Naim wins prestigious Red Dot Award for the second year: Product Design 2016 for its Mu-so Qb compact wireless music system

Naim Audio is a world renowned British manufacturer of premium home music systems which are designed to create a deeper and more intense connection between artist and listener.

We are delighted to announce that Naim has won a Red Dot Award 2016 for Product Design, this time with our Mu-so Qb compact wireless music system.  It is the second award for the Mu-so family, with the original Mu-so winning the same award in 2015. Mu-so Qb was recognised as one of the special few products among 5,214 entries from 57 countries, for its quality, innovative power and unique industrial design, deservedly winning the sought-after Red Dot seal of quality.

Mu-so Qb is our new compact wireless music system. It features five drivers, offset and angled perfectly to create a left-right dispersion asymmetry and 300 watts of amplification in a single, elegant enclosure.  Featuring intuitive connectivity, including high-resolution streaming, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Bluetooth (aptX), internet radio and app control, Mu-so Qb is the all-in-one music system for any room.

Simon Matthews, Naim Audio Director of Design, commented: “The Red Dot Award is very welcome recognition of the many late nights spent by the team at Naim Audio in making our Mu-so Qb compact wireless music system a worthy addition to the Mu-so family. Every aspect of the design has been carefully considered to maximise the use of space and connect the listener completely with their music.”

Mu-so Qb is now available from Naim’s network of specialist audio retailers , John Lewis stores and , as well as selected Apple stores and .

About The Red Dot Award 

Throughout the world and across different industries, Red Dot is seen as the award for high design quality. The international Red Dot jury bestows the sought-after seal of quality only to those products that stand out clearly from comparable entries thanks to their excellent design.

In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept.

The Red Dot Award was created by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and with around 18,000 entries each year is one of the best-respected design competitions in the world. In 2015, Red Dot celebrated its 60th anniversary: it was in 1955 that a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. The sought-after award, the “Red Dot”, is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality.

Award-winning designers, manufacturers and agencies use the Red Dot winner label and receive numerous other winners’ privileges, such as the presentation of the award-winning product on Red Dot Online, in the Red Dot Design Yearbook, the Red Dot App and on Red Dot 21. Additionally, the winning products are communicated in the international PR activities of Red Dot and exhibited in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen for a whole year.


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