Naim UnitiLite All-in-one Player
Put a high end CD player with Naim slide in/out drawer loading mechanism, a surprisingly powerful 50 watts per channel power amplifier, high resolution streaming of digital music files, internet radio and iDevice playback, and you have the affordable, slimline UnitiLite all in one music player - add a decent pair of floors tanding or stand mount speakers, and you will have a very good sounding and compact music system, able to play both emerging and legacy music formats.
Naim have recently re-evaluated the UnitiLite 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
All of Naim's engineering know how has been poured into the Uniti Lite's design to form a superb sounding, musically satisfying one box system that gives a hi-fi separates system a very close run for it's money.
As you would expect, in addition to the infra-red remote control supplied, the UnitiLite may be controlled by the Naim n-stream app, which is available as a free download from the Apple App store - this app works equally well with iPod Touch, iPad or iPhone.
Internet connection for streaming functionality can be achieved by either connecting a network cable between the Ethernet socket on the rear panel of the UnitiLite and your broadband router/ switch, or simply using the wireless aerial to connect to your network. As the UnitiLite is a Universal plug and play device, once it is connected to your network it dynamically allocates it's own IP address, and makes itself known to other uPnP devices on your network, such as NAS drives, PC's, Macs, Apple TV etc.
In terms of digital music file types supported, you'll be pleased to know that all of the highest quality formats are present, including Apple lossless, FLAC, WAV,AIFF, AAc and MP3 - ideally the UnitiServe would be the perfect 2TB hard drive on which to store your music for the absolute best quality, however any network storage drive will suffice in reality.
Connectivity to the rest of your music system has also been well thought out - there are five digital inputs in total, two optical, two coaxial s/pdif and a USB enabling you to connect your iDevice using the standard white iPod cable, or a USB stick. You could connect your set top box, or a laptop, or a gaming console for example. Analogue sources are not forgotten either, so if you have a vinyl turntable, TV or other music source, plug them into either of the two analog inputs on the rear panel. A front panel 3.5mm stereo jack socket also counts as an analogue input to connect to mobile devices, such as an Android Smartphone. A rear panel ground lift switch over comes any hum issues arising from small ground currents circulating between the UnitiLite and the 3rd party source. Should you ever wish to upgrade to more output power, the pre-amp output socket allows you to add any one of the six different Naim power amplifier models in the range.
Internet radio stations from around the entire Globe can be accessed and played by the VTuner 5 module within the UnitiLite to give you virtually unlimited access to every radio station on the planet. Should you feel the need for a DAB/ FM tuner, there is a module available as an optional extra.
|Analogue Inputs||2 x RCA pair, 1 x front panel 3.5mm jack (combined optical)|
|Digital Inputs||5 x S/PDIF (2 x optical TOSLINK, 2 x coaxial RCA, 1 x front panel mini-TOSLINK)|
|USB/iPod||1 x front panel Type A socket (also used for iPod)|
|Antenna Inputs||Wi‐Fi, F type (plus PAL adapter) on tuner version|
|Sample Rates Maximum||192kHz (coaxial), 96kHz (optical)|
|UPnP||Wired Ethernet (RJ45) or Wi‐Fi|
|Analogue Outputs||Speaker output, preamp output (4‐pin DIN)|
|Signal-To-Noise Ratio (S/N Ratio)||75dB A‐WTD ref 1W 8Ω|
|Frequency Response||10Hz ‐ 20kHz, +0.1/‐0.5dB|
|Power Outputs||50W per channel into 8Ω, 75W per channel into 4Ω|
|Other||Power‐Line, WA5 antenna|
|Amplification||External power amplifier|
|Remote Input||1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated and unmodulated)|
|USB||Updates only (rear panel USB mini‐B)|
|Network||Ethernet (10/100Mbps), Wi‐Fi (802.11b/g/n)|
|Remote Control||Infra Red (RC5)|
|CD Formats||Audio CD (Red Book, CD and CD-R)|
|Disc Compatibility||CD, CD‐R|
|Audio Formats Supported||WAV and AIFF (up to 32bit/192kHz)
FLAC (up to 24bit/192kHz)
ALAC (up to 24bit/96kHz)
WMA (up to 16bit/48kHz) must be WMA 9.2
Ogg Vorbis (up to 16bit/48kHz) MP3,
M4a (up to 320kbit/s),
Playlists (M3U, PLS) iRadio Service Provider vTuner 5* full service Int
|DAB Tuning Range||Band III and L Band|
|FM Tuning Range||87.5 - 108MHz|
|Internet Radio Provider||vTuner 5* full service|
|Internet Radio Formats||Windows Media-formatted content,
Ogg Vorbis streams
|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||9 Nutton matrix|
|Hand Held||Remote handset included
and optional n‐Stream app for
iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
available from the App store
|Mains Supply||100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz|
|Power Consumption||290VA (max.)|
|PRODUCT CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES|
|Certifications||Apple (Made for iPhone), vTuner Premium|
|Licenses||MP3, AAC, DAB|
|Dimensions in mm (Width x Height x Depth)||70 x 432 x 301|
|Shipping Dimensions||200 x 590 x 500mm (H x W x D)|
|Front Finish||Black powder coated|
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|Shipping Costs||Mainland UK (Next-Day)||Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly Islands||Republic of Ireland (2-day)|
|Under £50 Orders||£7.50||£12.50||£15.00|
|Over £50 Orders||FREE||£19.99||£29.99|
|Saturday by 12 Delivery||£35||N/A||N/A|
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