Naim and Focal Reveal Bentley Special Editions
Naim, Focal and Bentley have enjoyed a close working partnership since 2008 when Naim and Bentley collaborated on optimised systems for the high-end marque.
Today, Bentley, Naim and Focal announce their latest collaboration which has resulted in special editions of the Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation and Focal Radiance headphones.
The Naim Mu-so for Bentley Special Edition wireless speaker system and Focal for Bentley Radiance headphones join the Bentley Collection: a carefully chosen selection of products, each with its own unique identity. Every item in the collection embodies the essence of the Bentley marque - unparalleled craftsmanship of the very best quality luxury materials and incredible attention to detail states the company.
As you would expect, both products feature distinctive Bentley design cues. The colour accents directly reference interior and exterior styling aspects of the stunning Bentley Mulliner Bacalar. Additionally, the recurring lattice pattern on both products has been inspired by Bentley’s iconic diamond seat quilting.
Naim Mu-so for Bentley Special Edition
The Naim Mu-so for Bentley Special Edition features an Ayous wooden finish. This sustainable African hardwood has been expertly stained and repeatedly lacquered to give a dramatic, dark finish. 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 at your touch.
Focal for Bentley Radiance
Meanwhile, the Focal Radiance closed-back headphones feature earcups finished in soft, breathable Pittards gloving leather, for incredible comfort. Pittards has been crafting leather in Somerset since 1826. The material has been used by everyone from fashion houses to round-the-world yacht racers and the military - Spitfire pilots wore Pittards gloves.
Also, the special edition headphones 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.
Charlie Henderson, Managing Director of Naim Audio, told StereoNET:
Bentley, Naim and Focal share an enthusiasm for innovation, dedication to engineering excellence and a true passion that drives our respective areas of expertise. 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.
Chris Craft, Member of the Board: Sales and Marketing at Bentley Motors, adds:
Bentley and Naim are celebrating the 12th year of a successful partnership founded on unrivalled quality and a passion to create the ultimate customer experience. The world’s most powerful in-car sound system available in the market heightens Bentley’s extraordinary drive with music that speaks to the heart. The new Mu-so system extends that experience and enjoyment from our cars to the home, delivering peerless sound performance and enhancing the lifestyle of Bentley’s discerning customers.
Naim Mu-so for Bentley Special Edition and Focal for Bentley Radiance will be available from October, from selected Focal, Naim and Bentley retailers, and direct from Focal, Naim and Bentley web stores.
Suggested retail pricing will be £1799/€1999 for the Naim Mu-so for Bentley Special Edition, and £1199/€1299 for the Focal for Bentley Radiance.
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