Bang & Olufsen continue to abide by their tradition of creating and selling high-end, high-cost consumer electronics.
The BeoPlay A9 that we have in that video up there, and the gallery below, is a wireless speaker
system with AirPlay and DLNA support.
With a fabric cover colored silver, white, green, brown, black or red, it can be placed in a room corner, a room's center and even the wall. The legs can be made of beech, teak or oak.
No matter where it is placed, it can receive audio streams from phones, tablets and PCs, over Wi-Fi or through concealed line-in and USB ports.
For that matter, portable devices can be used to select tracks and manage playlists.
Volume control can be done directly from the BeioPlay A9 though. A touch sensor will adjust intensity according to swipe direction (up/down). Covering it completely will mute the system.
As for what actually produces the sounds, B&O chose two 3/4-inch speakers, two 3-inch midrange units (80W class D amps) and an 8-inch bass unit (160W D amp).
Sales will begin in the second half of November, for $2,699 / 2,075-2,699 Euro.