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Naim launches UnitiLite: a slimline all-in-one system

Milan Top Audio Show September 13, 2012. Naim today announced the new UnitiLite all-in-one player. The UnitiLite is a slimline version of Naim’s original award-winning NaimUniti all-in-one player and is the latest addition to Naim’s Uniti range of all-in-one audio products. UnitiLite comprises a CD player, MP3/iPod and USB memory stick playback, a digital-to-analogue converter, high-resolution 32bit/192kHz network streaming and an integrated 50W amplifier in one sleek enclosure.

Like Naim’s other streaming devices, the UnitiLite can be ethernet or Wi-Fi network connected and is UPnP-enabled to stream audio stored on the home network and access internet radio (an optional FM/DAB module is also available).

UnitiLite will be available in mid-October at a suggested retail price of £1650 or £1895 including the optional FM/DAB radio.

UnitiLite is powerful enough to deliver music at realistic levels in most rooms and is capable of delivering superb sound quality whether the source is CD, radio, internet radio, iPod Touch or streamed music from a computer or network storage (NAS).

The system is easy to use and control using the supplied remote control, or the free to download n‑Stream app from the iTunes store. The latest improvements to the app have added full playlist control and wonderful graphical information and background information on the music streamed.
Information such as biographies, discographies, album reviews and much more are available at the touch of a button or a swipe of the finger.

Key Features

  • UPnP-enabled to stream audio files from any hard disk server such as a UnitiServe, network attached storage (NAS) or laptop via the home network
  • CD player with loading tray
  • vTuner 5* full service internet radio
  • Streams/plays WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows-Media-formatted content, Ogg Vorbis and MP3 files from any suitable UPnP device or USB-connected storage device up to 32bit/192kHz
  • Optional FM/DAB module available
  • Gapless playback available on all lossless file formats and most lossy formats (exc. Ogg Vorbis and Windows Media-formatted content)
  • Apple authenticated enabling digital output from iPod for ultimate quality iPod/iPhone control, charging and front-panel content display when connected to front-panel USB port
  • Multiple intuitive control interfaces: front panel buttons, remote control handset and n-Stream iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch control app
  • USB mini-b connector for software upgrades
  • Ethernet and Wi-Fi network connectivity
  • High quality Burr-Brown PCM 1793 DAC
  • Five up to 24bit/192kHz-capable S/PDIF digital inputs (2 x RCA, 2 x optical, 1 x 3.5mm TOSlink) for external digital sources
  • Three analogue inputs (2 x RCA, 1 x 3.5mm front panel socket)
  • Three analogue outputs (1 x speaker output, 1 x preamp/sub output (4-pin DIN), 1 x headphone)
  • Front-panel USB port for replay of USB-stored audio
  • Front-panel 3.5mm headphone connector
  • British build and design

 Specification

 AUDIO INPUTS

Analogue Inputs                                                    1 x front panel digital/analogue 3.5mm jack, 2 x RCA

Input Sensitivity                                                    125mV

Digital Inputs                                                           5 x S/PDIF (2 x optical, 2 x coaxial RCA, 1 x front panel digital/analogue 3.5mm jack)

USB/iPod                                                                  1 front-panel socket

Antenna Inputs                                                      Wi-Fi, F type (plus PAL adapter) on tuner version

Sample rates maximum                                       192kHz (coaxial), 96kHz (optical)

AUDIO OUTPUTS

Analogue Outputs                                                 Speaker output, preamp/sub output (4-pin DIN)

Frequency Response                                          10Hz-20kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB

Power Output                                                          50W per channel into 8Ω. 75W per channel into 4Ω

Other Outputs                                                        Headphone

CONNECTIVITY

Remote Input                                                          3.5mm panel jack on rear (RC5)

USB                                                                            Updates only (rear panel USB mini-B)

Network                                                                     Ethernet (10/100Mbps), Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)

FORMATS

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 Internet radio (AAC, Windows Media-formatted content, MP3 streams, MMS, Ogg Vorbis)

CD Formats                                                              Redbook

Disc Compatibility                                                 CD, CD-R

USER CONTROL INTERFACES

Front Panel                                                              Buttons

Handheld                                                                  Remote handset included and optional n-Stream app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch available from the App store.

UPGRADES

Amplification                                                           External power amplifier

Other                                                                          Power-Line, WA5 antenna

POWER

Mains Supply                                                          100V, 115V or 230V, 50 or 60Hz

Power Consumption                                             290VA (maximum)

OTHER

Tuning range                                                           FM 87.5 – 108MHz, DAB Band III and L Band

iRadio Service Provider                                      vTuner 5* full service

PHYSICAL

Dimensions                                                              70 x 432 x 301mm (H x W x D)

Weight                                                                       7.5kg

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