Naim Audio Muso Qb

Muso Qb

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Muso Qb Replaced by QB2

Be summoned by the sound

Muso Qb

Mu-so Qb is the new compact wireless music system from the engineers behind the award-winning Mu-so.

 

Controlled by a powerful audio brain, Muso Qb is alive with custom-made features all designed in their audio laboratories in England.

 

It’s a true feat of sound engineering. From the contours of the glass-filled polymer casing to the bass radiators that help create huge low frequencies – every millimetre of space has been used to great effect.

 

Simple to control and easy to connect, Mu-so Qb delivers a staggering 300 watts of power that unmasks your music with a sound that defies size.

 

Its advanced yet simple to use connectivity includes Airplay, Bluetooth®/aptX®, Spotify Connect®, TIDAL, UPnP™ (access your stored music), Internet Radio, USB, analogue and digital inputs, Apple iOS and Android App for complete control.

 

You can also combine Mu-so Qb, Mu-so 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.

 

Go Deeper

 

Mu-so Qb is a wireless music system alive with innovation.

 

Every component tailored

 

One of the biggest design challenges with Mu-so Qb was to configure the individual speakers within the smaller cabinet.

 

To achieve that distinctive Naim sound, their engineers had to interrogate every component and adjust speaker angles by the smallest of fractions.

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It led them to an arrangement of five drivers, offset and angled perfectly to create a left-right dispersion asymmetry. In this arrangement are two microfibre dome tweeters and two mid drivers, all four driven by 50W amplifiers, with rare earth magnets and copper-capped poles for even greater accuracy. And for low frequencies they have installed two pistonic passive bass radiators.

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These work alongside a custom-made woofer that’s driven by a 100W amplifier to create an astonishing bass sound for a system this size.

 

When the speakers and woofer combine, Mu-so Qb amplification can generate an incredible 300 watts.

 

Controlling the Muso Qb sound

 

At the heart of Mu-so Qb is a 32-bit digital signal processor, the same high-spec component used in the original Mu-so system.

 

Fine-tuned in Naim Audio’s listening room, it controls the flow of music information to each speaker, drawing on everything they have learned from designing the best in-car audio systems from Bentley motors.

 

It also includes two EQ settings, tailoring the best sound quality whether the unit is close to or away from the edge of any room. The end result is a refined audio experience with no distortion, increased speaker accuracy and an expansive sound that makes hairs stand on end

 

Take Control

 

The Naim control app for iDevices and Android devices puts a world of music at your fingertips.

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Unite all of your music in one place with the intuitive Naim control app for iOS and Android devices and put millions of songs at your fingertips. You can scratch the surface or go deeper to explore information on artists, discographies, biographies, reviews, image galleries, similar music and more. The app even includes a simple set up wizard so you’ll be online and listening to more music than ever before in no time.

 

Customisation

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Mu-so Qb 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 as pictured below.

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You can purchase these grilles from spring 2016.

 

Product Specification Muso Qb

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Audio Inputs

Analogue 3.5mm jack
Digital (S/PDIF) Optical S/PDIF (TosLink) up to 96kHz
Streaming UPnP,™ AirPlay, Spotify (Connect), TIDAL, Bluetooth (with aptX)
Other Inputs Internet Radio
USB Side USB Type A

Connectivity

Remote Control (not included) 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

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

Handheld Optional remote handset and control app for iDevices and Android devices
Product Touch control user interface with rotary volume control

Power

Power Consumption Typical use: 15W

Standby mode: <4W

Deep sleep: <0.5W

Amplifier Output 300W – (4 x 50W + 1 x 100W)
Drivers 1 x Woofer: 145 x 76mm

2 x Mid-range: 64mm diameter

2 x Tweeter: 25mm diameter

2 x Passive Radiator: 148 x 86mm

Mains Supply  230V, 50/60Hz

Physical

Dimensions (HxWxD) 210mm x 218mm x 212mm
Weight 5.6kg
Supplied with Black grille, 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

Speaker System Dual, two-way with mono subwoofer. Dual ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator) loading

Other information

Warranty Two-Year

 

 

 

 

 

Brand

Naim Audio

Naim Audio

Their story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day.

Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music.

Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved.

Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life.

These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century.

1972 A first start at Capital Radio

Julian won a contract to supply then start-up radio station, Capital Radio, with audio equipment.

The successful design was a compact version of an early Naim Audio power amplifier combined with speaker drive units in one cabinet – the NAM 502

1973 Naim Audio Officially Founded

Following the success of Capital Radio, Naim Audio was officially incorporated in 1973 with Julian Vereker and his co-founder Shirley Clarke as directors. Based in a shop in the centre of Salisbury, our first HQ had both manufacturing and demonstration facilities.

1973 The NAP 200 Power Amplifier

Naim Audio’s first consumer product for home use was launched in the year of our founding: the NAP 200 power amplifier. Originally designed in 1971, its descendant’s power amplifiers differ greatly technologically but still aim for the same performance goals of pace, rhythm and timing

1974 The NAC 12 Preamplifier

With a network of dedicated independent retailers now on board in the UK, the NAC 12, our first production preamplifier, was launched.

1980 Classic Advertising

As Naim Audio grew in popularity through the 70s and early 80s, the team decided to grab the attention of the press and public with a series of tongue-in-cheek adverts. They reflected the confident, often unorthodox nature of our approach to music playback and have become iconic in their own right.

1983 NAIT Integrated Amplifier

Naim Audio’s first integrated amplifier the NAIT introduced. This iconic little integrated amp sounded quite unlike any other integrated of its day and set a trend for so-called ‘super integrateds

1985 The Queen’s Award

Naim Audio is recognised with the prestigious Queen’s Award for the first time in 1985. We would go on to repeat this achievement a further two times in the 21st century, winning for Export in 2010 and for Innovation in digital music streaming in 2014.

1991 The CDS CD Player

Like so many Naim Audio products, the design of our first CD player, the CDS, flew in the face of conventional wisdom. Its Two-box configuration gave the power supply its own separate enclosure and the CD clamp used a rare earth magnet to keep its mass low whilst still firmly holding the disc without vibration

2000 NAP 500 Power Amplifier

The year 2000 marked a step change in Naim Audio history. After several years in development, the new flagship Naim Audio NAP 500 power amplifier was born and with it the new industrial design aesthetic that would redefine Naim Audio for the 21st century. Its music-making ability would only be bettered by the arrival of Statement in 2014.

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