Uniti Core Media Server
The Uniti Core is the perfect device to act as the central hub to any audiophile streaming system. It is a network hard-drive with a high quality CD ripper built in.
The Core is capable of ripping over 100,000 CDs to bit-perfect digital files.
Naim have designed the Core to work seamlessly with any UPnP streamer and in particular the Uniti range of all-in-one players. It can instantly tag and group your albums for ultimate ease.
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.
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.
Core is the latest upgrade to the previous Uniti Serve which has been a tremendous seller and a key part of our range here for many years. The quality of this server is such that we use it as the source on systems up to half a million pounds and it holds its own. Given its price, this is amazing.
Please note: not sold with an internal hard drive – features a removable caddy into which an HDD or SSD can be installed
2 x USB Type A Socket (front and rear)
1 x BNC S/PDIF
Certification and Licenses-
Rovi, NTFS, HFS+
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
Serve up to 4 network-connected players via UPnP™ at full CD quality.
Party Mode Streaming: Sync up to six Uniti all-in-one players or other Naim streamers and control via the Naim app.
Update your system wirelessly via the Naim app.
Audio CD (Red Book, CD and CD-R)
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.
95mm x 214mm x 265mm (HxWxD)
Brushed and anodised aluminium
Auto Standby time
User selectable: adjustable from off up to 24 hours
115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Typical Use (no storage attached): 6.7W
Network Standby (no storage attached): <2W
Deep Sleep: <0.5W Network Standby (with internal or USB HDD attached): > 15W*.
*Actual power consumption will vary depending on the size and type of attached internal HDD or USB devices
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).
Ripping and Storage-
Create bit-perfect copies of your CDs, store them internally and play back (external DAC or digital input amplifier needed).
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.
Power-Line Lite mains cable (UK denominations only)
Naim App for iOS and Android