Introducing Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation

The Premium Compact Wireless Speaker Your Music Deserves

Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation is the latest member of the award-winning Mu-so wireless music system family. Re-engineered from the ground up to create our best compact wireless music system yet.

Combining our 46 years of hi-fi expertise with the very latest technology, extensive software and hardware upgrades deliver a significantly enhanced performance whilst the design has evolved to perfectly match Mu-so 2nd Generation.

Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation will be available from a wide range of retailers from early September.

Where to Buy

Discover What’s New

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.

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 Qb 2nd Generation delivering the highest possible quality audio.

Multiroom

Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation works brilliantly on its own or as part of a Naim multiroom set-up. Combine Mu-so with products from our Uniti and hi-fi ranges across your home for a truly seamless high quality audio experience. Add a Uniti Core server to add your existing music collection to the mix. 

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.

Advanced Wi-Fi

Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation features the very latest WiFi 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 Qb 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.

New Customisation Choices

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

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 2nd Generation range.

Smart Home Integration

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

New Speakers

Together the Naim and Focal R&D departments have developed new custom designed mid range and bass drive units for Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation to deliver superior performance.

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.

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 Qb 2nd Generation delivering the highest possible quality audio.

 

Enhanced Feature Set

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

  • Chromecast built-in

    Play hundreds of supported apps including Deezer, Qobuz, Plex, TuneIn, SoundCloud and Pandora from your smartphone or tablet. all streamed directly to your Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation via Chromecast built-in. Add Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation to the Google Home app to control it alongside your other Chromecast and smart home devices.

  • AirPlay 2

    Stream music from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac. Seamless playback with Apple Music and control your audio and smart home devices using Siri.

  • TIDAL

    Experience true CD-quality audio streamed directly to your Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation. A free 90-day trial of the HiFi tier is included with every Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation.

  • Spotify® Connect

    Easily stream millions of songs from your smart phone or tablet straight to your Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation.

  • Bluetooth®

    Simply connect your Bluetooth devices to instantly play your music.

  • Roon-Ready

    Roon transforms the experience of browsing music. Beautifully laid-out metadata is located automatically, then interconnected by links to build a surfable, searchable digital magazine about your music collection.

  • Internet Radio

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

  • UPnP™ (Universal Plug and Play)

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

  • Multiroom Ready

    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.

  • Digital/Analogue Inputs

    Boost audio from digital sources with optical connections such as TVs, set-top boxes or games consoles. There's also a built-in stereo jack (3.5mm) socket that can connect your Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation to other devices.

  • USB

    Connect a USB stick or external USB hard disk to Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation and experience all your music in audiophile quality.

  • Remote Control

    Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation now comes with a stylish, easy to use remote control allowing quick control of common functions including volume, play/pause and track skip.

    owing quick control of common functions including volume, play/pause and track skip.

  • App Control (iOS™ & Android™)

    The updated Naim app allows you to easily browse by artist, genre, album and more, complete with artwork and extended music information. You can also control volume, light settings, room modes and create playlists. As a further option, Mu-so 2nd Generation is Roon Ready, too.

  • Loudness Control

    Intelligently boosts bass and treble to give you the complete musical experience whatever volume you choose

  • Room Compensation

    Tailor your listening experience to best suit your space. Choose from three different settings - Near Wall; Near Corner; No Compensation [In Free Space] to adapt Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation to your room.

  • Alarm Clock

    Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation features an alarm clock which can be enabled via the settings menu in the Naim app.

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.

Where to Buy

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

Alarm clock Indicator

Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation works brilliantly on its own or as part of a Naim multiroom set-up. Combine Mu-so Qb with products from our Uniti and hi-fi ranges across your home for a truly seamless high quality audio experience. Add a Uniti Core server to add your existing music collection to the mix. 

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. 

Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation now comes with a stylish, easy to use remote control allowing quick control of common functions including volume, play/pause and track skip.

Multiroom Music Made Easy With Smart Integration

Mu-so Qb 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:

Where to Buy
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.

Customisation

Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation’s speaker grille has had a style update. The standard black grille can be easily swapped for one of 3 new colour options – Olive, Terracotta and Peacock - to best suit your taste and décor.

Buy Mu-so Qb Grilles
Grille Colours

Streaming Family

Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation works brilliantly on its own or as part of a Naim multiroom set-up. Combine Mu-so Qb with products from our Uniti and hi-fi ranges across your home for a truly seamless high quality audio experience. Add a Uniti Core server to add your existing music collection to the mix. 

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Where to Buy

Product Specification

Audio Inputs
Attribute Value
Streaming

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

Analogue Input

3.5mm Jack

USB

USB 2 (Type A connector)

Digital (S/PDIF)

Optical S/PDIF up to 96khz

Connectivity
Attribute Value
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
Attribute Value
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
Attribute Value
Warranty

Two Years (details here)

Physical
Attribute Value
Dimensions

210mm x 218 mm x 212 mm

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

5.6kg

Power
Attribute Value
Amplifier Output

300W – (4 x 50W, 1 x 100W)

Mains Supply

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

Power Consumption

Typical use: 15W
Standby mode: < 2W
Deep sleep (No-network standby mode): < 0.5W

Speaker
Attribute Value
Speaker System

Stereo 3-way; dsp-optimised dual auxiliary bass radiator 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
Attribute Value
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)

Manuals & Downloads

Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation support

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Press Reviews & Awards

Latest Reviews
What Hi-Fi? | Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation | 5 Star Review, Oct 2019
"the greatest value is not found in its features or design, but in a sonic performance that will effortlessly dispense of any one-box rival within a few hundred pounds of its asking price."
Trusted Reviews | Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation | Highly Recommended , Oct 2019
"The overall tonal balance is cleverly judged, and the amount of detail the Qb 2 dredges out from even dense and murky mixes makes it sound open and, as a consequence, entirely accomplished."
Good Housekeeping | Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation | Review , Oct 2019
"The Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation has a rich bass and near faultless treble. And at 300W it'll definitely blow your socks off."
Pocket-lint | Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation | Editors Choice , Sep 2019
“...the perfect melting pot between audiophile quality and ease-of-use for the modern generation.”
Sound&Vision | Mu-so 2 | Top Pick 5 Star review , Sep 2019
"Naim’s newly revised Mu-so brings true audiophile sensibilities and surprising wallop to a well thought-out and full-featured wireless speaker."
Stuff | Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation | 5 Star review , Sep 2019
"The original Qb is still a mighty fine little speaker, but if you have the cash to spare, you won't be disappointed by taking the step up. And for Qb newbies, you're in for a real treat."
Awards
What Hi-Fi? | Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation | Product of the Year
Lyd & Bilde | Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation | SPESIELT ANBEFALT
FWD Magazine | Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation | Aanrader
What Hi-Fi? | Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation | Best home wireless speaker over £500

Customer Reviews

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