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Naim Uniti Core Server


Uniti Core represents the essence of digital music. A Music Server for the audiophile. Please note, a hard drive is not included with this item & is required as a separate purchase. GB Delivery 16-Weeks

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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.

Uniti Core offers infinite possibilities, however you want to listen to your music.

·         UPnP™ (Universal Plug ‘n’ Play)

·         CD Ripping

·         Digital Output

·         Storage and Back up

·         File Formats

·         Wireless Updates

·         Uniti System

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.

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.

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.

 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.

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.

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.



Essential Information:

  • Please note that a Hard Drive is not supplied with this product & is required as a separate purchase.
  • This product is supplied with a 2 Year Warranty
  • Register your product with Naim within 6-months of purchase to Extend your Warranty to 5 Years
  • Please allow 16-Weeks GB Delivery on this item


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Guarantee (months) 24

Audio Inputs:

·         USB       

·         2 x USB Type A Socket (front and rear)

·         Audio Outputs

·         Digital (S/PDIF) 

·         1 x BNC S/PDIF

·         Connectivity

·         Network             

·         Ethernet (10/100/1000Mbps)



·         Update your system wirelessly via the Naim app.



·         Serve up to 12 network-connected players via UPnP™.

·         Music stored locally on Uniti Core:

·         384k 32-Bit WAV, 24576kb/s: <3 streams

·         384k 24-Bit WAV, 18232kb/s: <5 streams

·         192k 24-Bit WAV, 9216kb/s: >12 streams

·         44.1k 16-Bit WAV, 1411kb/s: >16 streams

·         Music stored on a NAS:

·         192k 24-Bit WAV, 9216kb/s: <8 streams





·         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.


CD Ripping         

·         Create bit-perfect copies of your CDs, store them internally and play back (external DAC or digital input amplifier needed).




CD Formats        

·         Audio CD (Red Book, CD and CD-R)


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 128Fs

Notes: Gapless playback supported on all formats. All formats to 48kHz maximum over wireless network.




Power Consumption     

·         Typical Use (no storage attached): 6.7W

·         Network Standby (no storage attached): <2W

·         Deep Sleep: <0.5W

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).


Mains Supply    

·         100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz


User Control

·         App Control       

·         Naim App for iOS and Android



·         Dimensions 95mm x 214mm x 265mm (HxWxD)

·         Weight 7kg

·         Finishes                Brushed and anodised aluminium


Certification and Licenses

·         Certification Rovi, NTFS, HFS+



·         Power-Line mains cable

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