B&O Play Announces Beoplay M3 Wireless Speaker
Most compact and affordable yet
B&O PLAY has a new member of its wireless home speaker family and the Beoplay M3 is its most affordable and compact to date.
The Beoplay M3 is designed by Cecilie Manz and tuned by Bang & Olufsen acoustic engineers with the aim of delivering a flexible and immersive listening experience in the modern home.
“Our home wireless speakers are designed around the idea that sound should have a prominent place at home. It is about putting people before technology and designing speakers that earn attention for all the right reasons: immersive sound, a simple user experience and a design that adds warmth to the interior. Beoplay M3 delivers perfectly on this vision, and we are proud to extend the family with this compact yet powerful speaker”, says CEO of B&O PLAY John Mollanger.
The architecture of Beoplay M3 is apparently based on a simple silhouette with so called infinite lines that run around the oval shape to draw attention to the detail that makes Beoplay M3 confident in its simplicity, says B&O, although we do think they may just be getting a tad over-excited here.
One neat design touch is an exchangeable cover that adapts Beoplay M3 to your interior style. The Beoplay M3 comes with a front cover in either premium, acoustically transparent wool blend fabric - created by the Danish textile company Kvadrat - or a pearl blasted anodized aluminium cover featuring the trademark B&O PLAY hole pattern.
“Beoplay M3 is all about character; one that can easily adapt to any interior style. We have worked hard to get the very best of the premium materials used and the result is a sleek, hyper simple speaker with a precise shape. Tight, compact and powerful, Beoplay M3 blends in perfectly with your interior”, says designer Cecilie Manz.
The speaker allows you to choose between instant music listening with Bluetooth, streaming music directly from your smart device to the speaker, or you can connect the speaker to Wi-Fi for a multiroom setup. The latter allows you to broadcast your music to as many B&O PLAY or Bang & Olufsen multiroom speakers as you have in your home.
The main body of Beoplay M3 is made of rigid polymer to house and encapsulate the acoustic chamber – with a soft shore polymer on the base of the speaker for stability and decoupling from the surface it is situated on allows the woofer to perform at its most powerful, claims the company.
Beoplay M3 combines features and trickle down technologies from larger Bang & Olufsen and B&O PLAY products, such as advanced digital sound processing (DSP) adaptive bass linearization (ABL) and unique control to protect against thermal and mechanical overload
Under the stylish outer, the Beoplay M3 boasts one 3.5-inch custom designed long stroke mid/woofer. The unit is front firing, utilising an acoustical reflector designed from listening tests by the Bang & Olufsen tonmeisters. The treble is covered by a high quality soft dome tweeter utilizing neodymium magnet system.
Beoplay M3 comes with Chromecast Built-in and supports Beolink Multiroom, Apple AirPlay and QPlay 2.0. Beoplay M3 will also support Apple’s AirPlay 2 in 2018 letting you send audio to multiple AirPlay compatible speakers at once, which makes it possible to play music from any iPhone to B&O PLAY and Bang & Olufsen’s range of speakers for the home.
The M3 launches in two colours: Natural and Black, with seasonal colours to come and is available for a suggested retail price of £280.
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