Naim announced the renewal of its range of streaming audio players included under the Uniti brand that come with the latest in connectivity and with a renewed graphical interface in the form of a front LCD screen 5 inches.
Although several versions with different sizes, with and without CD will be released, the base is the model Uniti Nova, a player “all in one” that focuses on internal quality components to provide amplification of 80 watts per channel (two channels Stereo) thanks to a high-end steroidal transformer.
With dimensions of 95x432x265 mm and 13 kilos, the heart of the team is a huge analog volume control and compatibility with Bluetooth (aptX HD), Spotify Connect, Apple AirPlay and Google Cast from which play streaming content we can handle through the front or screen more comfortably through the app Naim for mobile terminals.
The application allows us to control playback on a single computer Uniti or more of the house creating a system multiroom sound. The screen also has a proximity sensor that detects when we approach her and lights showing metadata about the audio track you are listening.
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As for connectivity, it is well served with 2 optical inputs and two coaxial digital audio up to 24 bit / 96 KHz, a port HDMI ARC, two RCA analog connectors, two USB inputs and SD card slot for playing files. It also has an output for connecting a subwoofer option with which to enhance the bass of the whole.
Along with the basic model Nova, the British brand will launch a compact version of similar services called Uniti Atom losing some connectors and reduces the power to “only” 40 watts per channel, one capable of playing CDs (Uniti Star) and Core Uniti, a curious network hard drive with matching design and other equipment with a capacity of 8TB to record our music collection in full.
Price and availability
The new Naim Uniti range next month officially in the show CES 2017 where final prices and release dates will, but as you go along will not be cheap.