Naim Mu-So Qb 2nd Generation Wireless Music System: Compact, Convenient, Roon-Ready, and Engineered To Fill Your Room with Dynamic Music or Soar as Part of a Multiroom Setup
The Naim Mu-So Qb 2nd Generation Wireless Music System is an innovative component that continues the award-winning ways of the acclaimed Mu-so family of products. Offering 300 watts of total power, it has been re-engineered from the ground up to create a price-to-performance leader among compact wireless music systems. The advanced multicore Digital Signal Processor (DSP) performs with incredible speed and accuracy, delivering music marked by a wide dynamic range and compelling realism. This sleek unit's intuitive interface has 15 touch-sensitive buttons and a bold, illuminated volume dial with a proximity sensor that wakes the display.
Easy to position, Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation is packed full of game-changing features and functionality upgrades for remarkable performance that belies its size (8.3" x 8.6" x 8.3"). Extending a legacy of more than 45 years of hi-fi expertise, the unit features technological advancements, along with extensive software upgrades, allowing you to enjoy your favorite music without any hassle, whenever you like. The Naim app allows you to browse by artist, genre, album, and more—complete with artwork and extensive music information.
Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation comes with a stylish remote control allowing for quick control of common functions, including volume, play, pause, and track skip. And, of course, the unit comes with the 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.
"There's plenty of bass weight and low-end punch precisely delivered, but this Mu-so Qb never skews its balance this way or that.... [It] operates with a mantra of openness. There's an airiness to the soundstage, those angled drivers doing well to disperse sound while maintaining focus of the music's core.... Though its compact dimensions may suggest differently, you really are getting a lot for your money here. Most importantly, though, the greatest value is not found in its features or design, but in a sonic performance that will effortlessly dispense of any one-box rival within a few hundred pounds of its asking price."
—What Hi-Fi?, five-star review, 2022 Product of the Year Winner: Best Wireless Speaker
"This is one of the most capable wireless speakers that I think I've ever encountered. Despite its relatively small size, the Qb just rocks with an awesome bass and superb detail in the treble range. However, it's the midrange drivers that really anchor the sound and make the music sing.... If you're looking for a high-end, multiroom wireless speaker that can rival a good system of hi-fi separates—especially if you're a little tight on space—you can't do much better than this cubic cutie. An audition is strongly recommended."
—Mark Sparrow, Consumer Tech, Forbes
Multiroom Streaming Made Easy
Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation works brilliantly on its own or as part of a multiroom setup. There are three easy ways to make it part of a multiroom system. First, you could combine it with other networked Naim products. (You can sync up to five Naim streaming products and control them via the Naim app.) Or, you could pair it with other AirPlay 2-compatible wireless speakers via the Apple Home app. Alternatively, you could pair it with other Chromecast devices via groups controlled by the Google Home app.
Naim History & Philosophy
Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945 – 2000) was a race car driver, entrepreneur, and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing shows in the 1960s, Vereker found that the playback on his home system fell woefully short of the experience he craved.
Not content with second-best, he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. His first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.
Today, every Naim product is conceived, designed, and engineered entirely in service of the sound, delivering a pure experience of music that is as close as possible to its original live source.
The Naim Audio team believes that the exploration of sound is an adventure that rewards you with a connection that becomes more powerful the deeper you travel within it. That is why every element in a Naim product is crafted to create a silence around the sound, reducing any interference between the listener and the intention of the artist.
Streaming: Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast Built-in, UPnPTM, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Roon Ready, Bluetooth, Internet Radio
Analog Input: 3.5mm Jack
USB: USB 2 (Type A connector)
Digital (S/PDIF): Optical S/PDIF up to 96khz
Multiroom: Sync up to five Naim Streaming products and control via the Naim App.
Network: Ethernet (10/100Mbps), Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), BLE v4.2
Formats Internet Radio Formats: Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, Ogg Vorbis streams and MMS
Internet Radio Provider: vTuner Premium 5*
WAV, FLAC and AIFF: up to 24bit/384kHz
ALAC (Apple Lossless): up to 24bit/384kHz
MP3: up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
AAC: up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16bit)
OGG and WMA: up to 48kHz (16bit)
DSD: 64 and 128Fs
Bluetooth: SBC, AAC
Power Amplifier Output: 300W – (4 x 50W, 1 x 100W)
Mains Supply: 100V, 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz
Typical use: 15W
Standby mode: < 2W
Deep sleep (No-network standby mode): < 0.5W
Speaker Speaker System: Stereo 3-way; dsp-optimized dual auxiliary bass radiator acoustic system
Remote Control: Infra-red (RC5)
Warranty: Two Years
Dimensions: 8.3" x 8.6" x 8.3"
Weight: 12.3 lbs.
Supplied with: Dual-tone grey and black grille, remote control, mains cables (market dependent), reset pin-hole tool and information booklets.
User Manual (PDF, 3.1 MB)