1. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Ask a question and give support. Join the community here.
    TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.
    Ask a question and give support.
    Join the community here, it only takes a minute.
    Dismiss Notice

Bang & Olufsen reveal its first $1,750 Beosound Stage premium soundbar

By Humza
Sep 3, 2019
Post New Reply
  1. There are few brands that can take the liberty of launching their products outside of relevant industry events. Porsche unveiled its 911 GT2 RS at the gaming-focused E3 two years ago and luxury electronics brand Band & Olufsen has shown off its premium Beosound Stage soundbar at Venice Biennale's art exhibition in Italy.

    While the high-end electronics brand can be found in TVs, headphones, free-standing speakers and car audio systems, it's the first time that the company is entering the soundbar market. Considering that it's already a crowded one, B&O has included just about every feature there is to fit in its premium offering.

    Buyers can setup the Beosound Stage, either on a wall mount under their TV or place it on a shelf and then listen to the "rich and superbly deep bass" driven by its 11 drivers that each have a 50-watt amplifier. It's got 4-inch woofers in the center channel to handle low-end tones, two 1.5-inch drivers at the main left and right channels and a pair of 3/4-inch dome tweeters on each side to help with the mid-range.

    In terms of wireless connectivity and features, there's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on board along with built-in Chromecast, AirPlay 2 and multi-room listening capability. Support for Dolby Atmos and TrueHD ensures 3D audio that's lossless and immersive for watching movies and television.

    There are plenty of presets to help with that as well, including TV, Music, Movie, Night, Listening and None, if you fancy that. A 3.5 mm audio jack is also present, as well as an Ethernet socket, HDMI and HDMI eARC for hooking it up to your TV.

    The Beosound Stage comes in three finishes. An aluminium or bronze model will set you back $1,750 while the more expensive oak version comes in at $2,600 with availability starting this November.

    Permalink to story.

     
  2. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 4,192   +2,476

    B&O = Bose. IMO, if you are going to spend this amount of money, you might as well get a center channel speaker from real manufacturer such as Paradigm. You could probably put together a relatively decent Home Theater system with a moderately priced HT Receiver and a complete set of speakers that would sound much better than this for the same price. As I see it, B&O is selling their name and not much else.
     
  3. ZipperBoi

    ZipperBoi TS Enthusiast Posts: 27   +46

    Agreed. You could get true 7.1 with center channel with good speakers and sub for this money.
     
    wiyosaya likes this.
  4. VinnyC

    VinnyC TS Rookie Posts: 17   +7

    What kind of ***** wastes that much money on a sound bar? Sound bars are just TV speakers crammed into a different box. Buy actual speakers and a receiver. This is easily doable with $1800+
     

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...