Naim Mu-so Second-Generation Compact Stereo System

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Stand-mount,
Subwoofers,
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Music servers and computer audio
Naim Mu-so Second-Generation Compact Stereo System

It goes without saying this would make a great first high-end system for a young person (perhaps in a college dorm room). It would also make a great second or third system for the already well-equipped audiophile, without offending his or her ears. Put one in the kitchen, the workshop, the ski cabin, or the beach house, and share the good tunes and good vibes with everyone within earshot. No headphones required—stay plugged-in to each other instead. 

The sound and overall performance of the Mu-so 2 fell right about where I expected relative to the other compact all-in-one systems I have reviewed over the past year. It’s sound was decisively more refined and detailed than the two Technics Ottava systems (SC-C50 and SC-C70), each of which goes for half or just over half of the price of the Mu-so 2. Then again, it could not really scale the dizzying heights of performance I enjoyed with the DALI Callisto 2C, though it did give a taste, a very generous taste, of that level of satisfaction at less than half the price of the Danish wonder-system. 

Naim’s new Mu-so 2 is highly recommended.

Specs & Pricing

Type: Table-top powered wireless speakers, with integrated streaming
Inputs: 3.5mm mini stereo jack (analog), TosLink digital, USB, WiFi, LAN, Bluetooth, HDMI
Amplifier power: 75W per driver x 6  (450W total)
High frequency driver: 2 x 1" dome tweeters 
Midrange driver: 2 x 2.25" cones 
Woofer: 2 x 2.5" x 5" cones, “racetrack” configuration
Price: $1690

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