Bang & Olufsen today announced the launch of a new range of high-end wireless speakers. The all-digital active speakers leverage the new WiSA standard for multi-channel wireless sound.
The new wireless line-up includes BeoLab 17, a flexible, compact speaker with large sound reproduction; BeoLab 18, the latest incarnation of Bang & Olufsen's sculptural audio columns for walls or floor; and BeoLab 19, with its redesigned subwoofer.
"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 decor – is now available in three ways."
The BeoLab 18 column speakers feature an acoustic lens tweeter and 21-lamella front, available in solid oak as well as black or white, BeoLab 17's wedge-like form makes it easy to place anywhere from bookshelves to walls. Additionally, BeoLab 19, the subwoofer, draws on the rigidity of a 12-faced dodecahedron and two drivers operating in-phase to eliminate unwanted vibrations.
All three speakers come equipped with new sound engines that include thermal protection, Adaptive Bass Linearization and a room position switch, so they deliver crystal-clear definition whatever you play on them and wherever you place them.
Since all three speakers run on the new WiSA standard, which utilizes the relatively uncongested 5.2–5.8 GHz range to avoid interference from other signals, and to provide enough bandwidth to stream 24-bit, uncompressed music at native sampling rates..All you need to do is plug the active speakers into the mains in a room with any WiSA-compliant transmitter in order to link wirelessly to your TV, Blu-ray player or set-top box.
BeoLab 17, 18 and 19 wireless speakers will be available during the month of November at Bang & Olufsen stores worldwide, for $3,990, $6,590 (full set), and $3,395 respectively.