I have now had this for over a year and am absolutely delighted with the purchase: this all-in-one box offers amazing flexibility combined with considerable refinement and depth of sound at a very reasonable price. So much so that I then went and added a UnitiServe CD ripper/network streamer, then a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo 2x1TB backup/digital download device so that the system can accommodate almost all digital sources.
This is played back through a pair of Neat Motive 3s (and separately an old pair of Linn Kann IVs - I have a signal splitter).
The problem with buying Naim gear is that it can get addictive... My brother was selling off a surplus to requirements Classic Series NAC282/NAP250.2/NAPSC/HiCap combo and this adds further levels of refinement but at (ahem, this is Naim after all....!) a price! His refurbished LP12 completes the analogue side of things so that I am now also rediscovering my old vinyl.
One other point to make about Naim purchases: it's a bit like buying an Apple Mac computer rather than a Windoze one. This is a higher quality product than your run of the mill and Naim have done an excellent software/hardware integration. They also continue supporting their products for as long as users wish to maintain them - you can still get original first Naim range products serviced and repaired. The result is that all Naim products retain a strong second-hand market value [Edited by Mods - see House Rules] Oh, and no, I don't work for or have any involvement with Naim.
Hello....I am torn between buying this and the Cyrus Streamline....
Particularly as it can now be got for £1200.
The main thing putting me off the Streamline is that it does not have and RCA inputs.
Any thoughts guys?
Bought one last month having evaluated against Sonos ZP120. Clearly more refined sound and better detail. Sonos wasn't bad at all, but a bit flat in comparison. Have the Qute running through a pair of Totem Dreamcatchers and the sound is outstanding (although neither is bedded in propoerly yet) and don't worry about the 30 watts of pwer, it's MORE than enough. But make sure you use lossless when ripping your CD's for streaming, as the Qute is very revealing of bad/highly compressed rips. One big area for improvement howver is the n-stream ipad app, the Sonos app floors it with search functionality, drag and drop playlists, general navigation. Regardless, very happy with purchase. I now own a Naim, so who wouldn't be?!
Had one for a few months now and am really pleased with it. Got my music stored on a qnap 259 and would recommend both to anyone. iPad was the finishing touch!
Its connected to a pair of neat motive 3's on partington dreadnought stands and connected with naim nac5 speaker cable. Anyone concerned that 30w isn't enough (like I was) needn't be, it's more than powerful enough for the average size lounge.
I'm sure the forthcoming Awards issue will answer your first question, manicm. And I'd say uncompressed files, either on iPod or streamed, sound extremely good indeed.
Wish i could afford it, here!
Ok, so since they're both priced the same, will you do a head to head with the UnitiQute and Solo Neo?
And how do uncompressed/lossless files on iPod compare with other streaming devices on the Qute?
Cos I'll be moving into another place with less space, if I get the Qute I'll initially use iPod only.
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