Uniti Core represents the essence of digital music. It is a seriously powerful machine that will allow you to rip your entire CD collection, store up to 100,000 tracks, serve files to Uniti all-in-one players or other Naim streamers and create a backup for all of your music. You can also use Uniti Core as a standalone digital source – simply connect it to a digital-to-analog converter or an amplifier with digital inputs and control playback via the Naim app. Uniti Core is a fuss-free, no-compromise solution to ripping, storing, cataloging, and playing your entire music collection.
Under the Skin of Uniti Core
The compact, yet powerful Uniti Core is the perfect hub for your digital music collection. Every element of this dedicated music server – from the customized operating system, the enhanced ripping engine, and the linear power supply to the low-vibration aluminum casework – has been engineered to deliver consistent, reliable performance and the highest sound quality. Advanced Ethernet technology means that Uniti Core simply will not buckle under stress, enabling UPnP™ players on the network or a connected DAC to perform at their best.
Uniti Core uses a unique ripping engine to ensure that the extracted data represents a flawless, bit-perfect copy of the CD. Simply insert your CD and wait a minute or two. Uniti Core will then automatically catalog your ripped music using Rovi's vast online database, allowing you to search by title, artist, genre, track, or composer via the Naim app. You'll never lose a CD again.
Music Storage and Back up
Uniti Core gives complete flexibility, however you wish to store and play your music. Choose to fit an HDD ( Hard-Disk Drive) or SSD (Solid State Drive) with a capacity of up to 8 TB - enough space for 100,000 tracks. While Uniti Core is ideal for ripping CDs, it also features a folder for downloads and rips made to other devices, giving you a single store for your entire music collection. Plus Uniti Core will remind you to back up your collection, so you'll never have to worry about losing your precious tracks!
Uniti Core allows you to serve as many as 12 independent music streams to Uniti all-in-one players or other UPnP-capable streamers with up to 32 bits/384 kHz.
Control Your Way
The new intuitive Naim App gives you effortless control over individual or multiple Uniti products. You can access all of your music, including ripped CDs and playlists, or explore artist discographies and biographies. Furthermore, you can now update your system with a single tap. The new app also allows you to control Uniti Core and Naim streaming products.
Whatever the source, our revolutionary new Uniti players combine seamless digital technology with analog soul for a sound that’s unmistakably Naim. Play, stream, rip, and store entire music collections in flawless high-resolution. Then use our 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 eight Uniti systems or other Naim streamers and play music from any source in multiple rooms simultaneously. Or play different music in every room.
Specifications: Audio Inputs
2 x USB Type A Socket (front and rear)
1 x BNC S/PDIF
Certification and Licenses
Rovi, NTFS, HFS+
Serve up to 4 network-connected players via UPnP™ at full CD quality.
Party Mode Streaming: Sync up to six Uniti all-in-one players or other Naim streamers and control via the Naim app.
Serve up to 12 network-connected players via UPnP™.
Music stored locally on Uniti Core: 384k 32-Bit WAV, 24576kb/s: <3 streams 384k 24-Bit WAV, 18232kb/s: <5 streams 192k 24-Bit WAV, 9216kb/s: >12 streams 44.1k 16-Bit WAV, 1411kb/s: >16 streams
Music stored on a NAS: 192k 24-Bit WAV, 9216kb/s: <8 streams
Update your system wirelessly via the Naim app.
Audio CD (Red Book, CD and CD-R)
WAV - up to 32bits/384kHz FLAC and AIFF - up to 24bit/384kHz ALAC (Apple Lossless) - up to 24bit/384kHz MP3 - up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit) AAC - up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit) OGG and WMA - up to 48kHz (16 bit) DSD - 64 and 128Fs
Notes: Gapless playback supported in all formats.
95mm x 214mm x 265mm (HxWxD)
Brushed and anodized aluminum
Auto Standby time
User selectable: adjustable from off up to 24 hours
115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Typical Use (no storage attached): 6.7W Network Standby (no storage attached): <2W Deep Sleep: <0.5W Network Standby (with internal or USB HDD attached): > 15W*. *Actual power consumption will vary depending on the size and type of attached internal HDD or USB devices
Note: Power consumption will be increased with the addition of user fitted storage (a typical increase of approximately 8W for an internal HDD, dependant on the specification of storage).
Ripping and Storage
Create bit-perfect copies of your CDs, store them internally, and playback (external DAC or digital input amplifier needed).
Store up to 100,000 tracks to internal (HDD or SSD - up to 8TB) or external Network Attached Storage or USB-connected storage and serve as a network-connected player.
Power-Line Lite mains cable (the UK only), standard mains cable (international markets), cleaning cloth, drive caddy screws, BNC to Phono Connector, and quick start guide. Please note: not sold with an internal hard drive - features a removable caddy into which an HDD or SSD can be installed