Danish agency Bang & Olufsen has introduced a brand new speaker to the market within the Beosound A5, and it’s as swish and classy as you’d anticipate from the corporate.
The design of Beosound A5 takes inspiration from B&O’s Beolit radio collection from the Sixties, nevertheless it isn’t a radio in its new guise however a conveyable wi-fi speaker the B&O says “blends nostalgia with state-of-the-art connectivity”.
Inside is made up of what B&O is asking its strongest transportable speaker to date, with a four-way driver set-up that makes use of 4 digital amplifiers to create a mixed 280 watts of energy that Bang & Olufsen declare can fill a big room with “dynamic 360-degree sound”.
Trying not in contrast to an purse, it’ll are available two finishes with a Nordic Weave and Darkish Oak model. The previous makes use of pure aluminium with a woven paper fibre entrance that includes a light-weight oak deal with, the sensation the speaker needs to invoke is that of “laid-back Scandinavian summers spent on the seashore”. The black anthracite aluminium model is paired with a darkish oak wooden speaker cowl and deal with to evoke the look of winter woodlands.
And as that is B&O, the Beosound A5 is designed to final for a really very long time due to its modular design. It may be simply serviced and repaired to increase its lifetime, whereas B&O will proceed to supply the exchangeable entrance covers in new supplies and colourways so clients can improve the look of the speaker at a later date.
Different options embody an IP65 water and dustproof score, 12 hours of battery life plus an built-in wi-fi cellphone charger in the event you’re smartphone is working low on battery. Bluetooth 5.2 wi-fi help is expanded upon with Beolink Multiroom (for connection to different B&O units), AirPlay 2, Chromecast, and Spotify Join. The Beosound helps UWB connectivity as properly, unlocking new options over time that features Proximity Pairing which might mechanically stereo pair two Beosound A5 audio system after they’re positioned close to one another.
How a lot does it value we hear you ask? Quite a bit is our response. The Beosound A5 Nordic Weave model will retail for $1049 / £899 / €999 and the Darkish Oak model will set clients again extra with a price ticket of $1149 / £999 / €1099. It goes on sale from April twenty seventh, 2023.