Bringing together its penchant for impressive sound and unrivalled craftsmanship, plus adding in a modular design, Bang & Olufsen has unveiled the Beosound Level, a brand new portable wireless home speaker.
With its slim and elegant design, the Beosound Level’s proportions of 348 x 230 x 56mm (LxHxD) and recessed handle mean that the speaker is just at home standing upright or laying flat on a table/work surface as well as being wall mounted, gallery style. The speaker's audio architecture automatically adjusts its acoustic tuning from 180-degrees to 360-degrees based on the way it is positioned, optimising the listening experience.
Crafted at the company’s Factory 5 in Struer, Denmark, the body of the speaker is created from a high-performance recirculated polymer material and combines with a pearl blasted aluminium frame and a natural oak veneer or dark grey Kvadrat textile speaker cover to add tactile and visual appeal.
Within the striking housing lies a five driver speaker setup that is powered by 105 watts overall, split into two 30W amplifiers for each of the 102mm woofers, 30W for the 51mm full range driver and 15W for the 21mm tweeter - with all amplification being low distortion Class D, delivering 79dB bass capability and 96dB in mid-range loudness.
The Beosound Level features multi room technologies in the form of Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect and Apple AirPlay 2 support, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 capabilities mean there are plenty of streaming options. There’s also a line-in/optical combi hardware port.
Moving the 3.3kg Level around is easy and IP54 dust and splash water resistant rating will give outdoor protection for your future garden get togethers.
The soft button user interface is integrated into the speaker’s frame and the Beosound Level features a proximity sensor which will detect the listener as they approach and light up the speaker. The illumination will slowly dim once the interaction is complete and the Level returns to its minimal design default.
The battery life of up to 16 hours at typical listening volumes is enabled by analysing speaker usage and continuously adjusting the power consumption and tuning of the speaker. Full charge is re-established after 3 hours and an aluminium magnetic plug seamlessly clicks onto the back of the speaker to simplify the whole charging process.
As part of its commitment to reducing technology obsolescence and increasing longevity, Bang & Olufsen has bestowed the Beosound Level with a modular design which will allow improved maintenance and upgrade options. The speaker uses the company’s new replaceable streaming module, which will power all the company’s future home speakers for some time to come but the option to replace it with future versions is now part of the Level’s design.
Christoffer Poulsen, Senior Vice President and Head of Product Management at Bang & Olufsen, said, “Beosound Level is the ultimate speaker for people who want the flexibility and convenience of a portable speaker but don’t want to sacrifice on sound quality and multiroom connectivity for the ultimate music listening experience.
“It works effortlessly with Spotify Connect, AirPlay 2 and Chromecast and because of Beosound Level’s modular design, we are future-proofing Beosound Level so that it can deliver our signature sound for decades to come.”
The Beosound Level portable wireless home speaker is available from 4th February in the following finishes:
Natural: Dark grey Kvadrat/natural aluminium frame (RRP: £1099, €1249, $1499)
Gold Tone: Oak veneer/ gold tone aluminium frame (RRP: £1299, €1499 $1799)
Bang & Olufsen will continue to produce easily exchangeable front covers in new materials and colourways so that the speaker can evolve and a wall bracket (RRP: £89, €99 $119) is available from 29th April.
Source: Press Release
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