The Vita multi-room system can stream music services such as Tidal and Spotify, supports hi-res audio and can stream videos from YouTube and other services to your TV.

Multi-room audio and networked music players aren’t a particularly new concept, but the Nativ Vita aims to combine them both into a seamless, high-end, hi-res package.

The Vita is a 11.6in touchscreen-controlled central hu, which supports music and video streaming services including Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and YouTube. 

As well as streaming, the Vita system allows access to locally stored music on a NAS drive, smartphone or its own 4TB of internal storage (upgradeable), and can distribute it all to wireless speakers and headphones around your home, including high-resolution audio. DLNA and UPnP products are supported.

Multi-room speakers and wireless headphones from the likes of Bose and Sonos are supported, connecting via wi-fi or aptX Bluetooth. Spotify Connect, Apple AirPlay and Google Cast are all supported, too.

It can also connect to your existing hi-fi equipment via asynchronous USB 2.0, SPDIF (RCA, TosLink, BNC) or AES/EBU XLR, and supports up to DSD 256, DXD and 32-bit/384kHz PCM music files. Nativ has said it plans to support MQA in the future, too.

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Whilst you can control all your music via the central hub, Nativ also offers smartphone and smartwatch apps and you can even control everything through your TV.

It’s not just music you can stream either, as Nativ supports music video streaming to your TV from YouTube, Apple Music, Google Play and Tidal, via Google Cast or HDMI.

There's also a dedicated DAC and headphone amplifier, the Nativ Wave, which has two 24-bit/192kHz DSD1792A modules, and a Nativ Pulse power supply. So the company means business.

The Nativ Vita system is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, where it has surpassed its $100,000 goal with two months to go. You can pre-order a Vita for $999 plus shipping.

MORE: Tidal to launch hi-res streaming in 2016


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... and NATIV announced a next important step

Dear all,

Today (21st of April) Nativ announced a next important step which enables the system to perfectly integrate the whole audio chain and, which is more important, to be ready for the future and a neartearm integration into a smart home environment.  The announcement refers to an extension with 12 V trigger ports at NATIV Pulse, which  can be configured and controlled by VITA, WAVEs GUI the NATIV APPS and via IP for instance from a Smart Home Device. These 12V triggers are not only announced as simple high/low triggers.

Nativ announced: "In contrast to a standard High_Enable handshake our system also can program sophisticated handshake pulse patterns to communicate more complex “messages” to 3rd party components, which will give us flexibility to control additional features on those devices in the future via Vita’s touchscreen and the smartphone control apps."

I would say, that this real innovation is the next feature, which makes a unique system more unique by adding a simple standard technology with extended new functions.

The Innovator