As mentioned earlier, I´m new to Naim products but not new to HiFi. Coming from DIY tube amps of the cost no object class, horn speakers, beeing a vinyl afficionado, already did some try outs with digital formats and streaming, but sizing down the efforts due to a constant lack of time and changing interests. Now I want to keep that court simple and pragmatic.
Thus I started with famous Chrome Bumpers, want to continue using either my existing high sensitivity speakers as well as turntables and phono stages. There´s also a Micromega Trio set of CD transport and external DAC which is also set for further use.
There´s also an existing music server and streaming client (both integrated in a PopcornHour C-300) in my system already, but since I´ve upgraded to a new NAS system with a much greater HDD music files are actually stored two times (once on the NAS and another time on the music server).
Now I´m thinking this music server thing over with maybe switching to a used Naim UnitiServe or a new Uniti Core what will give me a quite similar shoebox design as of the Chrome Bumpers. Can you guys please help me out on my open questions?
Is the Internet radio functionality executed directly on the servers or is it a function that runs on your tablet and is only streamed to the Naim music server via UPNP?
Is internet radio even an available function for the older UnitiServe devices?
Can I upgrade to a SSD when upgrading the HDD on a UnitiServe at Naims? Can I change the hard drive in the Uniti Core on my own or does it have to be done at an authorized service Station?
Can both units be configured that way that no music files are stored on their HDDs but all files are stored directly on the NAS?
Many thanks in advance