The inside of a Bentley luxury car is nicer than many peoples’ homes, and I’ve likewise always admired that the company’s Naim for Bentley sound systems crank out music with more clarity and volume than anything in my apartment. Now you can get that audio fidelity in your living, as the British audio company is launching two Naim for Bentley home-stereo devices.
The Naim for Bentley Mu-so and Mu-so Qb are elegant internet-connected home speakers designed to play your music in the highest quality possible. They can stream Tidal or Spotify, as well as taking input over Bluetooth, USB, an auxiliary cord, or from music stored on your computer. The anodized-aluminum speakers – oblong for the Mu-so and cube-shaped for the Mu-so Qb – even have the same metal knurling effect on their controls as you’ll find in a real Bentley. The former model cranks out 450 watts of power, while the latter delivers 300 watts. Both have an illuminated Naim for Bentley logo that glows when the speaker is playing.
Of course, just like both a Bentley and the sound systems within them, these home Naim units won’t come cheap. Pricing starts at £1,195 (about $1,694) for the Mu-so and £750 ($1,108) for the Qb version.
Gallery: Naim for Bentley home audio system
The Naim for Bentley Mu-so and Mu-so qb allow world-class, high-resolution streaming of music in multiple rooms, from virtually any source, and feature high-quality Bluetooth connectivity. Customers can browse and play millions of songs via Spotify, internet radio or Airplay, or simply stream downloaded music.
The rich aural experience, which fills up to five rooms simultaneously, will be familiar to Bentley owners from the best-in-class Naim for Bentley audio systems, available to customers on all models.
The design of the Naim for Bentley Mu-so and Mu-so qb reflects 100 years of Bentley heritage and craftsmanship. The rotary control features Bentley’s signature knurling. The wooden speaker cabinet is wrapped in a layer of anodised aluminium to provide a natural sound free from distortion, and the grille is finished in Portland, a signature colour from the exclusive Bentley palette.
The premium patterned aluminium casework matches the Naim for Bentley speaker grille motif in the Bentley Bentayga. On the contemporary acrylic base, a Naim for Bentley logo is subtly illuminated when the speaker is turned on.
The Mu-so – which has been tuned by specialist engineers – reflects Bentley’s own passion for high-performance engineering. It delivers 450 watts of power through six high-quality speakers. A 32-bit digital signal processor runs software tuned in Naim’s listening room to extract the finest delivery of streamed music.
The compact Mu-so qb, which can stream music on its own (or be linked with the Mu-so), delivers 300 watts to create a sound that defies its smaller size.
The Naim for Bentley Mu-so is priced at £1,195 ($1,694 (excl. local taxes)); and the Mu-so qb at £750 ($1,108 (excl. local taxes)).