Naim Audio has introduced a free TIDAL Connect software update for its streaming players and systems. The streaming platform can be accessed via the TIDAL app, but owners can also use core TIDAL streaming functionality via the Naim App, if preferred.
The 3.7 firmware update (available to download direct from the Naim App) for players such as Uniti Atom, Uniti Atom Headphone Edition, Uniti Star and Uniti Nova systems – as well as the ND5 XS2, NDX 2 and ND 555 dedicated streaming players – is available now. A matching update will come available for the Mu-so 2nd Generation wireless speakers.
“It’s great to offer Naim owners yet more music options via this free upgrade, with even more functionality to come from our scalable streaming platform”, said Paul Neville, Naim’s Research & Development Director.
Sony says the HT-A9 home theater system ($1,799), the HT-A7000 7.1.2ch Dolby Atmos soundbar, as well as additional speakers and subwoofers, can be ordered now. The HT-A9 system comes with 360 Spatial Sound Mapping plus Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio. The package also supports Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Chromecast, Apple AirPlay 2, and Spotify Connect. It can pair directly with a Sony BRAVIA TV so the display takes on center channel duties.
The HT-A7000 soundbar ($1,299, pictured above) carries two up-firing speakers, two beam tweeters, and five front speakers with a built-in dual subwoofer. The onboard Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front surround features enable the measurement of the height and width of a room to optimize sound. The SA-SW3 200W and SA-SW5 300W wireless subwoofers are available for $399.99 and $699.99, respectively, and SA-RS3 wireless rear speakers are priced at $349.99.
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