Naim Audio has announced the introduction of native Qobuz support for the Mu-so 2nd Generation family of wireless speakers. The firmware upgrade is available free over-the-air and the integration gives access to Qobuz streaming services from within the Naim control app. The update is being rolled out to all 2nd Generation units from now.
Qobuz offers a comprehensive CD-quality music catalogue combined with the largest selection of albums adopting high-resolution studio quality audio, and whose streaming services are currently available in 12 countries including the US. The update for the Mu-so 2nd Generation family now means hi-res Qobuz music streaming is natively available across Naim’s full range of latest-generation streaming products. The Uniti Atom, Star and Nova systems, plus ND5 XS2, NDX 2 and ND 555 network players, all received an update back in February. Qobuz streaming services require a subscription and 30-day free trials are available via a link in the Naim control app for iOS and Android.
“It’s great to release another free update to our music-streaming family,” said Charlie Henderson, Naim Managing Director. “Naim owners can now seamlessly stream Qobuz’s high-resolution music offering to any or all of a wide range of products, from our entry-level Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation right through to our flagship ND 555 network player.”
“For decades, Naim has represented the best of high-resolution playback, making them a perfect partner for Qobuz Hi Res download and streaming service,” said David Solomon, Chief Hi Res Music Evangelist at Qobuz. “Both companies strive for world-class sound quality and both go the extra mile to ensure that no detail is absent from the music you love. The Mu-so 2nd Generation family certainly represents the very best desktop players available, not only with numbers but with real high-end sound quality. The Mu-so range is capable of astonishing performance and can resolve Qobuz 24/192 music files and rival many full-blown systems.”