Free update enables native high-resolution music streaming, wirelessly

Salisbury, England – Monday 15th June 2020 – for immediate release

Naim Audio, the British hi-fi specialist with 47 years of audio expertise, is delighted to announce native Qobuz support for its Mu-so 2nd Generation family of award-winning wireless speakers. Enabled via a free over-the-air firmware upgrade, the integration will enable seamless access to Qobuz streaming services – including true high-resolution music streaming – from within the Naim control app. The update will be rolled out to all Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation units from today, Monday 15th June, with Mu-so 2nd Generation users being able to update from Wednesday 17th June.

Qobuz offers the most comprehensive CD-quality music catalogue currently available and the largest selection of albums in true high-resolution studio quality.  Its streaming services are currently available in 12 countries, including the US, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

The Mu-so 2nd Generation family update means high-resolution Qobuz music streaming will be 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, received an update back in February.

To enjoy Qobuz streaming services, users will need a Qobuz subscription: 30-day free trials are available via a link in the Naim control app, which is available for iOS and Android devices.

“It’s great to release another free update to our music-streaming family. 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” says Charlie Henderson, Naim Managing Director.

“For decades, Naim has represented the best of high-resolution playback, making them a perfect partner for Qobuz Hi Res download and streaming service.  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 represent 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.” says David Solomon, Chief Hi Res Music Evangelist at Qobuz. 

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About Naim – https://www.naimaudio.com

Founded in 1973, Naim is an award-winning hi-fi manufacturer based in Wiltshire, UK. With a history rooted in engineering and design excellence, Naim has won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise on three occasions, most recently for its ground-breaking design of digital music systems.

Naim shares the same intense relationship with music as its customers, a passion that has driven them to design and engineer hi-fi products including digital music systems, amplifiers and loudspeakers that connect people with their music. For Naim, music always comes first. Every product is the subject of intense scrutiny from a team of engineers who spend months or years perfecting designs, never content until the music speaks to their hearts and souls as well as their heads.

Naim also has partnerships with Bentley Motors – the Naim for Bentley premium audio system is available as an optional extra on all Bentley cars – and Princess Yachts, which offers a range of class-leading, multi-zone Naim audio systems across its luxury yacht range.

About Qobuzwww.qobuz.com

Founded in 2007, Qobuz is a Paris-based commercial online music streaming and downloading service that addresses the needs of curious and discerning music lovers across the globe. Live   in eleven European markets and launched in the US in early 2019, Qobuz offers an exceptional range of music genres as well as exclusive editorial content independently curated by a team of experts. Qobuz offers subscription to streaming services with genuine CD quality audio of more than 40-million tracks and over 2 million hi-res tracks up to 24/192 resolution from all genres. For more information: www.qobuz.com.