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First Focal Powered by Naim Store in U.S. Opens

Focal is a French company that made its name with speakers but now offers headphones as well as electronics and has opened its first U.S. "Focal Powered by Naim" store in the U.S. It is located in Scottsdale Arizona adjacent to LMC Home Entertainment, an established high-end audio, home cinema and home automation retailer.

Focal's product line covers price ranges from mainstream and affordable to some of the very highest-end (and priciest) speakers plus headphones. The company has teamed up with Naim Audio, the British high-end manufacturer famous for its amplifiers (hence "Powered by Naim"). Naim also designs and manufactures premium streaming and wireless products, DACs and a CD player. Powered by Naim products include the Mu-So Qb and Mu-so 2nd Generation wireless music systems.

AVS Forum editor Mark Henninger flew out to Scottsdale, AZ in order to see the new store and hear the systems. Click here to read more & check out some video clips.


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Admittedly, I currently could not afford the high-end line even if I wanted it. However, I think it is unfortunate that there are those out there that think that if whatever it is costs the most, it must be the best.

I wonder how the existing A/V store will do with this place next door.

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Admittedly, I currently could not afford the high-end line even if I wanted it. However, I think it is unfortunate that there are those out there that think that if whatever it is costs the most, it must be the best.

I wonder how the existing A/V store will do with this place next door.
The existing AV store "owns" this as well and they are connected.
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I sold Focal and at least when I carried them they had affordable units to choose from too, not just pricey stuff.

Naim I never carried but they had really funny ads to help people with their company's pronunciation, I remember:

https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/ot...2b3-320-80.jpg

Is it just me or does that bloke look like Paul McCartney?

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I sold Focal and at least when I carried them they had affordable units to choose from too, not just pricey stuff.

Naim I never carried but they had funny ads I remember:

https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/ot...2b3-320-80.jpg

Is it just me or does that bloke look like Paul?
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Is the Naim Ndx 2 streamer really $7500? And with a proprietary XLR out?
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Naim Uniti line is pretty neat, but prices in the US are too high.
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