Once upon a time, two innovative engineers got together and began a 90 year long love affair with audio technology. They delved into the heart of what it takes to make great sounding speakers and incorporating them into state-of-the-art designs that weren’t just meticulously crafted works of art on their own, but served to enhance the auditory senses while striving to be visually appealing for the connoisseur of audio. Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen started Bang & Olufsen in 1925 and have been at the very forefront of audio innovation for the last century. So, to celebrate their 90th year in business, the company has launched a well themed array of products simply called ‘The Love Affair Collection’.
The collection consists of six of the company’s newer products that have been rejuvenated and re-cast in an exquisite rose gold palette (among other materials like walnut wood), which is the luxury material of today and a color that’s symbolic of ‘Love’. Designed with elegance, the suave collection has been developed in cooperation with fashion designer Stine Goya to help further encapsulate the company’s ‘love affair’ with audio technology. Of course their prime inspiration is their loyal customer base who also share the sentiment.
“We see this exclusive collection as a living illustration of the love affair that has lasted from our origin, where the passion and dedication to craftsmanship and quality of two Danish engineers Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen has caught the attention of people all over the world,” states Marie Kristine Schmidt, VP Brand, Design and Marketing.
At the center of the collection rests the majestic AV beast, the BeoVision Avant 85, their 3D ready, 4K UHD TV that was launched late last year.
The other TV’s included with the collection are the BeoVision 11-46 Smart TV series with their Art Deco styling, ultra refined chassis and B&O tuned audio engines. The 11-46 are available in sizes that include 40, 16 and 55 inches.
Next up is the all-in one entertainment access solution, the BeoRemote One. The all-in-one remote for B&O equipment is crafted out of a single piece of aluminum and is also included with the Avant 85.
In the speakers category the absolutely stunning (and my personal favorite) BeoPlay A9, flat, round, place-it-anywhere, DLNA (and AirPlay) equipped speaker, is at the top.
The lightweight, easy on your ears BeoPlay H6 headphones are also part of this special collection.
The final piece of the collection is the gorgeous BeoLab 18 straight-lined, wireless speaker set. Inspired from the BeoLab 8000, these classic looking speakers are anything but subtle and will lend an air of sophistication to your audio experience and your room’s décor.
The Pricing for the components of the B&O Love Affair Collection are as follows –
BeoVision Avant 85 – starts at $25,695
BeoVision 11-46 – $7655
BeoPlay A9 – $2699
BeoPlay H6 – $419 and
BeoLab 18 – $6920