UnitiServe hard disk player


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 HDX 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.

If you already own a large digitally stored music collection or plan to rip more than the 2,400-CD capacity of a regular UnitiServe, consider the UnitiServe-SSD version. It offers all the functionality of the UnitiServe but substitutes its standard 2TB internal hard disk for a 16GB solid-state drive, sufficient to ensure smooth and fast browsing of your content. Your music collection can then reside on an external network-attached- storage device, or NAS, allowing access to as much storage as your budget or needs could ever reasonably require.

  • Bit-perfect CD ripping to internal 2TB hard disk, sufficient for 2,400 CDs in uncompressed form
  • Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, Ogg Vorbis and MP3
  • Naim Audio Desktop Client, supporting browsing of music files, player set-up and more via PC
  • Naim Audio Extended Music Database delivers track-level resolution for music browsing and selection
  • Naim Audio Network Scanning discovers all playable music and accompanying data on networked PC and Mac computers
  • Naim Audio 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 Audio DAC or digitally-equipped amplifier
  • vTuner 5* full-service internet radio
  • iOS n-Serve app for intuitive control
UnitiServe hard disk player
UnitiServe hard disk player - rear view
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 Audio 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.

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 Audio HDX and the digital outputs on the CD5 XS and CDX2 CD players. UnitiServe is a true Naim Audio product that deploys highly innovative and advanced technology simply to serve the music.

Product Specification

Audio Inputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value

4 x rear panel 


1 x rear panel (RJ45)


Transcoding, proxying UPnP Sever D compatible

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



1 x rear panel (RJ45)

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



1 x 9 way D type

TV Outputs

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


1 x RS-232 (rear panel)


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

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


Disc Compatability


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


User interface app for iPhone and iPod Touch devices 

Streaming and Ripping
Attribute Name Attribute Value

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


6 user streams to NaimNet and NetStreams systems

Attribute Name Attribute Value
Supply Voltage

100V-230V; 50 or 60Hz

Attribute Name Attribute Value
Dimensions (HxWxD)

87 x 207 x 314 mm


4.2 kg

Supplied with

External power supply

Manuals & Downloads


Manual Supplement

Product Manuals

Quick Start Guides

Software Download / Update

Software Download Instructions

Reviews & Awards

Latest Reviews
Queen's Award for Innovation

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