About a year after the purchase of my Uniti Nova, I ask myself a question that to many may seem useless if not silly.
The Nova project is entirely new or is it a device that encloses the circuitry of 2 devices (amplifier, dac and streamer) already produced by Naim in a single cabinet.
I was told that it has the circuitry of the Super Nait 2 or 3 and a separate DAC similar to nd5xs2 and that the price difference would consist solely of the savings deriving from the use of a single cabinet.
All this, together with the charm of the brand, would have convinced me even more to buy the Nova .
Others argue that it is a completely new device, which has different sonic characteristics, I don’t know if it is better or worse from the separate combination, and which does not have the DNA of the classic series so appreciated and praised throughout the audiophile community. Faced with this kind of considerations, the doubt arises that the Nova is an overestimated device in terms of price.
For example, I wonder why, unlike other Naim devices, the Nova does not suffer from idiosyncrasy with cables from other brands, and that it is not strictly necessary to leave it on 24 hours a day? I only need a couple of hours of ignition to have a good sound.
In addition, some Naim enthusiasts have confirmed to me that plugging the Power line cable into the Nova would bring little improvement over connecting the same cable with separate high-end equipment.
In short, everyone says everything and the opposite of everything.
I state that for me this is the first approach with Naim; I really like the device, it sounds good, powerful, dynamic and rhythmic even with my favorite genres (jazz and classical music) and I wouldn’t change it at the moment.
I believe that Naim wanted to create a device commercially oriented to music lovers who do not want complications, versatile, well-sounding and in practice definitive for a certain range of users not interested in the most extreme issues of HIFI and therefore not very expandable in terms of upgrading. .
I leave the relevant considerations to you.
Thank you all.