It was simply a couple of months ago that I blogged about the Naim Mu-so 2, an upgrade to among the very first high-end streaming speakers. I’m presently in the procedure of screening that design, and it provides amazing sound quality in a soundbar-like body. However for lots of areas, it’s sort of overkill. For those locations, Naim now has the little Mu-So Qb second Generation. I’m simply going to call it the Qb 2.

Naim is a premium audio business. The Mu-so 2 expense $1,600, so it’s not unexpected the smaller sized Qb 2 can be found in at a shocking $899 rate point. However the previous is among the very best streaming speakers I have actually heard, so I have high expectations for the latter.

Like its larger brother or sister, the Qb 2 can play music through Google Cast, AirPlay 2, Spotify Link, Tidal, Bluetooth (SBC/AAC), UPnP, and Roon. It supports multi-room audio through Cast or AirPlay. It likewise has 3.5 mm, USB, and optical inputs for those people who still like our wires from time to time.

Likewise like its larger brother or sister, the Mu-so Qb 2 includes a touch-sensitive control dial that immediately illuminate when you approach it, and supplies fast access to typical functions and your preferred playlists.

However Naim is understood for its noise. The chauffeurs were co-developed with sibling business Focal Audio, and Naim states it has 10 times the processing power onboard for DSP techniques. Among these techniques is having the ability to tune the sound depending upon whether the speaker is positioned near a wall or corner.

Oh, and it’s actually quite too.

The huge pity is that Naim makes no reference of stereo assistance– I presume lots of an audiophile would discover the Qb more fascinating if they might get correct stereo playback out of it. The Mu-so household inhabits a little an unusual area, because it has the stylings and benefit of a way of life item with the noise (and rate) of the audiophile market. Still, if the Qb 2 is anything like its bigger brother or sister and stereo isn’t an issue, the Qb ought to provide outstanding noise in a little bundle when it goes on sale September 2.

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Released August 9, 2019– 21: 49 UTC.