Founded in 1925 by two Danish engineers, Bang & Olufsen has managed from the beginning to build a strong brand image based on high quality and innovative design. For this reason, now that the 90th anniversary of its birth is being celebrated , the firm has launched a new speaker that will not leave anyone indifferent. The new BeoLab 90 is an audiophile speaker that brings together the latest B&O technology to deliver high-end quality sound.and complete control of all sound parameters, including the direction and amplitude of the sound. Thus, the lucky user of these boxes will be able to decide where to focus the sound and what the acoustic coverage will be in a range that goes from 45 to 360 degrees . Of course, its price is also for the lucky ones, never better said, since whoever wants to get a Beolab 90 pair will have to pay a whopping 70,000 euros .
The new Beolab 90 has an appearance that attracts powerfully attention due to its angular shape without a visual front, composed of numerous surfaces focused on all sides. This design reveals the speaker's omnidirectional characteristic, while being a successful exercise in style. For its construction, Bang & Olufsen uses a 65 kilogram piece of aluminum that is combined with a 10 millimeter thick plastic upper structure for the mid and tweeters, all covered by oak wood and fabric panels. It is a self-powered system, and is equipped with no less than seven 30mm speakers for the treble , seven more than 86mmfor the mids , three 212 mm woofers for the low frequencies and a 260 mm subwoofer, each one powered by its corresponding amplifier designed specifically for this purpose. The entire set has dimensions of 23.5 centimeters wide by 125.3 high and 74.7 deep , and its weight is 137 kg .
The main functions when it comes to talking about the technology that the B&O Beolab 90 uses are three: Active Room Compensation, Beam Width Control and Beam Direction Control . The first one, Active Room Componsation , is capable of analyzing the room where the loudspeaker is installed to adjust the behavior of the bass and midrange components according to the acoustic characteristics of the environment. This is an already common function in some equipment of a certain quality, but unlike other systems the Beolab 90It will allow us to store different settings for each listening point that we want. For example, we can analyze the response of the room and memorize different settings to listen to music from an exact point on the sofa, from an armchair, or for the entire room in general if we have the speaker in 360-degree mode .
For its part, Beam Width Control can “focus” the sound beam by combining a digital process with the different positions of each of the speakers. This function thus allows us to choose between a coverage of approximately 45 degrees to achieve a single-person stereo listening point, ideal for music lovers, or a spectrum width of 90 degrees to expand the response to a more standard mode. It is also possible to select a 360 degree coverage so that the sound is distributed throughout the room.
Finally, despite the fact that the speaker has a defined front and rear, with the Beam Direction Control function we can direct the sound to any point in the room. An LED signaling system located on the upper part of the Beolab 90 will always indicate which way we are directing the sound beam. All control of the audio parameters is done from a remote control or from the application for mobile devices specifically designed by B&O for this model.
The new Bang & Olufsen Beolab 90 is for sale exclusively through the firm's stores, and its price is exactly 34,995 euros per unit .