Danish high-end audio manufacturer Bang & Olufsen took the opportunity of the Venice Biennale, an annual art exhibition in Italy to reveal their first soundbar that will take the TV experience to a different level.
Called the Beosound Stage, this beautifully crafted soundbar enhances viewing pleasure with a combination of the latest in audio technology and seamless design. It is powerful enough to avoid the need for a separate subwoofer (it has four woofers in the eleven-driver setup). Beosound Stage uses geometric shapes and natural materials in the design.
Beosound Stage works as a music system in its own right when you turn the TV off. The integrated audio streaming technologies Chromecast built-in, Apple AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth streaming give Beosound Stage full multiroom functionality for beautiful music in every room of your home.
Beosound Stage offers a 3 channel sound system with a superior centre channel for optimized speech reproduction. The viewing experience is enhanced even further with Dolby Atmos, a function where sound moves around you in a three dimensional space. Beosound Stage includes eleven speaker drivers each driven by its own amplifier and the result is a three-channel, fully active, DSP based loudspeaker solution delivering a superbly deep and rich performance.
The basic TV sound setup of Beosound Stage only requires you to connect the included HDMI cable between Beosound Stage and the HDMI ARC connection of your TV. Then, select correct speaker/sound output in your TV menu.
Beosound Stage will go on sale later this year. Some sources say that price will be an eye-popping – $1,750 for the aluminium and bronze models, and $2,600 for the oak version.