Naim Uniti Nova Stereo Amplifier/Streamer
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Superb Rhythmic Musicality Delivers The Best Sound Quality
High-Current 2 x 80 Watts per Channel
Discrete Regulator (DR) Preamp; 5 Analogue Inputs
Designed & Made In England
The Naim Uniti Nova amplifier/streamer shows just how much audio performance and versatility can be housed within one stylish casing. And really, a lot of us today want simple-to-operate systems that sound amazing and that's the hallmark of all the models in the range. And with the Naim Uniti Nova with true audiophile performance, it just may be all the audio system you ever need. Just add speakers!
Naim Uniti Nova is proof that an all-in-one player can deliver audiophile quality. How so? Whichever source you choose, your music will be transformed into a stunning sonic experience because it has been configured to offer the very best solution that the Naim engineers can implement in a single-box, compact enclosure. All the available space has been used to provide 80 watts per channel of Class A/B amplification capable of driving the most demanding loudspeakers – detail and depth you’ll hear in every note, riff and chorus. Its circuitry features the highest quality discrete components, a massive toroidal transformer for an exceptional sound, superior isolation, our new signature volume control, more inputs than you can shake a stick at and an 80 Watt power output per channel power amplifier to boot. The Naim Uniti Nova is as good as an all-in-one player you can get.
Inspired by Naim's unfaltering passion for music and enabled by 40 plus years of tireless innovation in engineering, they deliver the most advanced all-in-one streaming platform. Combining seamless digital technology with a rich analogue soul, you can play, stream, rip and store entire music collections in flawless high res. Ready to go with any speaker set up, Uniti gives you instant access to your music, total clarity and no compromise on quality, all within a beautiful one-box form that has been designed to easily connect to a home Wi-Fi network, you can enjoy a world of music from virtually any source.
Revolutionary Streaming Platform: Everything about this new streaming board has been scrutinised to achieve the best possible sound quality. It’s much more powerful than its predecessor, has masses of memory, will adapt to new technology and seamlessly integrates across Naim’s existing product range, including the Mu-so wireless music system.
DSP and DAC: Uniti features an incredibly powerful 4th Generation 40-bit SHARC DSP processor. It’s so phenomenally accurate that it performs a staggering 2.7 billion 40-bit calculations per second, giving it enough power to resolve the most complex music signals with ease. The SHARC processor removes ‘jitter’ timing errors and using Naim’s RAM buffer (first used in the Naim DAC and NDS) oversamples the audio 16 times to feed the premium Burr Brown DACs, resulting in a smoother and more precise sonic performance.
A/B Amplification: Uniti uses Class A/B amplification, with technology derived from their iconic NAIT integrated amplifiers. Filter sections in Uniti Nova are made using the finest quality through hole film capacitors and discrete transistors compared with Uniti Atom and Uniti Star using a combination of through hole and Surface Mount Design (SMD). The power amplifier sections are now twice as fast, feature substantial transformers and run from linear power supplies.
Digitally Controlled Analogue Volume: At the heart of the Uniti all-in-one players is an audiophile volume control, adjusting level in the analogue domain to a premium digital resolution. The design is taken from the Naim NAC-N 272 streaming preamplifier and its smooth structure is inspired by Naim's reference amplification system, Statement. Also the Bluetooth antenna has been hidden underneath the central dial for a seamless aesthetic.
State of the Art Wi-Fi: New Uniti all-in-one players feature the very latest Wi-Fi, much faster than the original Uniti range. The superior Wi-Fi processor supports 2.4 and 5GHz, alongside much better internal buffer and memory – Uniti Nova will store up to one track’s (5 minutes) worth of buffer, which results in far fewer dropouts. The Wi-Fi aerials (one on either side of the product for optimum range) are integrated behind a slot machined in the heatsink. Behind the aerials Naim have also installed a back reflector to prevent any harmful radiation from entering the unit, which further increases range, and of course, improves sound quality. This incredibly detailed patent-pending innovation provides robust connectivity without the need for an external aerial.
Extra Storage: Play, store and serve up to 20,000 tracks from an external USB drive or SD card. Naim Uniti Core allows you to store up to 100,000 tracks; either fit your own internal storage device or store and back up your music collection on an external Network Attached Storage or a USB-connected storage device and serve your music to any of the Uniti all-in-one players. Click here for more details
Naim App: The intuitive Naim app gives you effortless control over individual or multiple Uniti products. You can access all of your music, including your favourite radio stations, streaming services and playlists, explore artist discographies and biographies, and you can now update your system wirelessly with a single tap.
Intelligent Remote Control: All aspects of Uniti’s design were considered holistically, including the design of a new bi-directional remote control. Very early on Naim's R&D realised that passive IR remote technology was not going to deliver the targeted intimacy they wanted. A ground up solution, both from a technological and user point of view was sought and found with the bi-directional remote control. Beautiful white backlit buttons, a round volume display with segments that light up in harmony with the volume control on the player and easy pairing to any Uniti player, the remote is an intrinsic part of new Uniti.
Full Colour Display: With this range Naim wanted to deliver total connection to the user’s music collection. A highly-polished full colour 5” LCD display provides rich imagery of album artwork and content. The screens have proximity sensors and thus will wake up as someone approaches the machine to display music metadata, audio input information and more. There are also a selection of front panel buttons, including Favourites, Inputs and Play/Pause.
Conceived and built from the ground up by Naim's engineers and designers in Salisbury, England, Naim Uniti remains true to their core design principles. The new signature illuminated volume dial, inspired by the reference Statement amplification system, is just one of the features in this beautifully engineered brushed aluminium chassis, which also boasts extruded heatsinks for thermal stability and a highly-polished full colour LCD glass display, providing you with rich imagery of your favourite album artwork. Impeccably crafted with materials chosen to be in complete service of sound, Uniti is alive with unique visual contrasts that make it a masterpiece of industrial design.
When it comes to speakers, your choice is extensive. The reason is simple. All Naim amplifiers are high-current designs and therefore pack a real punch. A 5 Watt high quality amplifier will out-perform most 140 Watt A/V Receivers, so when Naim quote 70 or 80 Watts per channel, then you can be assured you have enough 'grunt' to push out high spl's on big speakers in a big room. And with Uniti Nova, you can always add an additional power amplifier or a couple of nice subwoofers. So if you're looking for speakers to match the Naim Uniti Nova, then you will find Audio Trends has a pretty impressive range of models available. If you know what you want, then fine. However, don't hesitate to call us for help. We really do know Naim and what complements the Uniti Nova.
Main Features & Specifications
- Design: Amplifier/streamer (audiophile quality)
- Power Output: 2 x 80 Watts RMS (20-20kHz)
- Line-Level Inputs: 2 x RCA stereo
- Digital (S/PDIF) Inputs
- 2 x Optical TOSLink (up to 24bit/96kHz)
- 2 x Coaxial RCA (up to 24bit/192kHz, DoP 64Fs)
- 1 x BNC (up to 24bit/192kHz, DoP 64Fs)
- 1 x HDMI ARC
- Phono Input: No. Please contact us for details on various options
- Pre-Amp Output: Connect a separate Power Amplifier to boost output
- Subwoofer Output: Use the Pre-Amplifier output terminals
- USB: 2 x USB Type A Socket (front and rear)
- SD Card: 1 x SD Card
- Ethernet Input: For hard-wiring from router
- Front Panel: 1 x 5" colour TFT display and rotary volume control with proximity sensor and four buttons
- Music Streaming
- Chromecast Built-In: Native support for Google’s Chromecast technology. This smart streaming feature allows you to seamlessly link to hundreds of supported apps from your smartphone or tablet and stream directly to your Uniti Nova all-in-one player.
- AirPlay: Stream music from your iDevice or from iTunes and Apple Music.
- TIDAL: The lossless streaming service is integrated into the system for an immersive, high-quality sound experience.
- Spotify Connect: Discover millions of songs from the world’s most popular streaming service with the built-in Spotify Connect feature.
- Bluetooth (aptX HD): Pair your Bluetooth device and instantly play back your music in high definition ‘better than CD’ quality.
- Internet Radio: Access thousands of internet radio stations and save your favourite pre-sets for easy access.
- UPnP (Universal Plug ‘n’ Play): Stream your stored music from a PC, Mac or network-attached storage in high-res ‘better than CD’ quality.
- Headphone Jack: Front panel 3.5mm headphone jack
- Headphone Amplifier: Enjoy significantly improved bass extension.
- HDMI (ARC): Uniti Nova features an HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) input so you can easily connect your TV to experience audiophile sound quality from your favourite film or game.
- File Formats: Supports music formats including: WAV, FLAC, DSD, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, Ogg Vorbis and MP3.
- Wireless Updates: You can now update your Uniti system at the touch of a button with over-the-air updates via the Naim app.
- DAB+/FM Tuner: Optional DAB+/FM module available. Contact us for details. Internet radio is a better option.
- Ethernet: For hard-wiring from router
- WiFi: Includes internal antenna
- Multiroom: Serve up to 4 network-connected players via UPnP at full CD quality.
- Party Mode Streaming: Sync up to six Uniti all-in-one players or other Naim streamers and control via the Naim app.
- Remote control: Zigbee RF4CE Included
- App Control: Naim App for iOS and Android
- Mains Cable: Naim Power-Line mains cable
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 432 x 95 x 265mm
- Weight: 13kg
- Finish: Black, brushed anodised aluminium
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years.
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.