Naim Audio has officially introduced the form of Naim Mu-so Qb2 to replace the previous Naim Muso Qb. The expected price of Naim Mu-so Qb2 product will be around 750 pounds, around 150 pounds higher than the old Qb, reflecting the improvements and technologies that the company invested in this new Naim Muso Qb2 version.
The Muso 2 model was introduced last May and has achieved a lot of success, outperforming the previous Mu-so version. So it is no wonder that Naim decided to continue upgrading the Mu-so Qb line with the new version with many similar technologies to Mu-so Qb2. The Mu-so Qb2 model can be seen as a compact version of the Naim Muso 2 with its impressive, compact, square design, which is only slightly less than Mu-so with the price. Mu-so Qb2 is still similar to the previous Qb model, but users can choose a different color-coated grill cover like Olive, Terracotta, and Peacock instead of the traditional gray-black color.
The points that are upgraded on Qb2 are similar to the Muso 2 models, making it possible for users to experience all the features and convenience. The Mu-so Qb2 now uses Naim’s latest wireless transmission platform to support Hi-Res decoding, multi-room and more new features to appear, similar to the Unitii product line up to The top Network Player of the company is like ND 555 worth up to 20,000 pounds.
More specifically Mu-so Qb2 will be able to support decoding quality up to 32bit / 384kHz PCM and DSD128, along with with many streaming music services like Spotify, Tidal, Internet radio. Wireless connectivity using AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast integrated, UPnP, RAAT Roon meets all the needs of users’ high-quality wireless music listening via Ethernet (10 / 100Mbps) or WiFi (802.11a / b / g / n / ac). However, users can still choose more traditional and simpler ways of connecting such as Bluetooth, USB, Optical and 3.5mm input ports.
Multi-room connectivity is supported by three different connectivity standards, AirPlay 2, ChromeCast via the Google Home app, and connecting 5 different Naim Network Player devices (including old Mu-so and Qb). via Naim app. The volume knob on the top of the Qb2 speaker is also inherited from the new Muso 2 model with a luxurious design and a touch screen that controls many direct features. The multi-touch screen and hand position capability make control very easy. Users can also control Qb2 wirelessly via Naim app software.
The driver inside is completely changed with the cooperation between Focal and Naim VerVent Audio. Qb2’s output power is also up to 300W which is quite amazing with a relatively small, square-shaped speaker design. Equipped with 13 times more DSP processing capability than before, making digital input signal processing more accurate and much-improved room compensation.