Naim Audio MU-SO 2nd Generation
Mu-so 2nd Generation evolves the iconic styling of its predecessor, adding a compelling new touch control panel ringed by an illuminated dial with a proximity sensor: it lights up in welcome as your hand approaches it. Easily access key playback controls, your favourite playlists and radio stations, Spotify resume, multi-room functionality and more from this tactile new interface. The system has a premium aluminium casing, in a new burnished grey finish, fronted by a new style of speaker grille - supplied in black as standard, but also available in Terracotta, Olive or Peacock colourways.
Multi-room and App Control Mu-so 2nd Generation works brilliantly on its own or as part of a multi-room music set-up. There are three easy ways to make it multi-room: combine it with other networked Naim products (including 1st Generation Mu-so and Mu-so Qb) via the updated Naim app; 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 2nd Generation is Roon Ready, too.
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
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.
We have 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.
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.
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.
Here are the specs:
ARC in with CEC
Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast Built-in, UPnPTM, Spotify® Connect, TIDAL, Roon Ready, Bluetooth, Internet Radio
USB2 (Type A connector)
Optical S/PDIF up to 96khz
Sync up to five Naim Streaming products and control via the Naim App.
Ethernet (10/100Mbps), Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), BLE v4.2
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Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, Ogg Vorbis streams and MMS
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vTuner Premium 5*
WAV, FLAC and AIFF – up to 24bit/384kHz
DSD- 64 and 128Fs
Bluetooth - SBC, AAC
Note: Gapless playback supported on all formats
Burnished and anodised aluminium casework, CNC milled, bead blasted and anodised aluminium heatsinks, Dual tone grey and black fabric grille.
122mm x 628 mm x 264 mm
450W – (6 x 75W)
100V, 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz
Typical use: 17W
Stereo 3-way; DSP-optimised vented box acoustic system
Dual tone grey and black grille, remote control, mains cables (market dependent), reset pin-hole tool and information booklets.
Remote handset included and optional control app for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices
Touch control user interface with rotary volume control