UnitiServe hard disk player
UnitiServe
The home for all your music.
UnitiServe hard disk player

If the HDX is the pinnacle of our digital knowledge, the UnitiServe represents the distilled essence of our experience. It delivers the fundamentals of the HDX’s high-end music server technology in a compact, half-width enclosure. Like the UnitiServe it offers bit-perfect ripping, the ability to serve music to a wide range of compatible devices, control via the n-Serve iOS app and, of course, all the performance for which our network-connected products are widely famed.

 

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Features
  • Bit-perfect CD ripping to internal 2TB hard disk, sufficient for 2,400 CDs in uncompressed form
  • Solid State Drive (SSD) variant available, UnitiServe-SSD, for the music lover with an extensive collection
  • Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, Ogg Vorbis and MP3
  • Naim Desktop Client, supporting browsing of music files, player set-up and more via PC
  • Naim Extended Music Database delivers track-level resolution for music browsing and selection
  • Naim Network Scanning discovers all playable music and accompanying data on networked PC and Mac computers
  • Naim UPnP server streams audio to any compatible UPnP device, such as NaimUniti 2
  • 24bit/192kHz playback and storage
  • Allows local playback when used with Naim DAC or digitally-equipped amplifier
  • vTuner 5* full-service internet radio
  • iOS n-Serve app for intuitive control
UnitiServe hard disk player
Technology & Craft

The UnitiServe extracts data from CDs using unique, in-house developed techniques and algorithms to ensure that the ripped data represents a faultless replica of the CD. The data is then stored on a 2TB internal hard disk with space for up to 2400 CDs, or on an external Network Attached Storage (NAS) with potential for space that can easily out pace your music collection. UnitiServe also stores the metadata (artwork, track titles, artists, performers, composers) for all ripped CDs, regardless of their storage location, automatically downloaded from allmusic.com. The Naim Extended Music Database format means that music can be found easily by searching for any stored parameter. You'll never lose track of a CD again.

The UnitiServe is also available in a Solid State Drive (SSD) variant, the UnitiServe-SSD. While the standard UnitiServe has an internal hard disk storage drive, the UnitiServe-SSD caters for the music lover with an extensive collection and is designed to save all ripped music to Network Attached Storage (NAS) enabling almost infinite storage capability.

But there's far more to UnitiServe performance than bit-perfect CD ripping and storage. Its external power supply is designed to minimise mains injected noise and it incorporates a decoupled hard-disk assembly that both minimises noise and any possibility of disturbance from external vibration. Digital signal management within the UnitiServe is based on techniques developed for the Naim HDX and the digital outputs on the CD5 XS and CDX2 CD players. UnitiServe is a true Naim product that deploys highly innovative and advanced technology simply to serve the music.

 

Product Specification

Audio Inputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
USB

4 x rear panel 

Ethernet

1 x rear panel (RJ45)

UPnP

Transcoding, proxying UPnP Sever D compatible

Audio Outputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Digital (S/PDIF)

S/PDIF, 75Ω BNC and TOSLINK

Ethernet

1 x rear panel (RJ45)

Connectivity
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Remote Control

Infra Red RC5 (handset optional)

Remote Input

1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated/unmodulated)

Remote Output

No

RS232

1 x 9 way D type

TV Outputs

1 x S-Video, 1 x composite, 1 x 15 way D VGA

Updates

1 x RS-232 (rear panel)

Others

iPhone/iTouch, VGA, 1 x PS2 keyboard and 1 x PS2 mouse

Formats
Attribute Name Attribute Value
CD Formats

Red Book

Audio Formats

WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, OGG Vorbis, AAC, Windows Media-formatted content files, MP3

Internet Radio Provider

vTuner 

Disc Compatability

CD, CD-R, CD-RW

User Control
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Front Panel

Touch-sensitive eject and shutdown mode function

TV Monitor

4:3 and 16:9 customisable TV interface USB touch screen compatible

Web Interface

PC and Mac internet browser compatible                                                                          
Adobe Flash user interface

AMX Creston

Installer-customisable reference apps available

Handheld

User interface app for iPhone and iPod Touch devices 

Streaming and Ripping
Attribute Name Attribute Value
USB

Scan and play from FAT and NTFS formatted memory sticks

Network Shares

Scan and play from music stored on a network share

Network Storage

Rip to external network storage for expanded music storage

CD Metadata

AllMusic.com online, FreeDB online and local database

StreamNet

6 user streams to NaimNet and NetStreams systems

Power
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Supply Voltage

100V-230V; 50 or 60Hz

Physical
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Dimensions (HxWxD)

87 x 207 x 314 mm

Weight

4.2 kg

Supplied with

External power supply

Suggested System

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

NAP 100
Classic Series

DAC-V1 digital to analogue converter

DAC-V1
Classic Series

Manuals & Downloads

Reviews & Awards

Queen's Award for Innovation

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