Bang & Olufsen announced Beosound Stage-the first soundbar that brings the Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound to any TV.
The Beosound Stage is crafted with the ambition of creating a deep and powerful soundbar, for everyone who wants a cinematic experience from one single speaker.
Beosound Stage is designed in collaboration wit hDanish studio NORM Architects as part of Bang & Olufsen’s design strategy to humanize technology: Working with simple geometric shapes and using natural materials.
The soundbar’s design has an elegant frame, which is available in natural aluminium, bronze tone aluminium or smoked oak. The frame runs all the way around the speaker and houses an integrated engraved sensory control panel. The 2mm gap between the frame and the fabric speaker cover gives the illusion that the speaker is floating within the frame. The natural and bronze tone frames are made from a single piece of forged aluminium, resulting in no visible seams. The smoked oak version features traditionally crafted dovetail joints, a detail typically seen in fine Scandinavian cabinetry.
Beosound Stage comes with eleven speaker drivers, each driven by its own 50-watt amplifier, resulting in a 3-channel, fully active, DSP-based loudspeaker
Bang & Olufsen’s acoustic engineers have opted for large custom woofers that cover a greater portion of the lower frequency range. The centre channel drivers include four of those 4-inch woofers, which are designed to reduce distortion and allow greater movement.
The mid frequencies of the centre channel are handled by two 1 ½-inch midrange drivers along with a 3/4-inch dome tweeter.
The left and right sides of the speaker are optimized to deliver the three-dimensional sound. An 1½-inch midrange and a ¾ inch tweeter sat each side, are placed close together a ta 45-degrees off axis angle in a baffle design to create a 3D sound effect
Beosound Stage features Dolby Atmos, the latest evolution in multichannel audio. Dolby Atmos works by heightening the soundstage, giving the audio a three-dimensional effect. This allows individual sounds to be moved around, creating the impression of helicopters flying above you or items falling behind you.
The speaker also comes with different listening modes, which are optimized for the material you are listening to. You canselect from five different listening modes: TV, Music, Movie, Night Listening or None. After selecting the listening mode, you can then fine-tune the sound to your taste using ToneTouch, Bang & Olufsen’s playful equalizer.
Beosound Stage is also compatible with streaming technologies—Chromecast built-in, Apple AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth—which can be used when the TV is inactive, offering multi-room functionality.
Beosound Stage is available globally from late Autumn2019. Beosound Stage Aluminium and Beosound Stage Bronze Tone (RRP 1,500 EUR /11,000 DKK / 11,480CNY) are available online, in select third-party retailers and in Bang & Olufsen stores. Beosound Stage Smoked Oak (RRP 2,250EUR / DKK 16,500 / CNY 17,480 )is available in Bang & Olufsen stores exclusively.