Uniti Nova is proof that an all-in-one player can deliver audiophile quality. Whichever source you choose, your music will be transformed into a stunning sonic experience. The reference player in the range, Uniti Nova has been configured to offer the very best solution that we can implement in a single-box, compact enclosure. All the available space has been used to provide 80 watts per channel of Class A/B amplification capable of driving the most demanding loudspeakers – detail and depth you’ll hear in every note, riff, and chorus.
Under the Skin of Uniti Nova
Uniti Nova really lives up to its name with some outstanding new technology which really sets it apart from the rest of the range. Its circuitry features the highest quality discrete components, a massive toroidal transformer for an exceptional sound, superior isolation, our new signature volume control, more inputs than you can shake a stick at, and an 80-watt power per channel power amplifier to boot. Uniti Nova is as good as an all-in-one player can get.
Local Storage Uniti Nova allows you to plug in an external USB-connected drive or SD card so you can store up to 20,000 tracks and play them back through your all-in-one player. You can also use your Uniti Nova to serve music to up to four network-connected players in a multiroom system.
A Closer Look at Uniti’s Digital Brain New Uniti Nova features an incredibly powerful, phenomenally accurate fourth-generation 40-bit SHARC DSP processor. This DSP chip removes jitter (timing errors) and, using Naim’s RAM buffer (first used in the Naim DAC and NDS), oversamples the audio 16 times to feed the premium Burr-Brown DACs, resulting in a smoother and more precise sonic performance.
Class A/B Amplification Driving this digital innovation is an 80-watt amplifier with technology derived from our most iconic and best-loved integrated amp, the NAIT. The filter sections in Uniti Nova are made using the finest-quality through-hole film capacitors and discrete transistors. The power amplifier sections are now twice as fast and run from linear power supplies with substantial transformers and we’ve also installed premium Burr Brown DACs to deliver the unique Naim pace, rhythm, and timing.
State-of-the-art Wi-Fi New Uniti all-in-one players include the very latest Wi-Fi technology. The superior Wi-Fi processor supports 2.4 and 5 GHz, alongside a much better internal buffer and memory – Uniti Nova will store up to five minutes' worth of data, which results in far fewer dropouts. The Wi-Fi aerials (one on either side of the product for optimum range) are integrated behind a slot machined into the heat sink, a patent-pending system that provides robust connectivity without the need for an external aerial. Revolutionary New Streaming Platform Uniti has been developed with a completely new, extremely powerful, and versatile streaming board. This innovative new platform is much more powerful than its predecessor, has masses of memory, will adapt to new technology effortlessly, and seamlessly integrates with other network-connected Naim systems, including the Mu-so wireless music system. New and improved Naim app The new intuitive Naim App gives you effortless control over individual or multiple Uniti products. You can access all of your music, including your favorite radio stations, streaming services, and playlists, explore artist discographies and biographies. Furthermore, you can now update your system wirelessly with a single tap. The new app also allows you to control both Naim streaming products and hard-disk servers, so there’s no need for two separate apps.
Optional DAB/FM module available (release date to be confirmed)
1 x SD Card
Chromecast Built-In, Apple AirPlay, TIDAL, Spotify® Connect, Bluetooth (AptX HD), Internet Radio, UPnP™ (hi-res streaming), Roon Ready
2 x USB Type A Socket (front and rear)
1 x RCA
1 x 5-pin DIN
2 x Optical TOSLink (up to 24bit/96kHz) 2 x Coaxial RCA (up to 24bit/192kHz, DoP 64Fs) 1 x BNC (up to 192kHz, DoP 64Fs) 1 x HDMI ARC
1 x Stereo power amplifier 1 x RCA sub/pre output 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
Certification and Licenses
Apple AirPlay, Chromecast Built-In, Bluetooth, AptX HD, zigbee RF4CE, Rovi, HDMI, NTFS, HFS and Wi-Fi.
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.
Update your system wirelessly via the Naim app.
Ethernet (10/100Mbps), WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/ac with internal antennae)
Internet Radio Formats
Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, OGG Vorbis streams and MMS
Internet Radio Provider
vTuner premium 5*
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 on all formats. All formats to 384kHz maximum over wireless network.
95mm x 432mm x 265mm (HxWxD)
Brushed and anodised aluminium
Auto Standby time
User selectable: adjustable from off up to 2 hours
80W per channel into 8 ohms
115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Typical use: 140W Network standby mode: <2W Deep sleep: <0.5W Network Standby (with SD Card and/or USB devices attached): > 15W*. *Actual power consumption will vary depending on the size and type of attached SD card or USB devices
Ripping and Storage
Store up to 20,000 tracks to a local USB connected storage device and serve to a network-connected player.
Remote control, Power-Line Lite mains cable (UK denominations only), cleaning cloth and quick start guide.
Power-Line mains cable
External power amplifier or subwoofer
Naim App for iOS and Android
5" colour LCD display and rotary volume control with proximity sensor and four buttons