BeoSound 8 comes now with Apple AirPlay flavor
When Bang & Olufsen start to launch audio systems meant to be compatible with Apple devices the end of World of Elite Audio Devices is near…
And this moment is now!
Bang & Olufsen just announce that the NEW BeoPlay A8 sound system, B&O PLAY, extends the functionality of BeoSound 8 by adding Apple AirPlay to connect ones iPhone or iPad to a flexible world of premium sound – instantly and wirelessly.
Now customers can switch from listening to their favorite songs on the iPhone or iPad to a true Bang & Olufsen sound experience – without missing a beat or getting up from one’s chair.
The new BeoPlay A8 intuitively streams music with Apple AirPlay. BeoPlay A8 will recognize your iPhone or iPad, and then ask if you prefer to listen to your music through its balanced set of dynamic two-way speakers and formidable Class D amplifiers.
BeoPlay A8 builds on the achievements of BeoSound 8, which sold over 50,000 units in its first year and became Bang & Olufsen’s most successful sound system ever. The two models share the same design, specs and outstanding sound. What makes BeoPlay A8 even better is the integrated AirPlay wireless connection – in addition to the removable Apple docking connector.
The five-inch midrange/bass speakers output 70 watts of fully integrated Class D amplifiers, and the 3/4 inch tweeters are powered by 35 watts each.
Designed by David Lewis Designers, BeoPlay A8’s clean lines and flat front conceal the 1.3 litre volumes of the speaker casings, whose shapely cones have no parallel surfaces to create standing waves.
One can adapt the sound mode to BeoPlay A8’s location in the room to further enhance the startlingly true listening experience. A simple switch lets users compensate for wall resonance by choosing between three pre-programmed modes: wall, corner or freestanding positions. Users control the music with a dedicated remote or their iPhone and iPad.
BeoPlay A8 will be available in either black or white. Priced at $1149 and will be available in Bang & Olufsen showrooms, www.shopbangolufsen.com, or at the B&O PLAY online store.