Bang & Olufsen has unveiled the Dolby Atmos capable Beosound Stage, its first soundbar. The gorgeous-looking, geometrically unique soundbar say it delivers everything but the kitchen sink – 11 speakers, Dolby Atmos, Google Chromecast, AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth.
To design the soundbar, Bang & Olufsen joined forces with Danish studio NORM Architects. Its simple, elegant frame, which is available in natural aluminium, bronze tone aluminium or smoked oak, runs all the way around the speaker and houses a seamlessly integrated engraved sensory control panel. The natural and bronze tone frames are made from a single piece of forged aluminium, with no visible seams.
Inside, the Beosound Stage has 11 drivers that each have a 50-watt amplifier. B&O says hat tally includes larger woofers that deliver “rich and superbly deep bass.” The centre channel drivers include four of those 4-inch woofers, that reduce distortion and allow greater movement. Mid-range sounds come from two 1.5-inch drivers and a 3/4-inch dome tweeter a pair of each on the sides installed at an angle. According to B&O, this placement helps with 3D audio. Listening modes comprise TV, Music, Movie and Night Listening. These can be fine-tuned using ToneTouch, a Bang & Olufsen equalizer.
“We created Beosound Stage as a powerful soundbar that doesn’t rely on a subwoofer or satellites to create an immersive experience. The first time you hear Beosound Stage, the impact of the deep, powerful sound hits you immediately, and the simple minimalistic Scandinavian design makes it stand out like a piece of furniture. It is simply clean, elegant and powerful”, explains Christoffer Østergaard Poulsen, Vice President of Product Management at Bang & Olufsen.
The Beosound Stage will go on sale in “late autumn” this year. The 1,500 EUR (around $1,645) Beosound Stage Aluminium and Beosound Stage Bronze Tone are available online, in select third-party retailers and in Bang & Olufsen stores. The 2,250 EUR (around $2,420) Beosound Stage Smoked Oak is available in Bang & Olufsen stores exclusively. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.