Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation

It's getting to that time of the year when you see "Gift Lists" published on every website and in magazines. 

We thought that maybe we could get involved and list some wonderful presents, and where better to start than the stylish, elegant and classic Naim Audio Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation Wireless speaker.

Today is the first of 10 blogs featuring Christmas gifts for under £1,000. 

Naim Audio Mu-so Qb 2nd Gen £749 avaiable online or in our Norwich shop.

 

Naim Audio Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation

Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation’s compact dimensions pack in 300 Watts of music power, served up to all-new speaker drivers – optimised in conjunction with Focal, the acoustic specialist celebrating its 40th anniversary, and our VerVent Audio associate. Like the bigger Mu-so 2nd Generation, the Qb now has an upgraded ‘brain’, too: a DSP with more than 10 times extra processing power for even greater musical accuracy.

Stream your music in high-resolution quality (Mu-so Qb can handle files up to 32bit/384kHz) via UPnPTM, or browse millions of songs through AirPlay 2 (including Apple Music), Spotify® Connect, TIDAL, Chromecast built-in and Internet radio. Upgraded Wi-Fi connectivity promises a slicker streaming experience, while Ethernet remains an option if you prefer things hard-wired. You can also connect devices wirelessly via Bluetooth®. Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation’s USB input, meanwhile, supports music playback from USB drives, while its optical input means you can easily connect your TV and experience enhanced sound quality from your favourite television programmes, films and games.

Powerful enough to fill most rooms, Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation’s relatively compact size also makes it a superb option for spaces such as kitchens and bedrooms, where it may be harder to accommodate the bigger Mu-so system. A few simple taps of the Naim app and it can easily join a multiroom set up with its larger sibling – or other Naim networked products, including 1st Generation Mu-so and Mu-so Qb. For convenience, you can also multiroom Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation with other AirPlay 2-compatible wireless speakers via the Apple Home app; or with other Chromecast devices via groups controlled by the Google Home app.

Available for iOS and Android devices, the updated Naim app allows you to 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 Qb 2nd Generation is Roon Ready, too.

Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation in detail:

• New intelligent Controls - A reimagined interface has 15 intuitive touch-sensitive buttons and a beautifully bold illuminated volume dial that lights up as you approach it.

• Multiroom made easy - 3 ways to go multiroom, via Naim, Apple or Google Apps. • More music power Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation features a new advanced multicore Digital Signal Processor (DSP). Providing over 13 times the performance of the existing single core processor, its superior accuracy allows you to hear even more from your music.

• Upgraded speaker drivers - A joint development project between Naim and Focal R&D departments has delivered highly optimised mid range and bass drive units for Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation to deliver superior performance.

• New streaming technology - Naim's unique streaming platform is extremely powerful and highly adaptable. This advanced streaming technology features across our range; from Uniti all-in-one players, high-end hi-fi streamers to the Mu-so 2nd Generation range.

• New Grille finish and colours -  Customise Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation by replacing the standard black speaker grille with your choice of three new coloured grilles; Olive, Terracotta and Peacock.

 

• Chromecast built-in - Google’s streaming service allows you to seamlessly link to 100s of supported apps, including Deezer, Qobuz, Plex, TuneIn, SoundCloud and Pandora.

• 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.

• Spotify Connect - Easily stream millions of songs from your smart phone or tablet straight to your Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation.

• 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.

• Bluetooth® - Simply connect your Bluetooth devices to instantly play your music.

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

• UPnP Streaming - Stream music from a PC, Mac or network-attached storage in high-resolution 'better than CD' quality.

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