Naim

Mu-so Qb 2nd generation

£749

Compact, stylish and packs a real punch for it’s size, Naim’s Mu-so Qb Gen2 is a fantastic all-rounder. Stream music from any networked device, wired or wirelessly, Qb is powerful enough to fill a small room and easily linked to other Naim products for simple yet powerful multi-room audio.

Dimensions: 210x218x212mm (H x W x D)
Weight: 5.6kg

Available on back-order

The Premium Compact Wireless Speaker Your Music Deserves

Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation is the latest member of the award-winning Mu-so wireless music system family. Re-engineered from the ground up to create our best compact wireless music system yet.

Combining Naim Audio’s 46 years of hi-fi expertise with the very latest technology, extensive software and hardware upgrades deliver a significantly enhanced performance whilst the design has evolved to perfectly match Mu-so 2nd Generation.

Naim Mu-so Qb Gen2

Naim Mu-so Qb Gen2

Excellence Remastered – Almost Everything Has Changed


The Naim Streaming Platform

At the heart of Mu-so Qb 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.

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.
  • 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 Qb 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.

Naim Mu-so Qb

Product Specification

Streaming Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast Built-in, UPnPTM, Spotify® Connect, TIDAL, Roon Ready, Bluetooth, Internet Radio
Analogue Input 3.5mm Jack
USB USB 2 (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

 

Dimensions 210mm x 218 mm x 212 mm
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 5.6kg

 

Amplifier Output 300W – (4 x 50W, 1 x 100W)
Mains Supply 100V, 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption Typical use: 15W
Standby mode: < 2W
Deep sleep (No-network standby mode): < 0.5W

 

Speaker System Stereo 3-way; dsp-optimised dual auxiliary bass radiator 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)