Naim Audio Mu-so Wireless Speaker System (2nd Generation, Gray & Black)

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Naim Audio Mu-so Wireless Speaker System (2nd Generation, Gray & Black)
Key Features
  • Wi-Fi 5, AirPlay 2, Chromecast built-in
  • Stereo, 3-Way Speaker Design
  • Bluetooth 4.2 LE
  • HDMI ARC, Optical, 3.5mm Inputs
Enjoy playback of a variety of music services with the 2nd generation, gray & black Naim Audio Mu-so Wireless Speaker System. It features Wi-Fi 5 connectivity to provide access to some of your favorite music services. Chromecast built-in and AirPlay 2 connectivity are also onboard, allowing you to stream from your compatible devices. You can use multiple Naim Audio, AirPlay 2, and Chromecast speakers throughout the house for simultaneous playback. In addition to the included remote control, you can control the Mu-so with the Naim app.
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Naim Audio Mu-so Wireless Speaker Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2The Naim Streaming Platform
  • 3DSP: The Heart of the System
  • 4Chromecast built-in
  • 5AirPlay 2
  • 6TIDAL
  • 7Spotify Connect
  • 8Bluetooth
  • 9Roon-Ready
  • 10Internet Radio
  • 11UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)
  • 12HDMI ARC
  • 13Multiroom Ready
  • 14Digital & Analog Inputs
  • 15USB
  • 16Remote Control
  • 17App Control (iOS & Android)
  • 18Loudness Control
  • 19Room Compensation
  • 20Alarm Clock
  • 21TIDAL Connect
  • 22Optimized Speaker Drivers
  • 23Discover the New Intuitive Dial
  • 2495% Re-Engineered
  • 25Customization
  • 26Additional Features

Enjoy playback of a variety of music services with the 2nd generation, gray & black Naim Audio Mu-so Wireless Speaker System. It features Wi-Fi 5 connectivity to provide access to some of your favorite music services. Chromecast built-in and AirPlay 2 connectivity are also onboard, allowing you to stream from your compatible devices. You can use multiple Naim Audio, AirPlay 2, and Chromecast speakers throughout the house for simultaneous playback. In addition to the included remote control, you can control the Mu-so with the Naim app.

The Naim Streaming Platform
At the heart of Mu-so 2nd Generation is Naim's music-streaming platform, developed by 25 engineers over three years to offer the very best performance whether playing your own digital music collection, a world of internet radio, or music streaming services such as TIDAL and Spotify.
DSP: The Heart of the System
The multicore digital signal processor (DSP) drives higher performance, providing 2000 MIPS (million instructions per second) compared to the original Mu-so's single-core, 150 MIPS DSP. This helps you hear more from your music.

Naim Audio has also created a limiter algorithm that keeps each driver's movement under control when at high volume levels. The new limiter, by design, is only active at extreme volume levels and helps to retain the music's clarity and increase long-term reliability.
Chromecast built-in
Play hundreds of supported apps including Deezer, Qobuz, Plex, TuneIn, SoundCloud, and Pandora from your smartphone or tablet, all streamed directly to your Mu-so via Chromecast built-in. Add the Mu-so 2nd Generation to the Google Home app to control it alongside your other Chromecast and smart home devices.
AirPlay 2
Stream music from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Enjoy seamless playback with Apple Music and control your audio and smart home devices using Siri.
TIDAL
Experience true CD-quality audio streamed directly to your Mu-so. A 90-day trial of the HiFi tier is included with the Mu-so 2nd Generation.
Spotify Connect
Easily stream millions of songs from your smartphone or tablet straight to the Mu-so.
Bluetooth
Simply connect your Bluetooth devices to instantly play your music.
Roon-Ready
Roon transforms the experience of browsing music. Beautifully laid-out metadata is located automatically, then interconnected by links to build a surfable, searchable digital magazine about your music collection.
Internet Radio
Access thousands of internet radio stations and save your favorite presets for easy access.
UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)
Stream music from a Windows or Mac computer or network-attached storage in high-resolution, "better than CD" quality.
HDMI ARC
The Mu-so 2nd Generation features an HDMI-ARC input so you can easily connect your compatible TV to experience audiophile sound quality from your favorite films, box sets, and games.
Multiroom Ready
The Mu-so 2nd Generation works brilliantly on its own or as part of a multiroom music setup. There are three easy ways to make it multiroom:
  • Combine it with other networked Naim products (including 1st Generation Mu-so and Mu-so Qb) via the updated Naim app
  • Pair it with other AirPlay 2-compatible wireless speakers via the Apple Home app
  • Pair it with other Chromecast devices via groups controlled by the Google Home app
Digital & Analog Inputs
Boost audio from digital sources with optical connections such as TVs, set-top boxes, or game consoles. There's also a built-in 3.5mm stereo jack that can connect your Mu-so 2nd Generation to other devices.
USB
Connect a USB stick or external USB hard drive to the Mu-so 2nd Generation and experience all your music in audiophile quality.
Remote Control
The Mu-so 2nd Generation comes with a stylish, easy to use remote control, allowing quick control of common functions including volume, play/pause, and track skip.
App Control (iOS & Android)
The Naim app allows you to easily browse by artist, genre, album, and more, complete with artwork and extended music information. You can also control volume, light settings, room modes, and create playlists.
Loudness Control
Intelligently boost bass and treble for a complete musical experience, whatever volume you choose.
Room Compensation
Tailor your listening experience to best suit your space. Choose from three different settings – Near Wall, Near Corner, and No Compensation (in free space) – to adapt the Mu-so 2nd Generation to your room.
Alarm Clock
The Mu-so 2nd Generation features an alarm clock that can be enabled via the settings menu in the Naim app.
TIDAL Connect
TIDAL Connect allows you to stream directly from the TIDAL app to your Naim product.
Optimized Speaker Drivers
The Mu-so's 450W of music power are joined by improved and optimized speaker drivers – a joint development project between Naim and Focal R&D departments.
Discover the New Intuitive Dial
The new intuitive interface has 15 touch-sensitive buttons and a bold, illuminated volume dial with a proximity sensor that wakes the display.
  • Create a multiroom group with other Naim products
  • Tap to pair a Bluetooth device
  • Cycle through external inputs (HDMI, optical, 3.5mm)
  • Tap to play from USB device
  • Tap to resume play queue (Spotify Resume if user is logged in)
  • Directly access favorites
  • Chromecast indicator
  • AirPlay indicator
  • Spotify indicator
  • Alarm clock indicator
95% Re-Engineered
The Mu-so features a premium aluminum casing in a burnished gray finish. It may look similar on the outside, but inside, the majority of components have been upgraded to improve performance. The cabinet design has been re-engineered to create 13% more internal volume, enabling bigger, better bass. Both the cabinet bracing and baffle molding have been redesigned for improved rigidity, which suppresses and controls vibrations. The distinctive heat sink fins are now more compact, while still being ultra-effective, and continuing to feature Naim technology that discreetly incorporates the Wi-Fi antenna.
Customization
The standard black grille can be easily swapped for one of three new color options – olive, terracotta, and peacock – to best suit your taste and décor.
Additional Features
  • Optical input compatibility up to 96 kHz
  • 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet port
  • Internet radio support for Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, Ogg Vorbis streams, and MMS
  • vTuner Premium 5 internet radio provider
  • Gapless playback supported on all audio formats
  • Burnished and anodized aluminum casework, CNC-milled, bead-blasted and anodized aluminum heatsinks

Naim Audio Mu-so Wireless Speaker Specs

Key Specs
Channel Configuration
2-Channel
Speaker Configuration
3-Way
Amplifier Power Rating
450 W
Inputs/Outputs
1x HDMI Input (ARC)
1x TOSLINK Optical Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Input
1x USB-A Input (USB 2.0)
1x RJ45 Thru (Ethernet)
Wireless Connection Protocols
AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Chromecast built-in, Roon Ready, Spotify Connect
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)  
Bluetooth
4.2 LE
Speaker System
Channel Configuration
2-Channel
Speaker Configuration
3-Way
Amplifier Power Rating
450 W
Enclosure Type
Bass-Reflex
Inputs/Outputs
1x HDMI Input (ARC)
1x TOSLINK Optical Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Input
1x USB-A Input (USB 2.0)
1x RJ45 Thru (Ethernet)
Media Card Slots
No
Wireless Connection Protocols
AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Chromecast built-in, Roon Ready, Spotify Connect
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)  
Bluetooth
4.2 LE
Supported Audio Codecs
AAC, SBC
Power
Input Power
115 to 230 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption
17 W (Typical)
2 W (Network Standby)
0.5 W (Standby)
Compatibility
Supported File Formats
AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Supported Sample Rates
Up to 5.6 MHz / 24-Bit (DSD)
Up to 384 kHz / 24-Bit (AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, WAV)
Up to 48 kHz / 16-Bit (AAC, MP3, OGG, WMA)
Physical
Color
Black
Environmental Protection
No
Placement & Mounting Options
Tabletop/Bookshelf
Cabinet Material
Aluminum
Grille
Cloth (Removable)
Dimensions
24.7 x 4.8 x 10.4" / 628 x 122 x 264 mm
Weight
24.7 lb / 11.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
31.765 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
22.1 x 12.6 x 10.7"

Naim Audio Mu-so Wireless Speaker Reviews

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Will this work with amazon music?

Will this work with amazon music?
Asked by: Michael
You can use Amazon Music via Apple Airplay if you are using an iOS device. If you are using an Android device, that would not be possible. According to the Naim Audio site, Amazon Music HD is currently on their development wishlist for this compatibility but it is not yet so. https://community.naimaudio.com/t/will-a-mu-so-2-work-for-me/16316
Answered by: David M
Date published: 2021-12-19

What are the differences between the black and ...

What are the differences between the black and gray and the Bentley edition? Are they purely cosmetic or are there sound differences?
Asked by: Michael
This version comes with copper color accents directly referencing key trim and brightwork aspects of Bentley Motors designs.
Answered by: David M
Date published: 2021-11-21
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