Description

Uniti Core

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.

Bringing Uniti to Life

Conceived and built from the ground up by our engineers and designers in Salisbury, England, Uniti remains true to our core design principles. From the finned aluminum heatsinks (inspired by our Statement flagship amplification system) to the brushed black aluminum casing, the new illuminated signature volume control and the beautifully lit base – every minute detail has been considered to deliver a beautiful aesthetic packed with features and technology whilst achieving reference-level sound quality. Uniti is a true masterpiece of industrial design.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.

Specifications

Product Specification

Dimensions265mm (D) x 95mm (H) x 214mm (W)Weight7kgConnectivityWired Ethernet (RJ45)Audio formatsWAV
up to 32bit/384kHz

FLAC & 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 & 128Fs (converted to PCM)High Res StreamingUp to 6 x 32bit / 384kHz or 10 x 16bit / 44kHz on above formats.Streaming ServicesNoneGapless formatsWAV, FLAC, AIFF and ALAC (Apple Lossless)Audio OutputsUPnP (server only), Digital: Electrical S/PDIF (up to 192kHz), 1 x BNC, CD RippingAudio Inputs AnalogueCD RippingStorageStore up to 100,000 tracks to internal (HDD or SSD) or external Network Attached Storage or USB-connected storage and serve to a network-connected player.Certification & LicensingRo-Vi, NTFS, HFS+Music Sample ratesFLAC upto 24/192

WAV upto 24/192

ALAC upto 24/96K

AIFF: 24/192K

Mp3

M4a

Ogg vorbis

AACFinishBrushed black aluminium casework.Power consumptionTypical 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).Mains supply100V, 115V or 230W, 50/60HzWarranty2 years
Additional 3 year warranty — once the device is registered.

 

Reviews

UNITI CORE

Taken in turn, the Core is a dedicated CD ripper/server

that can store tracks including high-definition downloads, then stream them wirelessly to any computer with UPnP ability.

It supports most popular file

The solidly-built remote control is one of Naim’s best yet.

formats including WAV, FLAC, DSD, Apple Lossless, AIFF and AAC.
USB sockets are provided

at front and rear for connecting other storage devices and there is also a digital S/PDIF output on the rear, meaning the Core can also be connected directly to your own existing DAC or integrated amplifier with digital inputs.

But it gets even more interesting with the Core. Shipped from the factory there’s no internal storage fitted – giving the buyer the opportunity to specify the make,

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