Executive Gadgets: Behold the All-New Bang & Olufsen wireless speakers

English: BeoCenter 9500 by Bang & Olufsen.

Bang & Olufsen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bang & Olufsen announces the launch of a new range of high-end wireless speakers today. All three speakers are distinctive proponents of Bang & Olufsen’s unique design idiom – and unlike anything currently on the marketplace.  The all-digital active speakers leverage the new WiSA standard for multi-channel wireless sound to provide acoustic performance beyond anything you have heard without cables. The untethered flexibility means that adding stunning sound to any room has never been easier.

With the launch of three new wireless speakers, Bang & Olufsen once again confirms the brand’s dedication to outstanding acoustics, uncompromising design and craftsmanship, and technological innovation that makes life simpler for discerning users.

The new wireless line-up includes BeoLab 17, an extremely flexible, compact speaker with very large sound reproduction; BeoLab 18, the latest incarnation of Bang & Olufsen’s sculpturally iconic audio columns for walls or floor; and BeoLab 19, a radically redesigned subwoofer that pumps refined bass with a visceral punch – and looks too good to hide.

“These new speakers are at the vanguard of a new era of high-end sound,” says Lars Fredsgaard, Speaker Category Director at Bang & Olufsen. “Until now, speakers with this level of performance had to be wired. Our latest launch uses a robust wireless standard with enough bandwidth and channels to deliver a listening experience the way the artist intended it. Upgrading to premium sound – without downgrading your decor – is now available in three ways.”

All-new, inside and out

While they have integrated the WiSA standard into the new speakers, Bang & Olufsen has also rethought practically everything about exterior design, custom-made components and dedicated digital sound engines.

With an acoustic lens tweeter and 21-lamella front, available in solid oak as well as black or white, BeoLab 18 marks a quantum leap in the evolution of Bang & Olufsen’s signature column speakers. BeoLab 17’s wedge-like form makes it easy to place anywhere from bookshelves to walls. Additionally, BeoLab 19, the subwoofer, draws on the extraordinary rigidity of a 12-faced dodecahedron and two drivers operating in-phase to eliminate unwanted vibrations.

All three speakers come equipped with new sound engines that include thermal protection, Adaptive Bass Linearization and a room position switch, so they deliver crystal-clear definition whatever you play on them and wherever you place them.

The Wireless Speaker and Sound Association (WiSA) platform utilizes the relatively uncongested 5.2–5.8 GHz range to avoid interference from other signals, and to provide enough bandwidth to stream 24-bit, uncompressed music at native sampling rates. WiSA is the first wireless system in the U-NII band that provides multi-channel performance – up to a full 7.1 surround configuration.

BeoLab 17, 18 and 19 wireless speakers will be available during the month of November at Bang & Olufsen stores worldwide.

BeoLab 17: Priced per set at $3,990
BeoLab 18: Priced per set including black lamella fronts and floor base or wall bracket: $6,590
Solid oak lamella front (per set): $1,390
BeoLab 19: Priced at $3,395

From: Bang & Olufsen

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