Naim Uniti Core Music Server
Reference Hard Disc Server
Naim Bit-For-Bit CD Ripping
Hi-Res Music Streaming
The Naim Uniti Core is a compact, slot-loading, CD ripping, hard disk music player and server. If you are ready to graduate from iTunes and are looking for the next level in high resolution audio - the Uniti Core could be just what you need!
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 back-up for all of your music. You can also use Uniti Core as a standalone digital source – simply connect it to a digital-to-analogue 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, cataloguing 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 customised operating system, the enhanced ripping engine and the linear power supply to the low-vibration aluminium casework – has been engineered to deliver consistent, reliable performance and 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.
Music Serving: 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.
Power Supply: The compact Uniti Core houses a sophisticated power supply with a custom-made toroidal transformer. This new linear power supply is designed to minimise noise and provide you with a much higher sound quality.
CD Ripping: 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 catalogue your ripped music using Rovi's vast online database allowing you to search by title, artists, genre, track or composer via the Naim app. You'll never lose a CD again.
Music Storage & 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 8TB – 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.
New Uniti Range
New Uniti is the next incarnation of the Uniti family of all-in-one players. Inspired by Naim's unfaltering passion for music and enabled by 40 years of tireless innovation in engineering, they introduce the new Uniti range - the most advanced all-in-one streaming platform. Combining seamless digital technology with a rich analogue soul, you can play, stream, rip and store entire music collections in flawless high res. Ready to go with any speaker set up, Uniti gives you instant access to your music, total clarity and no compromise on quality, all within a beautiful one-box form.
The new Uniti family consists of three all-in-one players: the reference audiophile Uniti Nova, the multi-functional CD operating Uniti Star and the compact yet powerful Uniti Atom. The Uniti Core reference music server completes the range, allowing you to store and stream thousands of albums and back up all of your music in one place. With each player working independently (or together), simply add speakers to unleash your music in any room of the house. Designed to easily connect to a home Wi-Fi network, you can enjoy a world of music from virtually any source.
Conceived and built from the ground up by Naim's engineers and designers in Salisbury, England, Uniti remains true to their core design principles. The new signature illuminated volume dial, inspired by the reference Statement amplification system, is just one of the features in this beautifully engineered brushed aluminium chassis, which also boasts extruded heatsinks for thermal stability and a highly-polished full colour LCD glass display, providing you with rich imagery of your favourite album artwork. Impeccably crafted with materials chosen to be in complete service of sound, Uniti is alive with unique visual contrasts that make it a masterpiece of industrial design.
Command Your Music
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 favourite radio stations, streaming services and playlists, explore artist discographies and biographies, and you can now update your system wirelessly with a single tap.
Main Features & Specifications
- 2 x USB Type A Socket (front and rear)
- Digital (S/PDIF)
- 1 x BNC S/PDIF
- Ethernet (10/100/1000Mbps)
- 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.
Ripping and Storage
- 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 to a network-connected player.
- CD Ripping
- Create bit-perfect copies of your CDs, store them internally and play back (external DAC or digital input amplifier needed).
- CD Formats
- Audio CD (Red Book, CD and CD-R)
- Audio Formats
- 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 48kHz maximum over wireless network.
- Power Consumption
- Typical Use (no storage attached): 6.7W
- Network Standby (no storage attached): <2W
- Deep Sleep: <0.5W
- Note: Power consumption will be increased with the addition of user fitted storage (typical increase of approximately 8W for an internal HDD, dependant on the specification of storage).
- Mains Supply
- 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
- App Control
- Naim App for iOS and Android
- 95mm x 214mm x 265mm (HxWxD)
- Brushed and anodised aluminium
- Supplied with
- Standard mains cable, 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
- Mains Cable
- Power-Line mains cable
Certification and Licenses
- Rovi, NTFS, HFS+.
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years.
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE. Product images are for illustration purposes only and may vary from the actual product. Any accessories pictured (MP3 Player, Phone, Computer etc) are not included with the product.