Reference 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.
Your Music Collection Reimagined
Uniti Core offers infinite possibilities, however you want to listen to your music.
Under the Skin of Uniti Core
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.
User changeable hard drive with an easily removable hard drive caddy. The caddy is also decoupled, reducing noise transfer from the HDD throughout the server.
NXP iMX6 Quad core 1GHz processor, running a modified Linux operating system specially tailored to our motherboard (bottom layer PCB).
Extruded aluminium heat sinks to dissipate residual heat, resulting in a cool running system.
Unique ripping engine to ensure that the extracted data represents a flawless, bit-perfect copy of the CD.
High-speed 3 Gbps SATA connection to the hard drive with bespoke high-quality SATA cables.
Suspended electro-magnetic shield (middle layer) above the power supplies prevents any noise from this area transmitting to the soundcard output.
Uniti Core uses a unique ripping engine to ensure that the extracted data represents a flawless, bit-perfect copy of the CD. Simply insert your CD and wait a minute or two. Uniti Core will then automatically catalogue your ripped music using Rovi’s vast online database, allowing you to search by title, artist, genre, track or composer via the Naim app. You’ll never lose a CD again.
Music Storage and Back up
Uniti Core gives complete flexibility, however you wish to store and play your music. Choose to fit an HDD (Hard-Disk Drive) or SSD (Solid-State Drive) with a capacity of up to 8 TB – enough space for 100,000 tracks. While Uniti Core is ideal for ripping CDs, it also features a folder for downloads and rips made to other devices, giving you a single store for your entire music collection. Plus, Uniti Core will remind you to back up your collection, so you’ll never have to worry about losing your precious tracks.
Uniti Core allows you to serve as many as 12 independent music streams to Uniti all-in-one players or other UPnP™-capable streamers with up to 32 bits/384 kHz.
The compact Uniti Core houses a sophisticated power supply with a custom-made toroidal transformer. This new linear power supply is designed to minimise noise and provide you with a much higher sound quality.
Control Your Way
The new intuitive Naim app gives you effortless control over individual or multiple Uniti products. You can access all of your music, including ripped CDs and playlists, or explore artist discographies and biographies. Furthermore, you can now update your system with a single tap. The new app also allows you to control Uniti Core and Naim streaming products.
Whatever the source, our revolutionary new Uniti players combine seamless digital technology with analogue soul for a sound that’s unmistakably Naim. Play, stream, rip and store entire music collections in flawless high-resolution. Then use our custom-designed software to bring out every note of your music with true high-fidelity sound. New Uniti also gives you the option to sync up to six Uniti systems or other Naim streamers and play music from any source in multiple rooms simultaneously. Or play different music in every room.
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.
Dimensions and Weight
95 mm x 214 mm x 265 mm (H x W x D)
2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear)
1 x BNC S/PDIF
In the Box
Power-Line Lite mains cable (UK only), standard mains cable (international markets), cleaning cloth and quick start guide.
2 x USB Type A Socket (front and rear)
1 x BNC S/PDIF
Update your system wirelessly via the Naim app.
Serve up to 12 network-connected players via UPnP™.
Music stored locally on Uniti Core:
Music stored on a NAS:
Store up to 100,000 tracks to internal (HDD or SSD - up to 8TB) or external Network Attached Storage or USB-connected storage and serve to a network-connected player.
Create bit-perfect copies of your CDs, store them internally and play back (external DAC or digital input amplifier needed).
Audio CD (Red Book, CD and CD-R)
WAV - up to 32bits/384kHz
Notes: Gapless playback supported on all formats. All formats to 48kHz maximum over wireless network.
Typical Use (no storage attached): 6.7W
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).
100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Naim App for iOS and Android
95mm x 214mm x 265mm (HxWxD)
Brushed and anodised aluminium
Power-Line Lite mains cable (UK only), standard mains cable (international markets), cleaning cloth, drive caddy screws, BNC to Phono Connector and quick start guide.
Rovi, NTFS, HFS+
Power-Line mains cable
Manuals & Downloads
Register your Uniti Core
Register your new Naim Uniti Core with us to validate your warranty and to be kept informed of the latest available updates for your product.