Bang & Olufsen’s new Beolab 50 speakers delivers truly exceptional performance with innovative sound controls and a uniquely unfolding design. The Danish Hi-Fi company let us listen to the future of sound now.
First time we listened to the Beolab 50 we were literarily floored by the sound, and we were impressed by the trickle-down tech. Bang & Olufsen is known for their tasteful design, and the Beolab 50 speakers are no exception. If you can afford five figures on a pair of floor speakers – then you should consider a switch.
In our opinion these high-end speakers combine advanced sound technology with elegant, aesthetic and meticulous craftsmanship.
$20,000 per speaker is indeed a massive price tag, but if you’re a sound nut they may be worth at least a test drive. And best of all, the beautifully designed centerpiece device will certainly stand out in a room rather than be hidden away in a corner.
The BeoLab 50 speakers originates from the ground breaking Beolab 90, which raised the standards for state-of-the-art speakers when they were released by the end of 2015. Each of the speakers is equipped with seven drivers with individual 300-watt built in amplifiers, and reads a room’s acoustics and modifies the sound output to suit its needs.
“From the magical moment when the acoustic lens majestically rises up and slowly opens towards its audience, you have no doubt that you can expect a sound experience out of the ordinary,” is rightfully described in Bang & Olufsen’s own promotion for the products.
For our tech nerds readers we will point out that a pair of the powered speakers can be linked up into a master-slave configuration to source wired audio directly, but each individual speaker also features WiSA technology for high-resolution wireless connectivity.
As a nice touch, hidden on top of the device is a three-fourths-inch tweeter that the company calls an “Acoustic Lens” that rises out of the speaker when you turn it on. The Bang & Olufsen engineers and designers have not unexpectedly done it again!
Listen to the Danish Future of Sound, written by Tor Kjolberg
Danish Researchers on Music and Memory