mu-so

Let the voice of Naim take you inside the music. 

Mu-so is our first wireless music system. Finely tuned by our specialist engineers in England, its powerful audio brain delivers the most exceptional quality in sound, commanding 450 watts of power through six custom-designed speakers to create an experience of music that has to be heard to be believed.

Its advanced yet simple to use connectivity includes AirPlay, UPnP™ streaming, Spotify Connect, Bluetooth (aptX), iRadio, iOS and Android app control and multiroom capability.

Mu-so is now available from our network of specialist audio retailers, John Lewis stores and johnlewis.com, as well as selected Apple stores. 

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Beneath its anodised aluminium skin mu-so is alive with innovation. 

At its heart sits an active arrangement of amplifiers inspired by the technology we developed to create the ultimate audio system for Bentley motors.

Six 75 watt digital amplifiers, one for each of the six custom-designed speaker drivers, deliver a total of 450 watts of power and a carefully designed porting system moves large volumes of air with low turbulence for serious bass kick from a small cabinet.

Power means nothing without control however. That’s why mu-so features a 32-bit digital signal processor capable of millions of calculations per second. It’s the audio brain of the system, running software fine-tuned by our engineers in the listening room to extract every last drop of performance from your music. 

 

Design Innovation

There are many elements of design that make mu-so a unique system.

The wooden speaker cabinet is wrapped in a layer of anodised aluminium to provide a natural, distortion-free sound and the extruded aluminium heat sink maximises thermal performance.

Mu-so also features two patent-pending ideas. The system of illumination around the touch panel control interface took months to perfect and an antenna system which delivers seamless and robust Wi-Fi connectivity without the need for an external aerial.  

Customisation

Mu-so is supplied with a Classic Naim Black speaker grille as standard.

You can add a new dimension of colour to complement your living space and style. Select from Deep Blue, Vibrant Red and Burnt Orange grilles above.

You will be able to purchase these grilles from select mu-so retailers at launch and direct from this page later this year. 

Features

UPnP (Universal Plug ‘n’ Play)

Stream music from a PC, Mac or network-attached storage in high-resolution ‘better than CD’ quality. 

AirPlay

Stream music from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch or from iTunes.

Bluetooth

Pair with a Bluetooth device to instantly play your music. Also compatible with aptX for high-performance audio where supported by the device connecting to mu-so. 

Internet Radio

Access thousands of internet radio stations and save your favourite presets for easy access.

Multiroom Streaming

Play to multiple mu·so devices simultaneously via Airplay from iTunes or from another Naim streaming product master. 

USB

Play music from your iPhone, iPad, iPod and many other MP3 players and USB sticks.

Digital Input (Optical)

Boost audio from digital sources such as TVs, set top boxes or games consoles. (Does not feature HDMI)

Spotify Connect

Native support of Spotify to stream millions of songs from your portable device. 

Take Control

The Naim control app for iPad, iPhone, iPod and Android devices puts a world of music at your fingertips.

Our dedicated team of software engineers designed it to be so easy to use you’ll be listening to and discovering more music than ever before. Browse by artist, genre, album and more complete with artwork and extended music information.

Control volume, light settings, room modes, create playlists and activate multiroom. Almost every aspect of the system can be controlled with a few simple swipes. 

The new Naim App is available to download for iOS and Android devices by clicking on the below links.

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Product Specification

Audio Inputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Digital (S/PDIF)

Optical S/PDIF (TosLink) up to 96kHz

USB

Side USB Type A

Analogue

3.5mm jack

Other Inputs

UPnP,™ AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Bluetooth (with aptX), Internet Radio via wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi and multiroom client from an existing Naim streamer system 

Connectivity
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Remote Control

Infra Red (RC5)

Network

Ethernet (10/100Mbps), Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) 2.4GHz

Formats
Attribute Name Attribute Value
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
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Product

Touch control user interface with rotary volume control

Handheld

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

Power
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Amplifier Output

450W - 6 x 75W (into 6Ω)

Power Consumption

Typical use: 17W
Standby mode: < 4W
Deep sleep: < 0.5W

Mains Supply

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

Physical
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Dimensions (HxWxD)

122 mm x 628 mm x 256 mm 

Weight

13 kg

Supplied with

Remote control, mains cable (+ plug adaptor market dependant), reset pin-hole tool and quick-start guide

Finishes

Brushed aluminium casework, silver anodised heatsink, black fabric grille.
Grille options in Deep Blue, Vibrant Red, Burnt Orange.

Certification and Licenses
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Certification

Apple (Made for iPhone), Airplay, vTuner Premium, Spotify Connect, Wi-Fi alliance

Licenses

Apple MFI and Airplay, Bluetooth, aptX, Spotify Connect, Wi-Fi alliance

Speaker
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Speaker System

Dual, three-way

Other information
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Warranty

1 Year
Details here.

Manuals & Downloads

Reviews & Awards

What Hi-Fi? Awards 2014 Product of the Year
Queen's Award for Innovation

Mu-so Support

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