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High-end Audio Meets Single Case Audio There's a convention in high-end audio that says only separates can reach genuine high-end performance. Well not any more. The NaimUniti showed just how much audio performance and versatility could be housed within one stylish casing. Now the SuperUniti takes the concept still further to tear-up the rule book and play with the big boys

$6995.00

"All-in-one" means not just an integrated amplifier and a couple of integrated sources. SuperUniti genuinely can do it all. Take a deep breath because listing its talents takes a while. SuperUniti is an integrated wireless UPnP™ network stream player, USB audio player, iPod and iPhone dock, internet radio, DAB radio, FM radio, ten input digital and analogue preamplifier, digital to analogue converter, and stereo 80 Watt power amplifier. And just so that you don't lose track of time while listening - easily done - it has an alarm clock too. Out of breath?

SuperUniti might well contain all the audio versatility you'll ever need, but audio versatility is nothing without musical ability, and that's where four decades of Naim audio expertise comes in. Not only does SuperUniti do everything, it does it all with brilliant clarity and heart-stopping emotion. Every musical source, from internet radio via analogue inputs through to digital streams, is played with genuine musical quality. Every drop of music is squeezed from every stream of data - whatever its provenance.

SuperUniti Features

80W per channel into 8Ω
UPnP™ -enabled to stream audio files from any hard disk server, such as UnitiServe, HDX, network attached storage (NAS) or laptop/computer via a home network
Multi-format tuner for FM/DAB/Internet radio
vTuner 5* full service Internet radio
Naim's Choice allowing access to higher quality iRadio streams selected by Naim
Front panel USB port for replay of MP3 player/iPod and USB-stored audio
Apple authenticated enabling digital output from iPod/iPhone for ultimate sound quality, charging and front panel content display, when connected to front panel USB
Six S/PDIF digital inputs for external digital sources. Three optical, front panel optical and 24-bit/192kHz capable BNC and RCA
Multiple intuitive control interfaces: front panel, remote control handset and n-Stream app - enabled for system automation, useful for those wishing to use a CD player alongside SuperUniti
Internal architecture for hi-res audio playback up to 24-bit/192kHz over the network
Ethernet network connectivity for reliabilty. Wireless also available for convenience
Plays/streams WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, MP3, Windows Media-formatted content, AAC and Ogg Vorbis from any suitable UPnP™ device or USB-connected storage device. Gapless playback available on all supported file formats
Naim custom-designed digitally operated analogue volume control for excellent sound quality and precise channel matching

The SuperUniti High-end Pedigree

It isn't just SuperUniti versatility that is, "all-in-one". SuperUniti also pulls together a collection of high-end core audio technologies borrowed directly from Naim high-end products. The SuperUniti power amplifier module comes from the SUPERNAIT integrated amplifier. Its digital audio hardware is drawn from the NDX network player; the World's first upgradable audiophile streaming source. Its digital to analogue conversion technology, including the innovative data buffering jitter removal process, comes courtesy of the Naim DAC. SuperUniti is a high-end audio technology "all-in-one".

SuperUniti is not limited by audio file source, format or resolution. It can stream audio files, including iTunes libraries, stored on a computer or on network storage, via UPnP™. It can play all common, and some not-so-common, audio file and stream formats: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, MP3, M4A, Windows Media-formatted files, LPCM and Ogg Vorbis. And where the file format supports high resolution, SuperUniti can make the most of 24 bit/192kHz data. SuperUniti also recognises M3U and PLS playlists formats and supports gapless playback on all supported formats.

Crowding so much audio technology in one place brings numerous challenges of component selection, circuit and component layout, power supply noise and microphony. Meeting such challenges however is second nature at Naim Audio and the expertise that brings solutions has long been part of the audio engineering culture. SuperUniti is a masterpiece of audio technology packaging.

Along with drawing from the best existing Naim technologies, SuperUniti introduces a new technology of its own. Behind the traditional looking volume knob lies an innovative new digital control technology providing noise-free digital volume adjustment that intuitively varies its operating characteristic depending on how quickly the volume knob is turned.

Upgrade potential has long been a central philosophy behind the Naim approach to music in the home. Despite its integration, SuperUniti embraces that philosophy with a preamplifier output that enables an external power amplifier, perhaps the classic NAP 250, to be used to provide even more high-end musical performance.

Integrated With Life

Integration is a theme that continues through to SuperUniti's place in the home. Its wireless and network capabilities mean it can integrate with other UnitiSystem products, like the UnitiServe CD-ripping hard disk music player or the UnitiQute compact all-in-one player, to create a multi-room home audio system. SuperUniti integrates with a busy life too. It can be controlled from its front panel buttons, a conventional remote control handset, or wirelessly via the free Naim n-Stream iPhone and iPad app. And if you aren't quite ready to let go of your CDs just yet, SuperUniti will connect with your existing player through its system automation features to enable integrated CD control via n-Stream. Never has access to so much audio horsepower been so simple.

It's All About Music

Integration, versatility, technology, streaming, networking - it would be easy perhaps to lose sight of the music. Easy, that is, until you listen. SuperUniti is Naim high-end audio that carries the power to move both the emotions and the hairs on the back of the neck. It just comes in a single elegant enclosure.

AUDIO INPUTS
Analogue Inputs 1 x 5-pin DIN, 2 x RCA pair, 1 x 3.5mm front panel jack
Input Sensitivity 170mV
Overload Margin 34dB
Input Impedance 47k
Digital Inputs 6 x S/PDIF (1 x coaxial BNC, 1 x coaxial RCA, 3 x optical TOSlink, 1 x 3.5mm front panel mini-TOSlink)
Sample rates maximum 192kHz (coaxial) 96kHz (optical)
Bit depths maximum 24 bits
UPnP input Ethernet (RJ45) and Wi-Fi
USB/iPod input Front panel USB Type-A
Playlist supported M3U and PLS
FM and DAB input F-type
Tuning Range FM 87.5 - 108MHz, DAB Band III and L Band
iRadio input Ethernet (RJ45) and Wi-Fi
Service provider Vtuner 5*
Minimum Load Impedance 10kΩ
FORMATS
Audio Formats Supported WAV and AIFF (up to 32bit/192kHz) FLAC (up to 24bit/192kHz) ALAC (up to 24bit/96kHz) WMA (up to 16bit/48kHz) must be WMA 9.2 Ogg Vorbis (up to 16bit/48kHz) MP3 and M4a (up to 320kbit/s)
Audio Formats Supported WMA, MP3, MMS
SPEAKER OUTPUTS
Speaker Outputs Stereo (4mm)
AUDIO OUTPUTS
Output power 80Wpc into 8Ω, 120Wpc into 4Ω(0.1% THD both channel driven)
Frequency Response 3.5Hz to 34kHz
Signal To Noise Ratio (S/N ratio) 85dB
Crosstalk 80dB
Phase Response Linear Phase, absolute phase correct
Headphone outputs Stereo (front panel 3.5mm jack)
Output power 105mW into 16Ω
Other analogue outputs Preamp output (4-pin DIN), Subwoofer output (RCA pair)
Digital Outputs (type) S/PDIF (coaxial BNC 75Ω)
USER CONTROL INTERFACES
Front Panel Volume control, logo mute and buttons
Remote Uniti family remote
iPod/iPhone/iPad n-Stream
AMX & Crestron Yes
CONNECTIVITY
Infra Red Front panel
Remote Input RC5 input (3.5mm rear panel jack)
Remote Output RC5 input (3.5mm rear panel jack)
RS232 Updates only (rear panel USB mini-B)
PRODUCT CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES
Certifications Apple (Made for iPhone), vTuner Premium
Licenses MP3, AAC, DAB
POWER
Mains Supply 100V, 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz
Quiescent consumption 35W
Maximum consumption 400VA
Supplied accessories Wi-fi antenna, Uniti family remote handset, batteries, BNC to RCA adaptor,F-type to PAL adaptor, mains lead, speaker plugs
PHYSICAL
Dimensions 87 x 432 x 314mm
Weight 12.8kg
Shipping Dimensions 240 x 590 x 500mm
Shipping Weight 15.5kg
Front finish Brushed and black anodised
Case finish Black powder coated