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New Uniti Range

Supermotion ·
Dear Naim, I'm looking to move to your new range but I have a few questions: 1/ I currently have a MUSO (love it!) but can I add a Uniti Core to it? 2/ If I banish the MUSO to the bedroom and get a Uniti Atom with separate speakers, can I use this in the same way as my MUSO today? 3/ Can I add the Uniti Core at a later date to the Atom? 4/ If I get the the Uniti Star is this an all in on unit but basically the same as separate Atom + Core? 5/ With any of the above can I use Uniti to sync...
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Re: New Uniti Range

Klout10 ·
Some answers (but not all): 1.) Yes, you can add the Uniti Core to your network and stream the music via UpnP to the mu-so. 2.) Sure! 3.) Yes, as I've mentioned before, just add the Core at a later date to your network and stream to the mu-so and Core at the same time... 4.) Difficult one, I guess the answer would be yes ... 5.) I have no experience with this one, maybe other forum members may comment about this ...
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Supermotion ·
Thank you for your answers. for Q5, I guess my question is basically about sending playlists or copying music to my device from the Uniti Core / storage part of the system. This is quite an important point for me because I don't want to have my music collection restricted to only at home when I use my Uniti storage.
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ChrisSU ·
With a Unitiserve, you can transfer files to other devices easily. I put music on my Walkman from it by simple drag and drop via a computer. I'd be surprised if the Core lost this ability. Not sure about playlist transfer, though.
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Supermotion ·
Great! thank you.
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Re: New Uniti Range

Phil Harris ·
Just an FYI - Although this is the Naim forum we don't actively trawl the forums and so questions here will usually be picked up by other forum members and they will usually be able to assist however if you specifically want to get someone from Naim then there are contact details in either the sticky at the top of each forum and in the side bar on the right. It just happens that with the release last week we're keeping a bit closer an eye on here at the moment to try to keep information on...
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New Uniti range in Toronto this week.

Manu ·
The new Unti range will be on demonstation all afternoon at Bay Bloor Radio in Downtown Toronto on Wednesday the 26th. No need to book. Alan Burns from Naim and Emmanuel Le Quéré from Plurison will be on site to show the great new features of the Core and Atom. Demonstration will be held with Totem and Neat speakers. The same products will be on demo at the TAVES Consumer Electronic Show at the Sheraton Parkway in Richmond Hill, north of Toronto, during the weekend of October 28 - 30. You...
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alan33 ·
Best wishes for a successful show at Bay Bloor; here's hoping for an Ottawa appearance also Manu! Regards alan
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TonyR ·
Fantastic, I know where I'll be on Wednesday
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Zipperheadbanjo ·
I'll be at TAVES on Friday :-)
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Anyone else waiting....?

DomTomLondon ·
As I sit here awaiting any news of shipping dates from my dealer, I am curious how many others here are also waiting on one of the new Uniti units? Having sold my Qute and NAP100, I am very anxious to fill the empty gap where once the two units stood. And to get some music playing again when the Atom finally arrives. I'm checking the forum every few hours to see if anyone has updates....
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Chag... ·
Patience is mother of vertues I was told. It seems that an order of a new Uniti is a ticket to heaven. Chag -
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Re: Anyone else waiting....?

Former Member ·
Its allways nice to have a spare amp or setup lying around for such duties A friend use his BrioR with Royd speakers occasionally, sometime I think its all needed with hundreds of vinyl and a TT As for waiting, it has just been holidays so ... I read somewhere new range are shipping in february��
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Re: Anyone else waiting....?

alan33 ·
Hi DomTom - Yes also waiting, and hoping to sell or part exchange my SuperUnit but have not done a deal yet (although I've taken it in for evaluation and am using my v1 Qute in the main system temporarily; will see about sellers no that on also if there is a market). No word here in Canada on shipping dates, but also expecting late January or February for Atoms and probably (?) even later for Stars/Novas. The word from Manu (from the Cdn distributor) here on the Forum was that at least some...
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Re: Anyone else waiting....?

Yetizone ·
Looking forward to reading about the first impressions of the new Uniti range also. My local dealer phoned before Christmas, saying they would not have any Uniti demo units ready until well into January. I'm probably going to wait and compare my Qute2 to the Atom and also at the same time hear the Nova as well. That's the plan anyway, although unit availability may dictate otherwise. Goods thinks are worth waiting for!
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Re: Anyone else waiting....?

David Hendon ·
I think it will be a while yet before any Atoms ship. Personally I wouldn't bet on January and the Star and Nova will be later than the Atom, so side by side testing isn't going to be an option for a while yet unfortunately. best David
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Re: Anyone else waiting....?

DomTomLondon ·
February... Oh dear, I was afraid you guys would say that. I guess I do need to be more patient. I did borrow a cheap Denon all-in-one streamer to get by with... But using it just makes me miss the Naim system that much more.
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Chag... ·
Why not considering then S/H or even now a largerly discounted brand new UQ2? Chag -
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Re: Anyone else waiting....?

DomTomLondon ·
That is a good idea Chag. however, my upgrade decision was based on the DSD playback capability of the Atom. It was either that or to keep the Qute and ad a Chord DAC for DSD playback. Once I saw and heard the Atom in person, I kind of had to have one.
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The Strat (Fender) ·
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Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

Bastian ·
Hello everyone I'm new to this forum and very likely new to Naim Audio very soon. I'm planning to buy new speakers. These will probably be 804 D3 from B&W. I've already consulted a local dealer that also distributes Naim products. I'm not quite sure what'd be the best start into high end hi-fi. As most of my music currently is stored on a HDD I think the new Uniti system would be nice. I alternate between staring with an Uniti Star or an Uniti Atom both combined with my existing external...
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

hungryhalibut ·
I would suggest you spend some time at your dealer trying options. I'd also suggest that you don't fix on speakers at the beginning. Set an overall budget and work out what's best within it. Assuming your budget is around £10,000, I'd suggest that you'd be far better with something like an NDX and Supernait 2, a good stand, and some speakers with the balance, than either of the options you have suggested.
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

Mike-B ·
Hi Bastian, welcome to Naim, even if its only the forum at the moment. I heard the Atom driving a pair of Focal-1's & was amazed of how well it sounded considering the volume & room size. If that is an indication of the new range of all in one players, it can only be better with the more powerful units. I see B&W suggest 50W is the minimum for the 804, I would follow that recommendation as the 804 does run down to 4 ohms & my feeling is the Star would be a better choice for...
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

Bastian ·
Thanks for your answers. I would of course take another two or three listening sessions at the dealer. The first impression was, like Mike said, impressive. But at this time I just compared them with other B&W speakers.
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

Richard Dane ·
I would echo HH's post. I would put aside notions of starting a system from the back - i.e. speaker first, and instead approach with an open mind and an idea of your budget limits. Think of what you need - i.e. if you have lots of LPs, then a record player, or CDs, a CD player, or do you want to play files, in which case, serving, streaming devices etc.. Choose a dealer of good repute (arguably this is the most important thing of all), call them up for a chat about whet you are looking for,...
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

Bastian ·
Thanks, Richard. The budget limit is quite set. Of course I took the approach you are talking about. Music collection is mostly on hard disk and additionally on CDs, no LPs. So I definitely need a system that offers me easy access to all those files. Naim Uniti with it's app seems a good choice, I guess.
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

hungryhalibut ·
So, do you actually need to play the CDs, or would you be happy to rip them? If you would, the money freed up can be redeployed. And if the budget is set, is it the £10,000 I assumed?
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

Bastian ·
I'd be happy to rip the CDs, I don't think that I need an actual CD player. I'd like to buy high res music in future. So that would be downloads only instead of physical mediums. The budget limit is around £10'000 to £12'000 incl. speakers, hi-fi components and cables. I started with listening to the B&W CM series at another dealer. I went on with the 800 series now. That's a huge difference. But I have to say that the 804 D3 would be the highest possible speaker for my budget. So...
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

Massimo Bertola ·
Bastian, I echo Nigel's and Richard's posts, but at the same time warn you, from the position of one who has changed, spent, tried and most of all believed all available audio hype: loudspeakers are the most difficult thing to choose and buy, hence they are the most important thing. You'll see it by yourself. 35 years after the first pronunciation of the Source First Law, we're still there: people discussing whether it's better to buy an NDX or an NDS, and then it's always the loudspeakers...
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

hungryhalibut ·
When I set up my current system in summer 2015, I spent £7,000 on electronics, £1,000 on a rack and £2,000 on speakers. The speakers were about six years old and would cost about £8,000 if made today. I later added a power supply and posh wires but the basic setup was as described above. In my view it's a good way to assemble a system in order to maximise what you can get for your budget. It's certainly miles better than a Uniti into £7,000 speakers.
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

Bastian ·
That's exactly why I wanted to try different speakers first and on a second step finding adequate hi-fi equipment. After reading a lot on hi-fi today I guess it doesn't make sense for me to spend more money on the hi-fi components than on the speakers. That Naim dealer said it this way: Naim were very successful with their first Uniti lineup. On the other side they shot their own knee by cannibalizing the business of separate components. I think I perfectly fit in that category of users that...
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

yeti42 ·
Not all Naim dealers are of the same quality, my usual one if the UK has mostly given excellent advice but I've also had dealings with one in France, Naim have him listed only for the uniti and muso ranges and he didn't appreciate the importance of an earth connection (for safety as well as sound quality reasons) and couldn't solder a Naim speaker connecter on Naim speaker cable. Is your Swiss dealer one of the 5 who carry the classic series? Having said that I've heard the new Uniti series...
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

Crabby ·
Hi Bastian welcome to naim. I am also a newbie and would like to give you a perspective from that angle. Your budget is super comfortable at 10,000. I echo the advice you got here: don't be monopolised by only one speaker brand. Listen to at least 3-5 brands be warned about the lego trend naim addiction can take you into. If you enjoy that, you will have the time of your life. if like me, you don't and want to enjoy music with minimal boxes than I will look at the nova no less with your...
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

Andib ·
In my beginning I bought (to) many loudspeakers that had to go after a while instead of buying really good ones seriously a the start. They all were wonderful and I liked to try the different kind but I lost a lot of money. So I think it is a good idea to really take time for the loudspeakers at the start and for me it feels like you did that. Perhaps you fell a bit in love with the 804 and that would be perfect. With SN2 and NDX it would be great but it is a bit to much at the moment. A...
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

PeterJ ·
It is also worth considering an S/H Superuniti. I don't know how it compares to the new range but you might be able to pick up a bargain particularly if you're not worried about Bluetooth (my 2013 model cost about £2300 on a well known auction site and sounds beautiful).
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

Pcd ·
As you are basically starting from scratch and with a budget of 10 to 12K as indicated your dealer should be able to recommend and demonstrate a rather nice system to suit your needs. I would have an open mind on speaker choice till you discuss the available options at your nominated dealer, just take your time and enjoy your journey into Naim ownership it can be a long road but well worth it.
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

Richard Dane ·
There's the new Uniti Nova coming along next year that was sounding mightily convincing when I heard a prototype down at the factory earlier this month. A few other on here were there too and I think we were all in agreement that the Nova (along with a Core as server) is potentially very, very, capable all-in-one system to which you just have to choose the speakers of your choice that best match. With your budget it's as good a place to start out on the demos, although you may have to wait a...
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Former Member ·
my only advice -- dont buy until you are sure. Any decent dealer will be happy with this
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

Bruce Woodhouse ·
My two penneth. I personally would not build my first 10k system around a fixed loudspeaker choice. As you are starting from scratch you need to buy a complete system that sings as a whole. Buying the speakers first then fitting everything around them seems the wrong way to me. At this stage of your HiFi education/ownership experience you need to spend your time choosing a good dealer before anything. Building a relationship with them is the best investment, and buy a complete set up,...
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Pcd ·
Bruce, I wish somebody had told me that in 1983 !
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

TOBYJUG ·
If you think about what the B&W 804 d3 does to the music signal that you like, Maybe from the use of a sophisticated and refined tweeter, minimal crossover and other unique proprietary use of materials...it could help you to look at other speakers that also offer this and more that are a few years old. Ex demo or second hand. If you have a really good dealer whose well connected they could help you look what's out there, this would let you be more productive with the budget. - as in HHs...
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

wenger2015 ·
Hi Bastian, welcome to the Forum. When you auditioned the B&W 804 D3, you obviously decided you liked them, so what was the source and set up?
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

Massimo Bertola ·
Nigel, I agree with you on general terms, a Uniti – albeit a very good machine, I've just heard one again lately and it drove a pair of Harbeth M30.1s in a totally satisfying way – into costly speakers is not a wise move, unless one is in love with those speakers, those are the fixed point and one plans to move on from the Uniti later. What I wanted to say is that choosing the speakers is so difficult that buying electronics, in comparison, is a quick and safe matter. You say that a pair of...
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Former Member ·
Speakers by far the most difficult choice Go listen to others, personally I dislike most B&W,s, case is you just maked a reservation bout bas, why compromise with such a nice budget Below is a list you should try get a listen at, not neccesary all wide recommended but its about finding your own favorite, there so many out there, list is just by memory within a second A s/h purchase is in order vielleicht? Really some dosh spared to forward against amp or the like Kudos, Neat, ATC(also...
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

hungryhalibut ·
I'll agree with that! Choosing speakers is a complete nightmare. I initially thought the Spendor A5 (which Max kindly reminded me of above) were great, with a lovely midrange and nice tight bass. But after they'd run in and loosened up they became a disaster. Not only does one have to try speakers at home, one has to try run in examples. Some rooms are easier than others, but mine is quite small and speakers need to go near the wall, and I have problems with getting the bass right. In a big...
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

Bastian ·
Wow, thanks for all the feedback. Not easy to decide what to do now… I'm definitely going to try a couple other speakers. B_LUND, thanks for your list. I'll see what I'll e able to get to listen to. Also, my dealer is waiting for the new Uniti components. He will call me when they arrived so I can go and listen how they work on the 804 D3.
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

Bastian ·
I'm not quite sure. I guess they were running on a Naim set. I definitely want to try them on the new Unitis as soon as they arrive at the dealer. I liked the 804 D3, although I haven't listened to them more than half an hour or so. I was impressed how they played electronica stuff, like Yello. Vocal music like Norah Jones and some others the dealer chose were great, too. But I need to listen again to some orchestral music. I wasn't sure about how the bass performed.
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

analogmusic ·
I use to own B&W 805 S speakers. I do like many aspects of B&W speakers, but they are not the only good speaker company, certainly I would audition speakers from Kudos, Neat, ATC, PMC, Proac and Dynaudio, & Focal before making the final choice. All these speakers (including B&W) have some values pair well with Naim electronics, particularly speed. B&W 804 is an impressive speaker, but it does require some power to really make music come alive, nothing less than an 70 watt...
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Re: Getting started with Naim, your recommendations

Crabby ·
You will find lots of helpful and friendly people here. At the same time, each one of us will confuse you a bit more. Thats why, just use us as a sounding board and go with your heart. Most people told me the qute2 will not be enough to drive difficult speakers but I just loved it from day one despite all. And I heard a lot more expensive :-) Best advice I heard here (and I applied it to myself) is to listen to several options and take your time (speakers mainly but also other good sources.
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CharlieP ·
Bastion, I have one comment to add to the considerable advice on offer here. Before you begin auditioning systems, invest a little time assembling some music examples to use both at home and at a dealer's showroom. Obviously you may want to hear some of your favorites. These favorites may or may not be well recorded examples. So be sure to include some music which will reveal the resolution and timing of the system. Of course, you don't just want to hear "audiophile recordings," which may be...
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