Bang and Olufsen’s new wireless speaker system clips on and hangs on to your wall

More often than not, some of the best speaker systems come in horrible designs which don’t go well with home décor and stick out like a sore thumb. However, Bang & Olufsen has a history of making incredibly designed speakers and their newest offering is no different. In fact, the newly launched BeoSound Shape might be their striking product yet. Revealed a couple of days back at Salone de Mobile in Milan, the BeoSound Shape speaker system appears like a wall art and the unique wall-mounted modular design is based around a series of individual hexagonal tiles that clip together in a series of different patterns, fabrics and colors.

Behind each removable grille hides an amplifier, smart hub, speaker or acoustic dampers. The BeoSound Shape system requires a minimum of six tiles, but can be scaled up as needed to form bigger honeycomb-like patterns. These panels are covered in wool fabric made by Danish textile brand Kvadrat and are available different in colors including brown, green, pink and dark blue – all of which can be mixed and matched. A connectivity hub hidden in one of the tiles that has the hardware for AirPlay, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, and Bluetooth 4.1, along with support for Bang & Olufsen’s BeoLink system. The system is designed to produce audio that sounds like the listener is in the center of it no matter where they are in the room. B&O says it produces ‘the sensation and spatiality of a live band performance.’ The dampener tiles are in place to absorb sound rather than reflecting them, helping the system deal with poor acoustic performance. The base system costs about $4,200 USD and includes a total of eight tiles, including four speakers, a couple dampeners, an amp, and the BeoSound Core.


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