Naim Star
Naim Star
Naim Star

Naim Uniti Star: Feature-packed all-in-one system

The Naim Uniti Star all-in-one system is not only self-contained from a design point of view, but with support for multiple network protocols, it allows its owner to immerse themselves in an endless world of music with almost instant access to any work.

The Naim Uniti Star network player plays audio files from local libraries, works with external sources and streaming services, and also makes bit-accurate CD rips in WAV and FLAC formats. The built-in TEAC CD transport with high reading speed helps her in this. Rips can be saved to an SD card, USB drive, played or streamed to other devices. On board there is a 70-watt AB-class amplifier and a power supply with a massive toroidal transformer.

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The model is equipped with a precision 40-bit SHARC DSP processor, which, using a unique algorithm, filters, minimizes jitter and upsamples the digital signal. After this, the signal is converted using a Burr-Brown PCM1791 DAC. At the heart of the player is a powerful, innovative streaming platform with increased storage capacity that works seamlessly with other Naim network devices. There is a set of S/PDIF inputs, an HDMI input with a return channel and analog inputs, incl. DIN connector. There is a LAN port, a pair of USB for external drives and a slot for SD cards, as well as Pre Out for a subwoofer or end. A DAB/FM tuner is optionally available.

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Supports Airplay, UPnP, dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with aptX-HD codec, providing sound quality close to lossless high-resolution formats. There is built-in support for Google’s Chromecast Built-In technology, web radio, TIDAL and Spotify Connect services. Hi-Res formats can be played over a local network and from USB drives, incl. WAV up to 32bit/384kHz and DSD128. The Naim Uniti Star is equipped with a bi-directional radio remote control. Alternatively, the Naim App is available to control a multi-room system of up to six Naim devices. The application provides access to all sources, incl. to local libraries and streaming services. The streamer supports work with Roon software (Roon Ready function) – an electronic interactive magazine that displays all the data about your home music library.

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Naim Uniti Star has an elegant industrial design that will be appreciated by aesthetes. The material for the case with side cooling fins is aluminum. There’s a gorgeous 5-inch color LCD display, and on top sits a stylish LED-illuminated volume ring – a high-precision discrete analog potentiometer controlled by a digital circuit.

Characteristics of Naim Uniti Star

Amplifier class AB, 2 x 70 W (8 ohms), technology borrowed from NAIT series
DAC Burr-Brown PCM1791
DSP processor 40-bit SHARC ADSP 21489 4th generation, 2.7 billion calculations per second
Digital filtering and upsampling performed by DSP processor
Analog filter sixth-order analog filter
LCD display, 5-inch, color, equipped with a proximity sensor
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, 2 bands: 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, two antennas built between the cooling fins of the case (proprietary innovative technology)
Bluetooth supports aptX-HD codec
Airplay function yes
Supported web services/streaming web radio vTuner, TIDAL, Spotify Connect, Chromecast Built-In, Roon Ready
Optional available DAB/FM module yes
Multiroom installation party mode Party Mode Streaming, supports up to six Naim devices
UPnP certification yes
Firmware update via Wi-Fi via the Naim App yes
Built-in ADC has
CD ripping the ability to create a bitwise copy of a CD and save it to an external drive (up to 20,000 tracks) or send it to another network player
Supported formats for the built-in CD drive TEAC CD-SN250 CD, CD-R
Supported audio formats via local network (LAN/WLAN) WAV (up to 32 bit/384 kHz), FLAC (up to 24 bit/384 kHz), AIFF ( up to 24 bit/384 kHz), ALAC (up to 24 bit/384 kHz), DSD64, DSD128, MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, MP3
Gapless playback yes
Naim App support for iOS and Android yes
Ground disconnect function yes
Inputs 2 x coaxial (up to 24 bit/192 kHz, DoP 64), 2 x optical (up to 24 bit/96 kHz), 1 x BNC (up to 192 kHz, DoP 64), HDMI (with ARC return channel), Ethernet port ( LAN), 2 x USB for external drives (front/rear panel), analog DIN (5 pins), line RCA
Outputs 3.5 mm headphone jack (headphone amplifier with excellent bass), Pre Out (RCA) for subwoofer or terminal
Other switching SD card slot, DAB/FM tuner antenna jack (optional)
Speaker outputs 2 pairs of screw terminals
Remote control bidirectional RF remote control zigbee RF4CE, supports NFC pairing, synchronized with the player’s volume control
Power consumption 130 W, standby: less than 5 W, deep sleep mode: less than 0.5 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 432x95x265 mm
Weight 12 kg

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