You’ve received at hand it to Swedish audio firm Bang & Olufsen: It has by no means as soon as allowed a bit factor like cash to get in the best way of creating a product that appears pretty much as good because it sounds. Take its very first soundbar, the Beosound Stage, which B&O just lately debuted at an occasion in Italy.
On the efficiency aspect, this speaker is a powerhouse, packing 11 drivers and an identical variety of amplifiers. In accordance with the corporate, these give the Beosound Stage sufficient vary, from deep lows to glowing highs, that you just received’t really feel the necessity to complement its sound with a subwoofer. And provided that the Beosound Stage begins at $1,750 when it goes on sale later this fall, that’s an excellent factor. After all, that worth displays the 2 normal finishes — pure aluminum or bronze-tone aluminum. However as a result of that is B&O, you even have the choice of ordering your Beosound Stage in smoked oak wooden, a heat and refined-looking materials that apparently doesn’t develop on bushes, judging by the huge $850 premium you’ll must shell out if you’d like it.
Sticker-shock and hardwoods apart, the Beosound Stage makes a compelling case that it must be your soundbar of selection ought to your finances enable for such a toy. It’s a Dolby Atmos-capable speaker that features help for Dolby TrueHD. You hook up with your TV through HDMI-ARC, and for those who occur to personal the corporate’s Beovision Concord TV, the Beoremote One BT that shipped with it should management the entire soundbar’s features. It’s additionally greater than a stand-alone soundbar. It connects to B&O’s multiroom BeoLink speaker system — with a neat one-touch-to-join function — and likewise packs Apple’s AirPlay 2, Chromecast, and Bluetooth, for an primarily countless variety of wi-fi streaming choices.
The Beosound Stage is paying homage to the Sonos Playbar in which you can place the Beosound Stage on its “again” flat on a floor in entrance of your TV, or you’ll be able to orient the speaker grill into the room when it’s wall-mounted, making it a flexible element. Even if its actually only a Three-channel stereo speaker, the Beosound Stage is able to a 3D-surround impact, because of a pair of dome tweeters positioned on the far ends of the bar and angled outward. How convincing is that this impact, and the way effectively does it ship on the promise of Dolby Atmos? We’ll let as quickly as we get out palms on a evaluation unit.
You’ll be able to head over to B&O’s web site for those who’d like to be told once you and your money could be parted.