Naim has led a merry game, these past couple of years. Audiophiles shrivelled at the sight of Naim’s sub-$2000 Mu-so and Mu-so Qb wireless speakers but (1) they are excellent and (2) they attracted a whole new audience. Now, with this, Naim has just set the hook…

The Uniti reels you in, takes all of your money and leaves you, beautifically stunned, listening to really good hi-fi. What Naim has done is redesign its step-up Uniti range of high-end networked components, adding Mu-so style, finish and rotary volume control. You’ve got a Mu-so in your bedroom, a Mu-so Qb in your kitchen – why not now get this complementary product for the living room?

Well, the price may put some off. The Naim Uniti Star, pictured at the top there, costs £2999, or £3150 with DAB radio (Naim’s a UK company, and local pricing hasn’t trickled down yet). And you’ll need some decent stereo speakers to get the most out of it. You’re being lured into an expensive trap!

Mind you, your ears will thank you. As will your inner-geek: like the Mu-so range, the Uniti Star will work with Apple Music, Tidal, Google Cast, Spotify Connect, Bluetooth AptX HD and uPnP. All your high-res audio formats are supprted. It’ll rip from CD to a USB stick and multiroom with your exisiting Naims via the iOS or Android app. There’s a 5in colour screen on the front there for seeing what you’re hearing.

You’re getting the idea: the Uniti is stacked.

This article originally appeared at Stuff.tv



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