Chord Electronics digital secrets revealed – mind blown!

2 October 2018

Warning: this is techy, very techy, but if you want to know the secrets behind Chord Electronics’ DAC technology and in particular the game-changing (and controversial) Hugo M-Scaler, read on.

Hi-Fi Critic magazine have published a four-page in-depth look at Rob Watts’ filter technology, written by respected British journalist Keith Howard (Hi-Fi News). Rob has been designing audio electronics for over 35 years and is Chord’s digital design consultant, genius behind current products like M-Scaler, Mojo and Hugo as well as some of the early ground-breakers like DAC 64. Enjoy the read…

HiFi Critic Rob Watts

And if that isn’t tech enough, have a look at the Chord’s own chat on M-Scaler: M Scaler press release

 

 

Naim App update – faster, slicker, better.

31 August 2018

An improved version of the Naim App will be available for free download early next week from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, making it easier and quicker to discover and control your Naim products.

Enhancements in the new release:
Improved discovery system – makes it easier to find products and servers
Improved Rooms screen look and feel – makes the App slicker to use
More support and tips – including enhanced troubleshooting
Improved responsiveness of transport controls (iOS only; Android to follow)
Improved ripping monitor feedback (Android; iOS already improved)

Minor bug fixes, including for iOS:
Fixed issue where default Radio favourites may not be recognised and could be duplicated
Fixed issue where the order of inputs may change between launches
Fixed issue where it may be possible to browse TIDAL using a deactivated account
Fixed issue where it may not have been possible to favourite a TIDAL created playlist
Fixed issue where firmware information may not be updated immediately after a firmware update
Fixed issue where you could not skip to the first track when repeat was enabled
Fixed issue where extended characters in a Room name may hide the entire name

For Android
Fixed issue where the default text colour may clash with the background on certain devices
Fixed issue where setup may fail as location permission are not requested
Fixed issue where the multiform picker may scroll to the top every few seconds
Fixed issue where the USB and Radio inputs may erroneously be disabled
Fixed issue where it may be possible to browse TIDAL using a deactivated account

This update is part of a detailed review of the Naim App, first introduced in 2010; further developments and additional functionality will be ongoing.

For the tech-heads out there: Naim no longer just rely on the industry standard UPnP methodology; they have also added mDNS (Bonjour) and direct connection techniques to the process. This gives a better platform to develop even stronger App experiences as products, technologies and devices evolve.

Roon Ready Naim

22 August 2018

Naim Audio’s new streaming trio – ND555, NDX 2 and ND5 XS 2 – are all Roon Ready.

But just what is Roon again? Put simply, it’s a searchable, surfable encyclopedia of music. Roon analyses your music collection and your listening behaviour to find and present photos, bios, reviews, lyrics, concerts, etc. that are relevant to you; making connections between artists, composers, performers, conductors and producers. Roon is a bit like targeted advertising but useful rather than annoying! It’s very clever and it will likely make you stay up way too late, weaving a web of musical discovery.

Naim Audio have now joined the ever-expanding list of audio manufacturers to add Roon compatibility to their streaming products. The new network streamers are all Roon Ready and all feature Naim’s new and improved streaming platform.

Watch this space for more details on ND555, NDX 2 and ND5 XS2.

 

Naim Uniti range

Naim Uniti Software Update – 2.6.1

23 June 2018

Coming soon – Naim Uniti software version 2.6.1. Sit back and wait for your notification in the Naim App.

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iOS & Android Streamer Support Release

22 June 2018

Good news – new updates to iOS and Android this week will fix some of the annoying (albeit minor) issues in operating Naim streamers.

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Linn and roon

Linn and roon make friends…

1 June 2018

Finally… Linn streamers are roon controllable.

As control apps go, Kazoo is one of the best, maybe that’s why it took Linn so long to embrace roon – but finally, Linn DS products can now be controlled using this exceptional interface.

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MOON 390 MiNDv2

MOON MiNDv2 upgrade offer

29 May 2018

If you have a MOON by SimAudio digital streamer, you’ll be familiar with the MiND app for organising and listening to your music. The good news? MiND is about to get better.

And if you act now, you can save yourself £345 too!

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Linn Labs

Software Spotlight: Introducing Linn Labs

10 May 2018

Calling all Linn enthusiasts and budding software geeks…

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Naim

Multiroom your Naim products with Streaming v4.6 software update

5 April 2018

Planning a house party? Or would you just like to play your favourtie tunes in every room simultaneously. Perhaps to convince the rest of the house of your impeccable taste? Then good news, with the latest firmware update, all Naim network products can now be seamlessly linked together a la ‘party mode’.

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Linn Kazoo

Linn Kazoo maintenance release (v4.11.257)

2 February 2018

New Kazoo Maintenance Release

2nd Feb 2018 –  new maintenance release available for Kazoo (v4.11.257).

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DSD for Linn

Linn DSD support and new Exaktbox Filter

21 December 2017

Linn has announced that DSD support is now available in both Klimax DS & Klimax DSM featuring Katalyst as well as two new Exakt Filter updates for Linn Exaktbox.

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Naim Uniti Core

Naim Uniti Core 2.5 Firmware update coming soon

20 December 2017

Naim Audio Uniti Core owners, keep your eye on your Naim App over the next few days – there is a significant firmware update coming soon and it’s a biggie, including fundamental usability improvements and major bug fixes.

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Naim App update – iOS 5.9 and Android 2.5

19 December 2017

New iOS and Andorid app updates are now available from Naim. The new updates includes metadata editing for Android, as well as several bug fixes.

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Naim android app V2.4

Naim Android App update v2.4

22 November 2017

Just released, Naim Audio Android app v2.4 is now available in the Play Store. The new update features considerable performance improvements as well as some minor bug fixes.

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Linn Kazoo software update

New Linn Kazoo (Mac) Maintenance Release v4.11.245

25 October 2017

New Kazoo (Mac) maintenance release now available for Kazoo for Mac (v4.11.245)

This release contains stability improvements; however there are no changes in functionality. We recommend that you carry out an update to ensure the best experience possible with increased reliability.

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Roon for Naim Uniti

Roon for Naim Uniti

21 October 2017

It’s been heralded as ‘the music player for music lovers’ and it undoubtedly delivers the best music browsing experience around. It’s called Roon, and it is now available for Naim Uniti.

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Linn Kazoo software update

New Linn Kazoo and Kazoo Server maintenance release

27 September 2017

Calling all Linn DS owners…

Now available – a new maintenance release for Linn Kazoo v4.11.242 & Kazoo Server v4.7.1295.

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Naim Audio android app v2.2.1971

Naim Android app update V2.2.1971

30 August 2017

To coincide with the arrival of Uniti Nova, Naim Audio has updated it’s Android app to version 2.2.1971, supporting Uniti Atom, Uniti Core, Uniti Nova and other Naim streaming products and including a host of improvements and fixes to current functionality.

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Linn Spotify

Linn DS support for Spotify

30 August 2017

2 billion playlists and 30 million songs – now available to Linn owners through Spotify.

From today, Linn have added Spotify support to TIDAL and Qobuz music services already available through it’s streaming products giving customers more choice and ways to discover new music.

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Naim Audio Uniti Core

Naim Uniti Core firmware v.1.5

15 August 2017

Today sees the release from Naim Audio of Uniti Core 1.5 firmware update.  Once live, the Naim app will notify users that an update is available for download.

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Linn Exakt

New Linn Exakt filter for Klimax

14 August 2017

From today, a new Exakt Filter featuring extended drive unit modelling delivers the best ever performing Klimax 350 loudspeakers. Simply select the new Exakt Filter using Linn Konfig and upgrade to Klimax 350 to experience the improvements.

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