High end audio equipment manufacturers Bang & Olufsen have unveiled three new wireless Beolab speakers that will be available from November – expect to part with a considerable sum to get any of these.
Bang & Olufsen are known for producing high end, and therefore very expensive, audio equipment. They don’t always get their design ideas right but when they do, they create some of the most beautiful and some of the best quality equipment money can buy. Technophiles, though, have to have deep pockets to afford the devices that are launched. You should expect to pay thousands for virtually anything that is available from the Danish designers.
The new line of Beolab wireless speakers are certainly no exception to this last rule. The Beolab 17, 18, and 19 utilise the latest in wireless technology developed by B&O, offering what the company describes as “immaculate wireless sound”.
The Beolab 17 is a bookshelf speaker and has a traditional style design. It is made from brushed aluminium and has four wireless antennas to offer the best possible wireless experience. The sound of the Beolab 17 is big, especially considering its diminutive stature.
The Beolab 18 replaces the 8000 series, is cone shaped, and has a unique fanned oak front to hide the speaker unit. It has two woofer drivers and separate 160 watt amplifiers. It will make a noise.
The Beolab 19 is a wireless subwoofer, and the first that B&O has produced. It has a dodecahedron design and provides the impeccable sound that the Danish manufacturers have promised. Two drivers create an equal but opposite effect, ensuring that sounds are deep and booming without any discernible vibration.
The Beolab 17 costs £2,590, the 18 will set you back £3,990, and the 19 will cost £2,195. The whole set would cost nearly £10,000, more if you want extras like the oak fanned front.