19th March 2015 -
Bluetooth AptX & Spotify Connect added to NaimUniti range- Author:
Naim Press Release
Since the launch of the original NaimUniti in 2009, the Uniti range has grown to encompass three more all-in-one players (SuperUniti, UnitiLite, UnitiQute 2) which have recast the rule book for high-fidelity music playback. Offering a wide range of music streaming features including high-resolution UPnP music streaming and an integrated amplifier inspired by the iconic Naim NAIT, they have attracted wide spread critical acclaim from experts, most recently with the UnitiQute 2 winning a coveted What Hi-Fi? Product of the Year award.
Now, with Bluetooth (aptX) and Spotify Connect on board, the Uniti range makes for an even more compelling all-in-one hi-fi system. Spotify Connect will also feature on new ND5 XS, NDX and NDS network players and the NAC-N172 XS streaming preamplifier.
Spotify Connect for existing customers
As part of our commitment to support existing customers and continually improve their experience of Naim products, we will be making Spotify Connect available as a free software download for existing 24bit/192kHz capable Uniti and network player owners. More information on the timing and details of the software update will be made available in due course. Make sure you are signed up to our mailing list for the latest information.
To pair a Bluetooth device with Uniti the user simply has to select Bluetooth from the inputs of their player. The Uniti all-in-one will then appear in the list of discoverable devices from any compatible Bluetooth device. The new Bluetooth module features the aptX codec for quality audio playback and a new aerial is supplied for fitting to the rear panel. Bluetooth will not be available as an upgrade for existing owners.
Spotify Connect gives access to the millions of songs of the world’s most popular streaming service. With a Spotify Premium subscription users can control Spotify and play back wirelessly, direct from their Naim streaming product. And, as the Naim player streams directly from Spotify’s servers, the battery life of the device is preserved and is free to open other apps and make calls without interrupting the music.
Android Control, Multiroom and Party Mode
This latest announcement comes after the recently launched new Naim app, which is now available for Android as well as iOS devices, and the arrival of our new mu-so wireless music system in store in the UK. When used as a client player in a multiroom system, mu-so makes a full Naim multiroom system a reality for even more people. Any combination of Uniti all-in-one players, network players and client mu-so wireless music systems can be used to play music in perfect sync in up to five different room