Only professionals can recognize this speaker. The new BeoSound Shape from Bang & Olufsen looks more like a work of art on the wall. It’s a wireless speaker system.
BeoSound Shape is a modular loudspeaker system consisting of hexagonal tiles that can be attached to the wall in any number and pattern.
BeoSound Shape will also provide resonance damping functions to reduce reverberation in large rooms.
BeoSound Shape consists of several tiles, each containing a loudspeaker, amplifier or acoustic damper. At least six tiles are combined to form a whole. Not only can the arrangement of BeoSound Shape be customized, the speaker system also offers a wide range of colors and fabrics.
Bang & Olufsen also wants to offer a tool to design tile patterns online.
The BeoSound Core connection hub, hidden behind one of the hexagonal tiles, allows wireless streaming via AirPlay, Chromecast or Bluetooth. As usual with Bang & Olufsen, the tiles also have a multi-room function. Different music tracks can be played in different rooms or one track can be played in the entire home.
BeoSound Shape is available from August 2017. Of course, the price depends on the size and the fabric selection. Depending on the individual selection, the price for a standard setup is expected to be around 4,000 euros.