The lime green leather sofa starts to feel even more comfortable as the warm melody of the Mercury Prize-winning band’s track, Matilda, swirls around the room. It chimes and thumps from two large floor-standing speakers, which cost £30,000, as if the band is playing in the room. “There are few that can add the sound quality we can,” says Paul Stephenson, Naim’s managing director.
Naim Audio is one of Britain’s best-kept secrets. It has been designing and producing handmade music systems from its base in this historic Wiltshire town since it was incorporated in 1973.