Naim & Focal with a Bentley flavour

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Naim & Focal with a Bentley flavour
Monday, September 14, 2020

Design and audio specialists from Naim Audio, Bentley and Focal have worked together to develop two exclusive new products: the Naim Mu-so for Bentley Special Edition wireless speaker system, and Focal for Bentley Radiance headphones.

This exciting project extends the close partnership, formed in 2008, between Bentley Motors and Naim Audio. Expert engineers from both brands work together on optimised Naim for Bentley systems for every Bentley model, delivering the ultimate in-car audio experience. Another fundamental partnership is that of Focal and Naim: unified companies since 2011, combining 88 years of audio expertise to craft class-leading music players, systems, loudspeakers and headphones. 

The Naim Mu-so for Bentley Special Edition and Focal for Bentley Radiance headphones join the Bentley Collection. Both products feature distinctive Bentley design cues. The colour accents directly reference interior and exterior styling aspects of the stunning Bentley Mulliner Bacalar, itself inspired by the design DNA of the award-winning EXP 100 GT electric concept car. A recurring lattice pattern on both products is inspired by Bentley’s iconic diamond seat quilting, which is echoed in other new Bentley design elements, including headlight designs. 

Naim Mu-so for Bentley Special Edition
This is a unique edition of Naim’s multi-Award-winning Mu-so 2nd Generation: a wireless speaker system that offers authentic audio expertise blended with the latest music-streaming technology, exquisite build quality, delightful usability and even the ability to transform your TV sound. The powerful Naim Mu-so can be enjoyed on its own or as part of a multi-room system, all with easy App control.

This Special Edition is the first ever Naim Mu-so to feature a wooden finish. It is crafted from Ayous, a sustainable African hardwood, which is then expertly stained and repeatedly lacquered to give a dramatic, dark finish unique to this system. Other standout features include an exclusive smoked plinth, copper-threaded speaker grille and the signature Bentley lattice design surrounding the tactile volume dial, which illuminates to your touch. It is priced at £1799/€1999/$2199.

Focal for Bentley Radiance
Created, developed and made in France, Radiance headphones are a closed-back design that incorporate a combination of the best Focal technologies and high-quality materials. They share the sonic signature of the Naim Mu-so, for a consistently excellent musical experience anywhere.

Every aspect is optimised for a luxurious listening experience. For example, Radiance earcups are finished in soft, breathable Pittards gloving leather, for incredible comfort. Pittards has been crafting leather in Somerset since 1826, with its ultra-soft yet durable designs used by everyone from fashion houses to round-the-world yacht racers.

Focal for Bentley Radiance headphones can be enjoyed at home or on the move. They come beautifully packaged, complete with extras including a bespoke carry case, finished in the same woven material featured on the speaker grille of the Naim Mu-so for Bentley Special Edition.

Further Bentley styling cues include the copper accents, while the recurring lattice pattern is showcased on the earcups, the cable connections and on the underside of their sumptuous padded headband. They come in at £1199/€1299/$1299.