Bought a Naim Muso 2 and would like to play my CD collection directly through the system without losing any quality. I have a portable Sony GShock CD player that I use to use running (yes it was a think back in the day) and was wondering if I can use that or some other small portable CD unit. The Muso is positioned on a dedicated floating shelf and trying to avoid having any bulky items around the Speaker as its sleek minimalist look is something I want to keep.
Any thought’s suggestions would be appreciated
New to Naim system and slowly swapping out my Sonos stuff so please be gentle
The Mu-So has both an analogue input on a 3.5mm jack and also a digital input via TOSLINK s/pdif. Your CD player will have at least an analogue output, hopefully line level but if not the headphone out will do. Best of all it may have an optical s/pdif digital output. Which model player is it?
Ideally though you’re probably best off ripping any CDs and streaming them locally from a suitable device.
While an analogue connection would work, my choice would be to follow Richard’s suggestion and rip your CDs. You can then play them from a small USB drive (even a memory stick or two) attached to the Muso.
Storing CD rips on a NAS is another option, a bit more versatile than USB, and it can be stored anywhere with a connection to your home network so there would be no clutter at all near your Muso.
If you still want a compact cd player, and assuming your Sony doesn’t have optical out; richer sounds, tangent cd player £159 has optical output to go into the 3.5mm jack socket on the right hand side of the muso (it’s compatible with mini optical).
Thanks guys…… just hooked it up using a 3.5mm jack and works a great…… I will check out RS as I believe optical might provide an better sound
Thanks again for the quick responses