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Naim Mu-so Qb - a compact £595 wireless speaker to sit alongside the Mu-so

The Naim Mu-so did the unthinkable upon its release in 2014, bringing high-end hi-fi to a wireless speaker and comfortably justifying its £895 price tag.

So it's perhaps no surprise that Naim has announced a second Mu-so speaker, the Mu-so Qb, a wireless speaker cube that has its sights on the midrange market.

Due on sale this March, and announced at CES 2016, the Mu-so Qb packs 300-watts of power, sports five drivers - angled for optimum dispersion - and two bass radiators alongside a custom-made woofer driven by a 100W amp.

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The familiar Mu-so aluminium touchscreen control interface sits atop the Qb, and the Mu-so app is on hand to give you full control of up to five zones of Mu-so multi-room music. It will work with Naim streaming products, too.

The same 32-bit DSP found in the bigger Mu-so is present here, as is the thorough specification sheet: aptX Bluetooth, Apple Airplay, Spotify Connect, Tidal, internet radio and UPnP hi-res streaming. Hi-res files up to 24-bit/192kHz are supported.

You'll find analogue, digital optical and USB inputs on the 20 per cent glass-reinforced polymer cabinet, plus the familiar Naim heatsink design.

The Mu-so Qb stands 210mm x 218mm x 212mm (HWD) and weighs in at 5.6kg.

Available in orange, vibrant red and deep blue, the Naim Mu-so Qb is due on sale this March with a £595 price tag.

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.