Naim Audio has upped their wireless music game with the redesigned Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation. This compact, cube-shaped speaker offers intuitive wireless streaming with app-based control from your smartphone or tablet. And when connected to your network via an Ethernet cable, it can play even higher-resolution music files than the original Mu-so Qb. That includes downloads from HDtracks, TIDAL’s high-res Masters tier, and other streaming services.
Redesigned speakers for optimal performance
The Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation features a pair of redesigned micro-fiber tweeters and midrange speakers. The speaker array is angled for full, spacious sound. The redesigned bass driver is reinforced by two passive radiators and optimized by DSP (digital signal processing) technology for deep, clean low-frequency output.
Each speaker is powered by its own amplifier, for minimal cross-interference and clear, accurate sound.
Compatible with Apple AirPlay 2
Built-in Apple AirPlay 2 technology lets you stream audio directly from your iPhone®, iPad®, or Mac® computer. That includes soundtracks from YouTube® videos and Netflix movies.
If you subscribe to Apple Music®, you can do even more. Use Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV 4K to control Apple Music with voice commands. Tell Siri what selection or playlist to play — and which compatible Naim speakers or components you want it to play through.
Multi-room audio with the Naim app
Download the free Naim control app for your smartphone or tablet, and you have even more options. You can control up to five Naim components to create a multi-room audio system. Group your connected speakers so that the same song plays throughout the house, or only on certain speakers. You can have every speaker accessing a different source and playing a different song. Build playlists with the app, and browse thousands of internet radio stations.
Stream music with Chromecast built-in
The Mu-So Qb 2nd Generation also has Google Chromecast built-in. You can control it through the Google Home app downloaded to your smartphone or tablet. You can make your Naim speaker part of a wireless multi-room audio system with other Chromecast built-in speakers and components.
Play music from Spotify®, TIDAL, Pandora®, and Google Play Music. Enjoy internet radio from TuneIn and iHeartRadio. Chromecast built-in can also play music directly from the cloud, including high-resolution audio files up to 24-bit/96kHz.
Roon-compatible for serious music lovers
Roon is a subscription digital music player you download to your smartphone, tablet, or computer. It gives you multi-room audio playback for all your Chromecast-compatible devices. Roon also accesses your digital music collection from your Apple iTunes® library or NAS drive.
It also works with your TIDAL subscription. Roon lets you dive deep into your music, showing artist bios, photos, reviews, and lyrics. It can also suggest other artists and songs based on your selections, making it easy to discover new music you’ll enjoy.
- built-in Wi-Fi® for wireless music streaming when connected to a home network
- plays MP3, FLAC, ALAC, AAC, AIFF, OGG WMA, and WAV audio files
- plays DSD 64 and DSD 128 audio files
- high-resolution playback up to 24-bit/384kHz resolution (48kHz over wireless network)
- Bluetooth for streaming from compatible devices
- Apple AirPlay 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music
- easy setup and control via the Google Home App
- free download from Apple App Store and Google Play
- control multi-room playback with two or more Chromecast built-in wireless speakers
- control Chromecast built-in-compatible streaming services such as Spotify Premium, TIDAL, Pandora, Google Play Music, TunIin, and iHeartRadio
Naim control app:
- free download from Apple App store and Google Play
- control playback, volume, and EQ
- connect to compatible Naim wireless speakers and components
- remotely access music stored on your PC or NAS drive
- access streaming music services such as Spotify Connect, TIDAL, and internet radio stations
- group up to 5 linked speakers to play the same song simultaneously, or control each individually
- discover new music with Rovi search (iOS only)
- Universal Plug ‘n’ Play (UPnP) high-resolution streaming
- 5 custom-designed speakers:
- 2 tweeters, 2 midrange drivers, and 1 bass driver with 2 passive bass radiators
- each speaker has its own digital amplifier
- 300 watts total system power (4 x 50 watts + 1 x 100 watts)
- top-mounted illuminated touch-sensitive controls
- 3.5mm analog stereo minijack input for connecting a wide range of sources
- Toslink optical digital audio input for connecting a compatible CD player, Blu-ray player, or TV (2-channel PCM only)
- USB Type A port
- Ethernet port
- Roon ready (subscription required)
- burnished and anodized aluminum casing with fabric grille
- remote control
- 8-5/16″W x 8-5/8″H x 8-3/8″D
- weight: 12.34 lbs.
What’s in the box:
- Wireless speaker system
- 6.5′ AC power cord
- Remote control (CR2025 3V battery installed)
- Quick Start Guide
- Safety Manual
- Naim Brochure