Whilst perhaps not a household name, Naim Audio has actually been in the business well over 40 years and is pretty much right at the top end of the market. Respected by those in the industry for their products and sheer quality, not to mention their exclusive partnership with Bentley, the all new mu-so is their first major step to the mainstream market.
The Naim mu-so is a sleek high definition speaker system, running wirelessly and packing all that audio knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm to take digital music in the home to the next level. The insides pack over 450 watts of power from six individual 75 watt digital amplifies which allows the mu-so to offer ‘better than CD’ quality playback. The internal speaker cabinet is made out of wood for acoustic performance while the aluminium skin is used to minimise distortion.
The design elements of mu-so are truly stunning, the distinctive solid aluminium heat sink runs across the length of mu-so, designed to exploit thermal performance, durability and, above all else, sound quality.
This stylish and compact speaker also boasts a rippled grille, which looks sleek and effortlessly blends in with any living space. Moreover the grille can be interchanged with three optional colour variants (Deep Blue, Vibrant Red and Burnt Orange), complementing pretty much everyone’s colour palette.
With the functionality to stream high-resolution music from smartphones and tablets, as well as laptops and other storage devices, on paper the new Naim mu-so is a truly impressive sound system with looks to match. Furthermore all of this can be easily controlled via an easy to use app available for Apple iOS and Android devices.
Naim mu-so system will be going on sale from the end of September and the company is also planning to release future additions in a number of sizes. Additionally Naim’s muso is excitingly set to integrate easily with other Naim or Apple Airplay hardware to create a wireless multi-room system set to rival the likes of Pioneer and SONOS.
While this may be Naim’s first step into the mainstream audio market, it seems that with over forty years of expertise in hi-fi they’ve developed an all round home entertainment system of which style and substance are synonymously beautiful.