These days speakers are practically a dime a dozen. But if you’re looking for something more than the typical plastic form-factor, you’ll have to be willing to spend more for defining sound and a standout design. Taking this sentiment to an extreme, Bang & Olufsen’s latest BeoLab 50 floor-standing speakers sport a luxurious design with the company’s same iconic sound quality.
With the high-end audio company nearing its 90th birthday, Bang & Olufsen has unveiled the BeoLab 50, its latest floor-standing speaker. Building upon the technology packed within the BeoLab 90, the company’s current flagship speaker, the BeoLab 50 delivers the same audio quality and performance.
Housed within a modest footprint, the BeoLab 50 is adorned with aluminum surfaces and warm oak accents, achieving the peak B&O design aesthetic. But don’t let its slender casing fool you, as the speaker is just as impressive internally as its polished exterior. Highlighted by a 2,100 Watt system, it is then accompanied by seven built-in amplifiers. This effectively means there’s no need for external cables or drivers to accomplish the BeoLab 50’s iconic sound. Without the need for all the extra gear, it leads towards a more consumer-friendly high-end audio solution.
Customization is also a large selling point of the BeoLab 50, headlined by its adjustable acoustic lens. Said to offer tailored sound delivery to sate a variety of audio preferences, the speaker can then switch between different configurations to suit the situation. With a narrow sound beam, audio can be directed towards specific areas for a more casual listening experience. But on the other hand, the BeoLab 50 can be opened up to boast room-filling sound without quality degradation.
The BeoLab 50 can also intelligently adjust its sound output thanks to an incorporated microphone. With its Active Room Compensation technology, B&O’s floor-standing speaker probes its surroundings for acoustic behavior in order to output better sounding audio based on the setting. So whether you’d be enjoying some tunes in an open living room or quiet study, your music will also sound as impeccable as possible.
If you were expecting a pair of speakers this luxurious to be on the affordable side, you’re gravely mistaken. Coming in at an almost incomprehensible $39,710 for the pair, you’ll have to be one of the most dedicated audio buffs to even consider Bang & Olufsen’s latest. That being said, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a pair of better looking or speakers.
Continuing our endeavours to create the future of sound, the new BeoLab 50 delivers truly exceptional performance with innovative sound controls and a uniquely unfolding design. A high-end active loudspeaker with a modest footprint that feels at home in any interior. With its slender, tall silhouette and rounded base, BeoLab 50 stands proud without being obtrusive. The aluminium surfaces and warm oak lamellas are inherently Bang & Olufsen in a refined and visionary design.