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, Bluetooth®/aptX®, Spotify Connect®, TIDAL (NEW), UPnP™ (access your stored music), Internet Radio, Multiroom (NEW), USB, Analogue and Digital inputs, Apple iOS and Android App for complete control.

You can also combine Mu-so, the new compact Mu-so Qb (in-store spring 2016) 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 is now available from our network of specialist audio retailers, John Lewis stores and johnlewis.com, as well as selected Apple stores and apple.com.

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'blessed with every connectivity option under the sun'
"With its jaw-dropping design, extensive features and killer sound quality, Mu-so is one of the best wireless speakers money can buy."
"This handsomely designed machine produces a powerful room-filling sound with variety and clarity."
"The speaker unit is a thing of minimalistic beauty. In this case, the designers strove to do justice to what the audio engineers had accomplished."
“It sounds better than good. Records that you’ve known for years are born anew.”
“It has a soaring, dynamic sound, looks stylish and sleek, and is easy to set up. Fork out, go on!”
"This wireless stereo speaker sounds as refined, assured and cool as it looks."
"Delivers an unforgettable experience."
“The Mu-so is exquisitely crafted with an aluminium skin and transparent base… sound quality meanwhile is sensational.”
Go Deeper

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 can purchase these grilles from the link below and select Mu-so retailers. 

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BASS REFLEX SYSTEM
Two large custom bass drivers are supported by a sophisticated porting system with an outlet at the end of the cabinet. It was carefully designed to move large volumes of air with low turbulence for richly textured, low distortion bass.
ACRYLIC BASE
The whole Mu-so cabinet sits on an illuminated base of high-grade acrylic which provides the foundation for the electronics and speakers to shine.
DSP
The Mu-so audio brain is a 32-bit digital signal processor with software fine-tuned by our engineers in the listening room. It controls the flow of music information to each speaker and benefits from the developments we made in designing the best in-car audio systems for Bentley motors. Two EQ settings tailor sound for close to and away from room boundaries for superb sound quality anywhere in your home.
SILK-DOME TWEETERS
Silk dome tweeters were chosen through listening tests to replace the traditional metal cones found in many wireless speakers for their benefit to sound quality.
MID-RANGE DRIVERS
Custom mid-range drivers provide crystal clear speech and emotively powerful vocals. We found through tests that positioning them as the outermost driver aided even sound dispersion.
Features
Features
Unleash your digital music wherever it is stored.
UPnP (high-res streaming)

UPnP™ (Universal Plug ‘n’ Play)

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

Apple AirPlay

AirPlay

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

Bluetooth (aptX)

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

Internet Radio

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

Alarm Clock

Alarm Clock

Mu-so features an alarm clock which can be enabled via the settings menu in the Naim app.

Multiroom Audio

Multiroom Ready

Play music between any combination of Mu-sos and Mu-so Qbs in up to five rooms of your home. Choose the same song in beat-perfect sync or play different music in different rooms all via the Naim app.

USB

USB

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

Digital Inputs

Digital Input (Optical)

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

Spotify Connect

Spotify Connect

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

TIDAL

TIDAL

The lossless streaming service is integrated into the system for an immersive, high-quality sound experience. Plus get a 90-day free trial of the lossless Hi-Fi tier service.

Multiroom

Bring your music alive in any room of your home.

Combine Mu-so with other Mu-so Qb wireless music systems or Naim Audio streaming products for the ultimate multiroom experience.Simply sync the units to play the same song beat-for-beat in up to five rooms of your home or play different music in different rooms all via the Naim app.

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.

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

Internet Radio

Streaming

UPnP,™ AirPlay, Spotify (Connect), TIDAL, Bluetooth (with aptX)

Connectivity
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Remote Control

Infra-Red (RC5)

Network

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

Multiroom

Sync up to five Naim Mu-so, Mu-so Qb or any Naim Uniti or Streaming products. Control via Naim App.

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

Black grille, 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.

Speaker
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Speaker System

Dual, three-way

Other information
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Warranty

Two-Year
Details here.

Manuals & Downloads

Reviews & Awards

Latest Reviews
Mu-so | BBC Music Magazine, Mar 2016
'blessed with every connectivity option under the sun'
Pocket-Lint l Mu-so, Oct 2015
‘sound is sonically sensational whatever tracks you happen to throw at it, and with so many sources available it's a piece of cake to get your favourite audio output in high quality’
Trusted Reviews l Mu-so , Oct 2015
"With its jaw-dropping design, extensive features and killer sound quality, Mu-so is one of the best wireless speakers money can buy."
Monocle l Mu-so , Aug 2015
"This handsomely designed machine produces a powerful room-filling sound with variety and clarity."
The Sun - Mu-so, Jul 2015
“This is a stunning piece of kit built from wood and aluminium that sounds amazing and is a real pleasure to use. You’ll find cheaper but not better.”
Robb Report l Mu-so , Jul 2015
"The speaker unit is a thing of minimalistic beauty. In this case, the designers strove to do justice to what the audio engineers had accomplished."
The Independent on Mu-so, Jun 2015
"Sounds astonishing... it’s perfect for playing music from a smartphone or laptop and making it sound the best it can."
Mu-so Comes Out Top in FHM, Jun 2015
“It sounds better than good. Records that you’ve known for years are born anew.”
Awards
Pocket-lint Awards 2016 l Best Speaker
Wireless Speaker of the Year l Highly Commended
What Hi-Fi? Awards 2015 l Best mains-powered wireless speaker £800+
What Hi-Fi? Readers' Award 2015 l Product of the Year
Red Dot Design Award 2015
What Hi-Fi? Awards 2014 Product of the Year
Queen's Award for Innovation

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