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  • Naim Uniti Atom Review

    Here's my video review of the Naim Uniti Atom. In short, I loved it and placed it on the C.A.S.H. List.

     

     

     

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    Products Informtion:

    • Product - Naim, Uniti Atom ($2,999)
    • Product - Link
    • Quick Start Guide - Link

     

     

     

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    I did watch the video and enjoyed it. I do prefer the written reviews as you tend to go into more detail on what music you used and what you heard, I use this to listen to the same music as I read along.

     

    Thanks for all the hard work.

     

    M

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    GRONK! That's the sound us dinosaurs make... I'm also a written review guy. I read exceptionally fast, but I can only watch video at the speed of the video. Life's short enough already...

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    7 hours ago, Tintinabulum said:

    ... I'll read a review, I won't watch a video ...

     

    same

     

    written reviews for adults; videos for millenials 

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    3 hours ago, lbkwhitney said:

    But, learning from a video seems so totally presidential. 

     

    written reviews for adult hominids; videos for Drumpfkins

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    4 hours ago, Sloop John B said:

    Oh dear, totally stick to writing as your writing is totally awesome and we totally can’t see that awesome hat. 

     

    .sjb

     

    Hilarious

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    Your comments on power reminded me of an experience I had in a shop decades ago. The sales guy was demonstrating a 200W American muscle amp that received praise in The Absolute Sound. We listened for a while, then he substituted a 40W Naim. Holy crap, all of a sudden there was compelling music in the room instead of stereo sound. Volume was perfectly fine too. A real eye-opener. WPC means nothing, it's all about current and finesse.

     

    Sorry to pile on, but I don't see any added value to video vs. a written review. It took 16:39 to watch what I could have read in 4 minutes.

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    Chris, I too enjoy your writing style for reviews and then I have that documented for future reference.  But I'm also a video junky for reviews.  Most of what I find on YouTube is fine but there's an artform for those that stand out and that takes time and experience. 

     

    Maybe you could do a monthly video as a follow up of what's going with your Business.  You could show video of how you have products hooked while you did a review, updates on the site, Superphonica updates, guests, answer common questions about computer audio, spotlight an area of interest, have the community ask questions you could answer or suggest.

     

    I know you tried this in the past and it's a big undertaking.  I hope you stick with it and iron out what works and what doesn't.

     

    BTW, when your on The Next Track podcast your great, same with Home Theater Geeks.  So maybe a podcast.  

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    Don't do vid.  Computer is set up for audio.  And with the iMac, I never know if I will get my DAC to reload........

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    wow tough crowd, didnt see it coming. Thanks for the video, very informative, keep them coming. But I guess it would not hurt to provide a transcript for all the video haters LOL.

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    6 minutes ago, input username here said:

    Thanks Chris, informative and professional as always.  Unlike some others, I really like the idea of video reviews, though I don't think that this one was all it could be (SURE--easy for me to say since, unlike you,  I've contributed exactly zero reviews to the community, written or video!).  Anyway, I just think that a video could give the reader/viewer just so much better of an idea of the experience of use/ownership than your written words. 

     

    For example, when you showed the back of the Naim and we could see how tight the speaker cable area was with the bananas plugged in, you really got a sense of what it would be like to own and/or set up the unit; that would be very difficult to convey equally well with words alone.  On the other hand, although you did "spin" the volume control in the video, the novelty of the control seems like it could have been better served with, say, an overhead shot showing the control and top display in action, along with a little more voice over narration.  I guess what I am saying is that (as much extra work as I am sure it would be and, again, easy for me to say), seeing you actually interact with the unit(s) under review, instead of just watching you talk about it, would really be beneficial and really make the video format worthwhile.

     

    Finally, THANK YOU, for not making us watch you play music through your (review) system (like some other video reviewers insist on doing).  How or why anyone would think that music played back through a review system, captured (fallibly) on your mic(s), uploaded to and compressed by Youtube and then played back in our room through our system would be a worthwhile exercise or give anyone any idea of what you were hearing first hand is beyond me.  There is no way we will ever hear what you hear... though, via video, we can see (close to) what you see, and that could be great!

     

    I, for one, think that video reviews could be very, very cool.  Keep up the great work.

    Thanks for the kind words and feedback. I think you’re totally right about using the video medium to the maximum and showing things that can’t be depicted well with written words. 

     

    Your feedback helps immensely. 

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    4 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

     

    @ShawnC I’ve had some similar ideas and love what you said. I may reach out to you if that’s ok. 

    No problem

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    On 6/8/2018 at 3:16 AM, bobflood said:

    The video review method is OK but I still prefer a written review as it is easier to go back to and find specific sections and facts or opinions. A combination of the two would be great. The video for intro and a written for substance. Just my humble opinion.

    Music First Audiophiles are hearing music while reading reviews. No videos please.

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