Performance Features Ergonomics Value PRICE $3,000 AT A GLANCE Plus Outstanding sound quality Very high standard of fit, finish, and industrial design Generally excellent ergonomics with well-conceived app Minus Premium pricing may scare off some buyers Occasionally slow volume-control response via iOS app THE VERDICT An excellent solution, for those who can afford it, for a streaming/computer-audio system where sound quality is as important as features or user interface. Is it an integrated amplifier with onboard wireless and network streaming, or an audio streamer with built-in amplification? Yes. The Uniti Atom, from British iconoclast Naim Audio, is both of these, as well as a quarterback for the company’s Mu-so wireless- multiroom ecosystem (and a few other things mixed in). Like all Naim products since the brand’s inception in the mid-1970s, the Atom is distinctly different from most competing designs in both appearance and operation; the company’s proximity to the powerful vibrations of Stonehenge doubtless has something to do with this tradition. That said, the Atom is less different from its competition than many a previous design, because this sort of streaming amp is what the classic stereo integrated amp seems to have morphed into, here in the post- physical-media 21st century. But perhaps the rest of the world has simply caught up, or caught sideways, to Naim.