Uniti Core represents the essence of digital music. It is a seriously powerful machine that will allow you to rip your entire CD collection, store up to 100,000 tracks, serve files to Uniti all-in-one players or other Naim streamers and create a back-up for all of your music. You can also use Uniti Core as a standalone digital source – simply connect it to a digital-to-analogue converter or an amplifier with digital inputs and control playback via the Naim app. Uniti Core is a fuss-free, no-compromise solution to ripping, storing, cataloguing and playing your entire music collection.
Your Music Collection Reimagined
Uniti Core offers infinite possibilities, however you want to listen to your music.
UPnP™ (Universal Plug ‘n’ Play)
Serve your music to as many as 12 Uniti all-in-one players or other Naim streamers with up to 32 bits/384 kHz. Uniti Core will scan the network for shared audio files, including your iTunes library.
Create bit-perfect copies of your CDs, store them internally or to a USB-connected storage device and play them back via Uniti Core (external DAC or digital-input amplifier required).
Connect your external DAC or digital-input amplifier to the precisely timed, re-clocked transformer-isolated S/PDIF output on the rear panel.
Storage and Back up
You can choose to fit an HDD (Hard-Disk Drive) or SSD (Solid-State Drive) with a capacity of up to 8 TB – enough space for 100,000 tracks. Alternatively, you can connect an external NAS (Network-Attached Storage) or a USB-connected storage device. NAS and USB storage can also be used as back-up locations.
Supports a broad range of music formats including WAV, FLAC, DSD, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, Ogg Vorbis and MP3.
Update your system at the touch of a button via the Naim app.
Under the Skin of Uniti Core
The compact, yet powerful Uniti Core is the perfect hub for your digital music collection. Every element of this dedicated music server – from the customised operating system, the enhanced ripping engine and the linear power supply to the low-vibration aluminium casework – has been engineered to deliver consistent, reliable performance and highest sound quality. Advanced Ethernet technology means that Uniti Core simply will not buckle under stress, enabling UPnP™ players on the network or a connected DAC to perform at their best.
Control Your Way
The new intuitive Naim app gives you effortless control over individual or multiple Uniti products. You can access all of your music, including ripped CDs and playlists, or explore artist discographies and biographies. Furthermore, you can now update your system with a single tap. The new app also allows you to control Uniti Core and Naim streaming products.
Whatever the source, our revolutionary new Uniti players combine seamless digital technology with analogue soul for a sound that’s unmistakably Naim. Play, stream, rip and store entire music collections in flawless high-resolution. Then use our custom-designed software to bring out every note of your music with true high-fidelity sound. New Uniti also gives you the option to sync up to six Uniti systems or other Naim streamers and play music from any source in multiple rooms simultaneously. Or play different music in every room.
Bringing Uniti to Life
Conceived and built from the ground up by our engineers and designers in Salisbury, England, Uniti remains true to our core design principles. From the finned aluminum heatsinks (inspired by our Statement flagship amplification system) to the brushed black aluminum casing, the new illuminated signature volume control and the beautifully lit base – every minute detail has been considered to deliver a beautiful aesthetic packed with features and technology whilst achieving reference-level sound quality. Uniti is a true masterpiece of industrial design.
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||95 mm x 214 mm x 265 mm|
|Audio Inputs||2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear)|
|Audio Outputs||1 x BNC S/PDIF|
|Updates||Update your system wirelessly via the Naim app.|
|Multiroom||Serve up to 12 network-connected players via UPnP™.|
Music stored locally on Uniti Core:
384k 32-Bit WAV, 24576kb/s: <3 streams
384k 24-Bit WAV, 18232kb/s: <5 streams
192k 24-Bit WAV, 9216kb/s: >12 streams
44.1k 16-Bit WAV, 1411kb/s: >16 streams
Music stored on a NAS:
192k 24-Bit WAV, 9216kb/s: <8 streams
|Multiroom||Serve up to 4 network-connected players via UPnP™ at full CD quality. Party Mode Streaming: Sync up to six Uniti all-in-one players or other Naim streamers and control via the Naim app.|
|Ripping and Storage|
|Storage||Store up to 100,000 tracks to internal (HDD or SSD - up to 8TB) or external Network Attached Storage or USB-connected storage and serve to a network-connected player.|
|CD Ripping||Create bit-perfect copies of your CDs, store them internally and play back (external DAC or digital input amplifier needed).|
|CD Formats||Audio CD (Red Book, CD and CD-R)|
|Audio Formats||WAV - up to 32bits/384kHz|
FLAC and AIFF - up to 24bit/384kHz
ALAC (Apple Lossless) - up to 24bit/384kHz
MP3 - up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
AAC - up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
OGG and WMA - up to 48kHz (16 bit)
DSD - 64 and 128Fs
Notes: Gapless playback supported on all formats.
|Power Consumption||Typical Use (no storage attached): 6.7W
Network Standby (no storage attached): <2W
Deep Sleep: <0.5W
Note: Power consumption will be increased with the addition of user fitted storage (typical increase of approximately 8W for an internal HDD, dependant on the specification of storage).
|Mains Supply||100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz|
|App Control||Naim App for iOS and Android|
|In the box|
|Supplied with||Power-Line Lite mains cable (UK only), standard mains cable (international markets), cleaning cloth, drive caddy screws, BNC to Phono Connector and quick start guide.|
< br/> Please note: not sold with an internal hard drive - features a removable caddy into which an HDD or SSD can be installed