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Suggested System

A Naim Retailer will recommend the right system for you, however you may choose to partner the NaimUniti 2 with the following as a start:

  • All-in-one

Upgrade Path

Optional upgrades for the NaimUniti 2 are:

  • Power-Line
    Power-Line

    Mains cable upgrade

  • NAP 200
    NAP 200

    Optional upgrade for driving larger speaker loads

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NaimUniti 2 All-in-one Player

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Imagine everything audio in one place: integrated amplifier, CD player, DAB/FM tuner, internet radio, iPod, iPhone and iPad dock, digital-to-analogue converter and high-resolution 24bit/192kHZ capable network stream player. And now combine all that with legendary Naim musical quality, engineering integrity, design sophistication and interface know-how. Congratulations! You've just come up with the NaimUniti 2.

NaimUniti 2: an evolution in performance

NaimUniti was revitalised and relaunched as NaimUniti 2 in 2012. With a new 70W integrated amplifier (NaimUniti 50W) the NaimUniti 2 can accommodate a wider range of loudspeakers and fill even larger rooms with world class sound. It also a boasts an entirely new CD player section, with improved tray, clamping mechanism and the new Burr Brown PCM1793 DAC.

Several small improvements to the design and signal path, developed through intensive listening tests, combine to raise the overall performance levels of NaimUniti 2 still further. It has also inherited the larger front panel display window of its big brother the SuperUniti.

  • CD player
  • Multi-format tuner (DAB/FM/Internet radio)
  • High-resolution (up to 24bit/192kHz) digital stream player
  • iPod/iPhone/iPad dock
  • MP3/USB-stored audio player
  • Digital to analogue converter
  • 70W integrated amplifier

  • High resolution (up to 24bit/192kHz) digital audio streamer
  • Internet radio player with Naim vTuner webpage offering control of station listings
  • FM & DAB Tuner
  • Naim CD player with swing drawer CD tray
  • Front panel USB port for MP3 and USB-stored audio playback
  • iPod/iPhone/iPad playback, control, charging and front-panel screen content display
  • Integrated amplifier with 5 analogue inputs
  • On-board DAC with its five 24bit/192kHz-capable S/PDIF inputs plays WAV, MP3, Windows Media-formatted content, AAC, Apple Lossless, FLAC from any suitable UPnP device
  • Full Naim Multiroom functionality including Party Mode
  • Network connectivity via WiFi or Ethernet
  • Powered DIN input for use with Naim phono stage
  • Headphone output
  • 3.5mm front panel input

 

The centre of your audio world

NaimUniti 2 has an analogue heart. Its NAIT 5i-derived integrated amplifier beats true to our long established design philosophies and is the foundation of the NaimUniti's audio quality.

But in parallel with audio quality, it is the immense digital versatility of NaimUniti 2 that sets it apart from any other all-in-one audio product. Its comprehensive coverage of audio bases includes audio formats as well as audio sources. So along with Red Book CD audio, FM and DAB radio, and internet radio streams at multiple bit rates, NaimUniti 2 can play audio files in MP3, Windows Media-formatted content, AAC, Apple Lossless, FLAC and WAV formats. And thanks to an internal DAC with its five 24bit/192kHz-capable S/PDIF inputs, external digital audio sources, such as satellite TVs or games consoles, are a breeze for NaimUniti 2.

Analogue audio connectivity is not forgotten either. Five analogue inputs can accommodate CD players or portable music players via rear panel phono sockets, a DIN phone input and a front-panel mini-jack. And a preamplifier output means that with the addition of an external power amplifier, or even a subwoofer, NaimUniti 2 can become the heart of a very wide bandwidth audio system. And when you want to listen privately, a front panel headphone socket makes such selfishness all too easy.

So as well as offering all-in-one functionality, NaimUniti 2 is the perfect audio hub.

More music than ever at your fingertips

Versatility is, however, of little use without accessibility. The coherent and intuitive user interface makes using and navigating around each of its audio sources child's play. NaimUniti 2 finds DAB or internet radio stations without prompting; it connects to networks and discovers UPnP server shared audio files automatically, and it presents everything through a large front panel display that is the model of clarity. Every CD track, audio file, stream or source is literally just a couple of button presses away. NaimUniti 2 is Apple authenticated and works seamlessly with iPod, iPhone and iPad devices. Simply connect an iPod, iPhone or iPad to the front-panel USB input, using a standard Apple connector, and NaimUniti takes over control, displays content, and charges the battery. The USB audio connection is digital too so sound quality is optimised. Naim's n-Stream control app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch enhances the NaimUniti 2 experience still further.

Enjoy Connected Hi-Fi

Install a NaimUniti 2 in your home and a whole world of multi-room audio opportunities opens up. With a UPnP-enabled music server, such as Naim's UnitiServe, a wireless network router and a NaimUniti 2 you have a very high performance hi-fi system with access to almost limitless music. Add a UnitiQute and/or a SuperUniti and UnitiServe and you have a multi-room hi-fi system that installs effortlessly, is easily modified and sounds outstanding.

AUDIO INPUTS
Analogue Inputs 1 x 4-pin DIN (includes +24V output), 3 x RCA pair, 1 x front panel 3.5mm jack (combined optical)
Input Sensitivity Rear: 275mV, Front: 125mV
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)
Antenna Inputs Wi-Fi, F type (plus PAL adapter)
UPnP Wired Ethernet (RJ45) or Wi-Fi
AUDIO OUTPUTS
Analogue Outputs Speaker output, line output (L + R RCA), sub output (2 mono outputs via RCA), preamp output (4-pin DIN)
Line Outputs Variable (level) 775mV rms
Other Outputs Headphone
Frequency Response 10Hz - 20kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB
Signal-To-Noise Ratio (S/N Ratio) 82dB A-WTD ref 1W 8Ω
Power Outputs 70W per channel into 8Ω, 100W per channel into 4Ω
UPGRADES
Other Power-Line, WA5 antenna
Amplification External power amplifier
CONNECTIVITY
Remote Control Infra Red (RC5)
Remote Input 1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated and unmodulated)
Network Ethernet (Cat5), Wi-Fi
Rear USB Updates only (real panel USB mini-B)
FORMATS
CD Formats Audio CD (Red Book, CD and CD-R)
Audio Formats Supported WAV and AIFF (up to 32bit/192kHz) FLAC (up to 24bit/192kHz) Apple Lossless (up to 24bit/96kHz) Windows Media-formatted content (up to 16bit/48kHz) must be WMA 9.2 Internet Radio (Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis streams and MMS) Playl
DAB Tuning Range DAB Band lll 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 Nine button matrix
Handheld Remote handset included and optional n-Stream app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch from App Store
POWER
Power Consumption 400VA (max.)
Mains Supply 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
PRODUCT CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES
Certifications Apple (Made for iPhone), vTuner Premium
Licenses MP3, AAC, DAB
PHYSICAL
Weight 11.7kg
Dimensions 87 x 432 x 314mm (H x W x D)
Shipping Dimensions 240 x 590 x 500mm (H x W x D)
Shipping Weight 14.3kg
OTHER
Languages English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Chinese, Dutch

REVIEWS

Here is a selection of reviews that have been written about this product. Where PDF downloads or online links are available to us, they are featured.

  • BBC Music Magazine - February 2013

    "The good news is that Naim has improved on near-perfection."
  • Trusted Reviews - January 2013

    "The NaimUniti 2 is the sort of music system that’ll make audiophiles drool, with its incredible build quality, stellar spec and pristine, powerful sound quality."
  • Hi-Fi Critic - January 2013

    "This is unquestionably the thinking person’s universal hi-fi source and control system, offering unprecedented performance combined with great versatility."
  • Daily Mail - December 2012

    "The NaimUniti 2 all-in-one player tops them all. It’s the best music system I’ve ever used."
  • Wired.co.uk - November 2012

    "Marries stunning build quality and incredible attention to detail with a real passion for its work. The 'Jessica Ennis' of hi-fi."
  • What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision - November 2012

    "The new version will ensure the Uniti continues to lead the market the original created."
  • Stuff - November 2012

    "...effortlessly combines detail with drive, ensuring that even modest MP3 and FLAC files sound good. Feed it 24-bit/192kHz tunes and you’ll be in audio heaven."

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