20.05.14

Bang & Olufsen Launches its BeoLab 20 Wireless Floorstanding Speaker Based on the WiSA Platform

AUTHOR: HiddenWires

Bang & Olufsen’s latest floor speaker, BeoLab 20, produces breathtaking musical clarity in a cultivated demonstration of power and contro...

Bang & Olufsen’s latest floor speaker, BeoLab 20, produces breathtaking musical clarity in a cultivated demonstration of power and control. And with Immaculate Wireless Sound built into the elegant design, now there’s even less that stands between you and music the way the artist intended it to be heard. With its minimalist lines and relatively small footprint, the new BeoLab 20 gives little indication of the expansive musicality that lies within. But turn on the music – and turn up the volume – and even the most discerning music aficionados can prepare to discover just how good their favourite tracks can actually sound. According to Michael Langager, Vice President Core Business, Bang & Olufsen’s latest floor speaker is the result of an innovation process that draws on the company’s design traditions and on its extensive experience in creating audio systems for high-end cars. “BeoLab 20 demonstrates everything we’ve learned about engineering radically good sound into small spaces over the last 10 years,” he says. “With these speakers, we give sophisticated technology a very simple challenge: make great music sound exactly the way the artist intended it to be heard.” Cultivated power and an innovative new sound engine The all-new digital sound engine provides more processing power than any other speaker of this size. Why should a music lover care? Because the authoritative new engine lets Bang & Olufsen’s audio engineers push performance to the limit to deliver outstanding definition, authenticity and dynamics and make the music come alive. “Among other things, we’ve done a lot of fine-tuning on our digital sound processor to eradicate resonances, measure magnet temperatures extremely precisely, and tune three outstanding drivers to reproduce sound as naturally as possible,” says Langager. “Combined with the active speaker’s huge power reserves, BeoLab 20 delivers exquisite results in the midrange, and also tight, controlled bass with an incredibly strong punch. You will not need a separate subwoofer with these speakers.” Click here for specifications. Designed for sound ­– with sophisticated simplicity “BeoLab 20 is a beautiful example of Bang & Olufsen’s form-follows-function design creed,” says Marie Kristine Schmidt, Vice President of Brand, Design and Marketing. “Every aspect of the speaker’s form has its acoustic reason to be and all the parts come together in a sculptural minimalism that enhances any room.” The iconic Acoustic Lens tweeter, a tour de force of metalworking craftsmanship, spreads high frequencies evenly around the room in a full 180 degrees. So whether your favourite listening position is the sofa or a lounge chair, your spot is the sweet spot. The aluminium base lifts the cabinet to float gracefully above the floor – and enhances bass performance. Even the back of the speaker is visually intriguing for a reason: the soft-black cooling grill disperses heat so the powerful drivers can deliver everything they’ve got, without overheating. All of the sound, none of the wires Bang & Olufsen was the first manufacturer to incorporate the ground-breaking WiSA platform, and BeoLab 20 is the company’s latest Immaculate Wireless Sound speaker. With WiSA’s robust, multi-channel digital audio streaming, BeoLab 20 lets you enjoy premium listening experiences without compromising the integrity of your interior design. The new BeoLab 20 is available now at Bang & Olufsen stores worldwide, priced at £3,748 per unit/£7,495 per set (two units). www.bang-olufsen.com