Skip to product information
1 of 3
Naim

Naim MU-SO 2nd Generation

Naim MU-SO 2nd Generation

On sale
Regular price $1,799
Sale price $1,799 Regular price $1,799.00

Driver type More information
Speakers and headphones use a device called a 'driver' to create sound. Different types of drivers have different strengths and weaknesses, but can all produce great sound. Common varieties include dynamic, planar magnetic, and electrostatic.

Dynamic

Connectivity More information
Connectivity refers to the method in which the headphones connect to the audio source. Headphones can be either wired or wireless.

Wired, Wireless

Portability More information
translation missing: en.products.product.portability_info

Not Portable

365-day returns

Don’t love it? Return it any time in the first year of ownership for a small fee

View full details

Naim

Naim MU-SO 2nd Generation

Regular price $1,799
Sale price $1,799 Regular price $1,799.00

Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation, unit in home setting | Headphones.com

Introducing Mu-so 2nd Generation

The Premium Wireless Speaker Your Music Deserves

Mu-so 2nd Generation is the successor to the multiple award-winning Mu-so wireless music system, re-engineered for class-leading performance, functionality and usability by our experts here in Salisbury, England.

Combining our 45 years of hi-fi mastery with the very latest music-streaming technology and premium design quality, this is the ultimate single-box system you and your music deserve. From up to 32bit high-resolution streaming to multiroom music to HDMI TV sound; you’ve never heard it so good from an all-in-one wireless system.

The Naim Streaming Platform

At the heart of Mu-so 2nd Generation is Naim’s music-streaming platform, developed by 25 engineers over 3 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. This acclaimed innovation is uniquely found in Naim music-streaming products, such as its Uniti range and dedicated network players, including the £20,000 flagship ND 555.

DSP - The heart of the System

The all-new multicore Digital Signal Processor (DSP) drives higher performance, providing 2000 MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second) compared to the original Mu-so’s single-core, 150MIPS DSP. You can also hear even more from your music.

We have also created a brand new limiter algorithm that keeps each of Mu-so 2nd Generation’s speaker drivers’ 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.

Enhanced Feature Set

Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation, Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation, Enhanced feature set: Chromecast built-in • AirPlay 2 • TIDAL • Spotify® Connect • Bluetooth® • Roon-Ready • Internet Radio • UPnP™ (Universal Plug and Play) • Multiroom Ready • Digital/Analogue Inputs • USB • Remote Control • App Control (iOS™ & Android™) • Loudness Control • Room Compensation • Alarm Clock • Qobuz • Tidal Connect | Headphones.com | Headphones.com

Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation is packed full of game-changing performance, feature and functionality upgrades. Enjoy your music, any way you want.


Discover The New Intuitive Dial

Our 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 Bluetooth device
  • Cycle through external Inputs (Digital, Analogue)
  • Tap to play from USB device
  • Tap to resume play queue (Spotify Resume if user is logged in)
  • Directly access favourites
  • Chromecast Indicator
  • AirPlay Indicator
  • Spotify Indicator

Optimised Speaker Drivers

Mu-so 2nd Generation’s 450 Watts of music power are joined by improved and highly optimised speaker drivers – a joint development project between Naim and Focal R&D departments.

Focal has been creating benchmark acoustic equipment since 1979, and its expertise has taken speaker-driver precision and performance to new levels.

Discover The New Intuitive Dial

Our 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 Bluetooth device
  • Cycle through external Inputs (HDMI, Digital, Analogue)
  • Tap to play from USB device
  • Tap to resume play queue (Spotify Resume if user is logged in)
  • Directly access favourites
  • Chromecast Indicator
  • AirPlay Indicator
  • Spotify Indicator
  • Alarm clock Indicator

95% Re-engineered

Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation, view of internal components | Headphones.com

Premium aluminium casing, in a new burnished grey finish.

It may look similar outside, but inside Mu-so 2nd Generation, 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 moulding have been redesigned for improved rigidity, which suppresses and controls vibrations.

Upgraded App Control

The updated Naim app allows you to browse by artist, genre, album and more, complete with artwork and extended music information.

The distinctive heat-sink fins are now more compact, while still being ultra-effective, and continuing to feature Naim patented technology that discreetly incorporates the wi-fi antenna.

Upgraded App Control

The updated Naim app allows you to browse by artist, genre, album and more, complete with artwork and extended music information.

Control volume, light settings, room modes and create playlists.

Multiroom Music Made Easy With Smart Integration

Mu-so 2nd Generation works brilliantly on its own or as part of a multiroom music set-up. There are three easy ways to make it multiroom:

  1. Combine it with other networked Naim products (including 1st Generation Mu-so and Mu-so Qb) via the updated Naim app
  2. Pair it with other AirPlay 2-compatible wireless speakers via the Apple Home app
  3. Pair it with other Chromecast devices via groups controlled by the Google Home app.

HDMI ARC

Your new Mu-so 2nd Generation can boost your TV sound as well as your musical enjoyment.

Serve from a Uniti Core

The Uniti Core reference music server completes the multiroom set-up, allowing you to store and stream thousands of albums and back up all of your music in one place.

Multiroom with separates

Naim’s award-winning range of streaming hi-fi separates - including the latest ND5 XS2, NDX 2 and ND555 network players – provide the ultimate in digital music reproduction

Relocate your Mu-so

Your Mu-so 1st Generation can still be used seamlessly with 2nd Generation and other Naim products.

Mulitroom with the Uniti Range

The acclaimed Uniti range is a perfect ‘just add speakers’ solution when space is at a premium.

New Intelligent Control

A reimagined interface has 15 intuitive touch-sensitive buttons and a beautifully bold illuminated volume dial that lights up as you approach it.

New Streaming Technology

Naim's unique streaming platform is extremely powerful and highly adaptable. This advanced streaming technology features across our range; from Uniti all-in-one players, high-end hi-fi streamers to the Mu-so range.

Advanced Wi-Fi

Mu-so 2nd Generation features the very latest Wi-Fi standards; five times faster compared to the previous generation. Increased stability and full support for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands deliver the most reliable connection.

More Music Power

Mu-so 2nd Generation features a new advanced multicore Digital Signal Processor (DSP). Providing over 13 times the performance of the existing single-core processor, its superior accuracy allows you to hear even more from your music.

Upgraded Speaker Drivers

A joint development project between Naim and Focal R&D departments has delivered highly optimised mid range and bass drive units for Mu-so 2nd Generation to deliver superior performance.

Incredible TV Sound

Mu-so 2nd Generation features an HDMI ARC input so you can easily connect your TV to experience a serious boost in sound quality.

Improved Bass Performance

Mu-so 2nd Generation has been re-engineered with 13% larger volume, which enables bigger, better bass performance.

Roon Ready

Roon provides an amazing new way to experience your music collection. Roon analyses your music collection and finds a wealth of related information. The Roon control app delivers a searchable, surfable magazine about your music with Mu-so 2nd Generation delivering the highest possible quality audio.

New Customisation Choices

Customise Mu-so 2nd Generation by replacing the standard black speaker grille with your choice of three new coloured grilles; Olive, Terracotta and Peacock.

Multiroom

Mu-so 2nd Generation works brilliantly on its own or as part of a multiroom music set-up.

Latest Streaming Services

Experience more music than ever before in incredible Naim quality. New features include Google Chromecast built-in allowing seamless playback from your smart phone of hundreds of apps including Deezer, Qobuz and TuneIn.

Smart Home Integration

Mu-so 2nd Generation now works with Apple HomeKit and Google Home. Use Siri or the Google Assistant to control your audio.

Specifications

Audio Inputs

HDMI

ARC in with CEC

Streaming

Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast Built-in, UPnPTM, Spotify® Connect, TIDAL, Roon Ready, Bluetooth, Internet Radio

Analogue Input

3.5mm Jack

USB

USB2 (Type A connector)

Digital (S/PDIF)

Optical S/PDIF up to 96khz

Connectivity

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*

Audio Formats

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

Note: Gapless playback supported on all formats

Other information

Warranty

Two Years

Physical

Finishes

Burnished and anodised aluminium casework, CNC milled, bead blasted and anodised aluminium heatsinks, Dual tone grey and black fabric grille.
Grille colour options in Olive, Peacock and Terracotta.

Weight

11.2kg

Dimensions (HxWxD)

122mm x 628 mm x 264 mm

Power

Amplifier Output

450W – (6 x 75W)

Mains Supply

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

Power Consumption

Typical use: 17W
Standby mode: < 2W
Deep sleep (No-network standby mode): < 0.5W

Speaker

Speaker System

Stereo 3-way; DSP-optimised vented box acoustic system

Supplied with

Attribute Value
Supplied with

Dual tone grey and black grille, remote control, mains cables (market dependent), reset pin-hole tool and information booklets.

User Control
Handheld

Remote handset included and optional control app for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices

Product

Touch control user interface with rotary volume control 

Remote Control

Infra-red (RC5)

Reviews