Well, Bang & Olufsen seem to be going from strength to strength- highlighted by the launch of its new BeoSound Shape. A wireless speaker system that combines first class sound with a unique, customisable design.
BeoSound Shape is a wall-mounted, modular speaker system with hexagonal tiles that can be placed on the wall in any size and pattern- ideal for large multipurpose rooms in our homes as well as in shops, studios, showrooms, offices and hotel lobbies.
“Audiotory indoor climate is essential for our physical and mental well-being, just like natural lighting, fresh air and ergonomics. BeoSound Shape forms an excellent answer to the challenges of interior acoustics through its intelligent sound distribution and resonance absorbing effects.” -Marie Kristine Schmidt, Vice President Brand, Design & Marketing
Unlimited set-up: BeoSound Shape consists of a combination of speakers, amplifiers and acoustic damper tiles that scale the sound performance and visual design of the system. Based on your individual design BeoSound Shape can go from six to practically an unlimited number of tiles in one set-up.
Colour: the speaker system also offers an array of colours and textiles to choose from, including; Parisian Night Blue, Purple Heart, Infantry Green, Brazilian Clay, Wild Dove Grey and the classic Black. Furthermore, a collaboration with the renowned Danish manufacturer of design textiles Kvadrat adds the following options in wool fabrics and colours: Brown by Kvadrat, Moss Green by Kvadrat, Pink by Kvadrat and Dark Blue by Kvadrat.
A band on the wall: a unique Bang & Olufsen upmixing algorithm delivers a crisp and precise soundscape with the vocal performer in the centre and the instruments to the sides called ‘Band on the wall’. The aim; a sound experience as if the band was literally placed up against the wall doing a live performance.
Streaming features: the BeoSound Core connectivity hub, hidden behind a hexagonal tile, enables wireless streaming from your mobile device via streaming technologies such as AirPlay, Chromecast built-in or Bluetooth. BeoSound Core also includes multiroom functionality.
BeoSound Shape will be available in Bang & Olufsen stores in August 2017. The price of the BeoSound Shape depends on the size, acoustical performance, and fabric choice. Pricing will be confirmed when launched in stores- depending on your choices the price is expected to be from approximately £3,400 for a standard setup.