Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound Theater soundbar will make your TV more stylish

As the IFA Berlin consumer tech showcase event, roughly Europe’s CES, kicks off this week, we’re starting to see a drip feed form of some of the world’s most recognizable tech brands like JBL, Sennheiser, Samsung , LG and Bang. and Olufsen. While there are a few new devices on our minds, one of the most exciting reveals so far has been the Bang & Olufsen Beosound Theater soundbar, which works much like standard high-end soundbars such as the Sonos Arc. or Sennheiser Ambeo, but with that idiosyncratic design that the Danish premium audio brand has become known for.

Designed to fit the design of your TV with different sized aluminum wings, it takes a step forward in proper design to align soundbars with cutting-edge speakers. Something that hasn’t really been done before, given that most high-end soundbars put function far ahead of form, with the exception of the exceptionally smooth Sonos Arc mentioned above. However, that is to be expected from Bang & Olufsen, given that the famously expensive brand is often ahead of the pack when it comes to aesthetics.

The Bang & Olufsen Beosound Theater soundbar can be attached to the base of your TV and can be finished in different shades of metal and wood grilles. Other premium accessories that can be used to customize the look of this sound bar include a motorized wall mount and a motorized floor stand that will rotate your TV as part of the installation. In case you want him to face multiple angles at your personal whim.

Blast & Olufsen's Beosound Theater soundbar will make your TV more stylish

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Bang & Olufsen has included 6.5-inch woofers behind the grille, which is larger than most soundbar drivers. In total, there are 12 speakers in an array, providing 800 watts of power and, according to the company, up to 112 dB of sound pressure. This should translate to an exceptional amount of clarity at all volumes, and so far some reviewers have noted surprisingly accurate Dolby Atmos sound, whether it’s for loud, bassy action scenes or rich, present vocals.

Shopping in the Bang & Olufsen ecosystem can be a pretty daunting prospect when it comes to price, and anyone on a tight budget should settle for Beosound Theatre. But in theory you can create a chain of up to 16 external speakers if you want a full-size home theater to go along with your TV.

Beosound Theater will apparently detect any other B&O speakers as part of the ecosystem and optimize performance accordingly, taking into account each speaker’s position and individual functionality.

Blast & Olufsen's Beosound Theater soundbar will make your TV more stylish

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Another clever design feature that could help the Beosound Theater sound like no other soundbar to date is the elimination of sidewall reflections, using technology that moves sound away from the listener to increase the perception of space and widen the sound. sound stage. If you’re spending that much on a soundbar, you want to be fully engaged in what you’re watching or hearing and this should help a lot with immersion.

There’s no word yet on when the Bang & Olufsen Beosound Theater will be available in Australia, but the company says the price for the soundbar would be £5,590 (~AU$9,504). That doesn’t include all the peripheral add-ons like the aluminum wings and motorized stand.

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