The following is a press release issued by Naim Audio.
Salisbury, England | Monday 10th February 2020 – Naim Audio, the British hi-fi specialist with 46 years of audio expertise, is delighted to announce the immediate availability of native Qobuz support to its award-winning music streaming family. Enabled via a free over-the-air firmware upgrade, the update allows Naim owners to enjoy seamless access to Qobuz streaming services - including true high-resolution streaming up to 24-bit/192kHz quality - from within the Naim control app.
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 Naim Qobuz update is available now for owners of Uniti Atom, Star and Nova systems, plus ND5 XS2, NDX 2 and ND 555 network players. An update for Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation and Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation wireless speakers will follow in Spring 2020 (in the meantime, owners of the speakers can enjoy Qobuz in up to 24bit/96kHz quality via Chromecast). To enjoy Qobuz streaming services, users will need a Qobuz subscription: 30-day free trials will be available via a link in the Naim control app, which is available for iOS and Android devices.
“With our mutual dedication to offering the very best-quality, most authentic musical experience, a closer partnership with Qobuz was an obvious way to extend the music-streaming options for Naim users. We’re excited about rolling out this update this month” says Charlie Henderson, Naim Managing Director.
“Naim is one of the most respected hi-fi manufacturers globally, Qobuz is very proud to collaborate with such a prestigious partner. This much wanted new Hi-Res music streaming experience will delight music lovers over the world” says Benoît Rébus, Qobuz Head of Global Partnerships.