B&O PLAY today launched of its latest active speaker system, BeoPlay A9, which integrates a line-up of dedicated components with provocative design to create a complete sound solution that is as easy to listen to as it is to decorate with.
BeoPlay A9 features a 2.1 bass reflex loudspeaker system that combines five dedicated speaker units and amps with timeless design to create a complete sound solution.
In addition to its striking design, BeoPlay A9 presents wireless connectivity and simple operation and it caters to individual listening needs as they change throughout the day or night. Just plug it in, connect it wirelessly to an iPhone, iPad or Android device, and BeoPlay A9 starts streaming via AirPlay or DLNA. The sound is big enough to fill even the most spacious room, as it outputs 480 watts of power.
Turning the party dial up - or down - has never been easier. Swipe a hand across the touch sensor to control volume, or mute the system by simply resting a hand on top of it. Additionally, you can select tracks and adjust volume with your smartphone or tablet. The connection panel beneath the unit also includes a mains socket for power, line-in, and a USB socket that lets you soft dock and charge your device.
BeoPlay A9 packs two 3/4-inch tweeters and two 3-inch midrange units, all four driven by separate 80-watt class D amplifiers. An 8-inch bass unit, powered by no less than 160 watts from its own class D amplifier, lays down tightly controlled oomph through the bass reflex construction hidden behind the unit. Three pre-set sound modes for wall, corner or freestanding positions optimize acoustic performance depending on how you choose to fit BeoPlay A9 into your home.
The system can be placed either on the floor or hung on the wall.
Prices begin at USD $2,699. BeoPlay A9 will be available at Bang & Olufsen stores, the B&O PLAY online store (store.beoplay.com), Apple Online, and select design stores in select markets from second half of November 2012.