What you need to know
- Naim has announced the Uniti Atom Headphone Edition amplifier, priced at almost $3,300.
- The amplifier doesn't need a computer and supports AirPlay 2.
Naim is a name that high-end audio lovers are very familiar with and the company just announced the Uniti Atom Headphone Edition amplifier. A gorgeous, no doubt heavy box of tricks, this thing isn't your typical headphone amplifier – as Naim is keen to point out.
Kicking things off is the fact this amplifier doesn't need a computer to work – it is a computer, complete with support for Apple's AirPlay 2.
On top of that, and because this is more than an amplifier, Naim says the Uniti Atom Headphone Edition will happily stream music from Apple Music and other streaming services.
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