Tagged With "Uniti Nova"

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Uniti playing up.

Geoff W ·
A couple of days ago, my 2012 Series 1 Uniti began switching itself on and off, every 15 seconds or so - a bit disconcerting, I thought. I tried switching it off and on, which seemed to sort it, but then it continued. So then, last night I tried a factory reset, which seems to have worked - so far. So my question is, is the unit paused on the cusp of failing, or do these things happen occasionally? Presumably, iif it starts doing it again it will need sending back, via my dealer?
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Re: Uniti playing up.

Gavin B ·
I suspect you're right - a trip home will have it sorted, and hopefully it's something simple.
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Re: Uniti playing up.

Geoff W ·
I'd be happier to return it home, if it weren't for all the rumours about long delays, but, que sera, sera. Hopefully that won't be necessary for some time.
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Re: Uniti Atom ........ again,anyone has any information..?

Klout10 ·
Indeed, very interested to hear about the progress regarding Uniti Nova ...
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Re: Uniti Atom ........ again,anyone has any information..?

Daveas ·
Thanks for that. What about the Star and Nova?
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Re: Uniti Atom ........ again,anyone has any information..?

Eoink ·
I have an appointment to listen to the new Unitis on 23rd June, my dealer's promised to ring if he gets told the demo units will slip. I might ring him today just to check. I want a second system for the upstairs lounge to have good sound while having the better views over the valley, and a Nova (or Atom) would fit nicely with the NDX and the Qbs. But like everyone else, the wait is draining enthusiasm, although I still have the day off work, a 10am start, and a List of speakers to try with...
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Re: Uniti Atom Remote does not pair

Phil Harris ·
Hi Sourav, When you press and hold the home button on the remote do you get the LEDs that make up the volume ring on the remote "circling"? If you don't then the remote isn't going into pairing mode. To pair the remote press and hold the home button on the remote until the volume ring "circles" and then hold the remote against the front panel of the Uniti (it's the same for Atom / Star / Nova). If that doesn't work for you then can you let me know which part doesn't work for you. Best Phil ...
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Re: Uniti Atom Remote does not pair

docmark ·
Hello - I'm also having trouble pairing with the remote. I'm attempting to set up my new Nova. I've tried everything that I can think of and still no luck. This is extremely frustrating. Help! Mark Miller
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Re: Uniti Atom Remote does not pair

Phil Harris ·
Hi All, If you have already had your unit working and the remote is no longer pairing with your unit then the following sequence is the one that I have had confirmed as being correct... Ensure that the Atom / Nova proximity sensor isn’t being triggered (volume indication LED ring on volume control is not illuminated). Holding the remote away from the unit press and hold the “Home” button until the volume ring on the remote “circles”. Once the volume indicator is circling release the home...
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Uniti Atom, Star and Nova ... ADC?

Eloise ·
Okay ... its widely known that the new Unit Atom, Star and Nova incorporate an ADC. Do we know / have any confirmation from Naim as to the purpose of this ADC? Is everything you listen to locally going through a analogue to digital then back to analogue conversion; or is it simply to provide to the multi-room functionality? We know its not for volume control as Naim explicitly state (on the website) "At the heart of Uniti is an audiophile volume control which adjusts level in the analogue...
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Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Obsydian ·
Very boring plain Hdmi log. But am I imagining it or is anyone else's Nova, Atom and Star sounded different - sorry I'm breaking in some new speakers so maybe a speaker change, but this does seem Nova related.
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Obsydian ·
I never got a choice just updated. Be good if someone could listen to some tracks, upgrade and report. I've been listening quite a bit the last few weeks, so familiar, but breaking in new speakers for just over a week. That said this to me is clearly Nova driven. Sounds leaner bass wise, but allot more detail and speed. Note sure I like it, can you downgrade firmware?
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Alley Cat ·
Just played a handful of tracks before and after update. I'm tired but post update the sound seems a lot more 'digital' and less involving. Seem to have lost a lot of bass/richness and several tracks that would normally sound brilliant now sound quite 'so so' - there seems to be a richness/sonorousness missing from acoustic instruments. Feel as though I need to push the volume higher than before too. I may be imagining it of course, I hope so.....as at the minute it's sounding far too...
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Eoink ·
I upgraded my Nova a couple of nights ago, and replayed the final track of the album I’d just played, didn’t notice anything major different. Played an album last night which was new to me, didn’t notice any difference in presentation.
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Alley Cat ·
I agree, it shouldn't have changed anything other than the fixes listed (though could) but my Nova now seems anaemic, harsh, forward and brash. I've unpowered and restarted to no avail. I thought it may have just been tiredness earlier, but the Nova is now fatiguing to listen to (via internal amp).
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Alley Cat ·
What are your main sources Obsydian? I've been almost exclusively playing stuff from Qobuz, often via Chromecast on the iPhone - Qobuz updated their app prior to the update and I'm seeing issues with that - it's now providing artwork for the Nova which it didn't before. Basically many Qobuz tracks seem to play 2-3 secs then restart now which they didn't before, but this started before the firmware update and audio still sounded fine apart from the steraming glitches. The new Qobuz app also...
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Alley Cat ·
I wondered about that too. I reset in the app too, but it didn't seem to reset anything, esepcially that default volume of 85 remained at 100. One odd thing, is that when checking the max audio output I played with the slider in case software showed 100, but Nova was on 85, but no difference at all. When I used the balance slidercompletely left or right, the sound from an individual speaker in some ways sounded better/fuller than from both with the balance in the middle, which is very strange.
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Alley Cat ·
While I'm glad most people have seen no issues, I remain convinced my Nova no longer sounds as it did. Yes it streams ok via NAS, Roon and with glitches Qobuz (Qobuz app I feel), but the audio quality is simply lacking compared to before the update - it's just completely lifeless - can't explan it but no longer enjoying the device at all. Support tell me it might be something else in my system but nothing else has changed and having not blasted the volume to wreck the speakers all other...
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Gazza ·
Yes get your dealer to bring his Nova over to your house, take it from there. Hope it’s sorted quickly
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Mercky ·
I remember when I had my Muso I was playing Apple Music through it via airplay and accidentally I whacked the volume up full blast for a few seconds on my ipad, now if you’ve heard a muso full tilt its pretty loud! I turned it down immediately and was concerned I’d damaged the speakers, I checked everything and all seemed fine but I was convinced in my mind I’d damaged the unit and that it dident sound right compared to before, I never really got over it and it plagued me until I traded up.
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Alley Cat ·
Hi Mercky I didn't crank up the volume so doubt that's the issue. Maybe some kind of pre-bias as I'd read Obsydian's post, but I think I'm fairly objective. Before I updated I played several tracks, updated, then played them again and those particular ones went from being spine-tingly good to so-so and uninspiring and so has everything else since. Yes the music plays, just there's no soul or depth to it whatever I play.
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Alley Cat ·
I guess the worst that can happen is that they sound the same and I feel the need to upgrade
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Mercky ·
I wasn’t suggesting you did I was merely relating my experience and how your head can play tricks with you. Having said that maybe something did go a bit weird with the update so the suggestion of borrowing another unit is a good one
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Alley Cat ·
Ideally yes! Oddly, the other half has just come in to the room and commented how flat/dull the music I'm playing on the Nova sounds as I've played several of these tracks to her recently. Kind of encapusltes it - all depth/warmth/vitality has gone and it just sounds distinctly average.
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Gazza ·
Merck’s, it’s not clear how long you have had the Nova, they do dip and then surprise you with an even better sound?
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Mercky ·
Have you tried power cycling it?
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Alley Cat ·
Good suggestion, but tried that - might be worth another go.
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Mr.Orange ·
@Obsydian & @Alley Cat , I faced exactly the same problem after the update. The magical sound was gone. Couldn't enjoy it anymore, deep regrets buying the Nova for € 5k, especially after 2 years using Yamaha musiccast almost without any problem. So I did last night a factory reset, renewed all settings and more, and Yes,the Naim sound is back. I love the looks, the sound, don't like the lack of updates (app) and the attitude of the company to their customers. ( and was it so difficult...
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Mr.Orange ·
How do I change the brightness on my remote control naim Uniti Nova 1. Pressing the Brightness button toggles through 4 different illumination states. Where is number 4. ???? Untill then it is going back in my cabinet...
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Alley Cat ·
Thanks for posting - is the factory reset initiated on the device front panel, as the App option doesn't seem to do much?
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Boris786 ·
I have to say I hear no difference before and after update. Still sounds pretty good to me (Nova).
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

blag ·
My dealer tells me that there is - at last - a major firmware update to be issued next week which facilitates Multiroom between the Unitis and legacy streamers. Here is what naim have issued to the dealers: Products to be Updated Over-the-air (App prompted) • Mu-so • Mu-so Qb • Uniti Nova • Uniti Star • Uniti Atom Manual update ( Important: In order for the unit to perform the update it MUST be 24bit/192kHz capable) • NDS • NDX • ND5 XS • SuperUniti • NaimUniti • NaimUniti 2 • UnitiLite •...
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Alley Cat ·
If true, I can't see why on earth they bothered with the update a week or so ago....
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blag ·
I agree, but there it is, on naim's web site, so I can only assume it's true...
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Gazza ·
If Naim told us what the updates they are working on that would really help. I like many others have contacted dealers and Naim directly, but no feedback. Example...Nova album screen freeze reported over 7 months ago.No idea if it’s taken seriously. This has been raised before and ignored.
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

blag ·
The link I provided gives access to a PDF which identifies all the bug fixes and new features. Here it is click on this...
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Gazza ·
Well thankyou for this.......not your issue but a Naim could make this easier......give us hope. Anyway all have a lovely Easter or spring break......cu you in Florida in Sunday U.S Naimites.
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Alley Cat ·
Ok, I did the factory reset on Thursday but late at night and couldn't really put volume high enough to determine if it's sounding more as it used to. Yesterday and today far too much noise from SWMBO/kids/domestic appliances for me to listen in peace - my next upgrade needs to be a decent shed out of the way!
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Re: Firmware 2.3.1 - Uniti Range

Olly ·
I read this thread with a fair degree of scepticism but having played 4 different, familiar tracks before and after running the firmware update on my Nova, I agree that there has been a deterioration in SQ which I would describe as an increase in digital “hash” or “glare”. This is unpnp from my UnitiServe. I have no idea why this should be but I’m satisfied that I’m not imagining it. There will be another firmware update along (hopefully) soon and I have faith Naim can hear better than I can...
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Re: Uniti Atom - hum

Obsydian ·
Yesterday i uninstalled a double socket on the same ring with had the new style USB sockets, no idea if it made a difference, but my understanding is they do have some form of switched mode power logic. My Nova hum is low, sometimes at night i can detect it, i assume that is mains pollution elsewhere.
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Re: Uniti Atom - hum

Obsydian ·
Hi CHRISSU, thats why i originally installed one with 3.1V output to two USB, i found in reality anything more that one device or as many fast charge devices now it was useless. In the end i went with an AUKEY 6 into 1 (2x Fast and 4x Std), it has intelligent charging, never even gets warm (odd) and i quite regularly charge 4 devices at a time, plus most of all its a neat setup and i even use this for holidays Note the AUKEY i have is about 2 years old
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ChrisSU ·
Those sockets with USB power sockets built in are very convenient, but I can imagine a house full of them being a potential noise issue, so I avoid them.
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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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