Naim Uniti 2

£3,050.00

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The NaimUniti 2 brings everything audio in to one, sleek location. Naim engineers have recently updated the original design with a number of performance enhancing developments to give even more listening enjoyment. This includes an integrated amplifier, a high quality CD player with swing out drawer and magnetic puck, DAB/FM tuner, internet radio, iPod, iPhone and iPad dock, DAC, and a network stream player capable of high res 24bit/192kHz. Bring all of this together, add Naim's legendary know-how, musical quality, engineering integrity, design sophistication and interface knowledge. This is the NaimUniti 2 - it's great for those music lovers who wish to simplify their hi-fi system and get away from a whole stack of black boxes in their hi-fi rack, going down to a one box music solution.

Naim have recently re-evaluated the NaimUniti 2 and improved it further, now providing support for Spotify Connect and integrating high quality, lossless apt X Bluetooth compatibility to make this unit one of the most prolific and exemplary all-in-one systems on the market today.

NaimUniti 2: an evolution in performance

Naim's Uniti was freshened and re-released as NaimUniti 2 in 2012, with a brand new integrated amplifier (70W) the NaimUniti 2 can accommodate much wider range of loudspeakers and has the ability fill even larger rooms with a world-class sound. It also shows off an entirely new and sophisticated CD player, with an improved tray, clamping mechanism and the new Burr Brown PCM1793 DAC.

There have also been a few smaller improvements to the design and signal path. These updates were developed through intense listening  assessments to combine and raise the performance levels of NaimUniti 2 even further.

  • CD player - the swing out drawer is manually pulled out/ pushed back in place by hand, so there are no motors or belts to wear out.
  • Multi-format tuner (DAB/FM/Internet radio) - internet radio gives you access to thousands of radio stations from all over the world - want to hear what they are listening to on Venice Classic in the Veneto? No problem, the Uniti 2 will have it playing in seconds.
  • High-resolution (up to 32bit/192kHz) digital stream player for streaming music files from your computer or network attached storage drive (NAS) - all file formats are catered for including WAV, FLAC, MP3, AAC and Apple Lossless
  • iPod/iPhone/iPad dock
  • MP3/USB-stored audio player
  • High quality Digital to analogue converter, allowing the connection of digital sound sources such as television, games console, laptop, set top box, blu-ray etc.
  • 70W integrated amplifier

All you need to add is a pair of loudspeakers for a complete music system.

On the front panel is a USB input which enables you to connect your iDevice with the standard white cable and playback any track you wish via the Uniti 2. You will also find a 3.5mm headphone socket to allow private listening. The Uniti 2 comes with an infra red remote control, alternatively you can download the free nStream app from the App Store to control the unit via any iPhone, iPad or iTouch.

The nStream app is used to control the entire Naim Uniti range of streaming products - having stored your CD's to a NAS drive or better still, the UnitiServe, you can then browse the music library by Artist, Album, Track or Genre. If you select an album to play, you can then select a particular track to play now, or add to the queue, or play the entire album if you wish. There are options to shuffle or repeat the selected tracks or album - once a track or album is selected, pressing the 'info' button causes the app to download music from an online server containing lots of information about the album and artist which then become your sleeve notes, including track lists, album reviews, artists reviews, all handy sleeve note information. There are very few streamer applications that have this level of versatility, and the app is quick and responsive to commands, making use a pleasure. The ingenuity and design behind the nStream app gives the Naim Uniti 2 a great advantage over competing streaming products in the marketplace.

Moving on to the connectivity provided on the rear panel of Uniti 2, on the far right hand side we have the dual FM/ DAB antenna input, below this are four digital inputs (two coaxial and two optical) so that we can plug in our digital audio devices. To the left is a turntable input specifically designed for the Naim Stageline, this input provides both the audio connectivty required and the DC power supply for the Stageline.

Four analogue stereo inputs are provided via RCA phono sockets, and there is also a subwoofer output to add greater depth of sound, especially useful if you choose small bookshelf speakers which often lack bass depth. There is a power amplifier output which allows an interesting upgrade path to passively bi-amp your loudspeakers for a performance lift.

An ethernet socket allows wired connectivity to your home network, at the same time wireless operation is also provided for convenience. Loudspeaker connections are made using the 4mm sockets provided - Naim NAC 5 speaker cable is the ideal link to your chosen speakers. Finally we have a IEC mains power socket and on/off switch.

 

AUDIO INPUTS
 
Analogue Inputs 1 x 4-pin DIN (includes +24V output),
3 x RCA pair,
1 x front panel 3.5mm jack (combined optical)
Input Sensitivity Rear: 275mV, Front: 125mV
Digital Inputs 5 x S/PDIF
(2 x optical TOSLINK, 2 x coaxial RCA, 1 x front panel mini-TOSLINK)
USB Inputs 1 x front panel Type A socket (also used for iPod)
Antenna Inputs Wi-Fi, F type (plus PAL adapter) 
UPnP  Wired Ethernet (RJ45) or Wi-Fi
AUDIO OUTPUTS   
 Analogue Outputs Speaker output, line output
(L + R RCA),
sub output
(2 mono outputs via RCA),
preamp output
(4-pin DIN)
Line Outputs Variable (level) 775mV rms 
Other Outputs  Headphone
Frequency Response 10Hz - 20kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB 
Signal-To-Noise Ratio (S/N Ratio) 82dB A-WTD ref 1W 8Ω 
Power Outputs 70W per channel into 8Ω, 100W per channel into 4Ω 
UPGRADES  
 Other Power-Line, WA5 antenna
Amplification External power amplifier
CONNECTIVITY  
 Remote Control Infra Red (RC5)
 Remote Input 1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated and unmodulated)
Network Ethernet (Cat5), Wi-Fi 
Rear USB Updates only (real panel USB mini-B)
FORMATS  
CD Formats Audio CD (Red Book, CD and CD-R)
Supported Audio Formats WAV and AIFF (up to 32bit/192kHz)
FLAC (up to 24bit/192kHz)
Apple Lossless (up to 24bit/96kHz)
Windows Media-formatted content
(up to 16bit/48kHz) must be WMA 9.2
Internet Radio
(Windows Media-formatted content, MP3,
AAC, Ogg Vorbis streams and MMS)
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 DAB Tuning Range DAB Band lll and L Band 
 FM Tuning Range 87.5 - 108MHz 
 Internet Radio Provider vTuner 5* full service 
 Internet Radio Formats Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, Ogg Vorbis streams and MMS 
 Multiroom Master: Will stream native quality
WAV,
FLAC and
AIFF
(up to 24bit/48kHz),
ALAC (up to 16bit/44.1kHz),
AAC and
MP4 (up to 16bit/48kHz) files only
Client: Will play 320kbps MP3 quality only
 
USER CONTROL INTERFACES   
 Front Panel Nine button matrix 
Handheld Remote handset included
and optional n-Stream app for
iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
from App Store
POWER  
 Mains Supply 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
 Power Consumption 400VA (max.)
 PRODUCT CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES  
Certifications   Apple (Made for iPhone), vTuner Premium
Licenses   MP3, AAC, DAB
PHYSICAL   
 Dimensions 87 x 432 x 314mm (H x W x D)
Weight  11.7kg
Shipping Dimensions  240 x 590 x 500mm (H x W x D)
Shipping Weight  14.3kg

Customer Reviews

Great sound quality and controlability Review by Andrew Forester
Price
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Quality
A really great sounding one box system which gives little if anything away to a fully separates hifi system. Love the nStream app for controlling Uniti 2, very responsive and loads of usful features. (Posted on 11/09/2013)

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