Sometimes, wireless music systems are a question of priorities. Usability, sound quality and price all jostle for position. It’s rare that a wireless music system marries connectivity, real hi-fi sound quality and ease of use together – but Naim’s Mu-so wireless range does exactly that.
Brass tacks time: the Mu-so range is one the most acoustically innovative home audio setups money can buy. Each system in the range – the Mu-so and smaller, 2016 Stuff Award-winning Mu-so Qb – has a 32-bit digital sound processor at its heart, allowing it to reproduce the kind of clarity and detail mass-market wireless speakers can only dream of.
How does Naim do it? Experience, in a word. Starting in 1973 and based in Salisbury, Naim has been a byword for perfectionism in audio reproduction since its inception. It’s taken everything its learned over the past 43 years and poured it into the Mu-so range, combining up-to-the-second technology with real hi-fi engineering and the unmistakable Voice of Naim, consistent across its entire product range.
Each Mu-so product supports lossless standards such as WAV, FLAC and AIFF up to 24-bit/192kHz, while lossy formats such as MP3 and Apple’s AAC are supported up to 320kbit. High-resolution audio files won’t lose anything in translation between their source and your ears.
The wealth of options continues when it comes to getting music to your Mu-so system. An array of connectivity options allows you to play from virtually any audio device. For the traditional, optical S/PDIF and, of course, 3.5mm minijacks allow you to connect wired devices, but it’s the Mu-so’s internet connectivity that means it really shines.
Bring it online wirelessly or via its Ethernet connection and you can stream to it via Spotify Connect, AirPlay or TIDAL’s lossless service, using Naim’s own app for Android or iOS to control everything. Alternatively, Spotify Connect and Apple’s AirPlay protocols are both supported, and aptX Bluetooth allows for quick ad-hoc connections to your devices at full CD quality.
Got a music server? No problem: UPnP(TM) support means you can also play from networked locations in your house. Wherever your music is, Mu-so can unearth it – and make it sound incredible.