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    NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

    Anyone here had the opportunity to hear one of these? Gonna be picking one up soon, along with a set of Focal Stellia phones. I need a set of closed phones so that my wife can read and watch TV while I'm listening to music. The new NAIM headphone amp seems to be getting glowing reviews on quality, sound, and features. All of my phones to this point have been of the $300 or less variety with no headphone amp. So this is new territory for me.
    Amplifier: Pass Labs INT 250 integrated.

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    Server: Roon Nucleus with lifetime subscription.

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    Headphones/Amp: Focal Stellia phones, NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition headphone amp/music player/server/streamer.

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    Re: NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

    Enjoy the new setup!
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    Re: NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

    Thanks, Randy. Can't wait to hear the amp and phones. Everything I read about both is exemplary.
    Amplifier: Pass Labs INT 250 integrated.

    DAC/Streamer: MSB Discrete Dual Power Supply.

    Server: Roon Nucleus with lifetime subscription.

    Speakers: Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary
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    Headphones/Amp: Focal Stellia phones, NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition headphone amp/music player/server/streamer.

    Cables: AudioQuest Rocket 88 speaker cables,
    Mackenzie interconnects.

    Speaker Stands: HiFi Man.

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    Re: NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    Anyone here had the opportunity to hear one of these? Gonna be picking one up soon, along with a set of Focal Stellia phones. I need a set of closed phones so that my wife can read and watch TV while I'm listening to music. The new NAIM headphone amp seems to be getting glowing reviews on quality, sound, and features. All of my phones to this point have been of the $300 or less variety with no headphone amp. So this is new territory for me.
    I have one with Utopias. I gave up my Violectric V281 headphone amp after my first experience with the HE. It's an amazing device that checks all the boxes, sounds great and is a joy to use. It works well as a streamer/DAC/preamp too.
    I'm thinking of hooking mine up to a Naim NAP 250 DR for a terrific two box system.
    You will not be disappointed.
    Bud<br>

    NAIM: NAC 552 Preamp w/555PS Power supply, Naim ND555 Streamer/DAC, NAP 300 DR Amplifier, AtomHE Headphone Amp, Superlumina Speaker Cables, Power Cables
    HARBETH: 30.2 40th Anniversary Speakers
    FOCAL:: Utopia Headphones
    ANSUZ: C2 Power Cable, A2 Power Distributor, D2 Ethernet Cables, D2 PowerSwitch, D2 Interconnect
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    Re: NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

    I really like Focal headphones. I actually have some Clear MG's on the way as my secondary cans.
    Hattor AMRG Trans w/Active Tube Stage | NAD C 298 | McIntosh MP100, MR85, R778 | Rega RP8, Ania Pro, NEO PSU | Technics SL-1500C | Audio Technica VM740ML | Hexmat Eclipse, Yellow Bird | T+A DAC 8 DSD | Falcon NW PC Server (Roon Core & HQ Player) | Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Roon Controller) | Woo WA22 (2nd Gen) | Astell&Kern SE200 | Abyss Diana Phi | KEF LS50 Meta, KC62 (x2), S2 | Oppo BDP105 | AudioQuest Niagara 1000

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    Re: NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

    Focal Stellias and NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition amp on the way! Actually, the amp is in stock and the Stellias are on order. Hopefully it won't take too long to get the phones. A couple of weeks...who knows? I'm guessing the amp should show up at my door step early to the middle of next week. Covid has messed things up so badly that it affects just about anything you have to order these days.
    Amplifier: Pass Labs INT 250 integrated.

    DAC/Streamer: MSB Discrete Dual Power Supply.

    Server: Roon Nucleus with lifetime subscription.

    Speakers: Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary
    Model.

    Headphones/Amp: Focal Stellia phones, NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition headphone amp/music player/server/streamer.

    Cables: AudioQuest Rocket 88 speaker cables,
    Mackenzie interconnects.

    Speaker Stands: HiFi Man.

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    Re: NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

    Should I connect my headphone amp (Uniti Atom Headphone Edition amp) to the net using WiFi or ethernet input? The amp has both. Does one sound better vs the other?
    Amplifier: Pass Labs INT 250 integrated.

    DAC/Streamer: MSB Discrete Dual Power Supply.

    Server: Roon Nucleus with lifetime subscription.

    Speakers: Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary
    Model.

    Headphones/Amp: Focal Stellia phones, NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition headphone amp/music player/server/streamer.

    Cables: AudioQuest Rocket 88 speaker cables,
    Mackenzie interconnects.

    Speaker Stands: HiFi Man.

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    Re: NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

    I don't use either on mine but I would assume ethernet. WiFi is usually the lowest connection speed and quality.
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    Re: NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    Should I connect my headphone amp (Uniti Atom Headphone Edition amp) to the net using WiFi or ethernet input? The amp has both. Does one sound better vs the other?
    It depends on the quality of your network. I prefer wired. I have my Atom HE, Nucleus and Naim ND555 connected to my Ansuz PowerSwitch. The best cable connected to the Nucleus. Even more important than the one going to your MSB Streamer.
    Bud<br>

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    FOCAL:: Utopia Headphones
    ANSUZ: C2 Power Cable, A2 Power Distributor, D2 Ethernet Cables, D2 PowerSwitch, D2 Interconnect
    NORDOST: Heimdall 2 Ethernet Cables
    CHORD:Music Interconnects
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    SKYLAN: Speaker Stands
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    Re: NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

    Ethernet input.
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    Re: NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

    Thanks, guys! Bud...Thank you for your service!
    Amplifier: Pass Labs INT 250 integrated.

    DAC/Streamer: MSB Discrete Dual Power Supply.

    Server: Roon Nucleus with lifetime subscription.

    Speakers: Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary
    Model.

    Headphones/Amp: Focal Stellia phones, NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition headphone amp/music player/server/streamer.

    Cables: AudioQuest Rocket 88 speaker cables,
    Mackenzie interconnects.

    Speaker Stands: HiFi Man.

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    Re: NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

    BTW, is 25' of category 6 ethernet cable OK?
    Amplifier: Pass Labs INT 250 integrated.

    DAC/Streamer: MSB Discrete Dual Power Supply.

    Server: Roon Nucleus with lifetime subscription.

    Speakers: Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary
    Model.

    Headphones/Amp: Focal Stellia phones, NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition headphone amp/music player/server/streamer.

    Cables: AudioQuest Rocket 88 speaker cables,
    Mackenzie interconnects.

    Speaker Stands: HiFi Man.

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    Re: NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    BTW, is 25' of category 6 ethernet cable OK?
    I think you are fine since the max length of a cat 6 is 328 feet.
    2chl : Pass Xa-30.5, W4S STP, Kef 201/2, KEF 140, Vapor Breeze, Lumin, VPI Classic, Manley Chinook, Bryston CD, BHA-1, HD650, HD800s, HD820's, Dan Clark 1.1, OPPO 203, 105.

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    Re: NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

    Well, I've had the Uniti Atom Headphone Edition and Focal Stellia phones for a few months now. The setup is far beyond superb. I'm enjoying it soooooooo much! The sound is just stellar. Not to mention the countless features of the UAHE. Everything is working flawlessly. I listen to the headphone setup in the evenings and the speakers in the daytime. The Pass INT 250, MSB Discrete DAC, Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary speakers and Roon Nucleus really kick butt and take no prisoners. Well, sort'a anyway. Mike, I couldn't be more satisfied with my system. Thanks, yet again.
    Amplifier: Pass Labs INT 250 integrated.

    DAC/Streamer: MSB Discrete Dual Power Supply.

    Server: Roon Nucleus with lifetime subscription.

    Speakers: Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary
    Model.

    Headphones/Amp: Focal Stellia phones, NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition headphone amp/music player/server/streamer.

    Cables: AudioQuest Rocket 88 speaker cables,
    Mackenzie interconnects.

    Speaker Stands: HiFi Man.

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    Re: NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    Well, I've had the Uniti Atom Headphone Edition and Focal Stellia phones for a few months now. The setup is far beyond superb. I'm enjoying it soooooooo much! The sound is just stellar. Not to mention the countless features of the UAHE. Everything is working flawlessly. I listen to the headphone setup in the evenings and the speakers in the daytime. The Pass INT 250, MSB Discrete DAC, Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary speakers and Roon Nucleus really kick butt and take no prisoners. Well, sort'a anyway. Mike, I couldn't be more satisfied with my system. Thanks, yet again.
    So happy to hear! It’s a fabulously musical system.


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    Re: NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    So happy to hear! It’s a fabulously musical system.


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    So true.
    Amplifier: Pass Labs INT 250 integrated.

    DAC/Streamer: MSB Discrete Dual Power Supply.

    Server: Roon Nucleus with lifetime subscription.

    Speakers: Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary
    Model.

    Headphones/Amp: Focal Stellia phones, NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition headphone amp/music player/server/streamer.

    Cables: AudioQuest Rocket 88 speaker cables,
    Mackenzie interconnects.

    Speaker Stands: HiFi Man.

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