High-resolution audio reimagined
The Naim for Bentley Mu-so Special Edition features design elements inspired by Bentley’s high-performance luxury vehicles. And it delivers luxuriously detailed sound to match. It plays high-resolution audio files such as those available through HDtracks or TIDAL’s lossless streaming service with amazing accuracy. This special-edition speaker can also be part of a multi-room audio system.
Inspired by Bentley Motors
Check out some of the distinctive Bentley Motors design elements. Copper accents are woven into the front grille. The speaker’s extruded aluminum heat sink is coated with a signature Bentley metallic finish. A lattice pattern inspired by Bentley seat upholstery and headlight lens pattern frames the volume dial. And lacquered wood surfaces echo Bentley interior accent panels. High-performance speaker drivers
The Naim for Bentley Mu-so features six custom-designed built-in speakers for full, detailed sound. It has two silk dome tweeters for clear highs, two dedicated drivers for articulate midrange, and two oval bass drivers in a ported enclosure for clean, robust lows.
Each speaker is powered by its own 75-watt amplifier, for minimal cross-interference and better detail. And with 450 watts total system power, the sound can easily fill even large rooms without distortion.
A speedy processor for better audio performance
The system features a multicore digital signal processor (DSP) to handle audio signals with precision. A new limiter algorithm carefully controls the movement of each driver at high volume levels. This prevents the speakers from being overdriven to keep the sound clean and accurate, even when you crank up your music.
Multi-room audio with the Naim app
The Naim mobile app lets you control up to five Mu-so speakers or compatible Naim components to create a multi-room audio system via your home Wi-Fi® network.
Group your connected speakers so that the same song plays throughout the house, or only on certain speakers. Or play a different song from a different source in each room. You can also build playlists with the app, and browse thousands of internet radio stations.
Compatible with Apple AirPlay 2
Built-in Apple AirPlay 2 technology lets you stream audio directly from your iPhone®, iPad®, or Mac® computer. That includes soundtracks from YouTube® videos and Netflix movies.
If you subscribe to Apple Music®, you can do even more. Use Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV 4K to control Apple Music with voice commands. Tell it what selection or playlist to play — and which compatible speakers or components you want it to play through.
Google Chromecast built-in The Naim for Bentley has Google Chromecast built-in. That means you can wirelessly join it to other Chromecast built-in speakers on your Wi-Fi network to create a multi-room wireless audio system. With the Google Home app on your smartphone or tablet, you can call up playlists and access streaming services such as Spotify Premium, TIDAL, Pandora®, Google Play Music, Tunein, and iHeartRadio.
If you want to go hands-free and app-free, add a Google Home voice controller. That way, you can control your Mu-so by simply saying, “OK Google, play Pat Metheny in the den.”
Bentley Edition: The Naim Mu-So 2 (Bentley Edition) features distinctive automobile manufacturer Bentley design cues. The copper accents woven in to the acoustically-transparent speaker grille and the striking heatsink directly reference styling aspects of Bentley’s automobile design DNA and the lacquered Ayous wood adds a dramatic, dark finish unique to the system. A recurring lattice pattern surrounding the volume dial takes inspiration from the diamond shapes of Bentley vehicle’s seat quilting and distinctive headlamps.
Optimized Speaker Drivers: The Mu-So 2 (Bentley Edition) features improved and highly optimized speaker drivers through a joint development project between Naim and Focal R&D departments. The Naim Mu-So 2 (Bentley Edition) houses two 1″ soft dome tweeters, two 2.5″ custom midrange drivers, and two 5.25″ x 3.0″ oval woofers for room-filling, full-range sound.
- Soft Dome Tweeters: Soft dome tweeters were chosen through listening tests to replace the traditional metal cones found in many wireless speakers for better smoother high frequencies and better overall sound quality.
- Custom Midrange Drivers: Custom midrange drivers provide crystal clear speech and powerful vocals. Positioning them at the outermost edge of the cabinet aided in even sound dispersion.
- Dual Woofers + Bass Port: Two large custom bass drivers are supported by a sophisticated porting system with an outlet at the end of the speaker cabinet. It was carefully designed to move large volumes of air with low turbulence for richly textured, low distortion bass.
DSP Controlled Amplification: Six 75 watt Class D amplifiers, one for each of the six custom-designed drivers, produces a total of 450 watts of power for dynamic sound. An all-new multicore Digital Signal Processor (DSP) delivers higher performance, providing 2000 MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second) compared to the original Mu-So’s single-core, 150MIPS DSP. The result is superior music accuracy and incredible audio detail. In addition, a new limiter algorithm keeps each drivers’ movement under control when at high volume levels (only active at extreme volume levels) which helps to retain your music’s clarity and increases long term reliability.
- Room Compensation: Room Compensation enables adjustment of the Mu-So 2 (Bentley Edition)’s tonal balance to compensate for the proximity of walls and other large surfaces. If speaker system is placed on a shelf, for example, tonal adjustment can be useful in reducing the bass boost that naturally results from such a location.
- Loudness: Loudness applies a bass boost that decreases as volume is increased. By compensating for the ear’s reduced bass sensitivity at low volume levels, loudness compensation can make low volume listening more satisfying
Multiroom Ready: The Mu-So 2 (Bentley Edition) works brilliantly on its own or as part of a multiroom music setup. There are three easy ways to create a multiroom audio system in your home.
- Naim App: Combine it with other networked Naim products (including 1st and 2nd Generation Mu-so and Mu-so Qb) via the Naim app (for Apple iOS 9.3+ and Android OS 5.0+). Up to five Naim products can be synced together.
- AirPlay 2: Pair it with other AirPlay 2-compatible wireless speakers via the Apple Home app on your Apple iOS device.
- Chromecast: Pair it with other Chromecast speakers and devices via groups controlled by the Google Home app on your Apple iOS or Android OS device.
Mounting Options: The Mu-So wireless speaker is designed to be located either on a table, a furniture unit, or a wall shelf. If a shelf is to be used, be sure that it is able to support the full weight (28.7 lbs) if the speaker system. The Mu-So 2 (Bentley Edition) does not provide a bracket, key-hole slots, or threaded inserts to wall-mount the speaker system.
Variety of Sources
Wired or Wireless Network Connectivity: The Naim Mu-So 2 (Bentley Edition) is outfitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet jack (10/100Mbps) and features built-in 2.4/5GHz Dual-Band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) for a wired or wireless connection to your home’s network. Either connection allows you to connect to your home’s network router and internet provider for access to select online music services, UPnP music servers, Chromecast built-in, AirPlay 2, and Roon. The Naim app (for Apple iOS 9.3+ and Android OS 5.0+) is used to setup and connect the Mu-So 2 (Bentley Edition) on your home’s network.
Built-In Online Music Services: The Naim Mu-So 2 (Bentley Edition) offers the following built-in online music services – Spotify Connect, Tidal, Qobuz (future firmare update), and vTuner (Internet Radio) – that can be accessed through the Naim app (for Apple iOS 9.3+ and Android OS 5.0+).
- Direct streaming from Spotify Connect, Tidal, Qobuz & internet radio.
- Playback from all your devices with Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2, and Chromecast, which delivers services including Deezer and Google Play Music
- Transform your TV sound – simply connect via HDMI
- Sustainable wood veneer finish, inspired by a Bentley interior cabin
- Custom grille using black and copper colour fabric inspired by Bentley design cues iOS and Android compatible
- Supplied with remote control, mains cables, reset pin-hole tool and information booklets
- 450 watts, 6 custom-designed drivers and powerful 16-core 32-bit Digital Signal Processor
- W 62.8 x H 12.9 x D 26.4cm
- Wood / Metal / fabric / plastic
- Securely packaged in a Naim for Bentley box