Naim Uniti systems get AirPlay 2 and optional DAB/FM module

Naim Uniti systems get AirPlay 2 and optional DAB/FM module

AirPlay 2 was on the Naim Uniti range’s ‘coming soon’ list when we reviewed the Award-winning Uniti Atom and five-star Uniti Nova and Uniti Star at the tail end of last year - and now it has finally arrived.

The formidable trio are receiving the necessary firmware update today, following the Apple functionality becoming available on Naim’s Mu-so wireless speaker systems in November.

Apple’s technology allows owners of the supporting systems to play music directly from an Apple source - either individually, or in a multi-room capacity with other AirPlay 2-compatible products.

Other benefits of AirPlay 2 include improved audio buffering, integration with Siri voice control and multiple control access across iOS devices (a useful touch for multi-room streaming).

Naim has also introduced a good ol' optional DAB/FM module for the Uniti Star and Nova systems... because apparently having internet radio, UPnP (network streaming), built-in SpotifyTidal and Chromecast support, aptX HD Bluetooth and a generous spread of analogue and digital inputs wasn’t enough! 

From today, existing Uniti Star and Nova owners can have their players fitted with the module through a retailer for a sum of £150/$199, while future Uniti buyers can choose it as an optional extra with their purchase for the same price.

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Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her eight years in the hi-fi industry, 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 Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.