Bang & Olufsen just enriched its wireless speaker range with the high-end floor standing speakers – BeoLab 20. They look pretty impressive, as they sound, same as the most of company’s range. Designers say the Acoustic Lens tweeter is the key to its brilliant sound, with its 180-degree horizontal dispersion spreading smooth high-frequency sound evenly throughout the room. The Lens also minimizes the effect of floor and ceiling reflections to reduce unwanted distortion – the aluminum base elevates the cabinet to enhance performance as well. The speaker also packs Bang & Olufsen’s Adaptive Bass Linearisation tech, which monitors the low end and reduces bass throughput in response to extreme peaks.
Each speaker contains a 10-inch dual-coil bass unit in a separate 18-litre sealed box with two 160-watt class D amplifiers. There is also a 5-inch unit for midrange and a three-quarter-inch tweeter, each with their own dedicated 160-watt class-D amps.
“We’ve done a lot of fine-tuning on our digital sound processor to eradicate resonances, measure magnet temperatures extremely precisely, and tune three outstanding drivers to reproduce sound as naturally as possible,” said Michael Langager, vice president of Bang & Olufsen. “Combined with the active speaker’s huge power reserves, BeoLab 20 delivers exquisite results in the midrange, and also tight, controlled bass with an incredibly strong punch. You will not need a separate subwoofer with these speakers.”
The Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 20 speaker costs £3,748 ($6,311) – or £7,495 ($12,620) for a pair – and is available now from B&O stores worldwide.