What I said.
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No, but I had one on demo for a couple of days.
What classical music are you listening to?
OK.... and what did you think?
I bought one but returned it - the sound was less integrated than I like with pronounced and not very musical bass.
Excellent piece of kit. Powerful, clean and rhythmic presentation. Good connectivity. On balance I preferred the sound of the Linn Majik DSM that I auditioned a few days later, though admittedly the Linn was through better speakers. I also found the Linn GUI easier to use and more attractive, though still not up to the standard of the Sonos GUI.
I decided I didn't want either though, because I prefer a smoother-sounding amplifier.
Hope that helps.
Excellent piece of kit. Powerful, clean and rhythmic presentation. Good connectivity.
Agreed. I had one for a while and really enjoyed it.
I also found the Linn GUI easier to use and more attractive, though still not up to the standard of the Sonos GUI.
I don't know the Linn UI, and am only just getting into Sonos, but I liked the Naim app a lot. You *need* an iPad or, at a push, an iPhone to run it properly though, IMO.
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I do have one and absolutely love it.
When you want to move to a one box solution from your current gear you should home demo it.
Its my first Naim kit so can't compare it to yours but check the Naim forum; lots of discussions there.
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I used to own the Uniti and have auditioned the SuperUniti extensively. My conclusion is that the SuperUniti is a fabulous bit of kit - almost as good as the SuperNait/NDX combination which costs twice the price.
Thanks Matt - which amp did you get in the end?
Interesting about the Linn Majik DSM - I've always had mixed experiences of recent Linn kit. May check it out.
As far as the UI is concerned, I thought the Naim app could be run on e.g. a Nexus tablet or similar - don't really want to get into iphones.
Last time I heard it didn't run on Android, no - let me check.
EDIT - no, not yet it seems.
I haven't pulled the trigger yet. I'm thinking about the Musical Fidelity AMS35i (which I have on home demo next week) and Pass Labs INT30A; possibly also the new Devialet 170, when it reaches our shores.
- don't really want to get into iphones.
You don't have to.
An iPod Touch will work and is much cheaper than an iPhone. (Very cheap compared to the £3350 SuperUniti.)
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Should have said i-anything!
If you want to stay in the Naim camp and keep costs / box count down I would either go Nait XS with the DAC or the streaming preamplifier (I think it's 172, I have lost count of their model numbers and names at some point) with whatever power amp you can afford. I didn't think highly of the SuperNait and to my ears the SuperUniti sounded worse.
A third solution would be SuperNait and UnitiServe but the weak link here would be the SuperNait's DAC.
Well the cost of the 172 streamer/preamp + the 155XS power amp is £2845 compared to the Superuniti at £3350, which makes the former look rather poor value in terms of power, inputs and probable SQ.
What didn't you like about the Superuniti ?
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