The new Beolab 28 wireless speakers from Bang & Olufsen turn any room into a dynamic home sound sphere.
We all love good speakers, even if our neighbours don’t, but one of the issues many of us face is a lack of flexibility when it comes to where your speakers can be placed. All too often this means either positioning your entire living room based on where the powerpoint is or stringing out more cable than a demolitions expert. Sure, you can go with the many great wireless speakers on the market but what they make up for with portability they tend to lack in impact. It’s a dilemma.
Fortunately, the new Bang & Olufsen Beolab 28 wireless speakers offer up a little leeway. Combining advanced acoustical innovations with smart speaker features, the new tower-style additions boast a slim profile, can stream anything instantly, and automatically adapt to any space. And as wireless speakers, you can move them just about anywhere you please (including the the walls).
You’ll feel the bass right away thanks to the built-in down-firing subwoofers, each based on a custom-made 6.5-inch driver, while the latest generation Active Room Compensation adapts the bass to the room and the speaker’s position in it. Smart right? In addition, three three-inch full-range drivers and a one-inch tweeter create optimal treble and clear midrange quality even at volume levels that will have you apologising to the family upstairs.
Once you (and not the electrictian who wired your apartment) decide where you want your speakers to go, you can choose the Beam Width Control setting to suit the space; ‘narrow mode’ sends sound directly and unaltered to your ears, while ‘wide mode’ diffuses more sound around the speaker, creating a natural tonal balance from anywhere in the room.
Set up promises to be dead easy, and built-in music streaming allows listeners to pick up their phone and stream directly to the speakers. Users can listen to music in the living room or throughout the home via Airplay 2 or Chromecast, the B&O app and Bluetooth (the speakers will be made compatible with Beolink Multiroom in autumn through an automatic software update).
A simple touch user interface has been created on top of each unit that lights up when approached thanks to built-in proximity sensors and allows listeners to pause/play, skip and turn the volume up or down. You can even programme four favourite buttons for preferred radio stations or playlists.
Available in Natural Silver, Black Anthracite or Bronze Tone aluminium, the Beolab 28s feature high quality knitted fabric (in grey or grey mélange) and solid wood (in light oak, oak, smoked oak or walnut) to suit any interior setting.
And potentially best of all, a new replaceable connectivity module that can receive new performance updates future-proofs your new living room addition.
Think of it as sound for the ages.
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