Naim UNITI ATOM & Focal ARIA 926 (Noyer Walnut)
Good things come in small packages
It might be small, but that doesn’t prevent the Naim Uniti Atom from packing in a top quality 40 watt amp, class-leading music streamer and a whole host of connectivity. Perfect as a high-end system in its own right or as part of Naim’s impressive multi-room audio, just add speakers for a breath-taking audio experience.
Award-winning Naim sound quality
Unlike most small systems, the Uniti Atom is built to the same standards as high-end hi-fi. This means hand-wired digital and analogue circuitry for low distortion, aluminium casing and heatsinks for rigidity and vibration resistance and an oversize, toroidal power transformer for ample power. With 40 watts per channel, the Uniti Atom is happy partnering most speakers and fills all but the largest of rooms with Naim’s typically upbeat and involving sound.
Ultimate music streamer
With Naim’s award-winning music-streaming platform at its heart, the Uniti Atom delivers the finest audio. Developed by 25 engineers, over three years and featured in their flagship, £20,000 ND555 streamer, nothing competes for ease of use and quality. Simply download the Naim app and take control of all your music-streaming needs.
Stream music your way
Whichever way you stream your music, the Uniti delivers. With direct access to Spotify Connect (Premium Spotify account required), Tidal and thousands of Internet radio stations, you can enjoy near limitless music. Chromecast is built-in, seamlessly linking to hundreds of supporting apps, such as Deezer, Qobuz and SoundCloud. If you prefer to stream within your own network, UPnP (Universal Plug n’ Play) is also supported – right up to High Resolution 32 bit/384 kHz files.
AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth
Stream music from your Apple device or iTunes with AirPlay 2 and you’ll not only hear your music library or favourite music service but also take advantage of Apple’s multiroom system. Alternatively, for a quick and easy link for anyone in the room, link a smartphone by Bluetooth and share the music instantly.
As well as Apple’s AirPlay 2, the Uniti Atom offers two other ways to go multiroom. Either go Google or, better still, use the Naim app to link up all your compatible Naim products. The slick Naim app then lets you listen to the same music all around your home or different music in different rooms. The latest Uniti range is also Roon Ready for enhanced music searching.
Transform your TV’s sound
Amongst its many features, the Uniti Atom also comes with an HDMI ARC socket. This is the ideal connection for a TV, giving your TV the potential for a huge boost in sound. Now you can get a massive upgrade to your TV’s sound as well as music playback, without the need for separate soundbar or sound base.
The centre of your system
As well as HDMI, the Unit Atom also comes with a wide range of inputs. Twin USB sockets (front and rear) are ideal for connecting temporary and permanent media devices. You can store up to 20,000 tracks to a local USB connected device, making this the ideal way to access your digital music library. Three digital inputs are perfect for sources such as a CD/DVD/Blu-ray player, games console and TV set-top box, while the analogue RCA input is ideal for a turntable (with pre-amp built-in).
As well as a handy headphone output, the Uniti Atom also features a preamp RCA output. This can be used for a wide choice of options, including connecting your choice of active subwoofer, connecting an upgrade power amp or simply using the Uniti Atom as a stand-alone music streamer in your existing hi-fi.
Unlike most music systems, the Uniti Atom is a delight to use, even without the control app. The precision volume control is based on the mega-bucks Statement amp and is a joy to use. Offering ultra-smooth rotation and clear visual segment lighting, it’s probably the volume control you’ll be using the most. Typical of Naim’s attention to detail, the volume control also incorporates the Bluetooth antenna for a seamless style.
Full colour display
Featuring a full-colour display, the Uniti Atom provides rich images of artwork and content. The comprehensive display also shows input information, music metadata and more. Fitted with proximity sensors, the screen ‘wakes’ as you approach.
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Powerful, three-way performance
Using two drive units dedicated entirely to bass with a separate one for mid-range, the Focal Aria 926 has bass power to spare. Combined with the large floorstanding cabinet, it gives the Aria 926 the chance to do full justice to powerful RnB, large orchestral or stadium rock music. If you’re looking for a speaker that can effortlessly portray the entire music spectrum, then this is it.
Flax cones for a natural sound
Using Focal’s unique Flax cone material, the 926 also sounds smooth and natural. The dedicated mid-range unit lets vocals stand out from the mix and reproduces them exactly as the producer intended.
TNF tweeters for smooth precision
Developing Focal’s famous inverted style tweeter further, the TNF tweeters use aluminium and magnesium with Poron suspension for an exceptionally smooth yet detailed sound. Waveguides help create an accurate soundstage that makes it feel like the musicians are in the room.
Sleek curves for a room friendly style
Although the Aria 926 speakers stand over a metre tall, their smooth lines and luxury finish means they effortlessly blend with your decor. Ideally used in medium-sized rooms at a listening distance of around 3 metres, these speakers create a ‘wall of sound’.
Front ported for flexible positioning
By placing the bass port at the front rather than the rear of the cabinet, the Aria 926s can be placed closer to the rear wall without losing out too much on sound quality. Focal have also provided adjustable plinths with these speakers. By attaching spikes, this lets you get exactly the right degree of ‘tilt’ for the most precise listening experience.
Highly recommended by the hi-fi press, these multi-award-winning speakers play it all.