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Naim Audio Mu-so 2 Wireless Sound System

Naim Audio

High End Wireless Music Streaming & TV Sound System

Naim Audio Mu-so 2 Network Music Player - Angle view

Naim Audio Mu-so 2 Network Music Player - Angle view
 

Naim's Next Generation Wireless Sound System


Massive 450 Watts Output, Updated Focal Drivers For Better Sound & Increased Cabinet Size For Deeper Bass


HDMI ARC Connectivity, Optical, Analogue, AirPlay 2 & Chromecast


A Unique, High-End Performer, All In One Beautifully Designed Box!


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Delivery: Free Australia Wide Delivery
Your Price $2,499
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Product Description

The Mu-so is dead. Long live the Naim Audio Mu-so 2. Bigger, smarter, better sounding, with decidedly better tech, the Mu-so 2 takes things to a whole other level.

Overview

Five years ago, the Mu-so arrived to a chorus of praise. Such was the unique one-box offering of wireless network multi-room streaming, physical connectivity, amplification and speakers, we weren't sure what to call it. An all-in-one hi-fi system? A streaming system? A wireless speaker? Whatever you called it, Naim had a hit on its hands and the Mu-so was a winner from day one.

95% New & Improved

In this significant update, Naim has naturally carried its new comprehensive streaming platform – the beating heart of the brand's latest streamers and systems, such as the ND5 XS 2 and Uniti Atom – into the Mu-so 2. This gives it UPnP streaming of hi-res music up to PCM 32-bit/384kHz, direct streaming from Spotify Connect and Tidal, Apple AirPlay 2, internet radio and Google Chromecast. Naim has also improved the Wi-Fi stability, although a wired ethernet connection is still a good option.

As with the original Mu-so, offline streaming is catered for with Bluetooth, while USB, optical and 3.5mm inputs offer the ability to connect another source, such as a CD transport, CD player or television. On the latter, Naim has also decided to add a HDMI ARC socket so you can hook the Mu-so 2 up to your telly or AV receiver to pass-through high-quality Blu-ray formats, such as Dolby TrueHD, and also use a single remote to control all connected components.

Advanced Naim App Control

Control comes from the latest version of the neatly-designed Naim app (iOS and Android). The home screen offers simple input selection and preset access, the display of Audio Trends server's library highlights the album art and is easy to browse through. Tidal is nicely integrated too, and the whole experience is responsive on a smartphone or tablet.

The app is also your go-to for multi-room pairing and control. The backwards-compatible Mu-so 2 can be paired with other Mu-so 2, Mu-so and Mu-so Qb speakers, or other compatible Naim products, using the latest streaming platform in three ways: via AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast or Naim's own software.

A selection of settings allows you to do everything from naming and updating your Mu-so to setting a sleep timer or alarm clock. You can also tailor the sound based on where the Mu-so 2 is positioned – choose from Near Wall Near Corner’ or, when out in the open ‘No Compensation’. Users of music player curation software Roon can control the Roon-Ready Mu-so 2nd Generation via Roon's own app.

Looks Better, Works Better

While the Mu-so 2's stylish aesthetic heritage is obvious, there are tell-tale signs of its individuality next to the original. The aluminium chassis sports a new burnished grey finish and the front wave-like grille, available in black, terracotta, olive and peacock (blue), is now made of a new nylon and polyester knit fabric that Naim says improves sound sensitivity by around 1db in the midrange.

The flat handheld remote is similar to the one supplied with the Naim Uniti series and offers a handy means of control if you want a break from your smartphone or tablet screen.

Another upgrade is to the Mu-so 2's top mounted dial which features an improved touch control panel, ringed by a silky-smooth illuminated dial allowing you to change volume, switch sources and select preset music to play. Up to five presets, such as albums, playlists or radio stations, can be set via the Naim app. Thanks to a proximity sensor, you can wake the display with your hand and illuminate the icons ready for use.

Sounds Better

To improve performance, Naim has fitted new drivers – optimised in collaboration with Focal and collectively driven by 450W of amplification – and advanced the capability of its digital sound processing. Each driver has been reconsidered: the bass unit has been given a longer voice coil and larger magnet to reduce distortion, while the midrange has a better-damped surround to improve its phase with the cone.

The new processing is capable of 13 times as many instructions as the original Mu-so, and all digitised analogue inputs and all digital inputs are upsampled or downsampled as necessary to a 24-bit/88kHz output. Naim has paid attention to digital timing too, extending the duties of the system's Master Clock to the streaming card too, as is the case in Naim's high-end ND555 streamer.

Those improvements combined have secured a calibre of sound that's more next level than incremental. While there is the familiar richness, both in terms of tonality and quality, the Mu-so 2 walks all over its predecessor when it comes to detail, dynamics and rhythmic dexterity.

The sound of the Mu-so 2 is forceful, hugely engaging and precise. The sound stage is wider, the bass response improved and the sheer presence of it is just that much more massive. To augment bass, Naim has re-engineered the physical structure of the system to increase the cabinet volume by 13 per cent. Turn it up and you'll find it will go loud, without distortion. You can have Mu-so 2 practically all the way up and not really realise how loud it is… until you try to have a conversation and find it drowning you out.

Our Take

The original Mu-so was one of those products you wanted to buy and own even if you didn't really have a need for one. It was such a cool looking piece with amazing tech and extremely impressive sound. Naim Audio has just made the Mu-so 2 even harder to resist by improving, well, almost everything. We secretly think the piece of tech Naim didn't tell you about is this new model's incredible ability to smoothly remove your credit card from your wallet and have it in your hand before you even realise how much you want the Mu-so 2. Now that's technology in action.

Design

  • High Quality All-In-One Wireless Music Streaming & TV Sound System

Audio Inputs

  • HDMI: ARC in with CEC
  • Streaming: Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast Built-in, UPnPTM, Spotify® Connect, TIDAL, Roon Ready, Bluetooth, Internet Radio
  • Analogue Input: 3.5mm Jack
  • USB: USB2 (Type A connector)
  • Digital (S/PDIF): Optical S/PDIF up to 96khz

Connectivity

  • 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
  • Remote Control: Infra-red (RC5)

Performance

  • Amplifier Output: 450W – (6 x 75W)
    • Power Consumption:
    • Typical use: 17W
    • Standby mode: < 2W
  • Deep sleep (No-network standby mode): < 0.5W
  • Speaker System: Stereo 3-way; DSP-optimised vented box acoustic system

User Control

  • 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

Formats

  • 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

General Information

  • Supplied with: Dual tone grey and black grille, remote control, mains cable, reset pin-hole tool and information booklets.
  • Finishes: Burnished and anodised aluminium casework, CNC milled, bead blasted and anodised aluminium heatsinks, Dual tone grey and black fabric grille.
  • Optional Grille Colours: Olive, Peacock and Terracotta – available separately
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 628 x 122 x 264mm
  • Weight: 11.2kg
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years.

NoteFeatures & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name High End Wireless Music Streaming & TV Sound System
Brand Naim
Colour Aluminium
Shipping Weight (kg) 10.0000
Price Range $2,499

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