B&O’s new BeoLab 50 speakers will scan your room to tailor their sound
Bang and Olufsen may have moved into more affordable offerings of late with its B&O Play range, but now it’s gone back to its roots: great-looking, expensive speakers.
The new BeoLab 50 speakers aren’t quite as pricey as the $84,990 BeoLab 90, but they’ll still cost you a pretty hefty $37, 710 per pair.
Which puts them out of reach for most of us, but if you happen to be in the market for such luxury, the BeoLab 50 certainly look like they’ll live up to their high price tag.
The speakers have been designed by Noto GmbH to be centrepieces, with machined aluminium and oak grates. But it’s about more than the looks.
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B&O has outfitted its latest offering with some impressive audio tech that should make for one of the best audio experiences going.
Perhaps most impressive is the speaker’s ability to scan a room’s acoustics and tailor the sound for that particular space.
Each speaker also packs three 4-inch drivers, with seven 300-watt amplifiers built in to give you comprehensive control over the sound.
Backing that up are three ten-inch woofers on each speaker, which can shoot the bass frequencies in different directions to fill a room and create an enveloping low-end experience.
The accompanying software will also let you place the audio ‘sweet spot’ anywhere in the room, so no matter where you’re sitting, the audio should still sound great.
To enable this ability, B&O has placed an “acoustic lens” on top of each speaker, which rises from the body of the speaker and allows the BeoLab 50 to alter its sound delivery based on the position of the audience.
Each speaker also comes with WiSA technology. That allows for high-resolution wireless connectivity that should give you the best sound quality possible, with no lag, when hooking up compatible devices over the air.
We’re still confirming UK pricing for the speakers, but you can get your hands on one BeoLab 50 for just under $20,000 in the US, with the pair costing the aforementioned $37, 710.
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