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Naim UnitiServe

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£2,380.00

SSD Variant (Using external NAS for larger music collections) available for £2650


Where do you store your CD collection?


On shelves? In a cupboard? Sometimes scattered, on the floor? With UnitiServe, every CD you own can be stored, catalogued and ready to play at the press of a key, the click of a mouse or the touch of an iPhone.


UnitiServe is a compact, slot-loading, CD ripping, hard disc music player and server based on the technology of the multi-award-winning Naim HDX. It takes the fundamentals of the HDX; a massive internal hard disk drive, Naim bit-perfect ripping, Ethernet connection, UPnP server, StreamNet technology and local digital outputs, and combines them with a set of features perfectly suited to music in the home of today, and tomorrow.


 


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Full Description

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 UnitiSeve, 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.

All things to all music lovers

An audio system can grow around UnitiServe. It can replay ripped CDs into a digital input-equipped amplifier or a digital to analogue converter like Naim's DAC, for example, with all the engaging Naim musical insight, musical performance and clarity you would expect. In addition the UnitiServe can operate as a UPnPTM server to stream audio to any UPnPTM playback device over a home network, such as NaimUniti or UnitiQute, to create a simple and fantastic sounding multi-room system. And for those wanting to put sound quality at the centre of whole-home control, UnitiServe is StreamNet-enabled and can also function as the heart of a sophisticated IP-based NaimNet* multi-room system. However you choose to use UnitiServe, it can be controlled by an iPhone or iPod touch device running a dedicated Naim app, a touch screen, or a computer anywhere on the home network either via a web browser or the Naim Desktop Client application.

CD liberation

UnitiServe is not just limited to CD format audio or its internal storage. It can also play back audio from a USB memory stick and will scan the network for music stored on NAS drives or network shares in WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, OGG Vorbis, AAC, WMA and MP3 formats at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution. A variant of the UnitiServe - the UnitiServe-SSD is also available. The UnitiServe-SSD has no internal hard-disk storage and is intended for use in network systems where ripped data is stored exclusively on NAS drives. The UnitiServe also gives you the option to automatically create duplicate versions of your ripped music and saves them to an allocated storage device. This makes the necessary process of backing up your music simple and pain-free.

Welcome to the future

UnitiServe brings very high performance hard disk player and music server technology into the realms of affordable high end audio. It is one of the most versatile and liberating products ever to have worn the Naim logo.



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.

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.


Features

    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 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

    Slot-loading drive for ease of use
    Two variants: UnitiServe or UnitiServe-SSD
    UnitiServe - 2TB Hard Drive
    UnitiServe-SSD - 16GB Single Level Cell (SLC) Enterprise Drive
    Naim bit-for-bit secure CD ripping to either internal storage (UnitiServe only) or external network attached storage (NAS) drive (both UnitiServe and UnitiServe-SSD)
    Rip to WAV or FLAC
    Save downloads or pre-ripped music to the hard drive for easy access to entire music library
    Naim Extended Music Database - supports extended metadata to track-level resolution for intuitive browsing & selection
    Naim Network Scanning - will discover all playable music & metadata available on networked computers (PC & Mac)
    Naim UPnPTM server to serve audio to any UPnPTM rendering playback device, such as the NaimUniti or UnitiQute
    Multiple intuitive control interfaces: TV / Web / Desktop Client / Handheld device (iPhone, iPod Touch) and front-panel logo
    Front-panel logo touch-sensitive eject and shutdown function
    Naim Desktop Client - for browsing music files, player setup and maintenance with a PC
    Native 24bit/192kHz playback and internal architecture with support for hi-resolution audio formats. Plays WAV up to 24bit/192kHz, MP3 both vbr and fbr, FLAC up to 24bit/192kHz, AAC (m4a only), AIFF, ALAC, OGG Vorbis and Windows Media-formatted content files.
    WAV, MP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA and Apple Lossless files played from any USB-connected storage device
    MP3 Shadow Encoding – create lower quality MP3 versions of your music for use on iPod/MP3 players
    Set share-scanning schedule – set your server to automatically search for new music on the network
    Stream internet radio over UPnP
    Add a digital to analogue converter, such as Naim's DAC, or digital input-equipped amplifier, such as Naim's SUPERNAIT, for local playback
    StreamNet-enabled for NaimNet audiophile multi-room replay of up to six streams over a network
    USB ports for easy connection of USB sticks for playback
    Ethernet network connectivity for reliability
    S/PDIF Digital output on 75Ω BNC or TOSLINK
    Composite, S-Video or VGA display output for screen or touchscreen.
    Extremely Low Jitter
    Quiet in operation
    Naim designed silent resilient 2TB Hard Drive mount
    Very low noise power supplies
    Compact non-magnetic, low resonance, low microphony, low eddy current case
    British Design and Build

 

Reference Guides/Manuals:

 

Naim Audio UnitiServe Reference Manual

Naim Audio UnitiServe Quick Start Guide

Naim Audio Uniti System Brochure

Naim Audio UnitiServe 1.7b Migration

 

Software Downloads:

Desktop Client & Set IP Tool Instructions

Desktop Client

1.7b Update (Read warnings before completing this update. If in doubt, contact us!)

n-Serve for Mac

Set IP Tool

NAS Simulation Tool

 

 

 

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Specification

Audio Inputs
USB

4 x rear panel 

Ethernet

1 x rear panel (RJ45)

UPnP

Transcoding, proxying UPnP Sever D compatible

Audio Outputs
Digital (S/PDIF)

S/PDIF, 75Ω BNC and TOSLINK

Ethernet

1 x rear panel (RJ45)

Connectivity
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
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
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
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
Supply Voltage

100V-230V; 50 or 60Hz

Physical
Dimensions (HxWxD)

87 x 207 x 314 mm

Weight

4.2 kg

Supplied with

External power supply