Naim adds Qobuz


Naim Audio has announced the imminent availability of native Qobuz support to its range of music streaming components. Enabled via a free over-the-air firmware upgrade, the update will enable Naim owners to enjoy access to Qobuz streaming services – including true high-resolution streaming up to 24-bit/192kHz quality – from within the Naim control app.

Qobuz from France 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 scheduled to be released next week 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 the 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.

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