Australian HIFI - - SOUNDBITES -

The most an­tic­i­pated re­lease for any prod­uct in the in­dus­try for some time has been the new Uniti range from Naim. This range was an­nounced – with some fan­fare – dur­ing the last quar­ter of 2016. The range con­sists of four prod­ucts. At the time of writ­ing we have still only re­ceived one. The good news is that if this first re­lease is any in­di­ca­tion, the wait will have been worth it. This model – the Uniti Core – is a hard-disc server/ streamer. This is well-built, sim­ple to con­fig­ure, in­tu­itive to use and, above all, sounds great. Next to ar­rive is the Uniti Atom. This is a com­pact am­pli­fier/streamer, ideal for smaller lis­ten­ing en­vi­ron­ments where per­for­mance is of high im­por­tance. In the near fu­ture we will re­ceive the two fi­nal pieces, the Uniti Nova – a high-end ver­sion of the Atom – and the Star, an all-in-one am­pli­fier/streamer/CD Player/rip­per.

At the heart of all Uniti prod­ucts is Naim’s (re­cently up­graded) App. There are thou­sands of App-driven prod­ucts on to­day’s mar­ket, and the Naim App is cer­tainly one of the best out there. Ir­re­spec­tive of how good a piece of au­dio equip­ment is, any en­joy­ment of it will soon fade if it is dif­fi­cult or clunky to op­er­ate.



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