Salisbury-based, British manufacturer of high-end audio equipment, Naim Audio, is pleased to announce its UnitiLite all-in-one audio player is now available in store after winning a prestigious ‘CES Innovations’ award.
The UnitiLite will have special recognition at the upcoming 2013 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas after earning the award in the High Performance Home Audio category. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honour outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products.
Commenting on the award Naim Audio’s Managing Director Paul Stephenson said: “We are thrilled to have secured this award for innovation. It is recognition of the work we have done to bring great sound quality into the homes of even more people around the world. We aim to make music central to people’s lives again and the UnitiLite is the perfect embodiment of that vision.”
Naim has a passionate and committed interest in music. This is as true today as it was at the time of the company’s formation in Salisbury, England, over 35 years ago. Enjoyment of music has driven Naim to design and manufacture the finest range of audio equipment available. Top engineering principles ensure that all Naim products meet and exceed the measurable parameters essential for state-of-the-art performance, safety and reliability: all essential qualities for which Naim is renowned. Measurement alone, however, is not enough: every product must also deliver the musical performance that the team could not live without.
Naim quality requires an attention to detail verging on the obsessive: a special and unique approach to component selection and system design, all within a highly specialised production environment. Every aspect of a Naim product’s design has been considered for its impact on sound quality. Even small, seemingly insignificant, production techniques are used, because of the difference they make between delivering a great and an amazing sound.
Launched at the Top Audio Video Show, Milan in September, UnitiLite showcases the high-performance, “as-live” music experience and functionality that have come to typify Naim Audio products. An audio player perfect for modern-day music habits, it features a CD player, high-resolution digital streaming, internet radio and iPod/iPhone/MP3 connectivity all within a beautifully slimline enclosure. An early five star review from the experts at What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision predicts huge popularity for the UnitiLite which arrived in stores nationwide this month.
Naim’s toughest critics are its management and its employees. They have always believed that being honest is the only way to communicate with their customers – music lovers and numerous musicians – who regard Naim’s products as having no equals in their respective classes. Naim does not chase market fashion and will not move from its overriding objective of achieving consistent musical performance. The company has its own record label, Naim Label, which specialises in high-quality music recordings, and has moved steadily into the world of audio streaming, multi-room and in-car audio, introducing the award-winning NaimUniti all-in-one audio player and a range of multi-room audio products: NaimNet, designed to bring new customers to the Naim fold without sacrificing Naim’s legendary performance. Naim also announced an exclusive partnership with Bentley Motors in 2008, with the launch of the Naim for Bentley Premium Audio System, which is available across all Bentley models.
UnitiLite retails at £1,650 or £1,895 with the optional FM/DAB tuner.