Uniti Nova review in HiFi News

Interesting and enthusiastic review of the Nova in the Nov issue of HFN & RR. "Outstanding Product". I expect Naim will put it on their website, which will help if you don't want to buy the magazine or stand for 5 mins in WHS reading it!

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David

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One interesting fact that came out of the rewiew was that the analogue input is digitised first with a ADC... as a result the Nova lost out a bit in the review...  vs the Naim integrated..

Interesting move by Naim... does this allow the streaming of an analogue source connected to the Nova to other Naim streaming capable products?

 

And most people on the forum are interested in Naim and praise the products, for their  quality at the price point. I have listened to many, many, products over the years, Naim tick the box. Yes there are other great products, but it is, and should be a very personal choice.

Timo posted:

Interesting read, and I am sure the Nova is a great product. But I can't help to note that Andrew Everard seems to praise every single Naim product he reviews. Well, this might be no surprise since he uses Naim himself...

I read Andrew regularly in Gramophone and he doesn't praise everything there, although he is always impeccably polite. But maybe more to the point is that Paul Miller co-wrote the HFN article on the Nova and he does I believe always say what he really thinks, with graphs and numbers to back it up.

So for me the right conclusion is that Naim kit does all sound excellent at it's price point and that includes the Nova.

Maybe a key test is that if someone who is what my poor old mum when she was alive used to call a "right rogue" were to steal my SuperUniti from my office, would I buy a Nova to replace it or would I buy a pre-loved SU and keep the change?

I think, partly on the basis of this review, that I really would go for the Nova...

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David

Try the ussuu app on iOS, the hifi news November edition is for free, plenty of adverts etc, but type in most mags around the world and they are there. Now need to ween my wife off these paper copies of her mags, not sure how it works financially, perhaps we are cutting our own hifi cult throats, but a quick fix to the article?

very subjective  PR Review,,it seems to indicate the days of the black box audio amplifier is over naims future is focussed in this range. which is good for most new customers. pity they didn't produce a compact speaker to go with it     every one  the planet  knew this range would be very good and fly off the shelf even without reviews . the one area that struck me is the inclusion of the ADC. I  Can see this  adc unit popping up in other manufacturer units too. my ps audio phono amp has one , and produces 96k files which are good

audio1946 posted:

very subjective  PR Review,,it seems to indicate the days of the black box audio amplifier is over naims future is focussed in this range. which is good for most new customers. pity they didn't produce a compact speaker to go with it     every one  the planet  knew this range would be very good and fly off the shelf even without reviews . the one area that struck me is the inclusion of the ADC. I  Can see this  adc unit popping up in other manufacturer units too. my ps audio phono amp has one , and produces 96k files which are good

I cannot imagine the days of black box audio amplifier being over - it will always be part of the Naim range.

Likewise BMW introduced some new models, like 4 and 6 series, but the 5 and 7 will always be part of the BMW offerings.

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