Bang & Olufsen unveils BeoLab 50 high-end active loudspeaker

posted on Wednesday, 9th August 2017 by Steve May

Hi-fi  Loudspeakers  High-end 

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Bang & Olufsen has announced the BeoLab 50, a high-end active loudspeaker developed from the brand’s £58,000 flagship BeoLab 90.

Beautifully crafted, the brand says the bottom part of the speaker has been designed to visually lift the speaker from the floor, to keep its footprint is relatively small, says designer André Poulheim. There are 2100 watts of power available from the on-board amp. 

The BeoLab 50 is set up using Active Room Compensation technology. A mic measures the physical acoustic surroundings and applies compensation filters to produce an optimum sound performance.

Beo Lab 50 Top Side View W Lens Close Up

Beo Lab 50 Side View Fabric Lamella W Lens Crop

Acoustic Lens Technology on the top of the speaker (pictured above) handles the sound dispersion of the upper frequencies. When the BeoLab 50 is switched on, the lens moves into position. This disperses the sound via Beam Width Control into either a 180-degree sound mode for watching a movie, or to a narrow mode for a dedicated sweet-spot listening. 

BeoLab 50s are interconnected via Digital Power Link in a master-slave configuration with sound sources being fed into the system via the master speaker’s connection panel. As a supplement to the wired connection, the speaker also incorporates wireless technology using multichannel digital audio streaming (based on the WiSA technology).

The BeoLab50 loudspeaker retails for £22,930 a pair.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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