Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation Wireless Music System

$2,599.00

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Description

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 our experts here in Salisbury, England.

Combining Naim’s 45 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.

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.

Optimised Speaker Drivers
Mu-so 2nd Generation’s 450 Watts of music power is 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.

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.

Multiroom Music Made Easy With Smart Integration

Mu-so 2nd Generation works brilliantly on its own or as part of a multiroom music set-up. There are three easy ways to make it multiroom – combine it with other networked Naim products (including 1st Generation Mu-so and Mu-so Qb) via the updated Naim app, pair it with other AirPlay 2-compatible wireless speakers via the Apple Home app, or pair it with other Chromecast devices via groups controlled by the Google Home app.

Customisation

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.

Key Features

Chromecast built-in – Play hundreds of supported apps including Deezer, Qobuz, Plex, TuneIn, SoundCloud and Pandora from your smartphone or tablet. all streamed directly to your Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation via Chromecast built-in. Add Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation to the Google Home app to control it alongside your other Chromecast and smart home devices.

AirPlay 2 – Stream music from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac. Seamless playback with Apple Music and control your audio and smart home devices using Siri.

TIDAL – Experience true CD-quality audio streamed directly to your Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation. A free 90-day trial of the HiFi tier is included with every Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation.

Spotify® Connect – Easily stream millions of songs from your smartphone or tablet straight to your Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation.

Bluetooth® – Simply connect your Bluetooth devices to instantly play your music.

Roon-Ready – Roon transforms the experience of browsing music. Beautifully laid-out metadata is located automatically, then interconnected by links to build a surfable, searchable digital magazine about your music collection.

Internet Radio – Access thousands of internet radio stations and save your favourite presets for easy access.

UPnP™ (Universal Plug and Play) – Stream music from a PC, Mac or network-attached storage in high-resolution ‘better than CD’ quality.

Multiroom Ready – Mu-so 2nd Generation works brilliantly on its own or as part of a multiroom music set-up.

Digital/Analogue Inputs – Boost audio from digital sources with optical connections such as TVs, set-top boxes or games consoles. There’s also a built-in stereo jack (3.5mm) socket that can connect your Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation to other devices.

USB – Connect a USB stick or external USB hard disk to Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation and experience all your music in audiophile quality.

Remote Control – Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation now comes with a stylish, easy to use remote control allowing quick control of common functions including volume, play/pause and track skip.

App Control (iOS™ & Android™) – The updated Naim app allows you to 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. As a further option, Mu-so 2nd Generation is Roon Ready, too.

Loudness Control – Intelligently boosts bass and treble to give you the complete musical experience whatever volume you choose

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-so Qb 2nd Generation to your room.

Alarm Clock – Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation features an alarm clock which can be enabled via the settings menu in the Naim app.

Specifications

Speaker System: Stereo 3-way; DSP-optimised vented box acoustic system
Amplifier Output: 450W – (6 x 75W)
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

Dimensions (WxHxD): 122 x 628 x 264 mm
Weight: 11.2kg
Finish: Burnished and anodised aluminium casework, CNC milled, bead blasted and anodised aluminium heatsinks, Dual-tone grey and black fabric grille.
Grille colour options (sold separately): Olive, Peacock and Terracotta.

Power Consumption
Typical use: 17W
Standby mode: < 2W
Deep sleep (No-network standby mode): < 0.5W

Critic Reviews

“A superb-sounding, fully-featured wireless speaker that justifies its considerable expense” Click for full review

The Naim Audio Mu-so 2nd Generation is a pricey all-in-home home audio solution, but it’s supremely capable, incredibly flexible, and it sounds like heaven.” Click for full review

“There’s increasing competition in the ‘premium wireless speaker’ market, but Naim Mu-so 2 just crushed it.” Click for full review

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