Bang & Olufsen has announced the introduction of a wireless speaker system, BeoSound Shape, which is a wall-mounted, modular system made of hexagonal tiles. This allows it to be placed creatively on the wall in every imaginable size and pattern.
BeoSound Shape offers immersive music staging as well as resonance dampening features that are ideal for large multipurpose rooms.
“Auditory indoor climate is essential for our physical and mental well-being just like natural lighting, fresh air and ergonomics. BeoSound Shape forms an excellent answer to the challenges of interior acoustics through its intelligent sound distribution and resonance absorbing effects,” says Bang & Olufsen vice president of brand, design and marketing Marie Kristine Schmidt.
BeoSound Shape is a combination of speaker, amplifiers and acoustic damper tiles that scale the sound performance and visual design of the system, and make the layout completely customisable. The speaker system also offers a range of colours and textiles, with exclusive options thanks to a collaboration with the Danish manufacturer of design textiles, Kvadrat.
Bang & Olufsen has a unique up-mixing algorithm called ‘Band on the wall’, which is designed to create a crisp and precise soundscape with the vocal performer in the centre and the instruments to the sides. This technique produces a sound experience as if the band was placed up against the wall doing a live performance, allowing the audience to move freely around a room.
An online design tool from Bang & Olufsen will be made available to both visually mix and match tiles and provides acoustic recommendations for optimal placement of the speaker tiles.
Additionally, the BeoSound Core connectivity hub, which is hidden behind a hexagonal tile, enables wireless streaming of high quality music from mobile devices via streaming technologies, including AirPlay1, Chromecast built-in or Bluetooth.
BeoSound Core also includes multi-room functionality that enables it to play different music in different rooms or let one tune flow throughout the home.