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Naim MuSo Qb - Compact Music System

RRP: $1,299.00 (You save $50.00)
$1,249.00
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MU-SO QB
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Product Description

Mu-so Qb

Be summoned by the sound.

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 delivers a staggering 300 watts of power 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.

Go Deeper

Mu-so Qb is a wireless music system alive with innovation.

Every component tailored

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.

Controlling the Mu-so Qb sound

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.

 

Features
 
Unleash your digital music wherever it is stored.
UPnP (high-res streaming)

UPnP™ (Universal Plug ‘n’ Play)

Stream music from a PC, Mac or network-attached storage in high-resolution ‘better than CD’ quality. 

Apple AirPlay

AirPlay

Stream music from your iDevice or from iTunes and Apple Music of course.

Bluetooth (aptX)

Bluetooth

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.

Internet Radio

Internet Radio

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

Alarm Clock

Alarm Clock

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.

Multiroom Audio

Multiroom Ready

Play music between any combination of Mu-so Qbs and Mu-sos in up to five rooms of your home. Choose the same song in beat-perfect sync or play different music in different rooms all via the Naim app.

USB

USB

Play music from your iDevice and other MP3 players and USB sticks.

Digital Inputs

Digital Input (Optical)

Boost audio from digital sources such as TVs, set top boxes, CD players or games consoles. (Does not feature HDMI)

Spotify Connect

Spotify Connect

Mu-so Qb has in-built Spotify support, so you can stream millions of songs from your portable device with ease.

TIDAL

TIDAL

The lossless streaming service is integrated into the system for an immersive, high-quality sound experience. Plus get a 90-day free trial of the lossless Hi-Fi tier service.

 

Product Specifictions

Audio Inputs
Analogue 

3.5mm jack

Digital (S/PDIF) 

Optical S/PDIF (TosLink) up to 96kHz

Streaming 

UPnP,™ AirPlay, Spotify (Connect), TIDAL, Bluetooth (with aptX)

Other Inputs 

Internet Radio 

USB 

Side USB Type A

Connectivity
Remote Control (not included) 

Infra-Red (RC5)

Network 

Ethernet (10/100Mbps), Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) 2.4GHz

Multiroom 

Sync up to five Naim Mu-so, Mu-so Qb or any Naim Uniti or Streaming products. Control via Naim App.

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 5*

Internet Radio Formats 

Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, Ogg Vorbis streams and MMS

User Control
Handheld 

Optional remote handset and control app for iDevices and Android devices

Product 

Touch control user interface with rotary volume control

Power
Power Consumption 

Typical use: 15W

Standby mode: <4W

Deep sleep: <0.5W

Amplifier Output 

300W – (4 x 50W + 1 x 100W)

Drivers 

1 x Woofer: 145 x 76mm

2 x Mid-range: 64mm diameter

2 x Tweeter: 25mm diameter

2 x Passive Radiator: 148 x 86mm

Mains Supply 

100V, 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz

Physical
Dimensions (HxWxD) 

210mm x 218mm x 212mm

Weight 

5.6kg 

Supplied with 

Black grille, 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 in Deep Blue, Vibrant Red, Burnt Orange.

Speaker
Speaker System 

Dual, two-way with mono subwoofer. Dual ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator) loading

Other information
Warranty 

Two-Year

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