Every car brand has an audio partnership, with the audio company branding the in-car speakers and tuning the audio performance to suit. Bentley’s partnership with Naim has been taken to the next level with the announcement of two new products the Naim Mu-so for Bentley and the Focal for Bentley Radiance.
The partnership between Bentley Motors and Naim Audio began in 2008 and sees Naim engineers work with Bentley engineers to optimise the audio for every Bentley model.
Today’s announcement sees two very different products, aimed at enhancing the relationship between Bentley and their customers, as well as expanding the offering of Bentley products overall.
One is a home wireless audio system, the other a stunning set of over-ear headphones.
Both feature Bentley design cues, with colour accents referencing the styling of the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar, while a recurring lattice pattern on both products is inspired by Bentley’s iconic diamond seat quilting.
Charlie Henderson, Managing Director of Naim Audio says “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 from Bentley says “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
Clear some space on the lounge room entertainment unit for the Bentley edition of the multi-award winning Mu-so wireless speaker system.
This produces a stunning audio experience, with music-streaming technology on board or even pipe your TV sound through it. Via app control it could even be part of a multi-room system.
It’s the first Naim Mu-so with a wooden finish, crafted from a sustainable African hardwood, stained and laquered for a “dramatic, dark finish” to the system.
Of course there are Bentley signatures across it, including the tactile volume dial which lights up at your touch.
The price? $3,700 for the Naim Mu-so for Bentley Special Edition
Focal for Bentley Radiance
Having sampled the Focal range in the past, this set of headphones will be something to behold, let alone hear.
Made in France, the Radiance headphones have a closed-back design and share the sonic signature of the Naim Mu-so.
The earcups are finished in a soft breathable “Pittards gloving leather” making them utterly comfortable. Pittards has a long history of crafting leather going back to 1826 and was used by Spitfire pilots on their gloves.
They’ll come in a stunning case finished in woven material similar to that on the speaker grill of the Naim Mu-so.
Just $2,000 for the Focal for Bentley Radiance.