Naim announces that Qobuz is available for the brand’s music streamers via a firmware update. From now on you can listen to streams in the highest quality available.
British Naim Audio has added Qobuz to the music services available for its streamers. You can easily add the service via a – if you like – firmware update that has already been prepared. If you don’t see the update yet, it will certainly be there in early February, in which case you should check it every now and then. Anyway, once you have installed the update, it means you have direct access to all the hi-res streams of the French music service. Including true high-resolution streaming with a quality of 24 bit / 192 kHz. Apart from that, there is also the gigantic library of CD quality music. Qobuz is available in twelve countries, including the Netherlands and Belgium.
Generation gets update in spring
Initially, users of the Naim Uniti Atom, Star and Nova, as well as the network players ND5 XS2, NDX 2 and ND 555, will be able to use the update that is ready. For spring an update with Qobuz capabilities is also on the roll for the Generation wireless speakers. If, as the owner of those speakers, you can’t wait, then you don’t actually have to. Via Chromecast you can already listen to Qobuz, only in the lower quality of up to 24 bit / 96 kHz. It goes without saying that to use Qobuz, a subscription to the service is also required. In short: update quickly, but when the update is ready for your device. Apart from the extra music streaming service, Naim has fixed all kinds of other problems in the February update, on this page an overview (just scroll down a bit to the STREAMING PRODUCTS heading).