“From today, existing Uniti Star and Nova owners can have their players fitted with the module through a retailer for a sum of £150/$199, while future Uniti buyers can choose it as an optional extra with their purchase for the same price.”
consistent with @Naim.Marketing statement.
however, if there is information on the existence of a module (see excerpt from @bruss ), it appears that there is a possibility of adding it, on request, later. I await the dealer’s email. (regardless of what is said here, if they do not provide the equipment they have, it will be of no use to me)
I was initially unsure as wether I needed the module but as I live in an area of limited broadband I decided to go for it. Tom Tom did say that they were happy to retrofit the module at a later date. The price (£150 may 2021) was the same regardless of when it was fitted.
The Naim website (not famous as a source of up to date, accurate info, but still) says, “Optional DAB/FM module available (release date to be confirmed)” for the Star and Nova.
Perhaps a bit of further clarification there would have helped.
My Nova was fitted with the module by my uk dealer; as has already been suggested, a simple operation.
Are you outside the uk; you mention distributor? I don’t expect many Nova units have been fitted with the module, retro or otherwise, so experience may vary. Just a thought, is the module available and compatible with FM/DAB broadcasts in all countries?
You mention both UQ2 and Nova, for FM. Each unit handles FM differently, you may already know. The UQ2 treats it as an analogue input, the Nova converts to digital - again this has previously been discussed. My two units are in adjoining rooms and there is a short time lag, when both have FM selected.
If the position of your units will be such that you only listen to one at a time, the difference is immaterial. Otherwise set Nova to multiroom to the UQ2 - the reverse is not available.
I spoke to one of the bigger UK hifi chains stocking Naim’ today and they were struggling to explain how I might add a subwoofer to my set up. They basically said ‘v difficult to do with Naim’. I asked if I could connect via Hicap on my 282, and the answer was ‘probably not’. From what I understand from this forum, that is actually the recommended approach.
The frustration I have as a consumer is the arrogance of (some) sellers, when they abandon the effort to provide a better service:
If I don’t know what I’m talking about, I should be quiet. or then assume ignorance and go look for the correct information…