- May 16, 2012
- Houston, TX
- Real Name
- Dave Upton
On May 26th, as part of a plan to roll out new locations globally, Focal & Naim owner VerVent Audio opened a new boutique store here in my hometown of Houston, Texas. I was invited to swing by and see some of the impressive gear they had on display and get a sneak peek at the new boutique experience. It’s always exciting to see a new store like this open, because outside of shows like AXPONA or CEDIA many of us have a hard time finding a good location to audition gear before a purchase.
Almost the entire Focal speaker lineup is on display at the Houston location, with several complete systems featuring Naim electronics and amplification, including a very impressive theater system featuring Focal’s recently launched 1000 series Utopia in wall speakers and subs. The room sounded great for an in-wall system, and I was very impressed by how well things had been put together.