Naim Muso QB
Mu-so Qb is the new compact wireless music system from the engineers behind the award-winning Mu-so. Controlled by a powerful audio brain, Mu-so Qb is alive with custom-made features all designed in our audio laboratories in England.
It’s a true feat of sound engineering. From the contours of the glass-filled polymer casing to the bass radiators that help create huge low frequencies – every millimetre of space has been used to great effect. Simple to control and easy to connect, Mu-so Qb delivers a staggering 300 watts of power that unmasks your music with a sound that defies size.
Its advanced yet simple to use connectivity includes Airplay, Bluetooth®/aptX®, Spotify Connect®, TIDAL, UPnP™ (access your stored music), Internet Radio, USB, analogue and digital inputs, Apple iOS and Android App for complete control.
You can also combine Mu-so Qb, Mu-so and other Naim streaming products for the ultimate multiroom experience. Simply sync the units to play the same song beat-for-beat in up to five rooms.
Mu-so Qb is a wireless music system alive with innovation.
Every component tailored
One of the biggest design challenges with Mu-so Qb was to configure the individual speakers within the smaller cabinet. To achieve that distinctive Naim sound, our engineers had to interrogate every component and adjust speaker angles by the smallest of fractions. It led us to an arrangement of five drivers, offset and angled perfectly to create a left-right dispersion asymmetry. In this arrangement are two microfibre dome tweeters and two mid drivers, all four driven by 50W amplifiers, with rare earth magnets and copper-capped poles for even greater accuracy. And for low frequencies we’ve installed two pistonic passive bass radiators. These work alongside a custom-made woofer that’s driven by a 100W amplifier to create an astonishing bass sound for a system this size. When the speakers and woofer combine, Mu-so Qb amplification can generate an incredible 300 watts.
Controlling the Mu-so Qb sound
At the heart of Mu-so Qb is a 32-bit digital signal processor - the same high-spec component used in the original Mu-so system. Fine-tuned in our listening room, it controls the flow of music information to each speaker, drawing on everything we've learned from designing the best in-car audio systems from Bentley motors. It also includes two EQ settings, tailoring the best sound quality whether the unit is close to or away from the edge of any room. The end result is a refined audio experience with no distortion, increased speaker accuracy and an expansive sound that makes hairs stand on end.
Audio Inputs Analogue
Optical S/PDIF (TosLink) up to 96kHz
UPnP,™ AirPlay, Spotify (Connect), TIDAL, Bluetooth (with aptX)
Side USB Type A
Connectivity Remote Control (not included)
Ethernet (10/100Mbps), Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) 2.4GHz
Sync up to five Naim Mu-so, Mu-so Qb or any Naim Uniti or Streaming products. Control via Naim App.
Formats Audio Formats
WAV, FLAC and AIFF – up to 24bit/192kHz
ALAC (Apple Lossless) – up to 24bit/96kHz
MP3 – up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16 bit)
AAC – up to 48kHz, 320kbit (16bit)
OGG and WMA – up to 48kHz (16bit)
Bluetooth - SBC, AAC and aptX
Note: All formats to 48kHz maximum over wireless network
Internet Radio Provider
vTuner premium 5*
Internet Radio Formats
Windows Media-formatted content, MP3, ACC, Ogg Vorbis streams and MMS
User Control Handheld
Optional remote handset and control app for iDevices and Android devices
Touch control user interface with rotary volume control
Power Power Consumption
Typical use: 15W
Standby mode: <4W
Deep sleep: <0.5W
300W – (4 x 50W + 1 x 100W)
1 x Woofer: 145 x 76mm
2 x Mid-range: 64mm diameter
2 x Tweeter: 25mm diameter
2 x Passive Radiator: 148 x 86mm
100V, 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz
Physical Dimensions (HxWxD)
210mm x 218mm x 212mm
Black grille, mains cable (+ plug adaptor market dependant), reset pin-hole tool and quick-start guide
Brushed aluminium casework, silver anodised heatsink, black fabric grille.
Grille options in Deep Blue, Vibrant Red, Burnt Orange.
Speaker Speaker System
Dual, two-way with mono subwoofer. Dual ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator) loading
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