Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 14 Offers Adaptive Bass According to Placement

Founded by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen with the introduction of their first radio back in 1925, Danish Bang & Olufsen continues defining high end audio design (with prices to match) with the introduction of their latest amplifiers and powered speakers system, the BeoLab 14, dialed in with a custom tailored bass reproduction feature...

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They may look like mirrors your mother might have used to powder her nose, but thefour 140W aluminum satellite speakers of the Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 14 above are designed to produce surround sound in a home theater environment from a stand, mounted onto a wall, or ceiling mounted.  Each of the pressure-treated aluminum rings lining the speaker fronts are constructed using 170 tons of pressure to create the seamless and precise finish.

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But the heart of the system is the significant subwoofer, rated for 280W, and engineered with a room-adaptive, "Adaptive Bass Linearisation". The system offers adaptive audio output from the 8" driver in accordance to room placement/acoustics and from the 6 powerful class-D amplifiers within. A dial allows users to adjust this setting for optimized placement against a wall, in a corner, or floating within a room, tailoring low end output in a way unavailable from other subs.

A fascinating look at how the sound engineers at B&O fine tune the audio, alongside the facilities used for such testing below:


The B&O BeoLab 14 is slated for global availability, priced at €2,995 ($3,855). Additional information at Bang & Olufsen.

(Images: Bang & Olufsen)