Naim Adds Qobuz to Streamer Team

Posted on 16th January, 2020

Naim Adds Qobuz to Streamer Team

Naim Audio streamers will soon enjoy native Qobuz support.

The free software update will add native Qobuz skills to Naim's award-winning music streaming family. This means true high-resolution streaming up to 24-bit/192kHz quality right from the Naim control app.

Naim Uniti Atom Qobuz

Qobuz states that it offers the most comprehensive CD-quality music catalogue currently available and the largest selection of albums in high-resolution studio quality. The Paris-based hi-res music subscription platform currently serves 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.

Naim Uniti Star QobuzFurthermore, Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation and Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation wireless speakers will also get an update in Spring 2020. Until then, owners of those particular speakers can enjoy Qobuz in up to 24bit/96kHz quality via Chromecast.

Naturally, to enjoy Qobuz streaming services, you'll need a Qobuz subscription: 30-day free trials will be available via a link in the Naim control app for iOS and Android devices.

Charlie Henderson, Naim Managing Director, told StereoNET:

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.

Benoît Rébus, Qobuz Head of Global Partnerships, adds:

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.

We'll be checking out our Naim gear next week for the update.

Update - 10.02.20

It's here!

Naim Qobuz Firmware Update Download

For more information, check out Naim Audio.

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