Naim

Uniti Star

£3,599£3,749

Naim Uniti Star features all of the Uniti Atom’s functionality and connectivity but with the addition of inbuilt CD playback and improved amplification. This is the perfect one-box hifi system for those wishing to integrate all their musical sources in a sleek and elegant package.

Dimensions: 95x432x265mm (H x W x D)
Weight: 13kg

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The clue is in the name: this system is the star of the show. With plenty of features and the ability to play, rip, store and serve your treasured music collection, Uniti Star offers infinite possibilities. Stream your music in high-resolution, play or rip your CDs, tune in to your favourite radio stations, access a world of music with a host of streaming services and dramatically improve the audio quality of your TV or games console. Ready to go with practically any speaker set-up, Uniti Star will have you rediscovering your entire music collection with a deep, immersive sound.

Naim Uniti Star

Naim Uniti Star

Your Music Collection Reimagined

Uniti Star offers infinite possibilities, however you want to listen to your music.

  • Qobuz – over 50 million tracks and the largest selection of Studio Masters available.
  • TIDAL – over 50 million tracks.
  • Chromecast built-in – native support for Google’s latest technology.
  • AirPlay2
  • Spotify® Connect
  • Bluetooth (aptX HD)
  • Internet Radio™ – access thousands of worldwide stations and save your favourites to pre-sets.
  • UPnP™ (Universal Plug ‘n’ Play) – stream stored musci from a PC, Mac or NAS drive.
  • Digital Input (SPDIF) – boost audio from TVs, set top boxes, games consoles, etc.
  • Analogue Output – connect to external power amp or subwoofer.
  • Headphones – front panel 3.5mm jack with upgraded headphone amp.
  • CD Playback and Ripping – create bit-perfect digital copies of your CDs, save to a USB-connected drive or CD card and play back the music through Uniti Star.
  • Storage – store and playback up to 20,000 tracks to a local USB-connected storage device.
  • HDMI ARC – easily connect to your TV for audiophile sound quality from it.
  • Multiroom – play music from any source in multiple rooms simultaneously by syncing units through the Naim App.
  • File Formats – include WAV, FLAC, DSD, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media, Ogg Orbis and MP3.
  • Wireless Updates – over-the-air software updates at the touch of a button.
  • Roon Ready – transform the experience of browsing music with beautifully laid-out, automatically located metadata all interconnected to build a surfable, searchable digital magazine of your music collection.

Whatever the source, 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 Naim’s 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.

Under the Skin of Uniti Star

This all-in-one player packs a heavy punch. Since Uniti Star includes a CD player alongside streaming and amplification technology, Naim engineers had to pay special attention to preserving thermal stability and decreasing interference between components. The custom-integrated CD drive also doubles as a ripper, making Uniti Star the most versatile all-in-one in the range.

Local Storage

Uniti Star allows you to connect an external USB-connected drive so you can store up to 20,000 tracks and play them back throught your all-in-one player. You can also use your Uniti Star to serve music to up to four network-connected players in a multiroom system.

A Closer Look at Uniti’s Digital Brain

The new Uniti Star features an incredibly powerful, phenomenally accurate fourth-generation 40-bit SHARC DSP processor. Unique Naim software minimises jitter (timing errors inherent in digital music streaming) and up-samples incoming data to ensure optimum sound quality. This all happens in the tiniest fraction of a second so the only thing you notice is the extra clarity in your music.

CD Ripping and Storage

Uniti Star offers bit-perfect CD ripping to create files that you can either play back or serve to any UPnP-capabale streamer on your home network and then can store them locally on a USB-connected device or SD card, either in WAV or FLAC lossless format. Uniti Star uses a unique ripping engine to ensure that the ripped data represents a faultless replica of the CD, even with badly damaged discs.

State-of-the-art Wi-Fi

New Uniti all-in-one players include the very latest Wi-Fi technology. The superior Wi-Fi processor supports 2.4 and 5GHz, alongside a much better internal buffer and memory – Uniti Star will store up to five minutes worth of data, which results in far fewer dropouts. The Wi-Fi aerials (one on either side of the product for optimum range) are integrated behind a slot machined into the heat sink, a patent-pending system that provides robust connectivity without the need for an external aerial.

Revolutionary New Streaming Platform

Uniti has been developed with a completely new, extremely powerful and versatile streaming board. This innovative new platform is much more powerful than its predecessor, has masses of memory, will adapt to new technology effortlessly and seamlessly integrates with other network-connected Naim systems, including the Mu-so wireless music system.

Class A/B Amplification

Uniti Star uses a powerful 70-watt A/B-class amplifier with technology taken from Naim’s iconic NAIT integrated amps. Naim has also installed the largest power supply possible as well as the finest-quality SMD circuitry to deliver the unique Naim pace, rhythm and timing.

 

Control Your Way

New and improved Naim app

The new intuitive Naim App gives you effortless control over individual or multiple Uniti products. You can access all of your music, including your favourite radio stations, streaming services and playlists, or explore artist discographies and biographies. Furthermore, you can now update your system wirelessly with a single tap. The new app also allows you to control both Naim streaming products and hard-disk servers, so there’s no need for two separate apps.

Glass display and intuitive remote control

Uniti Star features a full-colour 5” LCD glass display with a proximity sensor that wakes up on approach, accompanied by a bidirectional intelligent remote control that works in harmony with the unit’s volume control. Giving you complete freedom of movement, Uniti is a joy to use.

Bringing Uniti to Life

Conceived and built from the ground up by Naim’s engineers and designers in Salisbury, England, Uniti remains true to Naim’s core design principles. From the finned aluminum heatsinks (inspired by the 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.

Purposeful Materiality

Uniti has been impeccably crafted with materials chosen to be in complete service of the sound. The extruded aluminium heat sinks that run down the length of the product extract heat to maximise thermal stability for increased longevity and sonic performance. The beautifully brushed aluminium top plates are CNC-fabricated for absolute precision and provide a perfect enclosure for the delicate components inside.

Precision Volume Control

At the heart of Uniti is an audiophile volume control which adjusts level in the analogue domain to a premium digital resolution. The design is taken from Naim’s NAC-N 272 streaming preamplifier and its buttery-smooth rotation is inspired by the reference Naim amplification system, Statement. The Bluetooth antenna is also hidden here for a seamless aesthetic.

Give Your Music Some Colour

With the Uniti range, Naim wanted to deliver total connection to the user’s music collection. A highly polished full-colour 5” LCD display provides rich images of album artwork and content. The screens have proximity sensors and will therefore wake up as someone approaches the machine to display music metadata, audio input information and more. There is also a selection of front-panel buttons including Favourites, Stop and Play.

Specifications

Dimensions and Weight

  • 95 mm x 432 mm x 265 mm (H x W x D)
  • 13 kg

Connectivity

Audio Inputs

  • 2 x Optical TOSLink (up to 24bit/192kHz)
  • 2 x Coaxial RCA (up to 24bit/192kHz, DoP 64Fs)
  • 1 x BNC (up to 192kHz, DoP 64Fs)
  • 1 x HDMI ARC
  • 1 x RCA
  • 1 x 5-pin DIN
  • 2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear)
  • 1 x SD card

Audio Outputs

  • 1 x Stereo power amplifier
  • 1 x RCA sub/pre output
  • 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack

Upgradeable Performance

In true Naim style, the new Uniti Star can be upgraded with an external power amplifiers, such as the compact NAP 200. You can also add a subwoofer for deeper bass extension. And for those with extensive CD collections, you can add a Uniti Core music server to your system to store and stream thousands of albums to your Uniti player and back up all of your music in one place.