Naim Audio and Focal have worked together to develop two new products, the Naim Mu-so for Bentley Special Edition wireless speaker system ($2,199), and Focal for Bentley Radiance headphones ($1,299) forming part of The Bentley Collection. The partnership began in 2008 when Naim worked with Bentley Motors on in-car audio systems. Both products are inspired by design cues from the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar and a recurring lattice pattern is prompted by the carmaker’s diamond seat quilting.

“Bentley, Naim and Focal share an enthusiasm for innovation, dedication to engineering excellence and a true passion that drives our respective areas of expertise,” said Charlie Henderson, Managing Director of Naim Audio. “There is also a collective desire to honour proudly held heritage principles, blending them with cutting-edge technologies to define new benchmarks in premium performance and customer experience.”

The Special Edition is the first Naim Mu-so to feature a wooden finish, crafted from Ayous, a sustainable dark African hardwood, and the product includes a smoked plinth, copper-threaded speaker grille and signature Bentley lattice design surrounding the illuminating volume dial. The Radiance headphones share the same “sonic signature” of the Mu-so and are finished in soft Pittards gloving leather for increased comfort, and used by “fashion houses and round-the-world yacht racers,” according to Focal. Pittard gloves were also worn by Spitfire pilots. The cans include a bespoke carry case, finished in the same woven material featured on the speaker grille of the Naim Mu-so.

Both products are available from October from Focal, Naim and Bentley web stores direct or from associated retailers. For more information, go to Focal and Naim Audio.




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