Bang & Olufsen started this year with its Beolab 15 & 16 systems, and finished it with a new range of luxury wireless speakers. New trio of BeoLab models – BeoLab 17, BeoLab 18 and BeoLab 19 boasts their own distinctive design and function. The BeoLab 17 has a unique, useful shape so can work as a standalone unit and is essentially a bookshelf speaker. Behind the speaker cover, which is removable and comes in ta choice of blue, black and white, is a custom two-way 6″ midrange driver and 3/4-inch tweeter resting on top of a pair of 160-watt amplifiers. Its price is ($3,990).
The BeoLab 18 is an update on brand’s iconic BeoLab 8000 – a tall, slender and striking speaker. It is the flagship product of the new range and features a front panel made up of 21 wooden “lamellas” and comes in a choice of black, white or solid oak. It also boasts B&O’s Acoustic Lenstechnology, commonly used in vehicles. Driver compliment involves two 4-inch midwoofers and a 3/4-inch tweeter powered by the same duo of 160-watt internal amplifiers. Its price is $6,590.
Finally, the BeoLab 19, a geometrically designed subwoofer comes with a pair of 8inch drivers, each with its own chamber and 160-watt amp placed back-to-back. The amps are also placed back to back — a configuration designed to minimize interference and phase. Its price is $3,395. All of the three speakers follow the WiSA standard, ensuring compatibility with any other certified device.
Limited Edition Parrot Zikmu Graffiti Speakers
For those who look for speakers that offer more than just incredibly clear, distortion-free sound, Parrot’s latest limited edition Zikmu Parrot by Starck Wireless Speakers are made just for you. The brand has now teamed up with French illustrator Pascal Cuttoli (aka Royal Glamsters) and French graffiti artist Jean-François Claes (aka Diksa) for the latest limited edition Zikmu Parrot by Starck Wireless Speakers. Limited to 10 units worldwide, the Parrot Zikmu Graffiti speakers deliver an immersive sound experience from a range of digital devices, including iPods, iPhones, Mac and PC computers, TV and Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones. These unique speakers offer 360 degrees immersive sound system by NXT technology and DSP processing and amplifiers.