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Naim Uniti Nova Integrated Streaming Amplifier

by Naim
$8,700.00
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Naim Uniti Nova Integrated Streaming Amplifier 

High Performance All-in-One

Uniti Nova is proof that an all-in-one player can deliver high performance reference quality. Whichever source you choose, your music will be transformed into a stunning sonic experience. The reference player in the range, Uniti Nova has been configured to offer the very best solution that we 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.

 

Uniti System

Whatever the source, Naims revolutionary new Uniti players combine seamless digital technology with analogue soul for a sound that’s unmistakably Naim. Play, stream, rip and store entire music collections in flawless high-resolution. Then use our custom-designed software to bring out every note of your music with true high-fidelity sound. New Uniti also gives you the option to sync up to six Uniti systems or other Naim streamers and play music from any source in multiple rooms simultaneously. Or play different music in every room.

 

Bringing Uniti to Life

Conceived and built from the ground up by Naims engineers and designers in Salisbury, England, Uniti remains true to their core design principles. From the finned aluminum heatsinks (inspired by our Statement flagship amplification system) to the brushed black aluminum casing, the new illuminated signature volume control and the beautifully lit base – every minute detail has been considered to deliver a beautiful aesthetic packed with features and technology whilst achieving reference-level sound quality. Uniti is a true masterpiece of industrial design.

 

Purposeful Materiality

Uniti has been impeccably crafted with materials chosen to be in complete service of the sound. The extruded aluminium heat sinks that run down the length of the product extract heat to maximise thermal stability for increased longevity and sonic performance. The beautifully brushed aluminium top plates are CNC-fabricated for absolute precision and provide a perfect enclosure for the delicate components inside.

Precision Volume Control

At the heart of Uniti is an audiophile discrete volume control which adjusts level in the analogue domain to a premium digital resolution. The design is taken from Naims NAC-N 272 streaming preamplifier and its ultra-smooth rotation is inspired by their reference amplification system, Statement. They’ve also hidden the Bluetooth antenna here for a seamless aesthetic.

Performance

 The Naim Uniti Nova is built like a well-appointed bank vault. Finned aluminium heatsinks plus brushed and anodised aluminium casework contribute to the Nova’s 13kg overall weight (although probably not as much as the impressively sized toroidal transformer concealed inside). The digital section of the Uniti Nova is built around a 40-bit SHARC DSP processor that includes a large internal buffer capable of storing “five minutes of data,” according to Naim. Naim uses 16x oversampling feeding a Burr Brown DAC chip.

Although Naim has been making audio gear since 1973, it is not your typical stodgy old-school hi-fi firm. Instead, it is one of those fleet-footed audio manufacturers whose products have continued to evolve over the years.The days of hi-fi manufacturers using a lack of practicality as a mark of authenticity are long gone, and that’s thanks, in part, to the work done by Naim.Welcome to the 21st century. The Naim Uniti Nova can make the transition from hair-shirt audiophilia into a thoroughly modern musical world a painless, musically expansive, and completely modern-day approved experience.

After a few seconds listening to the Nova, you’ll realise that it’s so natural, so confident and so unarguably in charge of the music it hardly seems to be making an effort.Its command of the frequency range, from deep, textured, expressive bass notes to crisp, explicit treble sounds, is absolute.While very few, if any, pieces of audio gear are completely transparent without some variations from absolute harmonic purity, you will find the Uniti Nova remained remarkably close to ideally neutral. If you have a loudspeaker that has the drivers to deliver bass, the Uniti Nova has the drive and power to rock your world.

Specifications

Dimensions and Weight

95 mm x 432 mm x 265 mm (H x W x D)
13 kg

Connectivity

Audio Inputs
2 x Optical TOSLink (up to 24bit/96kHz)
2 x Coaxial RCA (up to 24bit/192kHz, DoP 64Fs)
1 x BNC (up to 192kHz, DoP 64Fs)
1 x HDMI ARC
2 x RCA
2 x 5-pin DIN
2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear)
1 x SD card

Audio Outputs
1 x Stereo power amplifier
1 x RCA sub/pre output
1 x 3.5mm headphone jack

Upgradeable Performance

In true Naim style, the new Uniti Nova can be upgraded with one of our external power amplifiers. You can also add a subwoofer for deeper bass extension. And for those with extensive CD collections, you can add a Uniti Core music server to your system to store and stream thousands of albums to your Uniti player and back up all of your music in one place.

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