Naim UnitiServe hard disk player and server

£2,380.00

Reg. price £2,380.00

Price includes VAT

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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 disk 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, UPnPTM 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.

An audio system can grow around UnitiServe. It can replay ripped CDs into a digital input-equipped amplifier, such as the SUPERNAIT 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.

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. It is one of the most versatile and liberating products ever to have worn the Naim logo.

Many people will tell you that digital is digital, a "bit perfect" rip on a computer will be no different to the results you will hear from the Unitiserve. However I will tell you they are wrong! and many customers who now use the Unitiserve will be very happy to back me up I'm sure. I don't know how they do it, maybe it's black magic but it sure does the job.
 

 

AUDIO OUTPUTS
Digital Outputs (type) S/PDIF, 75Ω BNC and TOSLINK
FORMATS
CD Formats Red Book
Disc Compatibility CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Audio Formats Supported WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, OGG Vorbis, AAC, Windows Media-formatted content files, MP3
SAMPLE RATES
Sample Rates 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz and 192kHz native
Bit Depths 16bit, 24bit, 32bit fixed, 32bit float
CONNECTIVITY
Infra Red RC5 (handset optional)
RS232 1 x 9 way D type
TV Outputs 1 x S-Video, 1 x composite, 1 x 15 way D VGA
Ethernet 1 x rear panel RJ45
Other 1 x PS2 keyboard, 1 x PS2 mouse
USB 4 x rear panel
USER CONTROL INTERFACES
Front Panel Logo 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
Handheld User interface app for iPhone and iPod Touch devices
AMX and Creston Installer-customisable reference apps available
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
UPnP Transcoding, proxying UPnP Server DLNA device compatible
StreamNet 6 user streams to NaimNet and NetStreams systems
CD Metadata AllMusic.com online, FreeDB online and local database
POWER
Mains Supply 102-240VAC, 50 or 60Hz
PHYSICAL
Dimensions 87 x 207 x 314mm (H x W x D)
Weight 5.6Kg

 

UnitiServe extracts the 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.

 

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