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NaimUniti all-in-one audio player, no need to go any further

Naim has released the first ever all-in-one player. 50 watts per channel integrated amp, CD Player, wireless streaming audio player, iPod and USB, DAB/FM player. This can do it all. With the Naim name and quality. Read on for more info from Naim.

There is a dicussion on the finer points, pros-cons, of a player like this in the audioreview forums.

You’ve probably noticed; audio has exploded. Along with listening to CDs and radio, we can now download audio, stream audio across networks, broadcast audio across WiFi, store audio on memory sticks and, with iPods, drop audio into our pockets. And if that wasn’t enough, vinyl is definitely back on the menu.

So imagine everything audio in one place: integrated amplifier, CD player, DAB/FM tuner, internet radio, iPod dock, digital-to-analogue converter, music file player and network stream player. And now combine all that with legendary Naim musical quality, engineering integrity, design sophistication and interface know-how. Congratulations! You’ve just come up with the NaimUniti.

The NaimUniti is our first ever all-in-one audio player. It combines a ten-input, 50-Watt-perchannel integrated amplifier based on the award wining NAIT 5i, a CD player based on the similarly acclaimed CD5i, and a digital-to-analogue converter with an output filter derived from that developed for the stunning CD5x. To all that, NaimUniti adds a high quality DAB/FM tuner, the ability to play streamed audio files wirelessly from UPnPâ„¢ servers or internet radio stations, and separate interface inputs for USB memory sticks carrying audio files, iPods and mp3 players. NaimUniti has every base covered; you just need a pair of speakers.

NaimUniti has an analogue heart. Its NAIT 5i-derived integrated amplifier beats true to our long established design philosophies and is the foundation of the NaimUniti’s audio quality. But in parallel with audio quality, it is NaimUniti’s immense digital versatility that sets it apart from any other all-in-one audio product. Its comprehensive coverage of audio bases includes audio formats as well as audio sources. So along with Red Book CD audio, FM and DAB radio, and iRadio streams at multiple bit rates, NaimUniti can play audio files in MP3, Windows Media–formatted content, AAC, Apple Lossless (from your iPod), FLAC and WAV formats. And thanks to NaimUniti’s internal DAC, external digital audio sources, such as satellite TVs or games consoles, are a breeze too. NaimUniti is the perfect audio hub.

Versatility is however little use without accessibility. NaimUniti’s coherent and intuitive user interface makes using and navigating around each of its audio sources child’s play. NaimUniti finds DAB or iRadio stations without prompting; it connects to networks and discovers UPnP™ server shared audio files automatically, and it presents everything via a large front panel display that’s the model of clarity. Every CD track, audio file, stream or source is literally just a couple of button presses away. NaimUniti also works seamlessly with iPods. Simply connect an iPod to the interface socket, using Naim’s specially-designed iPod cable: the N-Link, and NaimUniti both takes over iPod control and displays iPod contents. It charges the iPod battery too.

There’s never been a more exciting time to be an audio enthusiast and NaimUniti is an audio product whose time has come. NaimUniti: All in one, for one and all.

Specifications

Audio Outputs

Speaker output
Line output (L+R RCA)
Sub output (2 Mono outputs via RCA)
Pre-amp output (DIN)

Tape Output Fixed

275mV, 600Ω

Preamp Output load

10kΩ to ∞

Frequency response

20Hz – 50 kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio

80dB

Phase response on CD

Linear phase, absolute phase correct

Power output

50WPC into 8Ω
90WPC into 4 Ω

Other outputs

Headphone 3.5mm jack

Antenna inputs

F type

Analogue inputs

3.5mm socket on front
3*RCA
1*DIN with power to support Stageline phono stage

Digital Inputs

5 SPDIF (2*optical, 2*coaxial, 1*3.5mm jack)

Input overload

27 dB (Rear panel connections) (Front panel: 33.8 dB)

USB

Front panel socket

Other inputs

Ethernet and iPod (analogue)

Remote input

Rear panel

RS232

Rear panel

Audio files supported

Internet radio (WMA, MP3 Streams, MMS)
Playlists (M3U, PLS)
MP3, AAC (up to 320 kbps, CBR/VBR)
Apple Lossless (from iPod)
Windows Media–formatted content (up to 320 kbps)
WAV, FLAC, OGG Vorbis

CD formats disc compatibility

Redbook and CD-R

Supply Voltage

100-120V or 220V to 240V, 50/60 Hz

Dimensions (H x W x D)

87 x 432 x 314mm

Weight

11.3kg

Shipping weight

14kg

Shipping dimensions (H x W x D)

240 x 590 x 500mm

Finish

Black

source: Naim Audio

http://www.naim-audio.com

via: audioreview forums

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