Focal and Naim announced an entire special-edition HiFi system to commemorate their ten-year partnership. The system includes Focal Sopra N°2 speakers with a special “concrete” finish with ‘tin’ and metallic details, as well as a variety of Naim Classic electronics, which included an NDX 2 music-streaming player with Spotify, Chromecast, AirPlay, Tidal, Apple Music, and Bluetooth AptX HD, that is powered by the NAC 282/NAP 250 DR pre-power amplifiers, as well as matching NAPSC and HiCap DR power supplies.
In 2011, Focal, a French speaker maker, and Naim, a British audio electronics business, announced that they would merge to form a new European high-fidelity audio company. Three years later, in 2014, the companies solidified their partnership by joining the VerVent Audio Group, which would allow them to continue to adapt and respond to the challenges of an ever-changing industry.
The companies’ ambitious global retail strategy has resulted in an ever-expanding array of Focal and Naim products being offered through 10,000 retailers globally and the wide network of Focal Powered by Naim locations. Headphones, integrated solutions, in-car systems, recording studio monitors, and yachts are all part of their product lines.
Focal and Naim have created a limited-edition system that includes a ready-to-use Focal Naim’s 10th Edition of famous items with distinct aesthetics to commemorate their ten years of collaboration.
The award-winning Sopra N°2 speaker system is at the center of the setup, with a unique finish that combines concrete side panels with a ‘tin’ front baffle, inspired by the magnificence of architectural constructions. These metallic finishes, which have never been seen before in the audio industry, encapsulate Focal’s know-how and creativity spanning more than 40 years.
The Focal loudspeakers are powered by a renowned array of Naim Classic electronics, including the high tech NDX 2 music-streaming player and the NAC 282/NAP 250 DR pre-power amplifiers, as well as matching NAPSC and HiCap DR power supplies. The system comes with all of the necessary connections, including a pair of Naim’s top-of-the-line Super Lumina speaker cables.
Focal and Naim have always shared a common thread of innovation, experience, and local production. One excels at acoustics, while the other excels at electronics. Focal and Naim have developed a line of totally complimentary high-end products based on technology, sound performance, and aesthetics over the years.
The brands collaborate on every level to achieve visual and audio harmony. The Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition, for example, is the ideal complement to Focal’s premium headphones, such as the new premium Celeste and Clear Mg designs. Also available are Focal hi-fi loudspeakers that are compatible with Naim Audio Uniti players or the acclaimed Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation wireless speaker line, both of which include Focal-optimized speaker drivers.
The Focal Naim 10th Anniversary Edition will be available in May 2022 for $48,000 USD and will include the Sopra N°2, NDX 2 – NAC 282 – HICAP DR, and NAPSC – NAP 250 DR.
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