Hailing from Britain, Naim Audio are best known for their immensely high-end source devices ranging from 4-digit headphone amplifiers and streaming devices to whopping 6-digit power supplies and pre-amps. The company take a summit-fi approach to convenient smart audio with a range of streaming devices and speakers featuring technology trickled down from their flagship masterpieces.
Their new Uniti Atom Headphone Edition exemplifies this ethos. This is a headphone-optimised fully-formed music device that negates the need for a separate streaming device. It houses a discrete headphone amplifier utilising technology from their statement amp, that the company assures is easily capable of driving high-end headphones. It sports a new transformer design that maximises dynamics and cleanliness. In addition, the Atom-HE offers both 4-pin XLR and Pentaconn balanced outputs in addition to a standard 6.3mm single-ended output to maximise compatibility.
The system offers Qobuz, TIDAL, Spotify and internet radio. It offers AirPlay 2 support, Chromecast and Roon-ready status to maximise streaming options. A host of both digital and analogue inputs enable connection to other source devices such as turn-tables or USB-playback from a flash drive. The Atom doubles as a streaming pre-amp and is able to drive active loudspeakers as well for a perfect all-in-one package.
The Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition is available in Australia exclusively via Busisoft AV and select dealers for $4,299 AUD/$4,899 NZD. You can visit Busisoft here and Naim’s website here for all the details! Please also check Crutchfield, Amazon and Headphones for international purchase.