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Elevate Your Home Audio Experience with Naim Audio – MU-SO 2nd Generation

Hey there, fellow audiophiles! Jim Lee here, and I’m beyond excited to share with you the latest addition to our lineup: the Naim MU-SO 2nd Generation.

This remarkable piece of technology marks the first collaboration between Focal Speakers and Naim Audio since their merger, and let me tell you, it’s a game-changer.

Picture this: I recently upgraded my small living room with a Samsung Frame TV, enchanted by its ability to seamlessly display artwork when not in use. But alas, the sound from the TV itself fell flat. That’s where the MU-SO 2nd Generation swooped in to save the day, delivering unparalleled sound quality to complement my video setup.

What sets the MU-SO 2 apart? Let’s start with its multicore Digital Signal Processor (DSP), boasting a whopping 2000 MIPS for exceptional performance. With a new limiter algorithm in place, even at high volume levels, the clarity of your music remains intact, ensuring both a pleasurable listening experience and long-term reliability. Plus, with six individual speaker components driven by six individual 75-watt amplifiers, every note and beat is rendered with precision.

And let’s not forget about its stunning design. The MU-SO 2 exudes elegance, with a choice of three finishes and optional replacement front speaker grills to seamlessly integrate into your decor.

Setting up the MU-SO 2 couldn’t be easier – it’s truly plug and play. Need proof? Check out this video link demonstrating the simple setup process: MU-SO 2 Setup Video

And with a handheld remote included, controlling your audio experience is a breeze. For even more versatility, utilize the free Focal Naim application to access radio stations or explore the world of hi-resolution music streaming providers – all wirelessly or via the built-in concealed Ethernet port.

In essence, Naim and Focal have hit a hole in one with the MU-SO 2nd Generation. But don’t just take my word for it – I invite you to visit our showroom and experience this remarkable accomplishment for yourself.

Elevate your home audio experience with the Naim MU-SO 2. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Matt Silberstein and Jim Lee

Meet Matt Silberstein: A New Member of Our Nuts About Hi-Fi Family

Hello, fellow audio enthusiasts! I’m thrilled to introduce Matt Silberstein, the latest addition to our Nuts About Hi-Fi team.

With over three decades of experience in the audio-video industry, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. His journey has taken him through various roles, from high-end audio retail to serving as a direct manufacturer’s representative for some of the most esteemed A/V companies globally. And guess what? Two of our absolute favorites, Focal & Naim, have been lucky enough to benefit from Matt’s talents.

What drew Matt to this industry? His love for music and movies, combined with his passion for helping customers experience the very best. And that’s exactly what he’s here to do with us.

Welcoming Matt to Nuts About Hi-Fi feels like a natural fit. His dedication to delivering exceptional customer experiences perfectly aligns with our values, and I can’t wait to see the incredible journey ahead of us.

So, here’s to you, Matt! Welcome to the Nuts About Hi-Fi family. Let’s embark on this exciting journey together, bringing world-class audio and video experiences to our customers.

Mola Mola Tambaqui


Last week we received the new Mola Mola Tambaqui from our good friend Dick Diamond at GTT audio. We have been on the hunt for quite some time auditioning several high end DACs as we are always looking for the best possible performance out there. This particular component grabbed our attention as a couple of my friends in our industry who had heard it were excited enough to call us and recommend we give it a listen.

So what is a DAC? Simply put, it is the component that does the math from any digital music source and then converts it to analog so the music can be amplified and sent to speakers or headphones. This is arguably the most important component in any music system. The better this conversion, the more realistic music will sound.

MOLA MOLA is a group of audio engineers in the Netherlands headed up by a well respected mathematician Bruno Putzey. Most high end DACs use off-the-shelf chips to enable the conversion from digital to analog. Including manufacturers who offer DACs costing upwards of $60K. At Mola Mola they are using their own uniquely sophisticated process, which is nothing short of genius, to make music sound real.

This beautifully designed component also has built in streaming capabilities as well so it can allow one to access millions of recordings over the internet and make them sound superb. A few days ago Matt and I ran the Mola Mola Tambaqui through its paces in our listening room for the first time. After comparing DACs we already know well and love, we both agreed it’s better than anything we have ever had.

For our clients who consistently demand the best (you know who you are), call us to set up a demo.


Today we received a pair of Focal’s new outdoor “Stone” speakers. These are a very unique design and feature similar high quality components found in many of Focal’s high end indoor speakers. They are designed to blend into your landscape and withstand the harshest weather conditions. With a full-size 8-inch woofer and aluminum magnesium tweeter, they present a generous full-range, very easy to listen to presentation. They are available in three finishes: grey, sand and limestone.

We have them on display and like most Focal speakers they sound amazing. So if you are tired of weeding without good sounding music, stop in and have a listen. I can already tell you I’ll find a place for them in my garden.

Another Amazing Home Theater

Our good friend and customer Brian remodeled his basement and added a home theater room for himself and his family. We worked side by side with him every step of the way. Brian did a great deal of research and visited our showroom several times to audition and compare options so to be sure he would end up with exactly what he wanted. This project actually took over a year to complete.

The anticipation of finally experiencing a movie in this room was hard to handle. Well this week, Adam and Chance worked 3 days to get all the gear installed and calibrated. I stopped by this morning and Brian gave me a demo. It was definitely worth the wait. We watched several scenes including a scene from “A Star Is Born”. It was so fun we both looked at each other and started laughing.

We have one more day of acoustic treatment panel installation and a bit more audio calibration to coincide with them and we are off to the movies. Below is a list of the main products we used to make this happen.