Naim launches Uniti Atom Headphone Edition: the ultimate music source
British hi-fi specialist, Naim Audio has launched Uniti Atom Headphone Edition – a headphone-optimised version of its multiple-award-winning Uniti Atom music streaming system, designed to be the ultimate solo listening source. Unlike traditional headphone amplifiers and DACs, which require a separate computer or streaming device, Uniti Atom Headphone Edition is a fully formed music-streaming system: just add headphones.
Uniti Atom Headphone Edition is fully re-engineered to offer the optimal personal listening performance. Using trickle-down technology from its flagship Statement amplifier, Naim has engineered a new discrete headphone amplifier, capable of powering even the most premium headphones – such as Focal Utopia – with ease.
Naim’s unique music-streaming platform serves up incredible sound quality, allowing you to escape into your own digital music collection, services such as Qobuz, TIDAL and Spotify, and a world of Internet radio – including a curated collection of HD stations - and podcasts. AirPlay 2 support, Chromecast built-in and Roon Ready status add even more streaming options, while analogue and digital inputs mean you can connect many other sources, too – including turntables – and a USB input supports playback from sticks/drives. Enjoy a huge range of music file formats, in resolutions up to 32bit/384kHz.
In addition, Uniti Atom Headphone Edition features a completely new transformer design, dedicated to providing - in true Naim tradition - the very best power supply to the headphone amplification circuitry. The new discrete transistor circuit design enables Uniti Atom Headphone Edition to gain balanced headphone outputs, on both 4 pin XLR and Pentaconn, maximising the performance of high-end headphones with those connections. There is also a standard 6.3mm output.
“We have designed this special edition of the mighty Uniti Atom to be the premium music streaming system for solo listening – just add headphones to escape into your own world of high-quality sound,” said Paul Neville, Naim Research & Development Director.
Uniti Atom Headphone Edition can also double-up as a streaming pre-amplifier, feeding active loudspeakers for an instant system, or a power amplifier driving passive speakers.
Uniti Atom Headphone Edition is available now, with a suggested retail price of £2399, matching the SRP of the standard Uniti Atom. It joins the following members of the Naim Uniti range:
- Uniti Atom – the compact music streaming player: SRP £2399
- Uniti Star – the CD-playing & music streaming player : SRP £3599
- Uniti Nova – the powerful music streaming player: SRP £4299
- Uniti Core – powerful music hub with bit-perfect CD ripping: SRP £1999
Founded in 1973, Naim is an award-winning music systems manufacturer based in Salisbury, UK. With a history rooted in engineering and design excellence, Naim has won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise on three occasions, most recently for its ground-breaking design of digital music systems.
Naim shares the same intense relationship with music as its customers, a passion that has driven them to design and engineer audio products including streaming players, amplifiers and wireless speaker systems that connect people with their music. For Naim, music always comes first. Every product is the subject of intense scrutiny from a team of engineers who spend months or years perfecting designs, never content until the music speaks to their hearts and souls as well as their heads.