Bentley Motors and Naim Audio have once again collaborated to create the crème de la crème of in-car audio systems: ‘Naim for Mulliner,’ exclusively available in the Bentley Batur by Mulliner. This swanky new audio option takes the concept of in-car audio luxury to dizzying new heights, setting you back a cool $31,687. But before you balk at the price, consider this: the system is the culmination of 10,000 hours of painstaking development and a 15-year partnership between two giants in luxury and audio tech: Bentley and Naim.
The Naim for Mulliner system is anything but ordinary. It’s essentially a bespoke concert hall fitted into your Bentley. Consisting of 20 speakers, this audio system is carefully engineered with six tweeters, nine mid-range speakers, two woofers, two active bass transducers, and one sub-woofer. Every component has been tuned to deliver an unparalleled auditory experience that combines presence, detail, power, warmth, airiness, and immersion.
Developed in collaboration with Focal, a brand recognized for its high-fidelity speakers, the system incorporates unique features such as three-dimensional printed speaker cages and highly-tuned driver cones. Focal’s patented ‘M’ cones feature in both the mid-range speakers and tweeters, offering incredible rigidity, lightness, and damping, the holy trinity of speaker design. The result? A breathtaking level of detail that adds realism to your in-car listening experience.
The tweeters in particular have been fine-tuned to produce a silky treble, with a wide-angle diffusion that’s perfect for the unique acoustics of a car cabin. The mid-range speakers are the technical tour de force of the system, requiring a complex balance between bass and treble to achieve a harmonious sound. Here, Focal’s expertise shines. By using finite element analysis and simulation software, they’ve optimized the weight and shape of the suspension material connecting the cone and the basket, significantly reducing resonance and distortion.
The Naim for Mulliner system also comes loaded with state-of-the-art Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology. This feature allows drivers to customize their auditory experience based on seating position and personal preferences, maintaining peak audio performance regardless of speed or road conditions. And let’s not forget the user interface; a 12.3-inch HD touchscreen allows for easy customization, including compatibility with Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, and Deezer.
Finally, if you’re one of the lucky 18 customers to have already reserved a Bentley Batur by Mulliner, you’ll get the opportunity for an unparalleled co-creation experience with Mulliner’s Design team. Here, you can specify whether your Batur will include this ultimate in-car audio system. It’s a bespoke experience that fuses luxury and performance in a way that only Bentley can deliver, asserting itself in the highest echelon of automotive luxury.