Focal by Naim headphone bar
The Focal by Naim headphone bar in the new Barrie, ON location.

Store-Within-Store Focal Powered by Naim Spaces Open in Barrie, ON & Winnipeg

Following the opening of its Saskatoon location in late 2021, two more Focal Powered by Naim stores have opened in Canada for a total of three.

The VerVent Audio Group, which units the Focal and Naim brands, has confirmed the opening of new spaces in Barrie, about an hour north of Toronto, and Winnipeg, Manitoba. They open as reference audio stores-within-stores, whose managers are key partners of the group.

Focal Powered by Naim Barrie takes place in the EQ Audio Video store, led by Edward O’Herlihy, an expert in audio solutions with more than 30 years of experience in the business. Focal Powered by Naim Winnipeg, meanwhile, moves to Creative Audio in St. Boniface’s French Quarter, a store run by audio enthusiast Jeff Kowerchuk.

Focal Naim Barrie
A theatre room set-up in the new Focal by Naim store-within-store concept in Barrie, ON, located within EQ Audio Video.

The Focal Powered by Naim stores aim to offer an authentic listening experience to customers who can try out the brand’s complete systems and high-end products, from speakers to headphones, CD players, streaming music, amplifiers, and more.

Focal by Naim Barrie
One of four demo rooms in the new Focal by Naim store-within-store in EQ Audio Video in Barrie, ON.

Close to the Barrie Molson Center, the Barrie shop-in-shop contains four demonstration rooms and a headphone bar with Focal’s headphones for a unique listening experience. Highlighting the space will be the exclusive Focal Naim 10th Anniversary Edition system. It includes Focal Sopra N°2, Naim NDX 2 – NAC 282 – HICAP DR and NAPSC – NAP 250 DR, which sells for $62,400. The system includes all the connections you need, including a pair of Naim’s top-range Super Lumina speaker cables.

Contact Focal Powered by Naim Barrie at 130 Saunders Rd., Units 5,6,7 in Barrie via e-mail at [email protected] or visit the websites at and

Focal by Naim Winnpieg
A demo room located within the new Focal by Naim store in Winnipeg, located within Creative Audio.

Located in the Creative Audio store at 7-353 Provencher Blvd., Winnipeg’s Focal and Naim shop-in-shop offers immersive listening in its two demonstration rooms, as well as more intimate listening at its Focal headphone bar. Designed around sharing, the space presents hi-fi and home cinema products with unique finishes, such as the Focal Sopra N°2 speaker available in Electric Orange.

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A headphones display located in the Focal by Naim store-within-store in Creative Audio in Winnipeg.

Contact Focal Powered by Naim Winnipeg via e-mail at [email protected] or visit or

 VerVent Audio continues to roll out its network of Focal Powered by Naim stores, which currently has many stores across the world. These two new stores make three for Canada.