Bang & Olufsen today launched a surround sound speaker system that presents a new category of speakers to the company's product portfolio.
The BeoLab 14 surround speaker system is a conveniently packaged, all-inclusive solution that delivers aesthetics and a high-end surround sound performance. BeoLab 14 is available in a 4.1 or a 5.1 digital surround sound set up, with up to six individual active speakers, each with its own amplifier.
The satellite speakers are diminutive circles of anodized aluminum with exchangeable fabric covers in a selection of colors, (white, black, silver, dark grey, red and petroleum blue). The sculptural subwoofer contains separate amplifiers for all speakers in the system. BeoLab 14 comes in a full array of placement options that includes wall and ceiling mounts as well as floor and shelf stands,
The system connects to all Bang & Olufsen televisions but also to any other TV or AV receiver.
BeoLab 14's sonic performance is due to its sculptural subwoofer, with 280 watts of dedicated power for its 8" downward-facing driver, the active sub delivers ample bass tones at the lowest frequencies ? (down to 26 hz). The sub also contains connections for five active satellite speakers (along with five individual 140 watt amplifiers with separate equalizers for each of them), a Digital Signal Processor, Adaptive Bass Linearization (for cultivated bass, no matter what the peaks), room adaptation switch, line sense, Power Link connections for Bang & Olufsen components, and an A/V multi-connector for other components.
Bang & Olufsen separates the satellite speakers' active 2.5" treble and midrange drivers from their dedicated amplifiers. The 16 cm in diameter satellite speakers feature a closed cabinet construction built around a milled aluminum frame.
BeoLab 14 is available in two versions: one with subwoofer and four satellite speakers, the other with subwoofer and five satellite speakers for all other brands.
The new BeoLab 14 surround sound speaker system is available at Bang & Olufsen stores worldwide in June 2013. MSRP is $3995 USD (for 4.1 solution) and $4395 USD for the (5.1 solution).