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Naim adds Roon Ready to Uniti all-in-one systems

It seems Naim has found a way to make its Uniti line of all-in-one streaming products even more desirable – with Roon Ready!

For the uninitiated, Roon is music player software (available on Windows, OS X, Android and iOS) that aims to provide a more interesting and (literally) colourful way to browse and organize music compared to others (like iTunes, for instance).

It brings all your music together – whether that’s files on a laptop, PC, NAS drive or streams from the likes of Tidal – and throws in its own metadata to build an integrated and contextualized music library that’s presented on a sophisticated (and again, colourful) user interface.

Roon Ready – the highest level of Roon integration – is when Roon technology is customised for, and integrated into, a device from a hardware partner.

What this means for Naim Uniti owners is their Naim network player will automatically connect to Roon without any configuration, and be capable of delivering bit-perfect audio through the software.

The downside: only those with a Roon subscription will be able to take advantage. The damage is $119 a year or $499 for a lifetime membership, although newcomers can take advantage of a free 14-day trial before deciding to whether take the plunge or not.

Still, Roon Ready or not, the Uniti range has plenty going for it – as our thorough review of the Naim Uniti Atom makes plain.

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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.