WORDS Nafisa Akabor
Soundbars – all-in-one speaker systems – have gone luxe with the Beosound Stage, a beautiful piece of design by Bang & Olufsen.
This high-end luxury Danish consumer electronics company has long had a reputation for audio and video products revered as much for their minimalist Scandinavian design aesthetic as they are for their innovative technology. The latest is the Beosound Stage: a powerful soundbar that doesn’t rely on a subwoofer or satellites to create an immersive experience.
”The first time you hear Beosound Stage, the impact of the deep, powerful sound hits you immediately,” says Christoffer Østergaard Poulsen, vice president of product management at Bang & Olufsen. ”It’s clean, elegant and powerful.”
The soundbar was designed in collaboration with Danish studio Norm Architects as part of Bang & Olufsen’s design direction to “humanise technology”. The result saw the use of geometric shapes and natural materials, in line with the company’s other products that integrate beautifully into the home. It is characterised by a simple frame – in aluminium, bronze aluminium or smoked oak – which surrounds the textile front of the speaker.
For the audiophiles, the Beosound Stage features 11 speaker drivers, each with its own 50-watt amplifier; Dolby Atmos 3D multichannel sound so you can hear individual sounds moving around; and five listening modes (TV, music, movie, night listening, or none).
The soundbar is also compatible with music-streaming technologies such as Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay 2, and has Chromecast support built in if you want to stream personal playlists when the TV is not in use.
For more information, visit beo-sa.com.