Versatility and Performance
The clue is in the name: this system is the star of the show. With plenty of features and the ability to play, rip, store and serve your treasured music collection, Uniti Star offers infinite possibilities. Stream your music in high-resolution, play or rip your CDs, tune in to your favourite radio stations, access a world of music with a host of streaming services and dramatically improve the audio quality of your TV or games console. Ready to go with practically any speaker set-up, Uniti Star will have you rediscovering your entire music collection with a deep, immersive sound.
Under the Skin of Uniti Star
This all-in-one player packs a heavy punch. Since Uniti Star includes a CD player alongside streaming and amplification technology, our engineers had to pay special attention to preserving thermal stability and decreasing interference between components. The custom-integrated CD drive also doubles as a ripper, making Uniti Star the most versatile all-in-one in the range.
Class A/B Amplification
Uniti Star uses a powerful 70-watt A/B-class amplifier with technology taken from our iconic NAIT integrated amps. We’ve also installed the largest power supply possible as well as the finest-quality SMD circuitry to deliver the unique Naim pace, rhythm and timing.
Revolutionary New Streaming Platform
Uniti has been developed with a completely new, extremely powerful and versatile streaming board. This innovative new platform is extremely powerful, has masses of memory, will adapt to new technology effortlessly and seamlessly integrates with other network-connected Naim systems, including the Mu-so wireless music system.
CD Ripping and Storage
Uniti Star offers bit-perfect CD ripping to create files that you can either play back or serve to any UPnP™-capable streamer on your home network and then can store them locally on a USB-connected device or SD card, either in WAV or FLAC lossless format. Uniti Star uses a unique ripping engine to ensure that the ripped data represents a faultless replica of the CD, even with badly damaged discs.
A Closer Look at the Uniti’s Digital Brain
The new Uniti Star features an incredibly powerful, phenomenally accurate fourth-generation 40-bit SHARC DSP processor. Unique Naim software minimises jitter (timing errors inherent in digital music streaming) and up-samples incoming data to ensure optimum sound quality. This all happens in the tiniest fraction of a second so the only thing you notice is the extra clarity in your music.
|DAB/FM||Optional DAB/FM module available (release date to be confirmed)|
|Memory Card||1 x SD Card|
|Streaming||Chromecast Built-In, Apple AirPlay, TIDAL,|
Spotify® Connect, Bluetooth (AptX HD), Internet Radio, UPnP™ (hi-res streaming), Roon Ready
|USB||2 x USB Type A Socket (front and rear)|
|Analogue||1 x RCA|
1 x 5-pin DIN
|Digital (S/PDIF)||2 x Optical TOSLink (up to 24bit/96kHz)|
2 x Coaxial RCA (up to 24bit/192kHz, DoP 64Fs)
1 x BNC (up to 192kHz, DoP 64Fs)
1 x HDMI ARC
|Analogue||1 x Stereo power amplifier|
1 x RCA sub/pre output
1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
|Certification||Apple AirPlay, Chromecast Built-In, Bluetooth, AptX HD, zigbee RF4CE, Rovi, HDMI, NTFS, HFS and Wi-Fi.|
|Multiroom||Serve up to 4 network-connected players via UPnP™ at full CD quality.|
Party Mode Streaming: Sync up to six Uniti all-in-one players or other Naim streamers and control via the Naim app.
|Updates||Update your system wirelessly via the Naim app.|
|Network||Ethernet (10/100Mbps), WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/ac with internal antennae)|
|CD Formats||Audio CD (Red Book, CD and CD-R)|
|Internet Radio Formats||Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, OGG Vorbis streams and MMS|
|Internet Radio Provider||vTuner premium 5*|
|Audio Formats||WAV – up to 32bits/384kHz|
FLAC and AIFF – up to 24bit/384kHz
ALAC (Apple Lossless) – up to 24bit/384kHz
MP3 – up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
AAC – up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
OGG and WMA – up to 48kHz (16 bit)
DSD – 64 and 128FsNotes: Gapless playback supported on all formats. All formats to 384kHz maximum over wireless network.
|Dimensions||95mm x 432mm x 265mm (HxWxD)|
|Finishes||Brushed and anodised aluminium|
|Auto Standby time||User selectable: adjustable from off up to 2 hours|
|Amplifier Output||70W per channel into 8 ohms|
|Mains Supply||115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz|
|Power Consumption||Typical use: 130W|
Network standby mode: <2W
Deep sleep: <0.5W
Network Standby (with SD Card and/or USB devices attached): > 15W*.
*Actual power consumption will vary depending on the size and type of attached SD card or USB devices
|CD Ripping||Create bit-perfect copies of your CDs, store them on the local storage and play back.|
|Storage||Store up to 20,000 tracks to a local USB connected storage device and serve to a network-connected player.|
|Supplied with||Remote control, Power-Line Lite mains cable (UK denominations only), cleaning cloth and quick start guide.|
|Mains Cable||Power-Line mains cable|
|Amplification||External power amplifier or sub-woofer|
|App Control||Naim App for iOS and Android|
|Front Panel||5″” colour LCD display and rotary volume control with proximity sensor and four buttons|
The combination of myriad source options and great sound make the Star an obvious choice.
In use the Uniti feels classy, as befits its premium price, and is clearly built to last.
Entertaining and informative sound
Musical cohesion and excitement
Extensive features, fine build
I hesitate to use the word perfect about any product but the Naim Uniti Star sounds pretty perfect to me. I think you’d have to spend a great deal more to improve the sound of this unit. When you consider that this piece of kit is about the price of a small second hand car, it’s incredible value for money and cements Naim’s reputation as the Aston Martin of the audio world.