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Naim Mu-So Black Wireless Speaker System

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2017 Best Wireless speaker £500+
"The Mu-so looks stunning, and that powerful, subtle sound is as close as we’ve heard to hi-fi from an all-in-one wireless speaker"

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2016 Best Wireless speaker £800+
"A hugely desirable wireless speaker with hi-fi aspirations, the Mu-so is quite simply stunning."

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"Any ‘style over substance’ comments can be thrown out of the window...the power behind the Mu-so’s sound is astonishing. It drives all songs with a sure-footed sense of rhythm, rich detail and lashings of deep, rumbling bass we've never heard from a wireless speaker before"

Let the voice of Naim take you inside the music.

Mu-so is Naim's first wireless music system. Finely tuned by specialist engineers in England, its powerful digital brain delivers the most exceptional quality in sound, commanding 450 watts of power through six custom-designed speakers, to create an experience of music that has to be heard to be believed.

Unleash your digital music, wherever it’s stored.

Connect Mu-so to your network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi to open up a world of music. Stream music in breath-taking high-resolution wirelessly via UPnP and AirPlay or browse and play millions of songs through Spotify Connect and Internet Radio. High quality Bluetooth (aptX) audio connectivity, a USB input for charging and playback of smart phones, tablets and MP3 players, a 3.5mm analogue input and a digital input for TVs, set-top boxes and games consoles make mu-so the complete music centre.

You can create a multiroom music system by using Mu-so with other Naim streaming players or simply by selecting multiple Mu-so systems using AirPlay from iTunes. At its heart sits an active arrangement of amplifiers inspired by the technology Naim developed to create the ultimate audio system for Bentley. Six 75 watt amplifiers deliver a total of 450 watts of power, paired with a carefully designed porting system for serious bass kick from a small cabinet.

Power means nothing without control. That’s why Mu-so features a 32-bit digital signal processor capable of millions of calculations per second. It’s the audio brain of the system, running software fine-tuned in their listening room to extract every last drop of performance from your music. 

There are many design elements that make Mu-so unique. The wooden speaker cabinet is wrapped in a layer of anodised aluminium to provide a natural, distortion-free sound with an extruded aluminium heatsink maximising thermal performance. Mu-so also features two patents: the illumination system around the touch panel interface took months to perfect and WiFi antennae hidden in the heatsinks deliver robust connectivity, with no external aerial.

 

 

 

 

Engineering

Engineering

Beneath its anodised aluminium skin mu-so is alive with innovation. At its heart an active arrangement of six digital amplifiers deliver a total of 450 watts of power to six custom-designed speakers.

Bass Reflex System

Bass Reflex System

Two large custom bass drivers are supported by a sophisticated porting system with an outlet at the end of the cabinet. It was carefully designed to move large volumes of air with low turbulence for richly textured, low distortion bass.

Acrylic Base

Acrylic Base

The whole mu-so cabinet sits on an illuminated base of high-grade acrylic which provides the foundation for the electronics and speakers to shine.

Silk Dome Tweeters

Silk Dome Tweeters

Silk dome tweeters were chosen through listening tests to replace the traditional metal cones found in many wireless speakers for their benefit to sound quality.

Mid-Range Drivers

Mid-Range Drivers

Custom mid-range drivers provide crystal clear speech and emotively powerful vocals. We found through tests that positioning them as the outermost driver aided even sound dispersion.

Customisation

Customisation

Mu-so is supplied with a Classic Naim Black speaker grille as standard. You can add a new dimension of colour to complement your living space and style with Deep Blue, Vibrant Red and Burnt Orange grilles.

DSP

DSP

The mu-so audio brain is a 32-bit digital signal processor with software fine-tuned by our engineers in the listening room. It controls the flow of music information to each speaker and benefits from the developments Naim made in designing the best in-car audio systems for Bentley motors. Two EQ settings tailor sound for close to nd away from room boundaries for superb sound quality anywhere in your home.

Control App

Control App

Unite all of your music in one place with the intuitive Naim control app for iOS devices and Android and put millions of songs at your fingertips. You can just scratch the surface or go deeper to explore information on artists, discographies, biographies, reviews, image galleries, similar music and more. The app even includes a simple set up wizard so you’ll be online and listening to more music than ever before in no time.

Materials & Design

Materials & Design

There are many elements of design craft that make mu-so a unique system. All are born from a desire for music performance and quality. An extruded aluminium heat sink maximises thermal performance. The wooden speaker cabinet, designed for acoustic performance, is wrapped in a layer of high-grade aluminium to provide extra dampening for a distortion free sound. The volume control is constructed of a ring of solid aluminium which runs the circumference of the touch-panel control interface with its patent-pending system of illumination.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Audio Inputs

Digital (S/PDIF) Optical S/PDIF (TosLink) up to 96kHz
USB Side USB Type A
Analogue 3.5mm jack
Other Inputs UPnP, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Bluetooth (with aptX), Internet Radio via wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi and multiroom client from an existing Naim streamer system

Connectivity

Remote Control Infra Red (RC5)
Network Ethernet (10/100Mbps), Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) 2.4GHz

Formats

Audio Formats WAV, FLAC and AIFF up to 24bit/192kHz
ALAC (Apple Lossless) up to 24bit/96kHz
MP3 up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
AAC up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16bit)
OGG and WMA up to 48kHz (16bit)
Bluetooth SBC, AAC and aptX
Note: All formats to 48kHz maximum over wireless network
Internet Radio Provider vTuner premium
Internet Radio formats Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, Ogg Vorbis streams and MMS

User Control

Product Touch control user interface with rotary volume control
Handheld Remote handset included and optional control app for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices

Power

Amplifier Output 450W - 6 x 75W (into 6 Ohm)
Power Consumption Typical use: 17W
Standby mode: < 4W
Deep sleep: < 0.5W
Mains Supply 100V, 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz

Physical

Dimensions (HxWxD) 122 mm x 628 mm x 256 mm
Weight 13 kg
Supplied with Remote control, mains cable (+ plug adaptor market dependant), reset pin-hole tool and quick-start guide
[Finishes] Brushed aluminium casework, silver anodised heatsink, black fabric grille.
Grille Options Deep Blue, Vibrant Red, Burnt Orange.

Certification and Licenses

Certification Apple (Made for iPhone), Airplay, vTuner Premium, Spotify Connect, Wi-Fi alliance
Licenses Apple MFI and Airplay, Bluetooth, aptX, Spotify Connect, Wi-Fi alliance

Speaker

Speaker System Dual, three-way

Other information

Warranty 1 Year

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.