Complex Made Simple

A look at Bang & Olufsen’s BeoLab 90

Bang & Olufsen, the renowned Danish consumer electronic company have released what seems to be their most innovative, luxurious and expensive loudspeaker yet.

BeoLab 90 is a sophisticated loudspeaker that encompasses several technologies to enhance the audio delivery process.

A highlighted technology that comes embedded within the BeoLab 90 is the maker’s new Active Room Compensation, which take into consideration the size of the room in which the speakers sit, the obstacles facing the flow of sound, such as different furniture items, and a user’s favourite listening spots, or what is so-called “sweet spots.”

“BeoLab 90 is the future of sound. This intelligent loudspeaker measures the acoustical effects of its surroundings and directs superb sound to your favourite listening position. You do not have to be close to the speaker or even in front of it to get an excellent sound experience,” Tue Mantoni, Bang & Olufsen CEO, said.

Further explaining this to Aficionado, Michael Viberg Pedersen, Head of Sales at Bang & Olufsen said: “You can tell the speakers where your favourite listening spot is, you can have several sweet spots, and you can direct the narrow beam to that spot, so basically you can tell the speakers where you are.”

Moreover, by a touch of a button on the dedicated Bang & Olufsen’s remote control, or via the phone, a user can shift the width of the sound beam, given every listening situation. This can be shifted from a dedicated spot, to and all-over the room setting, which is most suitable lively up gatherings with friends or family.

If this all sounds too complicated, a team from Bang & Olufsen comes to one’s home, does all the measurements, then installs the speakers in the perfect spots.

State of the art design

All the technology of the BeoLab90 is delivered in an outstanding 360-degrees state-of-the-art design, which is all based on a single, aluminium cabinet weighing more than 65 kilogrammes.

The speakers are covered by black fabric, all fitted out on a curved wooden base which lifts the speaker upward so no sound wave is wasted.