Bang & Olufsen introduced Beocreate 4 Channel Amplifier (produced together with HiFiBerry). This is Bang & Olufsen’s first outcome for the Beocreate product line which allows for creative exploration in regards to how we experience music.
“Bang & Olufsen is known for our design, sound and craftsmanship, virtues that never really go out of style. And our speakers from the 70’s and 80’s represent this just as much as our current product portfolio,” Anders Buchmann says and continues: “But with technology changing rapidly a lot of vintage speakers are stored away not being used or even thrown away.
We wanted to change that, and this initiative is all about empowering our customers to bring those products back to life themselves with modern day features.”
A new open source DIY product enabling customers to breathe new life into vintage speakers by upgrading them to today’s wireless standards.
The DSP board works as a standalone (digital in/4 channel out) or also as a digital audio player when paired with the Raspberry Pi. When used with the Raspberry Pi, the user can utilise any software of their given choice. The board contains a TOSLink input and output.
It supplies you with a powerful digital signal processor that can be directly programmed by the user from any PC using Analog Devices SigmaStudio. It facilitates wireless DSP programming (Ethernet, WiFi). It also offers a 4-channel 24bit/192kHz DAC and a 4-channel amplifier (2x30W + 2x60W). Power is supplied by a single external 12-24V source.
The $189/£149 Beocreate 4 channel amplifier is a development-style board that can be added to those older speakers to bring them new life in 2018.