Bang & Olufsen presents a new powerful wireless speaker for the home that completely reimagines how we live with sound. Created in collaboration with globally acclaimed designer Michael Anastassiades, Beosound Edge is yet another thoughtful design from the Danish luxury audio brand that transforms the everyday mundane to musical mastery and adds aesthetic value to the home.
Beosound Edge comes with 360-degree room filling sound from both sides of the speaker, and the new Directional Sound Control allows the user to define the direction that the sound radiates creating two acoustic fronts. This ensures that a room can be divided into an active listening area and a more passive listening area. Controlling the directional sound is controlled through the Bang & Olufsen app.
The speaker series comes with the major industry standard technologies to provide the best streaming experience and to let you enjoy the streaming service of your choice from AirPlay 2, Chromecast2 and Bluetooth, to their own Beosound 1 and Beosound 2, or an Amazon Echo device.
Drawing on acoustical technologies from Bang & Olufsen’s advanced BeoLab portfolio, Beosound Edge is surprisingly powerful despite its compact footprint. To deliver impressive bass capabilities, the Bang & Olufsen acoustic engineers have put in a huge 10” woofer bass driver on one side, which has an innovatively slim design and long excursion, while both sides of the speaker enjoy a dedicated 4” midrange and a ¾” tweeter.
To deliver a powerful sound experience at high volume, Beosound Edge debuts a ground-breaking acoustical technology named the Active Bass Port. This tech unites two classical concepts of loudspeaker design, the so-called “closed-box” design and the “ported design”. The acoustic analogy resembles that of a car’s spoiler that automatically raises as the car speeds up. When playing at lower volumes, it is using the closed cabinet principle for the most accurate sound reproduction, and as you turn up the volume the Active Bass Port opens to output more energized bass.
Remarkable craftmanship and attention to detail are required to achieve the perfect circular frame and to polish the exterior to a flawless finish. To add an element of magic, Bang & Olufsen has built the physical touch interface into the aluminium frame by lasering microscopic holes invisible to the eye just allowing light to shine through.
To contrast the polished aluminium body, Beosound Edge comes with a matt black fabric cover, easily exchangeable as Bang & Olufsen will introduce new on-trend fabric colours over time. The black fabric surface almost draws you in – an illusion created by minimizing the transition between the two surfaces and using matte fabric to contrast the reflective shine from the aluminium ring.
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