Hifi News - Naim

Review - Naim Uniti Core Atom Star And Nova

Naim Uniti Core Atom Star And Nova

Naim Uniti Atom Now In-store for Demonstration and Purchase
N aim have announced that the first, and entry level player, in their new Uniti range, Uniti Atom, is now available to purchase from your local specialist retailer.

Review - Naim Uniti Core Atom Star And Nova

Naim Uniti Core Atom Star And Nova

New Naim Uniti Range to Support Apple AirPlay 2
A pple has launched a brand new functionality within AirPlay - AirPlay 2. With AirPlay 2, Apple is integrating multiroom audio into iOS 11 so you can easily control Naim's new Uniti all-in-one players from your iPhone or iPad using Control Center, the Home app, or even Siri.

Review - Naim Powerline Lite

Naim Powerline Lite

Naim launch Powerline Lite
N aim’s new Power-Line Lite mains cable is a Naim designed mains plug and an existing Naim mains cable. The Power-Line Lite, plug has now replaced the standard mains plug in all Naim Classic, integrated separates and Uniti ranges, and the complete cable will also be available to purchase separately as an accessory at £95. The original high-end Power-Line mains cable continues and still ships with all 500 Series products and Statement.

Review - Naim Uniti Core

Naim Uniti Core

Naim Uniti Core Server Is Now Available
T he Naim Uniti Core, the first product in Naim’s four model all new Uniti series, is now available. The Uniti Core replaces the UnitiServe and like the UnitiServe acts as a CD ripping and Network attached storage device. CD ripping also catalogues the rip using the Rovi on-line database. You can then search by title, artist, genre, track or composer. The Uniti Core can also play computer audio files. To do this you connect the Uniti Core, via its BNC coax S/PDIF output (a BNC to RCA adapter is supplied), to a DAC or amp with digital inputs, and use a new app from Naim to control music playback.

Review - Naim Uniti Core Atom Star And Nova

Naim Uniti Core Atom Star And Nova

Naim Launches An All New Uniti Range
N aim's new Uniti Range comprises four new models. All have names taken from astronomy, such as Uniti, Core, Atom and Star. First up is the Naim Uniti Core at £1,800 (available November 2016) which is the new model CD ripper and music server. This time around there isn’t a separate SSD (solid state drive model) – rather the Core can be supplied with standard hard drives or SSD drives, and the other three are the all-in-one hi-fi systems combining amplifier with sources.

Review - Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So and Mu-So QB - More Video Info From Naim
F ollowing the launch of the second Naim Mu-So - the Naim Mu-So QB - Naim have released a short (2 minute) video introducing the Mu-So range and going through the special features found in both the original Mu-So and the new Mu-So QB.

Review - Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So QB - More Video Info From CES
T he Naim Mu-So Wireless Multiroom Speaker System (£595) is the subject of a video review from CES, where it was first launched. All three colours are seen in the video and the presenter picks the Mu-So QB up, giving a good indication of the Mu-So QB's size. Not stopping there the three sided grill comes off to reveal the drive units and there are panoramic shots showing the inputs, heatsinks etc. The completely deconstructed Mu-So QB then seen isn't his doing however! It’s another display area in the Naim CES Mu-So QB launch.

Review - Naim DR Power Amps

Naim DR Power Amps

Naim DR Power Amps - More Info From Hi-Fi Plus
H i-Fi Plus report on the recent release of the Naim DR Power Amps from the launch event in Salisbury. They list all the four new DR models namely the NAP200 DR, NAP 250 DR, NAP 300 DR, and NAP 500 DR. They also see as significant the use of trickle down technology from the Naim Statement Amplification system (particularly the NA009 power transistors) used to enhance the DR power amps. They also note that Naim will be offering an upgrade program, to existing owners of recent Naim power amps to upgrade to 'DR' - All the details are in the article.

Review - Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Launch The Mu-So QB A Wireless Multiroom Speaker
N aim have launched a new Mu-So which is called Mu-So Qb at CES 2016. Mu-so Qb is a new compact wireless music system and will be available from spring 2016 and priced in the UK at £595. For its size – Mu-So QB generates a remarkable – 300 Watts from the one box via 5 drive units and two passive pistonic bass radiators. As well as the drivers and the amplification the internal DSP is powered by a 32-bit digital signal processor. There’s also a 3.5 mm analogue input for non-digital sources.

Review - Naim Muso

Naim Muso

Get More From Your Naim Mu-So By Naim
N aim have released a handy guide enabling you to get more from your Naim Mu-So - Wireless speaker. The guide covers getting the best from the Mu-So in the following areas :-

Review - Naim SuperUniti

Naim SuperUniti

Naim Uniti Series, Naim Streamers and Mu-So Gaining The TIDAL Streaming Service
N aim are welcoming the arrival of TIDAL to their range of streaming products from October 2015. The lossless streaming service TIDAL will be available natively via Naim's two-channel Uniti all-in-one players, network players and the Naim Mu-so wireless music system from Tuesday 6th October next week.

Review - Naim Uniti 2

Naim Uniti 2

Naim Uniti 2 - More Video Info From Music Matters
A short YouTube video introducing the Naim Uniti 2 (currently £3,050 but due to rise on April 1st 2015) an all-in-one music system, just add speakers from Music Matters. In the YouTube video, the reviewer goes through all the inputs (including Spotify now), how the Uniti 2 can be controlled via a tablet and the 80 watts per channel capabilities of the internal integrated amp.

Review - Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Naim Launch The NAC-N 272 Streamer DAC and Preamp
T he Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp comes in at £3,300 (£3595 with DAB+/FM option) and is a souped up version of the well received Naim NAC-N 172 XS streaming preamp. As a streaming preamp the NAC-N 272 is both a network streamer, a coax and optical DAC, and both an analogue and digital preamplifier all in one box. For the first time ever the Naim NAC-N 272 will be able to decode DSD.

Review - Naim Muso

Naim Muso

Naim Mu-So - More Video Info From Music Matters
A nother short YouTube video from Music Matters this time featuring the £895 Naim Mu-So. The Naim Mu-So is Naim’s first go at a wireless multiroom one box streaming speaker system. Music Matters take a video tour of the Naim Mu-So (you'll see that it's bigger than the picture suggests), explain the Naim Mu-So's functions , operation and connections. Music Matters also demo how easy it is to control the Naim Mu-So via a tablet with Naim’s free Android and iOS app, and to get the MuSo to play Hi-Res Audio.

Review - Naim UnitiQute 2

Naim UnitiQute 2

Naim Unitiqute 2 - More Video Info From Music Matters
A short YouTube video on the Naim Unitiqute 2 explaining the Unitiqute 2's functions , operation and connections. They don't mention the price (around £1,300) but do include lots of info on UPnP capabilities and controlling the Unitiqute 2 via iOS or Android apps (both on a smartphone or tablet), with the remote as a fall back option !

Review - Naim Super Lumina Cables

Naim Super Lumina Cables

Naim reveal the Super Lumina Cable Loom
A t the Bristol 2014 HiFi Show Naim, as part of their Naim Statement demo were using a new prototype interconnect / speaker cable or cable loom which has now taken shape as the Naim Super Lumina Cable Loom. The Super Lumina Cable Loom consists of the Super Lumina interconnects and the Super Lumina speaker cables.

Review - Spotify Connect for Naim is finally here

Spotify Connect for Naim is finally here
N aim offer a specific set of instructions to enable Spotify Connect on your Naim streaming product.

Review - Naim UnitiQute 2

Naim UnitiQute 2

Naim launches Bluetooth (aptX) and Spotify Connect for the Uniti range
N aim have announced that their award-winning Uniti range of all-in-one players, will now feature Bluetooth (aptX) and Spotify Connect. The Naim Uniti range is comprised of five models , the SuperUniti, the UnitiLite the UnitiServe the Naim Uniti 2 and the UnitiQute 2. The amplification when found in these models is from the award winning Naim Nait amp.

Review - Naim n-Stream app

Naim n-Stream app

Naim update the n-Stream app to run on Android devices
N aim have update their n-Stream control app. Previously the n-Stream app only ran on iOS devices but after the Update n-Stream now runs on Android kit.

Review - Naim Muso

Naim Muso

Naim Mu-So - Wireless streaming multiroom system - More info from Naim
N aim supply their further info on the Naim Mu-So, a wireless streaming multi-room system, or even a soundbar, by way of a YouTube video. ( don't think Ridley Scott’s involved this time around). The details of the Naim Mu-So are nicely summarised though.

Review - Naim Muso

Naim Muso

Naim Mu-So - All you need to know to get up and running from Naim
N aim have set up a support page for the Naim Mu-So with help on installation, troubleshooting etc.

Review - Naim Muso

Naim Muso

Naim launch the Naim Muso - Wireless music system
T he £895 (available in September 2014) Naim Muso is a one box all in one system , combining streaming , amplification and 6 active speakers. Streaming is either wired or via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Airplay. The 6 internal active speakers offer 75 watts each. As with other Naim streaming products the Naim Muso will be controllable via Android or iOS Apps

Review - New Naim speaker cable seen at the Bristol HiFi Show 2014

New Naim speaker cable seen at the Bristol HiFi Show 2014
T his new cable was used to connect the Naim Statement amplification system to the Focal Grande Utopia speakers at the Bristol HiFi Show 2014. Details are very scares but the new speaker cable is being released in the summer of 2014.

Review - Spotify Connect comes to Naim

Spotify Connect comes to Naim
N aim have announced a new partnership which will bring Spotify streaming services to all Naim digital music players this May.

Review - Naim reveal the S1 preamp and the NAP S1 mono power amp from their Statement range

Naim reveal the S1 preamp and the NAP S1 mono power amp from their Statement range
N aim have revealed at CES 2014, the Statement series which comprises the NAC S1 preamplifier and the NAP S1 mono power amplifiers.

Review - Naim ND5 XS

Naim ND5 XS

Naim launch the ND5 XS Streamer
T he £1975 Naim ND5 XS is derived from the Naim NDX but presented in a slim line XS style package. With the Naim ND5 XS streamer you can stream audio from a UPnP server, discover internet radio, connect your iPod, iPhone, iPad or USB storage, and even listen to conventional digital audio sources. Simply connect the ND5 XS to your home network, plug it in to a spare amplifier input, and the new world of streamed audio is yours.

Review - Naim UnitiQute 2

Naim UnitiQute 2

Naim Introduces the UnitiQute 2 at the Munich Hign End Show 2013
I ntroducing UnitiQute 2: an even Quter all-in-one hi-fi system

Review - Naim Nait Series

Naim Nait Series

Naim upgrade the Nait Series
T hree of Naim's Nait products have been upgraded to celebrate Naim's 40th anniversary.

Review - DAC-V1


Naim launches DAC-V1 at Bristol 2013 Hi-Fi Show
A fter years of insisting that USB Dacs were not the way to go ( even asyncronous USB ) as the 5 volts power carried by the USB cable would inevitably find it's way into the DACs circuitry corrupting the sound quality , Naim have finally relented and released their first Asyncronous USB DAC The DAC-V1 (£1250).

Review - NAP 100

NAP 100

Naim launches the NAP 100 at the Bristol 2013 Hi-Fi Show
N aim always like to launch something new at the Bristol Hi-Fi show and for the 2013 show it was the new Asynchronous USB DAC V1 partnered with the matching NAP 100 power amp. Together with a laptop and a pair of Naim Ovatar speakers ( not a Focal pair in site ! ) this was the first set up that they demoed).

Review - Naim Web Content available on a tablet a Mobile or in Russian !

Naim Web Content available on a tablet a Mobile or in Russian !
G iven up trying to access the Naim web site on a mobile or tablet ? Well it could be time to try again.


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