Naim Uniti Core Reference Hard-Disk Server
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.
Audio Inputs USB
2 x USB Type A Socket (front and rear)
Audio Outputs Digital (S/PDIF)
1 x BNC S/PDIF
Update your system wirelessly via the Naim app.
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
Ripping and Storage 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.
Create bit-perfect copies of your CDs, store them internally and play back (external DAC or digital input amplifier needed).
Formats CD Formats
Audio CD (Red Book, CD and CD-R)
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 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).
100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
User Control App Control
Naim App for iOS and Android
95mm x 214mm x 265mm (HxWxD)
Brushed and anodised aluminium
Power-Line Lite mains cable (UK only), standard mains cable (international markets), 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
Certification and Licenses Certification
Rovi, NTFS, HFS+
Upgrades Mains Cable
Power-Line mains cable