Original retail price: £649
Advert reference: 17147
Listed in: All-in-one music systems
Naim Mu-So Qb Audio System
Mu-so Qb is the new compact wireless music system from the engineers behind the award-winning Mu-so. Controlled by a powerful audio brain, Mu-so Qb is alive with custom-made features all designed in our audio laboratories in England. It’s a true feat of sound engineering. From the contours of the glass-filled polymer casing to the bass radiators that help create huge low frequencies – every millimetre of space has been used to great effect. Simple to control and easy to connect, Mu-so Qb generates a staggering 300 watts that unmasks your music with a sound that defies size.
Its advanced yet simple to use connectivity includes Airplay, Bluetooth/aptX, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, UPnP (access your stored music), Internet Radio, USB, analogue and digital inputs, Apple iOS and Android App for complete control. You can also combine Mu-so Qb, Mu-so and other Naim streaming products for the ultimate multiroom experience. Simply sync the units to play the same song beat-for-beat in up to five rooms.
One of the biggest design challenges with Mu-so Qb was to configure the individual speakers within the smaller cabinet. To achieve that distinctive Naim sound, our engineers had to interrogate every component and adjust speaker angles by the smallest of fractions. It led us to an arrangement of five drivers, offset and angled perfectly to create a left-right dispersion asymmetry. In this arrangement are two microfibre dome tweeters and two mid drivers, all four driven by 50W amplifiers, with rare earth magnets and copper-capped poles for even greater accuracy. And for low frequencies we’ve installed two pistonic passive bass radiators. These work alongside a custom-made woofer that’s driven by a 100W amplifier to create an astonishing bass sound for a system this size. When the speakers and woofer combine, Mu-so Qb amplification can generate an incredible 300 watts.
At the heart of Mu-so Qb is a 32-bit digital signal processor - the same high-spec component used in the original Mu-so system. Fine-tuned in our listening room, it controls the flow of music information to each speaker, drawing on everything we've learned from designing the best in-car audio systems from Bentley motors. It also includes two EQ settings, tailoring the best sound quality whether the unit is close to or away from the edge of any room. The end result is a refined audio experience with no distortion, increased speaker accuracy and an expansive sound that makes hairs stand on end.
UPnP™ (Universal Plug ‘n’ Play)
Stream music from a PC, Mac or network-attached storage in high-resolution ‘better than CD’ quality.
Stream music from your iDevice or from iTunes and Apple Music of course.
Pair with a Bluetooth device to instantly play your music. Also compatible with aptX for high-performance audio where supported by the device connecting to Mu-so Qb.
Access thousands of internet radio stations and save your favourite presets for easy access.
Mu-so Qb features an alarm clock which can be enabled via the settings menu in the Naim app.
3.5mm Analogue Input
A built-in stereo jack socket connects Mu-so Qb to any of your devices, TVs and other audio equipment, such as turntables or CD players.
Play music from your iDevice and other MP3 players and USB sticks.
Digital Input (Optical)
Boost audio from digital sources such as TVs, set top boxes, CD players or games consoles. (Does not feature HDMI)
Mu-so Qb has in-built Spotify support, so you can stream millions of songs from your portable device with ease.
11 Kettering Road
NN1 4AJ - United Kingdom