All the streamers benefit from a full colour display and the really rather lovely rotary controller is built into the top panel.
The first product to release will be the Core server in the next few days followed by the Atom with the Star and Nova systems in early 2017.
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