Naim

Mu-so 2nd Generation

£1,299

2nd Generation Mu-so is a big step up in audio performance and functionality from the original, thanks to Naim’s newer streaming platform, better amplification and more processing power. Other gains include support for Apple AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast, and Bluetooth, so you can stream music from just about any source, and pair with your TV via HDMI ARC. The result? A brilliant music system that doubles as a premium soundbar.

Dimensions (H x W x D):  122mm x 628 mm x 264 mm
Weight: 11.2kg

2 in stock

The Premium Wireless Speaker Your Music Deserves

Mu-so 2nd Generation is the successor to the multiple award-winning Mu-so wireless music system, re-engineered for class-leading performance, functionality and usability by the Naim Audio experts in Salisbury, England.

Combining o45 years of hi-fi mastery with the very latest music-streaming technology and premium design quality, this is the ultimate single-box system you and your music deserve. From up to 32bit high-resolution streaming to multiroom music to HDMI TV sound; you’ve never heard it so good from an all-in-one wireless system.

Naim Mu-so Gen2

Naim Mu-so Gen2

Excellence Remastered – Almost Everything Has Changed


The Naim Streaming Platform

At the heart of Mu-so 2nd Generation is Naim’s music-streaming platform, developed by 25 engineers over 3 years to offer the very best performance whether playing your own digital music collection, a world of Internet radio, or music streaming services such as TIDAL and Spotify. This acclaimed innovation is uniquely found in Naim music-streaming products, such as its Uniti range and dedicated network players, including the £20,000 flagship ND 555.

DSP – The heart of the System

The all-new multicore Digital Signal Processor (DSP) drives higher performance, providing 2000 MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second) compared to the original Mu-so’s single-core, 150MIPS DSP. You can also hear even more from your music.

Naim has also created a brand new limiter algorithm that keeps each of Mu-so 2nd Generation’s speaker drivers’ movement under control when at high volume levels. The new limiter, by design; is only active at extreme volume levels, and helps to retain the music’s clarity and increase long term reliability.

Enhanced Feature Set

Mu-so 2nd Generation is packed full of game-changing performance, feature and functionality upgrades. Enjoy your music, any way you want:

  • Qobuz – over 50 million tracks and the largest selection of Studio Masters available.
  • TIDAL – over 50 million tracks.
  • Chromecast built-in – native support for Google’s latest technology.
  • AirPlay2
  • Spotify® Connect
  • Bluetooth (aptX HD)
  • Internet Radio™ – access thousands of worldwide stations and save your favourites to pre-sets.
  • UPnP™ (Universal Plug ‘n’ Play) – stream stored music from a PC, Mac or NAS drive.
  • Digital/Analgoue Inputs – boost audio from digital sources with optical outputs (TVs, set top boxes, games consoles, etc.) or use the built0in stereo jack (3.5mm) to connect Mu-so to other devices.
  • USB – connect a USB memory stick or external hard drive to experience stored music in audiophile quality.
  • Remote Control – Mu-so Gen2 comes with a stylish, easy to use remote control allowing quick access to common functions including volume, play/pause and track skip.
  • Naim App Control – easily browse by artist, genre, album and more, complete with artwork and extended music information. You can also control volume, light settings, room modes and create playlists.
  • Loudness Control – intelligently boosts bass and treble to give you a complete musical experience whatever volume you choose.
  • HDMI ARC – easily connect to your TV for audiophile sound quality from it.
  • Multiroom – combine with other networked Naim products, pair with compatible AirPlay2 products via Apple Home App, or pair with other Chromecast devices via Google Home App.
  • Room Compensation – tailor your listening experience to best suit your space. Choose from three different settings – Near Wall; Near Corner; No Compensation (in free space) to adapt Mu-so2nd Gen to your room.
  • Alarm Clock – enabled via settings menu in the Naim app.
  • Wireless Updates – over-the-air software updates at the touch of a button.
  • Roon Ready – transform the experience of browsing music with beautifully laid-out, automatically located metadata all interconnected to build a surfable, searchable digital magazine of your music collection.

Optimised Speaker Drivers

Mu-so 2nd Generation’s 450 Watts of music power are joined by improved and highly optimised speaker drivers – a joint development project between Naim and Focal R&D departments.

Focal has been creating benchmark acoustic equipment since 1979, and its expertise has taken speaker-driver precision and performance to new levels.

Discover The New Intuitive Dial

Mu-so Gen2’s new intuitive interface has 15 touch sensitive buttons and a bold, illuminated volume dial with a proximity sensor that wakes the display. Functions include:

  • Create a multiroom group with other Naim products
  • Tap to pair Bluetooth device
  • Cycle through external Inputs (HDMI, Digital, Analogue)
  • Tap to play from USB device
  • Tap to resume play queue (Spotify Resume if user is logged in)
  • Directly access favourites
  • Chromecast Indicator
  • AirPlay Indicator
  • Spotify Indicator
  • Alarm clock Indicator

95% Re-engineered

Premium aluminium casing, in a new burnished grey finish. It may look similar outside, but inside Mu-so 2nd Generation, the majority of components have been upgraded to improve performance.

The cabinet design has been re-engineered to create 13% more internal volume, enabling bigger, better bass. Both the cabinet bracing and baffle moulding have been redesigned for improved rigidity, which suppresses and controls vibrations.

The distinctive heat-sink fins are now more compact, while still being ultra-effective, and continuing to feature Naim patented technology that discreetly incorporates the wi-fi antenna.

Customisation

Mu-so 2nd Generation’s speaker grille has had a style update. The standard black grille can be easily swapped for one of 3 new colour options – Olive, Terracotta and Peacock – to best suit your taste and décor.

HDMI ARC in with CEC
Streaming Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast Built-in, UPnPTM, Spotify® Connect, TIDAL, Roon Ready, Bluetooth, Internet Radio
Analogue Input 3.5mm Jack
USB USB2 (Type A connector)
Digital (S/PDIF) Optical S/PDIF up to 96khz

 

Multiroom Sync up to five Naim Streaming products and control via the Naim App.
Network Ethernet (10/100Mbps), Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), BLE v4.2

 

Internet Radio Formats Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, Ogg Vorbis streams and MMS
Internet Radio Provider vTuner Premium 5*
Audio Formats  

WAV, FLAC and AIFF – up to 24bit/384kHz
ALAC (Apple Lossless) – up to 24bit/384kHz
MP3 – up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
AAC – up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16bit)
OGG and WMA – up to 48kHz (16bit)

DSD- 64 and 128Fs

Bluetooth – SBC, AAC

Note: Gapless playback supported on all formats

 

Warranty Two Years

 

Finishes Burnished and anodised aluminium casework, CNC milled, bead blasted and anodised aluminium heatsinks, Dual tone grey and black fabric grille.
Grille colour options in Olive, Peacock and Terracotta.
Weight 11.2kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 122mm x 628 mm x 264 mm

 

Amplifier Output 450W – (6 x 75W)
Mains Supply 100V, 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption Typical use: 17W
Standby mode: < 2W
Deep sleep (No-network standby mode): < 0.5W

 

Speaker System Stereo 3-way; DSP-optimised vented box acoustic system

 

Supplied with Dual tone grey and black grille, remote control, mains cables (market dependent), reset pin-hole tool and information booklets.

 

Handheld Remote handset included and optional control app for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices
Product Touch control user interface with rotary volume control
Remote Control Infra-red (RC5)