Firmware 3.8 Release

For users of Naim Uniti Atom, Uniti Atom Headphone Edition, Uniti Star, Uniti Nova, ND5 XS 2, NDX 2 and ND 555

We are pleased to offer Firmware 3.8, which offers a range of improvements and minor bug fixes. It also fully prepares these products for the upcoming change in TIDAL authentication – so is an essential upgrade for anyone streaming TIDAL.

The update will be available from today, and is easily installed via the Naim App: please ensure you are running the latest version: 2.22 (Android devices) or 5.22 (Apple iOS devices) or greater.


  • System automation - preamp input is selected when changing source, content and transport state

  • Updated Roon implementation

  • Updated AirPlay implementation

  • CD Ripping - analysis carried out on FLAC rips and indication given in the rip monitor if an error is detected

  • CD Ripping – ripping will now only start if music store has sufficient space, and provide an error message if not. This improves previous situation where rips could start then fail


  • Multiroom - New platform device could not connect to legacy master device after being disconnected

  • Multiroom - Intermittent small burst of audio on master device when changing to track of a different sample rate

  • Internet radio stations which use HTTPS would fail to play

  • USB - .m3u playlists would fail to play

  • Bluetooth input did not auto select at start of playback

  • Front panel - Artwork from some services would fail to load

  • Front panel - Display off when not playing timer was not reset on standby cycle

  • Front panel - Disabled external inputs were shown under the inputs menu

  • Bluetooth - no metadata show on now playing after input auto select

  • Tidal favourites could fail to sync on some accounts

  • Display - processing of very large artwork images could cause a crash

  • Roon - progress bar was shown on the front panel for live radio stations

  • Front Panel - Period of black screen on track transitions as new artwork loads

  • Playing a large playlist could result in only the first 15 tracks being queued

  • Rovi lookup would fail on some CDs (Uniti Star only)