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Mu-so 2: the 2nd Generation From Naim - The Audiophile Man
The Naim Mu-so 2 is an all-in-one network player with a lifestyle bent, Paul Rigby reviews The world and his mother has reviewed this network player but I wanted to grab one because I have a few questions that I still wanted to address. And I don’t feel that answers have been forthcoming elsewhere, thus far. At least not to my satisfaction. Before we get to those questions, what is a Mu-so 2nd Generation? (I’m going to call it a Mu-so 2 for brevity’s sake.) It’s a one-box, network player, basically. Naim has stuffed an amplifier and speakers into a chassis and connected that lot to a batch of digital sockets plus Wi-Fi (i.e. 2.4GHz and 5Ghz) and Bluetooth (but no apt-X). There’s six speaker drivers: two bass, two mids and two treble units, all pointing forwards and all sitting behind a grill (available in olive, terracotta and peacock colours). The grill, attached via those old-fashioned speaker grill plastic prongs, can be removed. I’ll be testing the sound quality with that grill on and off, incidentally. Apparently Focal were involved in the development of the speaker drivers. Spanning 122 x 628 x 264mm and weighing 11.2kg, the aluminium chassis is …