All TechWeek writers are indepentent and from many different countries. Some english misspelling and grammar mistakes may occur. Want to contribute? Join the team
The British company Naim has released the popular Naim Uniti Atom player-amplifier in a Headphone Edition – that is, in a headphone version.
As a reminder, the original Naim Uniti Atom has a built-in amplifier capable of delivering 2×40 watts into 8 ohms. The Uniti Atom Headphone Edition features a discrete headphone amplifier. Power up to 1.5 W per channel will ensure the operation of even high-impedance models.
The manufacturer is positioning the novelty as a partner for high-end headphones. Naturally, Focal models are recommended for the Headphone Edition: Radiance , Utopia , Stellia , Clear Mg and Celestee .
Otherwise, the model is provided with all the advantages of the familiar Uniti Atom, the built-in DAC of which copes with audio resolution up to 32 bit / 384 kHz and is able to work with Chromecast, Roon, Airplay 2, Bluetooth aptX HD, UPnP, Spotify Connect, Tidal, InternetRadio (vTuner Premium) , ZigBee, etc.
The upgrade to the original Naim Uniti Atom was not just about replacing the amplifier board (the internal structure of this player consists of a set of specialized boards). Naim said it has developed an alternative transformer specifically for the Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition – specifically to power the headphone amplifier.
To connect headphones to the Uniti Atom Headphone Edition, there are three connector options: balanced 4-pin XLR and Pentaconn, as well as a classic unbalanced 6.3 mm jack.
The cost of the Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition has remained unchanged – in the US, Naim Uniti Atom will cost $ 3,290.