Naim Uniti Atom

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A GOOD HOME THEATER IS about more than just im­pres­sive vi­su­als. It’s an en­tire ex­pe­ri­ence. Some­thing to be sa­vored and en­joyed. A com­bi­na­tion of many el­e­ments com­ing to­gether to pro­vide a sen­so­ri­ally evoca­tive event that cap­ti­vates the mind and trans­ports you away from the rig­ors and chores of ev­ery­day life. Vi­su­als are just one part of that sym­phony of ec­stasy.

Naim’s Uniti Atom is the fi­nal piece in our home theater puz­zle. It’s a highly ad­vanced all-in-one so­lu­tion that in­cor­po­rates a phe­nom­e­nal ar­ray of tech­nolo­gies in a stylish an­odized box of au­ral won­der.

Don’t be­lieve us? Well, at its base level, it’s a high-qual­ity DAC and speaker am­pli­fier. It sup­ports Blue­tooth, 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi con­nec­tiv­ity, and Gi­ga­bit Eth­er­net, has dual USB ports, packs triple dig­i­tal in­puts (two TOSLink, one S/PDIF), the usual ar­ray of ana­log in­puts, preamp and speaker out­puts, and sup­port for HDMI. Cou­ple all that with the fully func­tion­ing re­mote, mo­bile APP, wire­less multi-room sup­port, An­droid Chrome­cast, Ap­ple Air­play, Spo­tify, Tidal, and iRa­dio sup­port, an em­bed­ded 5-inch full-color LCD dis­play, and the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pand the built-in stor­age with a sep­a­rate NAS unit for your own mu­sic and me­dia, and well, what’s more to be said? It’s in­cred­i­ble. And pricey, oh so pricey.

– ZAK STOREY

2 AD­VANCED DE­SIGNFrom the pre­mium Burr-Brown DAC to the DSP pro­ces­sor, ca­pa­ble of cal­cu­lat­ing an in­cred­i­ble 2.7 bil­lion 40-bit cal­cu­la­tions a sec­ond, this is one of the most ad­vanced all-in-one au­dio so­lu­tions on the mar­ket.3 LCD DIS­PLAYFrom al­bum art to menus and app sup­port, the LCD dis­play is an awe­some ad­di­tion to this DAC amp’s ar­se­nal of very many fea­tures. It even has a prox­im­ity sen­sor, which ac­ti­vates only when you ap­proach it. Un­for­tu­nately, it isn’t touch­screen, but if we’re hon­est, keep­ing fin­ger­prints off it is prob­a­bly a good thing.

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