|Product :||BeoVision 10-40||
|Produced from :||20 Oct 2009 - present|
|Designed by :||David Lewis|
|Finish :||See description|
The BeoVision 10-40 is the slimmest 40″ flat screen TV which Bang & Olufsen has ever designed and may be placed on a wall or on its own specially-crafted floor stand. The television looks very similar to BeoVision 9 (and indeed BeoVision 5) with its slim aluminium frame surrounding both the viewing screen and the cloth-covered active loudspeakers, situated beneath.
Simple to use, the ‘artist’s easel’ TV may be positioned at an angle of up to 45° from the wall.
Its sound quality - as one would expect - is second to none with a trumpet-shaped bass port solution eliminating any turbulent noise.
State of the art LED backlight technology allows its LCD viewing screen to be slimmer and more efficient than similarly-sized units.
The front cover of BeoVision 10 may be changed quickly, with magnets holding the cloth-covered acoustically-thin speaker frets in situ. A range of covers - in different colours - is available.
The front of the TV is covered by a sheet of elegant protective glass and framed by a high-gloss polished aluminium frame on both front and rear, only a few centimeters wide.
An active two-way stereo loudspeaker system and a centre bass with a creative bass port design is incorporated within the design of BeoVision 10, integrated and placed below the screen and covered by a cloth-covered exchangeable speaker fret. At only 1,8 litres, the sound produced from the speaker cabinet belies its small construction size. In its design the TV required a completely new cabinet to make it possible to develop a new concept for the bass port. The new design not only increased the bass quality, but also reduced unwanted turbulent noise:
“A forward pointing bass leaves very little space between the port and the front fabric and gives an unwanted dampening effect which increases the risk of audible distortion and turbulent noise. By placing the port opening behind the screen and creating trumpet shaped design for the outer opening, the wind speed at the port opening is slowed down which results in optimal reduction of the turbulent noise, actually giving an improved bass performance.”
The sound system consists of a custom made 50mm midrange and a 37mm tweeter in each two-way channel. The centre-bass system is a custom-made 100mm loudspeaker driver facing out towards the front part of the speaker frame. The bass loudspeaker driver is protected by Adaptive Bass Linearisation (ABL) circuitry allowing for an optimal sound pressure level. The loudspeakers are individually equalised and driven by Class D amplifiers. This solution offers full bandwidth high-quality audio. To further refine the sound performance, all loudspeaker cabinets are suspended in rubber bushings to avoid disturbing vibrations generated to the rest of the TV.
BeoVision 10 offers a digital surround sound module as standard and includes an extensive connection panel allowing for the addition of up to five extra speakers for a full surround sound setup.
Not just good looks
Designed to take up minimal space, the frame surround of BeoVision 10 consists of two high-gloss polished aluminium profiles which are shaped in such a manner to make it look as though the set is ’suspended in space’ and becomes part of the wall on which it is placed as though an optical illusion.
Each edge of the front frame - which point towards the screen - has been milled and anodised with a black colour. This makes the inner edge of the profile match perfectly the black front glass that it frames thus enhancing its invisibility and lightness.
The overall aim in the design of BeoVision 10 was to give the impression of the TV as one large piece of black glass, ‘floating just a few centimetres from the wall’. An optio High-Definition module, the DVB-HD, could be installed within the TV to give full HD-quality pictures.
” The BeoVision 10 presents resplendent picture quality, with one of the deepest blacks I have ever measured for a television, excellent colour reproduction and incredible handling of rapid sport and action movements due to its 200 Hz system. The picture is a touch too blue compared to our reference target, and there is a tad too much artificial sharpness in the picture occasionally, but these things have little impact on the overall experience of fantastic picture quality, wrapped up in the BeoVision 10’s unique design.
If we put it all together – beautiful picture quality and a sublime sound system with a built-in surround amplifier, excellent construction and quality materials, while also noting that the television is created as a piece of furniture for the home – what we have is a fantastic product from Bang & Olufsen. “
Full review of the BeoVision 10-40 at FlatPanelsHD (18.01.10)
BeoVision 10-40 Specifications:
SCREEN TYPE: 40″ 16:9 TFT LCD with glare surface and low reflection coating; optional anti-reflection coating on both sides
RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD); refresh rate
TUNER: Analogue built-in, digital optional
LOUDSPEAKERS: Stereo channel with centre bass
SURROUND SOUND :Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, DTS Digital Surround, Neo:6, Pro-Logic ll
CONNECTIONS: 2 x HDMI input
POWER CONSUMPTION: Typical: 120W; standby: 1W
DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT: 100.9cm x 94.5cm x 6.4cm / 35kg
FRAME/CLOTH FINISH: Silver/black, silver/white, silver/silver, silver/dark grey, silver/blue, silver/orange
OPTIONAL EXTRA Floor stand (silver), Wall bracket (silver/black), DVB-HD, anti-reflection coated front glass
Bang & Olufsen launches BeoVision 10 with new visual expressionBang & Olufsen’s elegant BeoVision 10 television, which recently was offered in Limited edition under the name Chanterelle, is now offered in a new colour design and with a new stand option, which truly sets this TV apart from anything else on the TV market.
Bang & Olufsen’s highly acclaimed TV concept, BeoVision 10, is now offered in a new variant, which gives the TV a whole new visual expression. The new version of BeoVision 10, which is characterised by a black high gloss polished aluminium frame in combination with a new red fabric front colour, can be placed on the floor thanks to the new easel stand, which makes the TV lean back in a casual way - as a painting on an easel.
New frame design opens up new design possibilities
The black high gloss frame is offered as an alternative to the standard high-gloss natural aluminium frame. Whereas the natural aluminium frame takes up the colour of the wall and becomes almost invisible, the black frame merges with the black screen in a way that makes the surface stand out from the wall. The combination of the black frame and the red front cover emphasizes the contrast and sculptural effect of the TV and signals warmth, strength and comfort at the same time.
New placement opportunity
The existing placement options for BeoVision 10, i.e. wall placement and floor placement on motorised stand, are now extended with the new easel stand. The new easel stand will be available for all TV sizes (32”, 40″ and 46”), with either a black or white rear plate to match the selected cabinet and aluminium spikes that secures a light expression.
Press Release (19.09.2011)