Today, Naim Audio confirmed that its new wireless music system, mu-so, will feature Spotify Connect functionality.
All the power of Spotify, built in
Mu-so can now add native support for Spotify to its long list of music streaming features. Spotify Connect gives premium subscribers the ability to stream millions of songs to mu-so wirelessly via the Spotify app on a mobile device. Mu-so communicates directly with Spotify’s servers, preserving the battery life of the device and leaving it free to open other apps and take calls without interrupting the music.
Naim is working towards introducing streaming services to its wider range of streaming products.
Three new colours
Naim also confirmed that mu-so will come with a Classic Naim Black speaker grille as standard with optional custom grilles (sold separately for £69.95). Customers will be able to add a new dimension of colour with Deep Blue, Burnt Orange and Vibrant Red available from selected retailers at launch and direct from the Naim website later this year.
The Naim mu-so will be available at specialist audio retailers, John Lewis and JohnLewis.com, and select Apple stores and apple.com for £895 this autumn.
Mu-so, the features
AirPlay – Stream music from iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch or from iTunes.
UPnP™ (Universal Plug ‘n’ Play) – Stream music from a PC, Mac or network-attached storage in high-resolution ‘better than CD’ quality.
Bluetooth – Pair with a Bluetooth device to instantly play music. Also compatible with aptX for high-performance audio.
Internet Radio – Access to thousands of internet radio stations. Favourite presets can be saved for easy access.
Spotify Connect – Built-in support for the world’s most popular streaming service to play millions of songs from a mobile device.
USB – Play music from and charge iPhone, iPad, iPod and many other MP3 players. Playback from USB sticks.
Digital Input (Optical) – Play audio from digital sources such as TVs, set top boxes or games consoles.
3.5mm Analogue Input – Play music from other digital and analogue sources including MP3 players.
Multiroom – Play to multiple mu-so devices simultaneously via Airplay or link with other Naim streaming players as part of a Naim multiroom system.
Six Naim Speaker Drivers – Custom-designed dome tweeters (x2), mid-range (x2) and bass drivers (x2).
450W of Amplification – Six 75 watt digital amplifiers drive each speaker unit independently.
Naim control app – Custom-designed Naim app to control mu-so and explore music via iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android devices.
Touch Panel Volume Control – Innovative touch panel volume control (patent-pending) with 11 sector display. Also controls standby, input and preset selection.
Remote Control – Remote control to put mu-so into standby, adjust volume, change track (next/previous), pause and adjust the illumination level.
Room Settings – Two different room EQ settings to optimise sound when positioning mu-so near or away from room boundary.
Loudness Control – Mu-so intelligently boosts bass and treble at low volumes to ensure a full musical experience at all sound levels.