Tagged With "Uniti"

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Unity Qute 2 speaker cable

Paristhea ·
I am about to purchase a unity qute 2.    I like to ask if i do need to use the Naim Nac A5 cable and more importantly if it has to be 3.5m long each side?   Regards,
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uniti - spotify

Wee Man 69 ·
I realise this has been covered in previous forum topics, hoewever since the forum changeover, I am unable to locate relevant thread / answers. Is it possible to stream spotify ( premium ) to Naim Uniti ? Having much fun / success with new system (...
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Uniti 2 CD: Fault 21: CD Mech, No Comms

elsabio ·
I have recently had the CD mechanism and servo board replaced in my 2013 Uniti 2 by an authorised dealer because it was refusing to load CDs.  When I collected the repaired device and reconnected to my system, I see "Fault 21: CD Mech, No Comms".  On returning it to the dealer, the fault was cleared by reseating one or more internal connectors.  I get it home, and again, I see the same fault. It seems likely (because the transition from working to failed involves a short...
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Uniti 2 CD skipping problems are back

Hi All: We are on our fourth Uniti 2, the previous 3 having been replaced because of the CD skipping problem.  The current unit is now 17 months old.  All was fine after the firmware update of May 2013.  But about a month ago we noticed...
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Uniti or Uniti Qute

Parlow ·
I am thinking about changing from my 10 year old Arcam Solo. Since the purchase of a airDAC I never use CDs directly rather I rip lossless and stream. So I kind of object to paying for something I will never use. For the price of a Uniti I could get Uniti Qute, NAP 100, 2 x Power Line. I would appreciate some guidance on what would be the better system. Ta
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Uniti Serve

saltbrrok ·
Is it possible to transfer/copy music that is already stored on a MacBook Pro to a Unity Serve to consolidate my music collection
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Was it the chips?

California Jim ·
Sure wasn't the fish..! Forgive me I'm in a state of Bliss..! Got a Nap 200 over the weekend to add to my Uniti, and a stack of FraimLite. Spent hours reading all the setup tips, dressing cables and supporting with foam... all the good stuff. ...
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Using Naim Uniti as Source in a 150/112 system

tmurley ·
I have an older NAP150/112 amp preamp combo with a flat cap and CD5. I recently purchased as used uniti 1 to use at home while the equipment is serviced. I have the following questions. Can I use the Uniti as a source component to the 150/112 system. That is, can I use the preamp out from the Uniti to go into the 112, using the Uniti CD player, streamer or Internet radio, depending what is selected on the Uniti, as the source for the old system. Assuming that I can do the above, can I run...
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Upgrade path for Uniti

Hani ·
Looking to upgrade my system, currently on Uniti with NAP250 and Linn Majik 140 speakers. Thinking of a trade back of the Uniti and upgrading the system with an ND5 XS + NAC282 and HiCap. Is this a good upgrade path? How does the Uniti compares to ND5...
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Re: Best Way to Stream Pandora to Uniti

David23 ·
Dave, thanks again, this setup works like a charm (Airfoil to Airport express, to Uniti optical in via Tos link cable.) Highly recommend, sounds great. Question -- All my tunes are in itunes in lossless format, that said, would there be any difference in sound quality in streaming itunes to airport express over hard wired ipod though the upgraded naim connector ipod connector? I'm truing to rid myself of the ugly eyesore of having to look at the ipod cable plugged into the front (see picture...
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Re: aiff HDTracks doesn't play by Naim Uniti

mcmiles ·
Originally Posted by Kevin Richardson: N stream works with JRiver. I'd recommend you shut off your existing upnp servers first. Then try minim. I had it working without any problems. It should work just fine with aiff. (All my music is in that format and never had a problem). If you do use JRiver have it transcode to WAV to your Uniti. is it possible you have an older uniti that only supports 96k and you're streaming 192k? Anyways... JRiver has problems when you run other upnp servers at the...
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Re: aiff HDTracks doesn't play by Naim Uniti

Kevin Richardson ·
Originally Posted by mcmiles: Originally Posted by Kevin Richardson: N stream works with JRiver. I'd recommend you shut off your existing upnp servers first. Then try minim. I had it working without any problems. It should work just fine with aiff. (All my music is in that format and never had a problem). If you do use JRiver have it transcode to WAV to your Uniti. is it possible you have an older uniti that only supports 96k and you're streaming 192k? Anyways... JRiver has problems when you...
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Re: aiff HDTracks doesn't play by Naim Uniti

J Saville ·
Firmware does not update a 96k product to 192k, they are physically different boards.
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Re: aiff HDTracks doesn't play by Naim Uniti

mcmiles ·
@Kevin I've got it up and running! All the other upnp servers must off indeed, also in the background. And now HDtracks download 192/24 is also playing. @J Saville You're right.
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Re: aiff HDTracks doesn't play by Naim Uniti

Kevin Richardson ·
Try minim or JRiver 19
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Re: aiff HDTracks doesn't play by Naim Uniti

mcmiles ·
Originally Posted by Kevin Richardson: Try minim or JRiver 19 Thanks Kevin, minim does't work either. Works JRiver Naim's N-stream app on iPhone/iPad or do have to download JRemote from the App Store? Regards Jos
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Re: aiff HDTracks doesn't play by Naim Uniti

Kevin Richardson ·
N stream works with JRiver. I'd recommend you shut off your existing upnp servers first. Then try minim. I had it working without any problems. It should work just fine with aiff. (All my music is in that format and never had a problem). If you do use JRiver have it transcode to WAV to your Uniti. is it possible you have an older uniti that only supports 96k and you're streaming 192k? Anyways... JRiver has problems when you run other upnp servers at the same time.
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Re: Uniti Serve

hafler3o ·
Which version userve have you got?
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Re: Uniti Serve

Bart ·
Originally Posted by saltbrrok: Is it possible to transfer/copy music that is already stored on a MacBook Pro to a Unity Serve to consolidate my music collection You need the 2tb hdd model UnitiServe (which is the current version, by the way), in which case you can copy the music to the Downloads folder on the uServe using Finder on the MacBook.
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Re: Uniti Serve

peez ·
you can with 2tb, but i think that to do so would be missing the point - by bypassing of the naim ripping algorithm that (helps) make it sound like it does
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Re: Firmware update - Uniti

Duffryn ·
I guess this is a uniti 1? What firmware upgrade are you going from and to?
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Re: Firmware update - Uniti

gheesha ·
Yes Uniti 1, it is the only upgrade I received from Naim support, and is dated year 2010, My software version was 3.0 before the upgrade
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Re: Firmware update - Uniti

Tony2011 ·
I'm not sure you can update it to the latest firmware without upgrading some of the hardware on the original Uniti. Your best bet is to send the guys at Naim's HQ an email if you don't have a dealer nearby.
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Re: Firmware update - Uniti

gheesha ·
Thanks, I contacted the main distributor in US and never get an answer on dealers in Houston area; nearest I think is in Austin, but not sure.
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Re: Firmware update - Uniti

Bart ·
Originally Posted by gheesha: Thanks, I contacted the main distributor in US and never get an answer on dealers in Houston area; nearest I think is in Austin, but not sure. Email Naim tech support directly!
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Re: Firmware update - Uniti

gheesha ·
I did, the answer I got was the file with the update and the instructions, unfortunately is not clear if will work in Windows 8.1 or what type of serial connection you need, straight thru or different. As said,the update looked good, I followed the instructions, but evidently didn't complete the process. I'm trying to get a different cable to see if works, I believe that the main issue is Windows 8, frustrating that last night I used windows seven and the update with the same cable was...
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Re: Firmware update - Uniti

Goodsounds ·
Originally Posted by gheesha: I did, the answer I got was the file with the update and the instructions, unfortunately is not clear if will work in Windows 8.1 or what type of serial connection you need, straight thru or different. As said,the update looked good, I followed the instructions, but evidently didn't complete the process. I'm trying to get a different cable to see if works, I believe that the main issue is Windows 8, frustrating that last night I used windows seven and the update...
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Re: Firmware update - Uniti

gheesha ·
Thanks, that really helps. Yes I found the IP and now I can access, however I received this error when I tried to upload the file Access Error: Data follows Form formPostHandler is not defined will google to see what could it be.
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

hungryhalibut ·
Welcome back, Lewis. If you want to add CD, I'd just get a Rega Apollo, or whatever their latest is. I certainly don't see any point is swapping the Qute to the Uniti. Anyway, it wouldn't give extra oomph, as you would have to use the amp in either the Uniti or the 100. You need to think carefully what you are trying to achieve, to avoid lots of boxes and potential redundancy. Do you really need a CD player if everything is on a hard drive. Probably not.
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

Lewis ·
Thanks guys. Well ideally I don't want another box, hence the concept of swapping out the Qute for the Uniti you see. So even on the Qute, is it just using the power from the Nap 100 rather than the Qute too? I have the Nap next to my Sondek and don't want to change the appearance you see, it's noce and neat. Also re the connecting cable, the Qute uses a Din to phono, assume i'd need to get a din to din for the Uniti? Hmm it's never easy is it!
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

ChrisSU ·
I think your own suggestion of a Uniti makes total sense if you want a CD player. At 70W, a Uniti 2 has more power than either a Qute or a NAP100. (Maybe the Uniti 1 was only 60W?? Still more than a 100 though.) So everything you need in one box. Not sure if you're using a Stageline, but if so, it will power that too.
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

Mr Paws ·
I'd get a Naim Uniti 2. I'm slightly biased having purchased one recently but it's a fair bit better than the 'original' better sounding CD player etc 24/192 there is Spotify if you must and Tidal too.. Oh and BBC Web Radio which is rather good.. If you look around you can get hold of an 'old' stock U2 for a good price.
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

Lewis ·
thanks again guys. Really I only use Spotify and the harddrive on my Qute, so as long as the Uniti 1 has the Spotify connect function that's all i'd need. Thing is I can pick up a Uniti 1for under a grand, whereas a 2 is over 2K! Hmm you've definitely got me thinking. I didn't want to add boxes and I don't like things mismatching. The other option is a unitiserve but then it's another box (albeit a small one). What do we think to that?
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

hungryhalibut ·
Bad idea! Very bad idea indeed. Think about this - you have a great turntable and great speakers. Surely they deserve at least a uniti2? You could sell the Qute and the 100. But... If you just want a CD player, how about a used CD5x? But why...
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

jatrt21 ·
The Uniti 1 needs to go back to Salisbury to get an upgrade to run Spotify and given the likely vintage of a Uniti 1 - I have a late one which I think was 2012 - and the cost of an upgrade (c £300) I would agree with Hungryhalibut add a CD player or swap to uniti2. jatr
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

ChrisSU ·
I like my Unitiserve, but they cost over 2K, which is more than you're prepared to spend on a Uniti 2. So in the context of your system, rather expensive. Also, you mention that you have a hard drive of some sort already, so don't you have that one covered already?
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

robert_h ·
You could simply add a cd player, either via analogue in or optical/coax into the uq. Are you biamping with the nap100 or using it "solo"?
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

jatrt21 ·
I am currently using a Uniti 1 with NAP250. There is a DIN preamp out which connects to the power amp. It's quite a neat solution although not as good a streamer as ND5XS. jatr
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

Lewis ·
So are we 100% sure the Uniti 1 cannot do Spotify connect?
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

ChrisSU ·
Only 24/192 capable streamers can play Spotify Connect. If this one doesn't have it, it would need a hardware upgrade.
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

Edouard ·
The Unit1 is 2x50W
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

Lewis ·
Ok cheers gents. So are my old SBL's 4 or 8 ohms do we know?�� I assume the Uniti 1 would power them @ 50W per channel. So there's be no point at all keeping the nap 100 then? Perhaps I could use he finds towards a better phono stage for the LP12? Don't Naim do a fancy one above the stage line that looks pretty much like the Nap 100 (I'm sure they do but cannot remember what they're called).
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

hungryhalibut ·
There is potential to throw the baby out with the bath water here. The amp in the uniti is basically a Nait 5i, so it's got to ge doubtful whether a Uniti is better than the Qute/100. Why not just add a CD player, if indeed you really need one?
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

Eloise ·
Another thing to be aware ... if you swap from the UnitiQute 2 to the original NaimUniti (non 24/192 upgraded) you are going to find some functionality missing. Not sure exactly but the Uniti v2 streaming hardware added functionality such as Spotify and lately Tidal. +1 to Hungryhalibut (IMO)
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

ChrisSU ·
Good point about missing functionality on a Uniti 1. I believe it can have a hardware upgrade to give 24/192, multiroom and Tidal if you want it, but it would be at a cost. Regarding phono stages, depending on the spec. of your turntable, I would suggest that a Stageline would be nice, but that a Superfine, at over £2000 new, might be overkill.
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

Lewis ·
Thanks for all the advice guys. I think you've convinced me (and rightly so) to abandon the Uniti 1st gen idea. With regard to buying a separate CDP or would need a digital output to rub via the Qute right? I don't have space for a full size box but something like the Cyrus could work? Black to match the Naim obviously. What do we think?
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

Eloise ·
You can either connect to the Qute's analogue input or digital. Its down to which you prefer. The Rega Apollo-r is an alternative to the Cyrus which would match with the Qute. Alternatively Cyrus will sell you a CD transport to connect to the digital input.
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

ChrisSU ·
I still think a Uniti would be a good solution, but maybe a Uniti 2 would be worth hunting out. Then you have a CD player, the Spotify compatibility you want, and a fair bit of extra power which I suspect will get much more performance from your speakers. Of course there's nothing wrong with just adding a CD player, and it's a cheaper, easier short term solution, but then you have 3 non-matching boxes instead of one higher performing one. If you're patient you might get a good used Uniti 2...
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Re: Naim Uniti (1st gen) & Nap 100 - Is this partnership possible?

Lewis ·
Ok thanks. Well my analogue input is being used by the nap I think, I actually can't remember how many outputs I have in the rear. I also have a phone stage too hence why I thought the only available one is the digital out? i burned all my music to a hard drive but I find I just don't listen to it now. Spotify or Naim radio (radio paradise) is all I use. The physical act of searching out and putting on a cd means I'm more likely to listen to them. I used to have a CDP and did that, whereas...
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