BeoSound 8 - the new iPod/iPad player - has been announced by Bang & Olufsen today.
BeoSound 8 comes in either black or white with aluminium details and matching power cord as well as a choice of six fabric speaker covers including lavender blue, purple, green, yellow, black and white. Possessing its own table-top stand, BeoSound 8 can also be hung on a wall.
The conical shape of the two loudspeakers has two functions. From a design perspective the two speakers ‘disappear’ in order to create an unobtrusive impression from most viewing angles and make placement easier. In terms of audio quality, they eliminate standing waves by avoiding parallel surfaces.
BeoSound 8 can play music from a phone, computer or media player and can be used in conjunction with BeoPlayer for the user’s docked iPad, iPhone or iPod. Sound levels can be adjusted as well as skipping tracks quickly and conveniently on BeoSound 8 itself. Music on a docked or USB linked device can be controlled via the dedicated round remote control or a Beo4 or Beo5 remote control.
To match your personal taste and the room you place it in, B When you feel the need to add a splash of colour to the room, the list of options includes six fabric speaker covers in lavender blue, purple, green, yellow, black and white.