Mu-so Qb in Bathroom?

Looking for good music at my bathroom, Mu-so Qb would be very nice. 
Now I am not sure if Mu-so Qb will be damaged (we are 3 person using the bathroom, and we open the window after showering) or not.

What are your experiences?

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PuriSoka posted:

Looking for good music at my bathroom, Mu-so Qb would be very nice. 
Now I am not sure if Mu-so Qb will be damaged (we are 3 person using the bathroom, and we open the window after showering) or not.

What are your experiences?

I have frequently installed music in bathrooms as I move from house to house.  I would not put a QB or any other amplifier in the bathroom.  While it can be done so that it is electrically safe, you would probably not be able to get at the controls (you are not allowed to put a light switch inside a bathroom, except for a pull-switch type. AIUI).  More importantly I don't think it would do the QB any good.  What I have always done is just put speakers in the bathroom.  Often I put them under the bath (yes, that does alter the sound, but it's just the bathroom, so I'm not trying to get great hifi.  And it is unlikely that I would - bathrooms  generally echo and have all sorts of deleterious effects on the sound).  Under the bath has the benefit of being less affected than other parts of the bathroom by humidity etc.  I would expect that whatever speakers I used, they would die eventually anyway.  Hasn't always happened, but in the house I'm in at the moment I put JBL Control 1 speakers in (great little speakers).  After a few years the rubber round the edge of the cones disintegrated.  Usually, though, the speakers have survived.

Steve

I wouldn't have any electronic equipment in such a potentially wet and humid environment.  In the Uk it's probably moot as any power outlets are restricted to shaver types.  Of course, in other countries it's rather different.  I do sometimes find it rather worrying to stay in hotels overseas where things like a hairdryer are precariously hung right above sinks and baths.

Your best bet is to either have a proper made-for-purpose waterproof in-ceiling or in-wall or on-wall speaker installed (with amplification electronics usually positioned outside the bathroom), or else keep the Mu-so outside the bathroom and just turn it up a bit.

Finkfan posted:

Not a great idea to have anything mains voltage in the bathroom, wherever you are in the world. Get something battery powered instead. 

The problems with electrical devices in the bathroom is more the plugging and unplugging.  In the U.K.: it’s technically legal to have a mains socket so long as it’s outside the “wet zones” - 3m from a bath or shower. (Not that I would recommend it in any case).

It all depends the size of your bathroom really.

Unless you want / need multiroom with other Naim devices, I would look at (something like) a Marantz MCR511 (or get a second hand Qute) located outside the bathroom and a pair of EV Evid 3.2 speakers in the bathroom.

I use one of these, a Panasonic SC-ALL05. They come in black or white

It's battery operated (rechargeable) and waterproof enough that it can be dropped in the bath.  I haven't tried this though!

Sonically it's no Muso QB but perfectly adequate to listen to some tunes whilst having a bath and it's nice and portable if you want to move it around the house.

It’s hardly a Qb, but I use a UE Roll 2 Bluetooth speaker via its auxiliary input connected to a Roon based raspberry Pi that sits outside the bathroom. The sound is pretty decent for a UK bathroom space plus it’s also waterproof with my kids putting the latter to a test.

Perhaps a larger model is worth considering!

 

 

 

 

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