Bang & Olufsen recently presented a new powerful wireless speaker that just blows us away, the BeoSound Edge. It’s designed for the home, but for your personal listening pleasure, it completely reimagines how we live with sound. Created in collaboration with globally acclaimed designer Michael Anastassiades, Beosound Edge is yet another thoughtful design from the Danish luxury audio brand that transforms the everyday mundane to musical mastery and adds aesthetic value to the home.
Debuting the world’s first Active Bass Port
Drawing on acoustical technologies from Bang & Olufsen’s advanced BeoLab portfolio, Beosound Edge is surprisingly powerful despite its compact footprint. To deliver impressive bass capabilities, the Bang & Olufsen acoustic engineers have put in a huge 10” woofer bass driver on one side.
“It looks quite surreal as an object, because of the sudden depth change. A gap between the two materials would have allowed a tolerance to exist. Here, there is no tolerance, and the in-between space does not exist anymore which is amazing,”says designer Michael Anastassiades on the speaker design.
To deliver a powerful sound experience at high volume, Beosound Edge debuts a ground-breaking acoustical technology named the Active Bass Port. The Active Bass Port unites two classical concepts of loudspeaker design, the so-called “closed-box” design and the “ported design”. The acoustic analogy resembles that of a car’s spoiler that automatically raises as the car speeds up. When playing at lower volumes, it is using the closed cabinet principle for the most accurate sound reproduction, and as you turn up the volume the Active Bass Port opens to output more energised bass.
Design by distilling
Since the 1950’s, Bang & Olufsen has been pioneering the use of aluminium making it almost synonymous with the brand. Remarkable craftmanship and attention to detail are required to achieve the perfect circular frame and to polish the exterior to a flawless finish. To add an element of magic, Bang & Olufsen has built the physical touch interface into the aluminium frame by lasering microscopic holes invisible to the eye just allowing light to shine through.