Bang & Olufsen Announces New BeoLab Wireless Speakers

Posted Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT by

The BeoLab series promises new innovations in high-end wireless speaker technology.

Bang & Olufsen have detailed three new high-end wireless speaker models. The BeoLab 17, 18, and 19 all feature the new WiSA standard for multi-channel wireless sound, offering improved performance and flexibility.

"These new speakers are at the vanguard of a new era of high-end sound," says Lars Fredsgaard, Speaker Category Director at Bang & Olufsen. "Until now, speakers with this level of performance had to be wired. Our latest launch uses a robust wireless standard with enough bandwidth and channels to deliver a listening experience the way the artist intended it. Upgrading to premium sound – without downgrading your décor – is now available in three ways."

The BeoLab 17 is a compact speaker intended for flexible placement with a wedge-like design that is suitable for a variety of locations from bookshelves to walls. The BeoLab 18 features the latest update to the company's iconic audio column design and is geared toward placement on floors and walls. The speaker also includes an acoustic lens tweeter and 21-lamella front. Finally, the BeoLab 19 is a new wireless subwoofer that packs a 12-faced dodecahedron and two drivers for powerful bass and fewer unwanted vibrations.

All three models support the new WiSA standard which functions on the 5.2–5.8 GHz range and provides enough bandwidth for uncompressed 24-bit music. The BeoLab 17 will retail for $3,990, the BeoLab 18 will sell for $6,590, and the BeoLab 19 will cost $3,395. The entire series will be available from Bang & Olufsen in November.

Sources: Bang & Olufsen, Engadget

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