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Naim Mu-so 2nd generation – Excellence Remastered

9 May 2019

Naim Audio may not be as good at keeping secrets as it is at engineering fine audio products, but it’s now finally out in the open – 2nd Generation Mu-so has arrived and pretty much everything has changed.

Muso 2 is packed full of performance, feature and functionality upgrades including a new streaming platform (high res up to 32bit/384kHz), faster Wi-Fi, HDMI ARC for connecting your TV, all-new speaker drivers and touch-sensitive illuminated control panel.

Mu-so 2nd Generation in detail:

New intelligent Controls – all-new intuitive interface has 15 touch sensitive buttons and a bold, illuminated volume dial. A proximity sensor wakes the display.
Multiroom made easy – 3 ways to go multiroom, via Naim, Apple or Google Apps.
Upgraded speaker drivers – a joint development between Naim and Focal R&D has delivered improved and highly optimised drive units for Mu-so 2nd Generation.
Award-winning music streaming technology – featured in the Uniti range of all-in-one players, Naim’s high-end network players and now Mu-so 2nd Generation.
Improved Bass Performance – 13% increase in cabinet volume.
HDMI ARC – an all-new HDMI ARC input lets you easily connect your TV to experience a huge boost in sound quality and allows audio control via the TV’s remote handset.
New Grille finish and colours – standard black, or 3 new options – Olive, Terracotta, and Peacock – to best suit your taste and décor.
Chromecast built-in – Google’s streaming service allows you to seamlessly link to 100s of supported apps, including Deezer, Qobuz, Plex, TuneIn, SoundCloud and Pandora.
AirPlay 2 – stream music from your iOS device or from iTunes and Apple Music and take advantage of Apple’s new multi-room feature.
Spotify Connect – native support of Spotify® Connect, using the Spotify app as a remote.
TIDAL – the lossless streaming service is integrated into the system for an immersive, high-quality sound experience.
Bluetooth® – pair with a Bluetooth device to instantly play your music.
Internet Radio – access thousands of internet radio stations and save your favourite presets for easy access.
UPnPTM Streaming – stream music from your PC, Mac or network-attached storage in high-resolution quality. Mu-so 2nd Generation supports high-resolution WAV, FLAC and DSD files at resolutions up to 32bit/384kHz.
Roon Ready – Roon transforms the experience of browsing music. Beautifully laid-out metadata is located automatically to build a searchable digital magazine about your music collection.
Room Compensation – choose from three different settings – near wall; near corner; no compensation (in free space) – to tailor your listening experience to wherever the Mu-so 2nd Generation sits in the room.
Additional connectivity – as well as its new HDMI ARC connection, Mu-so 2nd Generation has a USB input, optical digital input and 3.5mm analogue input.
All-new remote control
• Alarm clock

 

Not so much 2nd generation as complete metamorphosis.

I Am The Resurrection as Mr. Brown said. Thirty years ago apparently. 😱

Naim Mu-so 2nd gen, RRP £1299