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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.

    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

    Enjoy the new setup!
    Amplifiers: Hattor AMRG Trans, Tube Active Stage | NAD C298 | MBL 8006 B | McIntosh MP100
    Vinyl: Rega RP8, Ania Pro, NEO PSU | Hexmat Eclipse, Yellow Bird | Technics SL-1500C | AT VM740ML
    Digital: T+A DAC 8 DSD | Falcon NW PC | Microsoft Surface Pro 6 | Roon & HQPlayer
    Headphones: Woo Audio WA22 (2nd Gen) | A&K SE-200 | Abyss Diana Phi | Focal Clear MG
    Speakers: KEF LS50 Meta w/S2 | Rythmik L12 (x2)
    Other: Oppo BDP-105 | Magnum Dynalab FT-101A, ST-2

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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
    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
    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
    NORDOST: Heimdall 2 Ethernet Cables
    CHORD:Music Interconnects
    QUADRASPIRE: SVT Equipment Stand
    SKYLAN: Speaker Stands
    UPTONE:Linear Power Supply
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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.
    Amplifiers: Hattor AMRG Trans, Tube Active Stage | NAD C298 | MBL 8006 B | McIntosh MP100
    Vinyl: Rega RP8, Ania Pro, NEO PSU | Hexmat Eclipse, Yellow Bird | Technics SL-1500C | AT VM740ML
    Digital: T+A DAC 8 DSD | Falcon NW PC | Microsoft Surface Pro 6 | Roon & HQPlayer
    Headphones: Woo Audio WA22 (2nd Gen) | A&K SE-200 | Abyss Diana Phi | Focal Clear MG
    Speakers: KEF LS50 Meta w/S2 | Rythmik L12 (x2)
    Other: Oppo BDP-105 | Magnum Dynalab FT-101A, ST-2

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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.
    Amplifiers: Hattor AMRG Trans, Tube Active Stage | NAD C298 | MBL 8006 B | McIntosh MP100
    Vinyl: Rega RP8, Ania Pro, NEO PSU | Hexmat Eclipse, Yellow Bird | Technics SL-1500C | AT VM740ML
    Digital: T+A DAC 8 DSD | Falcon NW PC | Microsoft Surface Pro 6 | Roon & HQPlayer
    Headphones: Woo Audio WA22 (2nd Gen) | A&K SE-200 | Abyss Diana Phi | Focal Clear MG
    Speakers: KEF LS50 Meta w/S2 | Rythmik L12 (x2)
    Other: Oppo BDP-105 | Magnum Dynalab FT-101A, ST-2

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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>

    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
    NORDOST: Heimdall 2 Ethernet Cables
    CHORD:Music Interconnects
    QUADRASPIRE: SVT Equipment Stand
    SKYLAN: Speaker Stands
    UPTONE:Linear Power Supply
    DANACABLE:: Headphone cables

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    Re: NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

    Ethernet input.
    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

    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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