Bang & Olufsen announces the launch of BeoLab 18As top article of his new collection of wireless speakers. Building on the success of the iconic column speakers and the unique design of the brand, 18 BeoLab into the future with completely new components, a digital audio platform entirely redesigned, a revised form, and something classic and modern at the same time, such as solid wood typical of the Nordic countries. The new and innovative Wisa standard for wireless high-end is integrated, then decorate with an extraordinary sound has never been easier. The wireless audio is a reality and it works really well.
"18 BeoLab is the latest evolution in speaker design", Said Lars Fredsgaard, Speaker Category Director of Bang & Olufsen. "After discovering a wireless standard of quality for high-end audio, we decided it was time to replace one of our most successful speakers with something better. In doing so, we have updated almost everything inside - from new drivers and amplifiers to an advanced digital audio platform. We believe it is one of the best wireless speakers produced until now, everywhere. And it is pure Bang & Olufsen design ".
bold new design, precise craftsmanship
The most striking visual feature of 18 BeoLab is undoubtedly the front part lamellata, Available in black and white and oak. The choice of the strip gives interior designers a range of options that perfectly match the minimalist column in the designer Torsten Valeur anodized aluminum. Look closely and you will see that Torsten Valeur has made improvements to the sculptural line of its predecessor, the classic BeoLab 8000, with a style that overcame borders of craftsmanship.
The speaker is balanced on an extruded aluminum cone that seems to touch the floor, and when it is hung on the wall, and when it is placed on the base in cast iron. Twenty blades gently lap the speaker to unveil vision and hearing. Thanks to the typical tweeter Bang & Olufsen with suspended acoustic lens at the top, the "sweet spot" is yours regardless of your position within the room. This design that combines form and function enables Bang & Olufsen to use the blade in front of the two main drivers and produce sharp, clear high frequencies.
The combination of wood and aluminum It is a clear reference to the symbols of the classic design of Bang & Olufsen that looks to the future with great innovation through new wireless technology.
A compact column which delivers the superb acoustic performance
Thin lines of BeoLab 18 conceal an extraordinary series of digital components specially designed to deliver great sounds from a relatively small volume.
Two drivers midrange / woofer 4 "designed specifically operate in parallel and are powered by Class D amplifiers dedicated to 160-watt. The digital audio platform was specially tuned to provide convincing performance that exceeds the complexity of positioning the plate in front of the two main drivers. The new platform also includes thermal protection, and Adaptive Bass Linearisation
switch to adjust the sound according to the position in the room, so 18 BeoLab is always amazing regardless of what you play or where it is placed.
Immaculate Wireless Sound
BeoLab 18 is one of three new speakers, along with the BeoLab BeoLab 17 and 19, which Bang & Olufsen is launching the concept Immaculate Wireless Sound.
A faithful audio reproduction to the original recording has long been a hallmark for Bang & Olufsen. With Immaculate Wireless Sound, Bang & Olufsen brings acoustic authenticity tradition in the wireless for the first time ever.
WISA - the new wireless standard
Since BeoLab 18 works on WISA new standard, simply connect active speakers to a power outlet in a room with any transmitter compatible Wisa to connect wirelessly to your TV, Blu-ray player or set-top box .
For example, all of the Immaculate Wireless Sound Bang & Olufsen speakers work evenly and extraordinary with the BeoVision 11 updated with the new standards Wisa. With the transmitters and receivers compatible integrated Wisa in the physical design and digital, Bang & Olufsen is now able to offer unprecedented acoustic performance with a surround sound setup. You can also connect the new cable speakers as well as you can, if you wish, add wireless speakers to an existing wired configuration.
The new 18 BeoLab speakers are available at points of sale Bang & Olufsen worldwide from mid-November 2013.
Price per set including black front slats, the floor stand or wall bracket:
BeoLab 18: Euro 4.790 - Front in oak slats (per set): Euro 990