Naim UnitiQute2 Integrated Amplifier/Network Player
Connect with your music like never before
It's a cliche we know, but good things come in small packages. The UnitiQute 2 all in one audio player however isn't just good: it's a brilliant-sounding, uniquely versatile, seductively compact and, of course, irresistibly cute example of what contemporary music in the home is all about. Music downloads, high-resolution music files, internet radio, network music, UPnP servers, iPod/MP3 players - everything that the new era of music delivery can throw at it, UnitiQute 2 can play.
Revitalised for 2013, UnitiQute 2 improves upon the performance of its predecessor with enhanced sound quality and Multiroom functionality. High-resolution 24bit/192kHz streaming capability and a DAB/DAB+ tuner now also come as standard.
Music for everyone
Just like NaimUniti 2, its multi-award-winning sibling, UnitiQute 2 is right at the forefront of modern music delivery technology, and its significance for music enthusiasts of all aspirations is far greater than the simple sum of its component parts. For the committed enthusiast with an existing Naim setup, UnitiQute 2 can not only deliver exceptional Naim music-making as a second system, but also play the role of gateway to all the new digital music delivery formats - from USB memory sticks, UPnP streaming to internet radio. For the more casual listener, UnitiQute 2 can take the place of both the old hi-fi system and the iPod dock, sound far better than either, and at the same time introduce new worlds of audio ripe for exploration.
Small box... Big on features
For starters, UnitiQute 2 includes a preamplifier with two analogue inputs, five 24bit/192kHz-capable digital inputs and all the traditional Naim musical clarity and transparency. Next, UnitiQute 2 includes a muscular power amplifier that provides all the rhythmic punch and definition you would expect from Naim. You want conventional radio? Well, UnitiQute 2 includes FM and DAB/DAB+ tuners that get the best possible performance from either format. UnitiQute 2 is happy also to play music from an iPod or MP3 player via its front panel-mounted USB socket. The USB audio connection is digital so iPod sound quality is optimised, and Apple authenticated too so compatibility is seamless. And the same USB socket can be used to play music files in almost any format at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution straight from a memory stick. And it doesn't end there. A network Ethernet socket and integrated Wi-Fi means that, along with everything else, UnitiQute 2 can easily tap into Internet radio or UPnP servers, a Naim HDX for example, to drop almost unlimited music choices right into your lap. Talk about cute.
Easy access to your music
Bringing everything audio, digital and analogue together is one thing, but making it all work seamlessly together is something else entirely. UnitiQute 2 is controlled by a dedicated remote handset in combination with a large, clear display. The UnitiQute 2 user interface borrows the principles of intuition and accessibility, and much of the substance, from the already proven NaimUniti 2 interface. The interface is clear, intuitive, uncluttered and makes light work of access to the remarkable versatility and performance of UnitiQute 2. And the n-Stream app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch will enhance the experience still further and raise its brilliance yet another notch.
Multiroom & Party Mode
As well as being a high-end standalone streaming system, UnitiQute 2 opens up the possibility of multiroom hi-fi. Connected to other Naim streaming products over the home network, it can act as the ‘Master’ or ‘Client’ streaming product in a multiroom system which will get the party started and play music in Naim quality in every corner of your home. Click here for more information on Multiroom & Party Mode.
Analogue Inputs 1 x RCA pair, 1 x front panel 3.5mm jack (combined optical)
Antenna Inputs Wi-Fi, F type, (plus PAL adapter)
Overload Margin 20dB
Input Sensitivity 270mV at 47kΩ
Digital Inputs 5 x S/PDIF (2 x optical TOSLINK, 2 x coaxial RCA, 1 x front panel mini-TOSLINK)
USB Inputs 1 x front panel Type A socket (also used for iPod)
Other Inputs Ethernet and iPod (digital via USB socket)
UPnP Wired Ethernet (RJ45) or Wi-Fi
Signal-To-Noise Ratio (S/N Ratio) 80dB
Power Outputs 30W per channel into 8Ω, 45W per channel into 4Ω
Digital Outputs (type) BNC 75Ω (plus RCA adapter)
Other Outputs Headphone
Remote Control Infra Red (RC5)
Audio Formats Supported Internet radio (Windows Media-formatted content, MP3 Streams, MMS), Playlists (M3U, PLS), MP3, AAC (up to 320kBit/s, CBR/VBR), Windows Media-formatted content-9 (up to 320kBit/s), FLAC and WAV (up to 32bit/192kHz via UPnP and USB only), OGG Vorbis
DAB Tuning Range Band III and L Band
FM Tuning Range 87.5 - 108MHz
Internet Radio Provider vTuner 5* full service
Internet Radio Formats Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, Ogg Vorbis streams and MMS
Multiroom Master: Will stream native quality WAV, FLAC and AIFF (up to 24bit/48kHz), ALAC (up to 16bit/44.1kHz), AAC and MP4 (up to 16bit/48kHz) files only Client: Will play 320kbps MP3 quality only
USER CONTROL INTERFACES
Front Panel Logo touch-sensitive mute and volume control function
Handheld Remote handset included and optional n-Stream app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch available from the App Store
Other Front panel logo touch-sensitive mute function
Mains Supply 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption 25VA (quiescent), 200VA (max.)
PRODUCT CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES
Certifications Apple (Made for iPhone), vTuner Premium
Licenses MP3, ACC, DAB
Dimensions 87 x 207 x 314mm (H x W x D)
Shipping Dimensions 210 x 280 x 410mm (H x W x D)
Shipping Weight 7kg
Notes Windows Media is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. UPnP is a trademark of the UPnP forum. iPod and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Languages English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Chinese, Dutch
Front Black powder coated
Case Black powder coated