Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 14 Offers Adaptive Bass According to Placement

Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 14 Offers Adaptive Bass According to Placement

Gregory Han
May 20, 2013

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...

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.

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)

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