NAIM Mu-so Qb Compact Wireless Music System NEW
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NAIM Mu-so Qb Compact Wireless Music System NEW

NAIM Mu-so Qb Compact Wireless Music System NEW

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2 Year
Manufacturers Part #:
MU-SO QB
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Description

Description

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.

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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.

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.

The Naim control app for iDevices and Android devices puts a world of music at your fingertips.

Unite all of your music in one place with the intuitive Naim control app for iOS and Android devices and put millions of songs at your fingertips. You can 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.

Specifications

Specifications

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

Item Condition

Item Condition

New

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Reviews

Reviews

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5.0 3 NAIM Mu-so Qb Compact Wireless Music System NEW

Huge sound and great connectivity from the latest addition to the Mu-so family...

5 NAIM Mu-so Qb Compact Wireless Music System NEW
Reviewer: from What HiFi
In 2014, Naim took some time out from producing more traditional hi-fi kit to have a punt at the wireless speaker market, and not only gained a legion of new fans, but also proved it could bring hi-fi sound quality to a one-box design, albeit at a price.

Now Naim is taking this a step further, by taking everything that we love about the original Mu-so and squeezing it into a more affordable, more compact design.

The result is the Mu-so Qb, a stylish speaker with a small footprint but a big personality. And with a performance this good, we’re only too happy to stand back and let it work its magic.

If you've seen the Mu-so, the Qb’s design will look familiar, except instead of a long, rectangular outline, the Qb is – as its name alludes to – a compact cube shape. It’s a striking yet minimalist design, with an illuminated acrylic base that makes it look as though it’s hovering; its otherwise crisp outlines softened by the characteristic ripple of the Qb’s three grilles.

As with the Mu-so, these grilles can be switched up from a dramatic black to more playful choices of blue, red or orange, while the back edge of the cube is given up to the same distinctive aluminium heat sink that kept things cool on the original.

Plenty of design similarities then, but while the original Mu-so needs a considerable amount of space, the Qb’s more flexible design means it can fit on your bedside table, on the kitchen worktop or in the corner of a room.

It’s impeccably made – heavier than it you might expect, and topped with the same gorgeous touchscreen dial that we loved on the original Mu-so. As well as adjusting the volume, the aluminium dial also doubles as the control panel for the Qb, allowing you to tap illuminated icons to select inputs and manage playback.

It’s a stylish and sophisticated system that works wonderfully well, while also looking the part. Considering the design has been borrowed from Naim’s £100,000 flagship Statement pre/power amp, we’re not surprised.

Read more at http://www.whathifi.com/naim/mu-so-qb/review#0H6QJD4vfYEWlfu4.99
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This can-do cube packs a heavyweight hi-fi punch

5 NAIM Mu-so Qb Compact Wireless Music System NEW
Reviewer: from Stuff Magazine
When British audio brand Naim turned its attentions from pricey, high-end setups to wireless speakers in 2014, it showed us what was possible when hi-fi smarts meet top-notch design – albeit with a premium price tag to match.

Fast-forward two years and the team behind the original Mu-so are hoping to follow its success with a smaller, more affordable speaker that boasts the same functionality as its bigger brother. Colour us very interested indeed.

The result is the Mu-so Qb – a compact speaker with a big personality and plenty to say for itself. And with sound like this, we are only too happy to listen.

It doesn’t take a genius to work out the Qb takes its name from its striking design – a minimalist cube-shaped speaker that appears to hover in mid air thanks to its illuminated acrylic base. It’s superbly made, heavier than it you might expect, and topped with the same gorgeous aluminium touchscreen dial that we loved on the original Mu-so.

This works as the control panel for the Qb, allowing you to tap illuminated icons to select inputs and manage playback, as well as twist to change volume. It’s a stylish and sophisticated control system that works wonderfully while really looking the part. The Qb is a speaker that’s fit for any yuppie’s living room, or yours if you can scrape together the cash to own one.

Elsewhere, black grilles cover three of the Qb’s four sides, with its big brother’s distinctive aluminium heat sink making up the back panel to keep things on this inside nice and cool.

There’s a slight ripple in the grilles that gives the Qb’s otherwise crisp outline a hint of softness, and there’s a choice of coloured grilles – namely blue, orange or red – should black prove a little too dramatic for you.

Read more at http://www.stuff.tv/naim/mu-so-qb/review#zrhpdZTC7wrsG7pj.99
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Can Naim make their philosophy work at £600?

5 NAIM Mu-so Qb Compact Wireless Music System NEW
Reviewer: from AV Forums
The Mu-So Qb is an evolution of the Mu-So all in one system. Naim has taken the core functionality of the Mu-So and reduced it in size and price. While this sounds simple, it has involved some significant revisions to the way it is designed and built. It pitches into a keenly contested sector of the market where excellent products like the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air and the Geneva AeroSphère already make a very strong showing.

The Qb has some wider aspirations resting on it too. Prior to the Mu-So being launched, Naim calculated that they added between 3 and 4,000 new customers a year. Mu-So has added to this exponentially, with nearer 20,000 new Naim customers as a result. Natually, only a small percentage of these people will augment their Mu-So with Naim range equipment but even so, it represents a significant growing of the business. By hitting a new price increment, Naim hopes to improve these numbers still further.

Of course, if this was easy, everyone would be doing it. The Mu-So Qb needs to appeal to new customers, compete against well thought out rivals and still sound and behave in a way that leaves people wanting to listen to more members of the Naim family and hopefully consider buying more of the company's equipment in the future. This is a fairly hefty set of challenges for a little square box and the Qb needs to deliver- can it meet expectations?

Read the rest of the review at https://www.avforums.com/review/naim-mu-so-qb-review.12327
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