Bang and Olufsen's BeoPlay A6 is a $1,000 wi-fi speaker
Luxurious audiovisual model Bang & Olufsen (B&O) has simply introduced a dear wi-fi speaker, the $999 BeoPlay A6. The type evokes the again of a chair, gently curving and coated in designer material from Danish studio Kvadrat. Apparently, this is not all about seems to be, although. B&O says its distinctive form “allows sound to fill a whole room while creating atmosphere in a number of areas of a home.” The interface for the A6 is fairly fascinating too. It is all based mostly round swiping and tapping the highest of the speaker. A swipe proper, for instance, turns the quantity up. Holding the middle mutes, and a fast faucet skips the monitor. Maybe not probably the most intuitive management scheme ever, however a cool speaking level nonetheless.
Contained in the BeoPlay A6 there is a pair of 60 watt 5.5-inch woofers, a pair of 30 watt zero.seventy five-inch tweeters, and a single 60 watt 1.5-inch “full-vary” speaker, every with its personal amplifier. That full-vary unit’s truly positioned in the other way to the others; B&O says that “permits us to maximise the spaciousness of the sound you expertise,” which is one other means of claiming that they are bouncing pontificate the wall behind the speaker. That music can come from numerous sources: it helps AirPlay, DLNA, Bluetooth, and has “built-in entry” to streaming providers like Spotify, Deezer and TuneIn radio. In fact, it’s going to additionally play good with the corporate’s new multi-room setup, permitting you to look down on these “low cost” Sonos customers out of your penthouse.
So there you’ve gotten it. B&O has made a really expensive tackle the wi-fi speaker. It seems to be very engaging, it in all probability sounds good, and it prices a small fortune by common requirements (though it is a good bit cheaper than a few of its different merchandise). Tempted?