We've been seeing tons of white-oriented tech setups here for a while now, so it shouldn't be surprising to see Bang & Olufsen wanting a piece of the action. Their newest line of speakers, mundanely named their "White Collection," features a collection of high-end loudspeakers, from extra-extra large and boisterous to tiny baby speakers you can trip over. A few more shots of drool-inducing goodness, after the jump.
While we're pretty sure our designer-blogger Peter thought of draping sound equipment in white fabric first, we'll let Bang & Olufsen pitch in their two cents on the whole fabric-tech phenomenon:
"White is cool, also for loudspeakers, provided that the white fabric is both durable and sound permeable. To make sure that its white speaker covers meet strict quality requirements, Bang & Olufsen has subjected both their acoustic and physical properties to severe testing.
Our sound engineers consequently tested the acoustic properties of a number of fabric samples. These samples were, of course, also subjected to severe environment tests in the so-called Torture Chamber where all Bang & Olufsen products undergo a number of stress tests.
Here, it was tested whether the white fabric still looked as good as it should after being exposed to light corresponding to 6-8 years of direct sunlight, and whether dirt particles would affect the color of the fabric when the loudspeaker is playing."
Too bad anything from Bang & Olufsen has a tendency to cost about 1,000 times as much as the cost of putting together something yourself. Otherwise, Peter might have actually seen some competition. Those interested in building your own speakers should seriously take a look at his extensive DIY projects. They're mind-bogglingly awesome and a hell of a lot more within reason than blowing $5,000 on one speaker (make that about $25,000 if you're looking to build an entire system from them).
You can take a closer look at their collection over here. Whether or not you wish to make a purchase is up to you.