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UnitiLite All-in-one Player

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UnitiLite takes the feature set of the award-winning NaimUniti, including high-resolution music streaming (up to 24bit/192kHz), CD playback, internet radio and iPod/iPhone/MP3 playback and distils it into an elegant, sleek enclosure. All you need to add is a pair of speakers to create an accessible all-in-one system that can put music at the centre of your life.

Heavyweight sound

Don’t be fooled by the size of the UnitiLite. Behind its slimline fascia it incorporates several technologies and techniques used in high-end Naim electronics that allow it to deliver music with real energy and clarity. Its DAC chip is a close relative of the device employed in the high-end NDX streamer and its power amplifier design is informed by the classic techniques fundamental to the Naim sound. With 50W of power per channel, UnitiLite is more than capable of filling most rooms with the signature toe-tapping, spine tingling sound on which we’ve built our reputation.

Rediscover your music

Along with the conventional remote handset and front panel control, the Naim n-Stream app can provide comprehensive hand-held control of the UnitiLite from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. As well as providing intuitive control functions like playlist creation, album browsing and input selection, n-Stream lets you fully explore your music with expanded music information powered by Rovi’s vast online music database.

To experience UnitiLite for yourself simply get in touch with your local Naim retailer for a demonstration.

  • UPnP-enabled to stream audio files from any hard disk server such as a UnitiServe, network attached storage (NAS) or laptop via the home network
  • CD player with loading tray
  • vTuner 5* full service internet radio
  • Streams/plays WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows-Media-formatted content, Ogg Vorbis and MP3 files from any suitable UPnP device or USB-connected storage device up to 24bit/192kHz
  • Optional FM/DAB module available
  • Gapless playback available on all lossless file formats and most lossy formats (exc. Ogg Vorbis and Windows Media-formatted content)
  • Apple authenticated enabling digital output from iPod for ultimate quality iPod/iPhone control, charging and front-panel content display when connected to front-panel USB port
  • Full Naim Multiroom functionality including Party Mode
  • Multiple intuitive control interfaces: front panel buttons, remote control handset and n-Stream iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch control app
  • USB mini-b connector for software upgrades
  • Ethernet and Wi-Fi network connectivity
  • High quality Burr-Brown PCM 1793 DAC
  • Five up to 24bit/192kHz-capable S/PDIF digital inputs (2 x RCA, 2 x optical, 1 x 3.5mm TOSlink) for external digital sources
  • Three analogue inputs (2 x RCA, 1 x 3.5mm front panel socket)
  • Three analogue outputs (1 x speaker output, 1 x preamp/sub output (4-pin DIN), 1 x headphone)
  • Front-panel USB port for replay of USB-stored audio Front-panel 3.5mm headphone connector
  • British build and design

UnitiLite is not simply about features and versatility. It applies Naim high-end engineering principles to achieve performance levels that bring the as live musical experience into the home.

UnitiLite borrows numerous technologies and techniques from high-end Naim electronics. For instance, the UnitiLite DAC chip is a close relative of the device employed in the high-end NDX streamer, similarly, its power amplifier design is informed by techniques fundamental to the Naim sound, and its internal power supply features separate transformer windings and regulation for digital, analogue and amplifier sections. It’s CD player section benefits from the experience of the engineers who have been designing the best sounding CD players in the world for over 15 years. So, regardless of musical preference, the UnitiLite is sure to fill a room with impeccable sound. It’s a genuine Naim product to the core.

Analogue Inputs 2 x RCA pair, 1 x front panel 3.5mm jack (combined optical)
Input Sensitivity 125mV
Digital Inputs 5 x S/PDIF (2 x optical TOSLINK, 2 x coaxial RCA, 1 x front panel mini-TOSLINK)
USB/iPod 1 x front panel Type A socket (also used for iPod)
Antenna Inputs Wi‐Fi, F type (plus PAL adapter) on tuner version
Sample rates maximum 192kHz (coaxial), 96kHz (optical)
UPnP Wired Ethernet (RJ45) or Wi‐Fi
Analogue Outputs Speaker output, preamp output (4‐pin DIN)
Signal-To-Noise Ratio (S/N Ratio) 75dB A‐WTD ref 1W 8Ω
Frequency Response 10Hz ‐ 20kHz, +0.1/‐0.5dB
Power Outputs 50W per channel into 8Ω, 75W per channel into 4Ω
Other Outputs Headphone
Other Power‐Line, WA5 antenna
Amplification External power amplifier
Remote Input 1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated and unmodulated)
USB Updates only (rear panel USB mini‐B)
Network Ethernet (10/100Mbps), Wi‐Fi (802.11b/g/n)
Remote Control Infra Red (RC5)
CD Formats Audio CD (Red Book, CD and CD-R)
Disc Compatibility CD, CD‐R
Audio Formats Supported WAV and AIFF (up to 32bit/192kHz) FLAC (up to 24bit/192kHz) ALAC (up to 24bit/96kHz) WMA (up to 16bit/48kHz) must be WMA 9.2 Ogg Vorbis (up to 16bit/48kHz) MP3, M4a (up to 320kbit/s), Playlists (M3U, PLS) iRadio Service Provider vTuner 5* full service Int
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
Front Panel Nine button matrix
Handheld Remote handset included and optional n‐Stream app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch available from the App store.
Mains Supply 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption 290VA (max.)
Certifications Apple (Made for iPhone), vTuner Premium
Licenses MP3, AAC, DAB
Dimensions 70 x 432 x 301mm (H x W x D)
Weight 7.5kg
Shipping Dimensions 200 x 590 x 500mm (H x W x D)
Shipping Weight 9.4kg
Front finish Black powder coated


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 - December 2013

    "The UnitiLite looks like a fine investment and is a worthy recipient of a full five stars."
  • How It Works - March 2013

    "All the streamer you'll ever need."
  • Hi-Fi Choice - February 2013

    "Overall here's a great sounding and affordable system that's been pitched deftly between the hardcore hi-fi world and the great unwashed who just like music!"
  • Daily Telegraph - January 2013

    "Its performance with high-quality audio files is outstanding, and it makes poor quality files sound good. In both, it reveals levels of detail that is unknown to other units."
  • What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision - December 2012

    "A storming performer for the money. Slimline style; comprehensive specification; winning combination of pace, weight and detail."
  • AVForums - December 2012

    "AVForums does not award Reference badges to products very often and no product reviewed in the subjective methodology that stereo audio is evaluated has yet received one."
  • Gadget Luxe - December 2012

    “We won’t need another hi-fi – ever – and it will make the neighbours jealous”


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