Bang & Olufsen reveals trio of wi-fi BeoLab audio system, the primary with WiSA help
Forged your thoughts again to the top of September, and also you may keep in mind Bang & Olufsen teasing us with its forthcoming wi-fi platform. At the moment we get to see them within the flesh, and there are in reality three new fashions to think about. All of them help the WiSA commonplace (5.2-5.eight GHz with 24bit audio, as much as 96KHz), and are the primary business audio system to take action. These are additionally the primary wi-fi audio system ever from the Danish firm, testomony, we hope, to its intentions to concentrate on sustaining a excessive commonplace of sound — one thing that has typically been been a tradeoff when dropping the wires.
The three audio system we see at present are the BeoLab 17, 18 and 19. Working up the numbers, the BeoLab 17 is a “place-anyplace” aluminum-housed compact speaker with interchangeable facias, and a selection of mount choices. The brand new BeoLab 18 is a newly re-imagined model of the corporate’s lengthy-serving BeoLab 8000 flooring-based mostly tower speaker, whereas the BeoLab 19 is a brand new beefy subwoofer. Scoot previous the break for the low down on every gadget.
The primary speaker to have the wraps taken off was the BeoLab 17. Primarily a shelf-speaker — although Bang and Olufsen was hesitant to explain it as such — it has an aluminum physique cast right into a curious, however sensible circle-sq.-triangle design. The speaker cowl is detachable, with a selection of three shade choices at launch — blue, black and white. Behind that cowl is a customized two-means 6″ midrange driver and three/four-inch tweeter resting on prime of a pair of one hundred sixty-watt amplifiers.
The second providing was the BeoLab 19, a geometrically designed subwoofer. It is armed with a pair of 8inch drivers, every with its personal chamber and one hundred sixty-watt amp for pushing out these low frequencies. The amps are additionally positioned again to again — a configuration designed to attenuate interference and part.
Final up is the BeoLab 18, which is one thing of an enormous deal for Bang & Olufsen, as it is a rework of the corporate’s most profitable flooring-standing speaker — the BeoLab 8000. The brand new BeoLab 18 shares lots of the 8000’s design DNA, however with greater than a dollop of its personal id. Most notably, that particular entrance panel, which is made up of 21 picket “lamellas” and can are available three finishes — black, white and strong oak. The BeoLab takes a barely totally different configuration than the opposite audio system introduced right now, having two four-inch midrange/woofer drivers, however the identical one hundred sixty-watt amplification.
As already talked about, these are the primary audio system we have seen that use the WiSA audio commonplace, which suggests they may even be suitable with another licensed gadget, do you have to want to cherry decide from totally different producers on your personal private choice. Nevertheless, if you wish to hold issues B&O, the excellent news is that the corporate additionally introduced immediately that it is BeoVision eleven TV will now additionally include WiSA certification. For these older units, there’s additionally a quickly to be launched adapter that may successfully convey all its legacy merchandise into the wold of WiSA. This consists of generic connections akin to toslink and phono.
When you like what you see (and ultimately what you hear,) then the three units might be out there in November. Anybody acquainted with the danish agency’s merchandise is aware of they arrive at a premium, and there is no change right here. The BeoLab 17 will value (per set) $three,990/£2,590/€2,990. If you need some low-finish love the BeoLab 19 may be yours for $three,395/£2,195/€2,695. Fancy a these BeoLab 18’s? Then that is $6,590/£three,990/€four,790.
Bang & Olufsen introduces a serious breakthrough in wi-fi sound with three new design icons
Bang & Olufsen declares the launch of a brand new vary of excessive-finish wi-fi audio system. All three are distinctive proponents of Bang & Olufsen’s distinctive design idiom – and in contrast to something seen earlier than. The all-digital lively audio system leverage the brand new WiSA normal for multi-channel wi-fi sound to offer acoustic efficiency past something you’ve gotten heard with out cables. The untethered flexibility signifies that including beautiful sound to any room has by no means been simpler. Wi-fi audio simply acquired critical – and now sounds significantly good.
Struer, 30 October 2013
With the launch of three new wi-fi audio system, Bang & Olufsen as soon as once more confirms the model’s dedication to excellent acoustics, uncompromising design and craftsmanship in addition to technological innovation that makes life easier for discerning customers.
The brand new wi-fi line-up consists of BeoLab 17, a spot-anyplace compact speaker with outsize sound; BeoLab 18, the newest incarnation of Bang & Olufsen’s sculpturally iconic audio columns for partitions or flooring; and BeoLab 19, a radically redesigned subwoofer that pumps refined bass with a visceral punch – and appears too good to cover.
“These new audio system are on the vanguard of a brand new period of excessive-finish sound,” says Lars Fredsgaard, Speaker Class Director at Bang & Olufsen. “Till now, audio system with this degree of efficiency needed to be wired. Our newest launch makes use of a strong wi-fi commonplace with sufficient bandwidth and channels to ship a listening expertise the best way the artist meant it. Upgrading to premium sound – with out downgrading your décor – is now out there in 3 ways.”
All-new, in and out
Whereas they’ve built-in the WiSA commonplace into the brand new audio system, Bang & Olufsen has additionally rethought almost every thing about exterior design, customized-made elements and devoted digital sound engines.
With an acoustic lens tweeter and 21-lamella entrance, out there in strong oak in addition to black or white, BeoLab 18 marks a quantum leap within the evolution of Bang & Olufsen’s signature column audio system. BeoLab 17’s wedge-like type makes it straightforward to put anyplace from bookshelves to partitions and the BeoLab 19 attracts on the extraordinary rigidity of a 12-confronted dodecahedron and two drivers working in-part to remove undesirable vibrations.
All three audio system come outfitted with new sound engines that embrace thermal safety, Adaptive Bass Linearization and a room place change, in order that they ship crystal-clear definition no matter you play on them and wherever you place them.
Immaculate Wi-fi Sound
Bang & Olufsen is launching the three new audio system underneath its Immaculate Wi-fi Sound idea.
Sound that’s reproduced because the artist meant it to be has lengthy been a Bang & Olufsen hallmark. With Immaculate Wi-fi sound, Bang & Olufsen brings this custom of acoustic authenticity into the wi-fi age for the primary time ever.
WiSA – the brand new wi-fi normal
Since they run on the brand new WiSA commonplace, all it’s essential to do is plug the lively audio system into the mains in a room with any WiSA-compliant transmitter as a way to hyperlink wirelessly to your TV, Blu-ray participant or set-prime field.
For instance, all Bang & Olufsen Immaculate Wi-fi Sound audio system work seamlessly, merely and spectacularly with the WiSA-up to date BeoVision eleven tv. With WiSA-compliant transmitters and receivers built-in into the bodily and digital design, Bang & Olufsen now delivers unparalleled acoustic efficiency in a wi-fi encompass setup. In fact, you may as well join the brand new audio system with wires, simply as you’ll be able to add wi-fi audio system to an present wired setup in that case desired.
The Wi-fi Speaker and Sound Affiliation (WiSA) platform utilises the comparatively uncongested 5.2–5.eight GHz vary to keep away from interference from different alerts, and to offer sufficient bandwidth to stream 24-bit, uncompressed music at native sampling charges. WiSA is the primary wi-fi system within the U-NII band that gives multi-channel efficiency – as much as a full 7.1 encompass configuration.
BeoLab 17, 18 and 19 wi-fi audio system can be obtainable through the month of November at Bang & Olufsen shops worldwide. BeoLab 17: Priced per set at DDK19.990/€2.990/$three.990/£2,590 BeoLab 18: Priced per set together with black lamella fronts and flooring base or wall bracket: DDK33.990/€four.790/$6.590/£three,990 Strong oak lamella entrance (per set): DKK7.990/€990/$1390/£790 BeoLab 19: Priced at DKK19.995/€2.695/$three.395/£2,195
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