The luxury audio manufacturer, Bang & Olufsen, has launched a brand new solution for uncompromising built-in sound.
Connecting a pair of speakers and a powerful subwoofer to a dedicated separate amplifier, this active and innovative system delivers impressive soundscapes in any room, whether that be in a hotel lobby or a private home.
The integrated solution comprises two-way active speakers (BeoLab 15), an active subwoofer (BeoLab 16) and a rack-ready amplifier (Amplifier 1), all created specifically for in-wall or in-ceiling placement.
The new package builds on a broad spectrum of signature Bang & Olufsen capabilities to pack amazing sound into unexpected places. The active loudspeakers harness an array of high-end components to deliver expansive audio performance from very compact constructions. The design and engineering teams have collaborated on a visual identity that is distinct but discreet, with a motorised tilt function that directs the sound where you want it when the speakers are on, then retreats to flush when no longer needed.
The new tilt function on BeoLab 15 lets you aim high and middle tones right where you want them. Turn on the system, and the speaker automatically tilts out to pre-set angles to direct the sound for optimal listening. Turn it off, and BeoLab 15 tilts back to the flush position. Each and every driver in the system’s active speakers is powered by its own amplifier. This allows Bang & Olufsen to pack high-performing components into compact speaker cabinets that are easy to build into most walls, and yet still sound sensational. The latest solution meets international building codes by keeping the amplifiers and speaker drivers separate.
The innovative compensation feature automatically calibrates all cables at distances of up to 100 metres to ensure optimal bass performance. BeoLab 15 is a closed-cabinet, two-way active speaker with a ¾” tweeter and a 3” midrange, featuring tilt functionality for directing sound up to 45° from the default flush position.
BeoLab 16, the system’s active subwoofer, comprises two pairs of 4” woofers in separate sealed cabinets, played in-phase using the Acoustic Balance Principle to enable deep bass without unwanted wall vibrations. Amplifier 1 contains six separate amplifiers, and two Class D units rated at 2 x 150 watts power up the subwoofer. Each BeoLab 15 gets 150 watts for the midrange, and 45 watts for the tweeter. Adaptive Bass Linearisation keeps the deep bass cultivated and crisp all the way down to 45 Hz.
The new BeoLab 15, BeoLab 16 and Amplifier 1 sound solution is now available at selected Bang & Olufsen stores. Expect to pay $4,595.00. www.bang-olufsen.com