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Naim adds iPhone app to Wireless Multi-Room UnitiSystem

Home Technology Event ExCeL London 15 June 2010. Naim today confirmed the release of the iPhone and iPod Touch control app for the UnitiSystem. The app completes the UnitiSystem line up.

UnitiSystem is the first wireless multi-room system from a high-end hi-fi manufacturer.

UnitiSystem comprises the UnitiServe hard disk player / server, NaimUniti and UnitiQute all-in-one audio players controlled by a dedicated iPhone / iPod Touch app.

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The increasing popularity of audio streaming around the home has led to the development of wireless multi-room systems that put streaming at the centre of their offerings. UnitiSystem is the first system of its kind launched by an audiophile brand, bringing genuine high fidelity audio to wireless multi-room.

Naim’s new UnitiSystem system delivers flexibility, ease of installation and performance to the consumer. He or she may be thinking of starting a multi-room system with one room or two but wants the ability to expand later should the desire or the finances allow. This is a lower commitment and lower early investment than a full multi-room CI system like NaimNet would entail. The clever part, however, is that should the owner decide later that NaimNet is the ideal solution to the family needs the UnitiSystem products will completely integrate.

UnitiServe is StreamNet enabled and will operate as a fully NaimNet server and deliver six independent streams as well as remaining a best in class UPnPTM server.

Equally clever, is that the owners of Naim hi-fi systems (or indeed any hi-fi system) can add a UnitiSystem for second-room use and use UnitiServe as the high-end source for their existing system. UnitiServe is based on the award-winning and highly regarded Naim HDX Hard Disk Player. The digital output from UnitiServe played into a suitable DAC or digital input-equipped amplifier is capable of the inherent sonic compromises. This is a true high-fidelity component.

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UnitiServe, NaimUniti and UnitiQute

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Naim Uniti

The single case contains a CD player and a multi-format tuner delivering FM, DAB and internet radio together with an onboard DAC and integrated amplifier with a whole host of analogue and digital inputs. It can also stream digital media from any UPnP server and has iPod connectivity. You can even connect a turntable, if you so wish.

UnitiQute

The compact case contains a multi-format tuner delivering FM, DAB and internet radio, a DAC and amplifier together with a whole host of analogue and digital inputs. It can also stream digital media from any UPnP server and has iPod connectivity.

UnitiServe

UnitiServe is a compact, slot-loading, CD-ripping, hard disk music player and server based on the technology of the multi-award-winning Naim HDX. It takes the fundamentals of the HDX; a massive internal hard disk drive, Naim bit-perfect ripping, Ethernet connection, UPnP server, StreamNet technology and local digital outputs, and combines them with a set of features perfectly suited to music in the home of today, and tomorrow.

KEY FEATURES

Performance wireless multi-room system

Central hard disk audio server and choice of 2 streamed audio players

UnitiServe

NaimUniti (CD player and higher performance amplifier)

UnitiQute (Compact for locations where a smaller sized system suits)

Multiple sources: CD, streamed audio, FM/DAB/Internet radio, iPod/MP3 and USB

Ethernet network-connected source for reliability

Ethernet or Wi-Fi connectivity for players

Flexible control options

iPhone / iPod app

Remote handset

Front-panel

Central CD-ripping server dedicated solely to music collection:

Naim bit-for-bit secure CD ripping to internal storage or external NAS drives

Naim Extended Music Database – supports extended metadata to track-level resolution for intuitive browsing & selection

Naim Network Scanning – will discover all playable music & metadata available on networked computers (PC & Mac)

Naim UPnP™ server to serve audio to any UPnP™ rendering playback device, such as the NaimUniti or UnitiQute

Multiple intuitive control interfaces for music management: TV / Web / Desktop Client / Handheld device and front-panel logo

High-resolution audio

NaimUniti and UnitiQute:

Files up to 24bit/96kHz stored on USB through their front panel USB port and from the home network. Plays WAV, MP3, AAC, FLAC, Windows Media-formatted content files

S/PDIF inputs up to 24bit/192kHz.

UnitiServe:

Will serve files up to 24bit/192kHz over the network. Plays WAV, MP3, AAC (m4a only), AIFF, ALAC, OGG Vorbis and Windows Media-formatted content files.

Upgradeable

Upgrade NaimUniti performance via external power amplifier

Add a digital to analogue converter, such as Naim’s DAC, or digital input-equipped amplifier, such as Naim’s SUPERNAIT, to UnitiServe for local playback

Add a NaimNet room amplifier to StreamNet-enabled UnitiServe and enter the world of NaimNet

Non-magnetic, low resonance, low microphony, low eddy current cases

World class brand

British design and build

Windows Media™ is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

UPnP™ is a trademark of the UPnP™ forum.

iPod, iPhone and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

DLNA® is the registered trademark of the Digital Living Network Alliance.

Naim’s UnitiServe is powered by the DigiFi platform; leading edge software technology licensed from DigiFi Ltd of London.

Copyright notice: UnitiServe users are reminded that copying CDs may, in certain circumstances, be illegal.

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