Mu-so 1st Generation

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 exceptional quality in sound. Commanding 450 watts of power through six custom-designed speakers, Mu-so creates an experience of music that has to be heard to be believed.

Its simple to use connectivity includes AirPlay, Bluetooth®/aptX®, Spotify Connect®, TIDAL, UPnP™ (access stored music), Internet Radio, Multiroom, USB, Analogue and Digital inputs, Apple iOS and Android apps for complete control.

Combine Mu-so, Mu-so Qb 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 (up to four via wi-fi; fifth via ethernet connection) .

Mu-so is available from our network of specialist audio retailers, John Lewis stores and

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'giving us the subtlety, dynamics and sheer joy of great sound'
'The best premium wireless speaker you can get'
'the build quality of the Mu-so speakers is aircraft-grade... a powerful sound, with passive bass radiators delivering a strong, tight bass'
'Hear it and believe: the Mu-so is the new-wave Hi-Fi for the 21st century.' Best Speakers 2017
'truly a custom-engineered product, with every detail contributing to audio greatness'
'Mu-so together with the Mu-so Qb wireless speakers, remain one of the best sounding wireless audio systems money can buy.'
'blessed with every connectivity option under the sun'
"This handsomely designed machine produces a powerful room-filling sound with variety and clarity."
“It sounds better than good. Records that you’ve known for years are born anew.”
"This wireless stereo speaker sounds as refined, assured and cool as it looks."
"...comprehensively outstanding musical performance"
"Delivers an unforgettable experience."
“The Mu-so is exquisitely crafted with an aluminium skin and transparent base… sound quality meanwhile is sensational.”
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At its heart sits an active arrangement of amplifiers inspired by the technology we developed to create the ultimate audio system for Bentley.

Six 75 watt amplifiers deliver a total of 450 watts of power, paired with a carefully designed porting system for serious bass kick from a small cabinet.

Power means nothing without control. 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 in our listening room to extract every last drop of performance from your music. 


There are many design elements that make Mu-so 1st Generation unique.

The wooden speaker cabinet is wrapped in a layer of anodised aluminium to provide a natural, distortion-free sound with an extruded aluminium heatsink maximising thermal performance.

Mu-so also features two patents: the illumination system around the touch panel interface took months to perfect and WiFi antennae hidden in the heatsinks deliver robust connectivity, with no external aerial.


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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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.
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.
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 were chosen through listening tests to replace the traditional metal cones found in many wireless speakers for their benefit to sound quality.
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.
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


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

Bluetooth (aptX)


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 (up to four via wi-fi; fifth via ethernet connection). Choose the same song in beat-perfect sync or play different music in different rooms all via the Naim app.



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. 



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.


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 (up to four via wi-fi; fifth via ethernet connection) 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 Value

UPnP,™ Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify (Connect), TIDAL, Bluetooth (with aptX)

Other Inputs

Internet Radio


Side USB Type A


3.5mm jack

Digital (S/PDIF)

Optical S/PDIF (TosLink) up to 96kHz

Attribute Value

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


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

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/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

Other information
Attribute Value

Details here.

Attribute Value

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


13 kg

Dimensions (HxWxD)

122 mm x 628 mm x 256 mm 

Attribute Value
Amplifier Output

450W - 6 x 75W (into 6Ω)

Mains Supply

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

Power Consumption

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

Attribute Value
Speaker System

Dual, three-way

Supplied with
Attribute Value
Supplied with

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

User Control
Attribute Value

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


Touch control user interface with rotary volume control

Remote Control

Infra-Red (RC5)

Manuals & Downloads

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Press Reviews & Awards

Latest Reviews | Mu-so | Review, Apr 2019
On the whole, I can’t recommend this speaker set-up highly enough. The Naim Mu-so looks like a piece of art, one that delivers exceptional quality streamed music.
The Independent Daily Edition | Mu-so & Qb | Speakers Corner , Feb 2019
'The size of the speaker makes for a wide stereo effect and the audio quality is breathtakingly good: there’s powerful bass but vocals are still crystal clear.'
AppleInsider | Mu-so | 4.5 Review , Feb 2019
"...a stunning work of art that is capable of filling a house with its powerful, crisp sound..."
Mu-so | Creative Bloq, Sep 2018
"Sound wise, the Mu-so’s power is something to’s as close to audio perfection as you’ll get with a Bluetooth speaker."
Mu-so | T3, Feb 2018
'The bouncy sound of the Mu-so and Qb is highly appealing'
Mu-so | The Ambient, Feb 2018
'Its price tag puts this speaker firmly in the aspirational bracket, but its distinctly retro design makes it a true statement piece in any room'
Mu-so | The Ambient, Jan 2018
'Both sound superb – this is hi-fi level audio'
Mu-so | House & Garden | Object of Desire, Nov 2017
'giving us the subtlety, dynamics and sheer joy of great sound'
What Hi-Fi? Awards 2017 | Best Wireless Speaker £500+
Best Wireless Speaker Award | Mu-so | Diapason D'Or
What Hi-Fi? Awards 2016 | Best Wireless Speaker £800+
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

Customer Reviews

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