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Naim launches HD Radio streaming station

Naim has announced a free upgrade for its users across its streaming products in Naim Radio HD.

British audio specialist Naim Audio has announced a new and higher-quality radio options for its users across its streaming speakers, systems and separates in Naim Radio HD, and it’s freely available to enjoy.

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The introduction of Naim Radio HD will unite the dedicated Jazz HD and Classical HD stations into a revamped streaming service, with all available in up to CD quality playback. They’ll be available for users to find in a dedicated HD Radio category in the Naim app, offering a curated collection of the highest-quality radio streams available that includes Radio X, Intense Radio, the full Radio Paradise network, Frequence 3 network, NRJ Paris, Rondo Classic and Sector Network.

The move comes quickly after the announcement of Sonos Radio HD, although that incurs a monthly fee of £7.99 after the free trial period ends.

Owners of the award-winning Naim Mu-so and Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation wireless speakers, as well as the Uniti Atom, Star and Nova systems, and ND 5 XS2, NDX 2, ND 555 players can now enjoy these stations with 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC streams, and the HD Radio selection at their native resolutions with some as high as 24-bit/96kHz.

Those who have legacy Naim streaming products aren’t left out either. They’ll get a quality of life upgrade with AAC 320kbps streams made available to them. That bitrate matches the highest-quality output from BBC Radio stations.

Naim Records manager, James Tailby says: “The new Naim Radio HD channels are home to the entire, updated Naim Records back catalogue – covering everything from some of the very first classic releases, right up to the electrifying debut tracks from latest signing, Fable – truly showcasing our eclectic and exciting roster,” .

Owners of the aforementioned products will be able to experience the higher-quality radio options via the Naim App from today with no software upgrade required.

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