Naim Mu-so Qb Review Audio system

Naim Mu-so Qb Review Audio system


Unique miniature system for all indicators – supports almost all connection methods used Naim Mu-so Qb is possible with any gadgets, there is even support exotics like Tidal. The clever design, excellent sound quality, interesting price …

Naim Mu-so Qb: Contents of delivery

  • Sound System
  • Network cable
  • Documentation

Naim Mu-so Qb Review Audio system

Naim Mu-so Qb: Design, construction

In this photo the founding father of rolls to work on the bike Brompton Bicycle. Bicycles invented by his friend Andrew Ritchie, well, Julian supported the motion. Folding bicycles Brompton still exist, I had to try this – it is a serious bike is not a toy as “Strid”. About Brompton wrote, because Julian, apparently, throughout his life carried the love for music and two four-wheel mechanisms.

Here is another proof of the thesis – in 2008, Naim was a music system is available as an option for Bentley cars.

Now the company has a large range of very different products, more info can be found here , but portable speakers is a very important part for Naim – to develop the Mu-so and a compact version of Naim Mu-so Qb took a long time, but these systems will be relevant for years to come, and is unlikely to pick up opponents.

Today let’s talk about a little Naim Mu-so Qb, but, in general, the concept of this – both Mu-so addressed to lovers of high-quality speakers, wishing to quickly and effectively equip their good sound urban dwelling, vacation home or office. Speakers easily linked into a chain, you can connect to an older TV or a turntable, the younger may make additional “block” to place a smaller size, but the size you do not pay attention, this is a very powerful system with his hand. After two months with the two systems I know one thing: to buy is both – of course, this is not a replacement “Napolnikov”, but if you still roam on the rented apartment, Mu-so will be for you the ideal output. It is easy to move and install, easy to connect to the access point, then – a continuous delight of sound.

Naim Mu-so Qb Review Audio system

Size Small Naim Mu-so Qb – only 210 x 218 x 212 mm, weight – only 5.6 kg, as you can see, the system is easily stood on the corner of the desktop. If desired, remove the grill and show the world a tricky location column speakers.

As I understand it, you can buy a grill and a different color, I would personally did so, the black looks too harshly. Although most like just such a color.

It looks very cool orange and blue well – too anything. The lower part is made of acrylic, it is highlighted, you can adjust the illumination of the program for the control column. I want to draw your attention that when you carry must be careful, the shock may cause damage to the pedestal.The system is connected using a single cable, the power supply is integrated into the housing. At the top – a healthy “krutilki” volume control, use it – a pleasure. Here are some official information about the materials used:

Aluminum teploradiator maximizes heat transfer (it is just a metal plate on the back, where the connectors are).

Case of glass at 20% polymer provides strength, rigidity and excellent damping.

Naim Mu-so Qb Review Audio system

The ring volume is also made of aluminum.

On the back of the bottom there are several connectors – for connecting the power cable, Ethernet, «optics», USB, 3,5 mm, hidden recessed reset button. There and then – a small indicator light, it is useful to you when you set up a home network. The volume control ring are indicators select the sound source, turn on and off, turn on the radio, start and stop playback. Almost all actions can be performed using a smartphone software, so that the control elements on the body are often idle idle. Indication is made very beautiful, cool selected font source are displayed when selecting services icons. When adjusting the volume increases or decreases the amount of luminous segments around the wheel.

Naim Mu-so Qb Review Audio system

In general, summing up about the design – Naim Mu-so Qb is as laconic, cool, allowing easy customization with removable grills. It is a completely independent system when working with a computer, for example, I used it in tandem with the iMac and was satisfied. Here some say that “it is not stereo” – is more than a stereo. A small “cube” instantaneously fills a large room music, and if we ignore, it is very hard to understand that it is so fun to play. Oh, yes it’s that fine thing, hidden from the eyes! That this is the magic of Naim Mu-so Qb.

Naim Mu-so Qb: Connection methods

Then let’s go through the list, the developers Naim Mu-so Qb wanted to create a versatile and unique system in the sense that when working with some other devices if you are studded in the fence. Thus, and in fact not be able to listen to this or that. And you can not get around in any way.In the case of the “cube” is no such problem, here you can listen to just about anything, and if any service is not supported – connect your gadgets via USB or audio cable. Let’s look at a list of supported connections and services:

Minijack, the easiest way, only need the audio – so you can listen to anything from what you like gadgets.

Naim Mu-so Qb Review Audio system

USB audio, works with Apple devices on the basis of iOS, also declared support for other devices with UMS (Universal Mass Storage), but Android does not work, it is checked. By USB support playback MP3, ALAC, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis, a good range of formats. I used a column in a pair with the iPhone and iPad Pro, with the usual player and the Vox, no problems were noticed, everything was very good. Despite all wireless capabilities, the owners of Mu-so I recommend to keep the USB cable-ready, so sometimes the easiest way to listen to your favorite music. And the sound quality is excellent, especially if you use FLAC. Wires still too early to write off!

In the application, you can add your Spotify account, this is a plus for those who use the service in Russia – you can listen to your playlists days, which of course is a big plus.

There is support for Tidal, music service with good quality of sound, I guess, for Russia is not particularly important, but the buyer a bonus system that surely will appreciate.

Play the UPnP, I mean work with your disc, a computer in a network that supports MP3, ALAC, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, AIFF and Ogg Vorbis.This is a real godsend for Russia, since it is possible to listen to all his accumulated over the years of music collection.

Bluetooth, yes, on the one hand, this multi-system connected via Wi-Fi to my home network, with a bunch of functions, on the other hand, Mu-so can act as a simple-the Bluetooth speaker. And this is good! With connection problems have arisen, the range of work in the apartment was about ten meters, in general, there are no questions asked. It supports SBC codec, AAC and aptX.

And the AirPlay supported, sorry, that Apple seemed to have forgotten about this service. But the iTunes system is visible, so you can play music in such a way with all Apple devices.

As for the connection to the Wi-Fi network – unlike many other devices, here you just need to follow the instructions on the screen, I tried the version for iOS. Problems have arisen, in the Wi-Fi settings, select the setting of the new dynamics of the AirPlay, select a column, follow the instructions on the screen. The program itself is very well made, you can even change the substrate, choose one or another playback source, the system’s location, work with the sound settings, backlight and even set an alarm clock.

The only question which arose – could not find your favorite Proton Radio, so that the station had to listen through the Tune In, connecting via Bluetooth or via USB-cable to radio stations.

On TV, you can and should use the “optics” for quick connection, I recommend not to forget about such a possibility – tried to use Naim Mu-so Qb with Sony TV and a prefix, the sound is much better than TV speakers. That is quite logical.

You understand that the system is more than versatile, you can listen to it with anything, whenever and however you want. I can not even bring any related analogues – all this combined with the stunning sound!

Naim Mu-so Qb: Sound

Little official information about the technology used to start about the processor “32-bit digital signal processor, similar to that used in the original Mu-so. Through careful adjustment based on the listening test processor controls the flow of the music information for each speaker – the experience we gained in the development of high-end audio systems for cars Bentley. Two EQ settings allow you to optimally tune the sound depending on the location of the device. The end result – refined audio experience without distortion, high fidelity sound and fascinating. ” Now about the components that are installed in a compact package: “To achieve the Naim signature sound, our engineers meticulously picking the angle of each speaker location.

This could build a system of five speakers perfectly spaced and angled to create an asymmetric dispersion. Two dome tweeter and two microfiber Midwoofer driven by a 50-watt amplifier. Rare earth magnets and copper caps increase fidelity. Excellent bass is provided by two piston passive bass radiators work in conjunction with a specially designed woofer and 100-watt amplifier. Thus, the total capacity of Mu-so Naim Mu-so Qb is an incredible 300 watts. ” Just to repeat his words as something silly, so I gave the information as it is. Artful arrangement of the speakers helps not only to feel a kind of incomprehensible to the majority of “signature sound”, and quite real to disguise the size of the system.

If Naim Mu-so Qb hide somewhere in the room and play music loudly, guests staying at a loss, what’s so great playing and where it stands. It helps a device to perform miracles, and paired with a TV, and a computer system, for example, can be played on your iMac and enjoy a powerful, concentrated sound. Only your installation will still need to take into account the structural features and leaving the scene in front, left and right. The screenshots you can see the loudness setting, as I understand it, it is necessary to get more bass even at low volume – that is, the neighbors do not run to knock on the door, and you listen to techno as it should be, feeling each “barrel” scruff.

And this is perhaps the best feature for a small system – you do not expect such a hurried from the weighing device only five kilograms. Whatever you take to listen to, of all have fun. Before buying advise to go, listen, connect your smartphone or other gadget, to feel the power.

Naim Mu-so Qb: Conclusions

In the retail Naim Mu-so Qb is about $1000, in Naim very jealous of the reliability of its equipment, technology for tricky even tested cables used within the system, so that serve as a “cube”, you will be ten years. Buy such a thing is possible, and “for growth”, and later added to it a large Mu-so and use both systems through a single program for the iPhone (about older also have more to say). It all depends on how you like the sound of “Cube” – in my opinion, it’s just something and find something similar is unlikely to succeed among small systems. A powerful system for any music for any services with a well-made software, I personally was very pleased. Concentrated lot of fun in a small volume.

Source: naimaudio

Naim Mu-so Qb Review Audio system was last modified: November 26th, 2016 by Tomas Shellby