So much has happened over the past two years that it’s almost hard to keep track of all the corporate milestones within the high-end audio category. Naim and Focal invited us down to Texas during the pandemic for the opening of the Focal Powered by Naim Houston location and we have a series of reviews forthcoming in April including two exceptional headphones from Focal.
The French manufacturer doesn’t cut corners and everything about the headphones was state-of-the-art; build quality, packaging, and sound quality.
I purchased my first Naim component in 1998 and have been a long-term customer ever since. We reviewed the Uniti Atom and Mu-so 2nd Generation Wood Anniversary Wireless Loudspeaker in 2021 and consider them to be category leaders even 14 months later.
In 2011 Focal and Naim announced that they were to merge to create a new European leader in the audio sector. Three years later, in 2014, the brands cemented their union by joining the VerVent Audio Group; they would continue to evolve and respond to the challenges of a constantly changing market.
Today, an ever-expanding portfolio of Focal and Naim products is available via 10,000 retailers worldwide, including the growing network of Focal Powered by Naim stores, driven by the brands’ ambitious global retail strategy.
Their product collections extend to integrated solutions, headphones, in-car systems, recording studio monitors and yachts.
FOCAL NAIM 10th Anniversary Edition System
To celebrate 10 years together, Focal and Naim have developed a special edition system – a ready-to-play Focal Naim 10th Anniversary Edition of iconic products with unique aesthetics. Heading the set-up are the award-winning Sopra N°2 loudspeakers in a special finish: concrete side panels pair with a ‘tin’ front baffle; inspired by the grandeur of architectural creations. These finishes, with a metallic effect previously unseen in the audio sector, encapsulate more than 40 years of Focal’s know-how and innovation.
An acclaimed array of Naim Classic electronics powers the Focal loudspeakers: the cutting-edge NDX 2 music-streaming player pairs with the NAC 282/NAP 250 DR pre-power amplifiers, complete with matching NAPSC and HiCap DR power supplies. The system includes all the connections you need, including a pair of Naim’s top-range Super Lumina speaker cables.
Cutting Edge Audio Solutions
Innovation, expertise and local manufacturing are the common thread that have always united Focal and Naim. While one excels in acoustics, the other shines in electronics. Over the years, Focal and Naim have created a range of fully complementary high-end products founded on technology, sound performance and aesthetics.
At every level, the brands work together to create visual and sonic synergy. Recent examples include the Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition – the perfect partner for Focal’s range of high-end headphones, including the new luxury Celestee and Clear Mg designs. Also, the Focal hi-fi loudspeakers which match with the Naim Audio Uniti players or the lauded Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation wireless speaker family, each featuring Focal-optimized speaker drivers.
Pricing & Availability
The Focal Naim 10th Anniversary Edition stereo system in a special finish will be available May 2022 for $48,000. The complete high-end audio system includes the items below along with all the connections you need, including a pair of Naim’s top-range Super Lumina speaker cables.
- Focal Sopra N°2 Loudspeakers
- Naim NDX 2 Network Music Player
- NAC 282 Preamplifier with NAPSC
- HICAP DR Power Supply
- NAP 250 DR (Discrete Regulator) Stereo Power Amplifier
For more information: focal.com/…/10-years-together-special-anniversary-edition