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The 2nd-gen Naim Mu-so Qb compact wireless speaker supports AirPlay 2 and Chromecast

By Ng Chong Seng - on 14 Aug 2019, 11:08am

The 2nd-gen Naim Mu-so Qb compact wireless speaker supports AirPlay 2 and Chromecast

(Image: Naim Audio.)

British Hi-Fi manufacturer Naim Audio has just announced an updated version of its Mu-so Qb premium compact wireless speaker.

Said to be re-engineered from the ground up, the Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation features Naim’s music-streaming platform, and will work with your personal digital music collection, internet radio, as well as streaming services such as Spotify and Tidal.

Design-wise, the compact 300W speaker boasts all-new speaker drivers developed by Naim and Focal. The cube uses touch-sensitive buttons (15 of them) for control and there’s an illuminated volume dial that lights up when you reach out to it. The standard black speaker grille can also be swapped for one of the three new colour options: Olive, Terracotta and Peacock.

Other than Spotify Connect, the 2nd-gen Mu-so Qb also has built-in Google’s Chromecast and Apple’s AirPlay 2 support. The Bluetooth-enabled speaker also offers uPnP streaming, so you can stream from your computers or network-attached storage devices. Wired input options include USB, optical digital and 3.5mm analogue.

The Mu-so Qb can be used in multi-room setups, too, and there are a few ways to do it. You can use the Naim app to link the speaker to other Mu-so speakers, use the Apple Home app if you’ve other AirPlay 2 speakers, or use the Google Home app for integrating with other Chromecast devices.

The Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation will go on sale starting Sep 2 and is priced at US$899. Local pricing is unknown at the moment.

(Image: Naim Audio.)

Source: Naim Audio.