Naim UnitiServe SSD
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Where do you store your CD collection?
On shelves? In a cupboard? Sometimes scattered, on the floor? With UnitiServe-SSD, every CD you own can be stored, catalogued and ready to play at the press of a key, the click of a mouse or the touch of an iPhone.
UnitiServe-SSD is a compact, slot-loading, CD ripping, hard disk music player and server based on the technology of the multi-award-winning Naim HDX. It takes the fundamentals of the HDX; a solid state drive, Naim bit-perfect ripping, Ethernet connection, UPnPTM server, StreamNet technology and local digital outputs, and combines them with a set of features perfectly suited to music in the home of today, and tomorrow.
A variant of the UnitiServe - the UnitiServe-SSD has no internal hard-disk storage and is intended for use in network systems where ripped data is stored exclusively on NAS drives.
All things to all music lovers
An audio system can grow around UnitiServe-SSD. It can replay ripped CDs into a digital input-equipped amplifier, such as the SUPERNAIT or a digital to analogue converter like Naim's DAC, for example, with all the engaging Naim musical insight, musical performance and clarity you would expect. In addition the UnitiServe-SSD can operate as a UPnPTM server to stream audio to any UPnPTM playback device over a home network, such as NaimUniti or UnitiQute, to create a simple and fantastic sounding multi-room system. And for those wanting to put sound quality at the centre of whole-home control, UnitiServe-SSD is StreamNet-enabled and can also function as the heart of a sophisticated IP-based NaimNet* multi-room system. However you choose to use UnitiServe-SSD, it can be controlled by an iPhone or iPod touch device running the dedicated Naim n-Serve app, a touch screen, or a computer anywhere on the home network either via a web browser or the Naim Desktop Client application.
UnitiServe-SSD is not just limited to CD format audio or its internal storage. It can also play back audio from a USB memory stick and will scan the network for music stored on NAS drives or network shares in WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, OGG Vorbis, AAC, WMA and MP3 formats at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution.
Welcome to the future
UnitiServe-SSD brings very high performance hard disk player and music server technology into the realms of affordable high end audio. It is one of the most versatile and liberating products ever to have worn the Naim logo.
Slot-loading drive for ease of use
16GB Single Level Cell (SLC)
Naim bit-for-bit secure CD ripping to external network attached storage (NAS) drive
Naim Extended Music Database - supports extended metadata to track-level resolution for intuitive browsing & selection
Naim Network Scanning - will discover all playable music & metadata available on networked computers (PC & Mac)
Naim UPnPTM server to serve audio to any UPnPTM rendering playback device, such as the NaimUniti or UnitiQute
Multiple intuitive control interfaces: TV / Web / Desktop Client / Handheld device (iPhone, iPod Touch) and front-panel logo
Front-panel logo touch-sensitive eject and shutdown function
Naim Desktop Client - for browsing music files, player setup and maintenance with a PC
Native 24bit/192kHz playback and internal architecture with support for hi-resolution audio formats. Plays WAV up to 24bit/192kHz, MP3 both vbr and fbr, FLAC up to 24bit/192kHz, AAC (m4a only), AIFF, ALAC, OGG Vorbis and Windows Media-formatted content files.
WAV, MP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA and Apple Lossless files played from any USB-connected storage device
Add a digital to analogue converter, such as Naim's DAC, or digital input-equipped amplifier, such as Naim's SUPERNAIT, for local playback
StreamNet-enabled for NaimNet audiophile multi-room replay of up to six streams over a network
USB ports for easy connection of USB sticks for playback
Ethernet network connectivity for reliability
S/PDIF Digital output on 75Î© BNC or TOSLINK
Composite, S-Video or VGA display output for screen or touchscreen.
Extremely Low Jitter
Quiet in operation
Very low noise power supplies
Compact non-magnetic, low resonance, low microphony, low eddy current case
British Design and Build
UPnP Transcoding, proxying UPnP Server DLNA device compatible
Digital Outputs (type) S/PDIF, 75Ω BNC and TOSLINK
RS232 1 x 9 way D type
Infra Red RC5 (handset optional)
TV Outputs 1 x S-Video, 1 x composite, 1 x 15 way D VGA
Ethernet 1 x rear panel RJ45
USB 4 x rear panel
Other 1 x PS2 keyboard, 1 x PS2 mouse
CD Formats Red Book
Disc Compatibility CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Audio Formats Supported WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, OGG Vorbis, AAC, Windows Media-formatted content files, MP3
Sample Rates 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz and 192kHz native
Bit Depths 16bit, 24bit, 32bit fixed, 32bit float
USER CONTROL INTERFACES
TV Monitor 4:3 and 16:9 customisable TV interface USB touch screen compatible
Web Interface PC and Mac internet browser compatible Adobe Flash user interface
Handheld User interface app for iPhone and iPod Touch devices
AMX and Creston Installer-customisable reference apps available
Front Panel Logo Touch-sensitive eject and shutdown mode function
STREAMING AND RIPPING
USB Scan and play from FAT and NTFS formatted memory sticks
Network Shares Scan and play from music stored on a network share
Network Storage Rip to external network storage for expanded music storage
CD Metadata AllMusic.com online, FreeDB online and local database
StreamNet 6 user streams to NaimNet and NetStreams systems
Mains Supply 102-240VAC, 50 or 60Hz
Dimensions 87 x 207 x 314mm (H x W x D)
Notes Windows Media is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. UPnP is a trademark of the UPnP forum. iPod, iPhone and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries. Adobe Flash is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated
Front Black powder coated
Case Black powder coated