Integrating professional audio visual equipment into everyone’s living space is one of Bang & Olufsen’s main agendas. B&O doesn’t just care about the sound quality, it pays the same amount of attention to the aesthetic aspects of its designs, and its latest product BeoSound Shape, is the result of that philosophy. The new release appears like a series of hexagonal wall ornaments, but it is in fact a wall-mounted wireless speaker system covered in wool fabrics from Kvadrat. The diamond-shaped fabric panels on each hexagon are in different shades, creating an optical illusion and making the appearance of the system even more interesting.
Each hexagonal tile is a component of the system. The basic set up of the BeoSound Shape includes the BeoSound Core connectivity hub, an amplifier, two acoustic dampers and four speakers. With its upmixing algorithm the sound is cleverly distributed, making the correlated signal appear in the centre from every position in the room while it is blasting out from the “sound of wall”. BeoSound Shape can entertain different requirements as a maximum of 44 speaker tiles can be connected in a single system, while streaming is supported via Bluetooth, built-in Chromecast built-in and Apple AirPlay. Available in 10 colour options, the standard version will be officially launched in August.