Bang & Olufsen introduces Beosound Theatre

Bang & Olufsen introduces Beosound Theatre

Crafted with the ambition to be the world’s most powerful and immersive soundbar, Danish audio brand Bang & Olufsen today announced Beosound Theatre: an innovative and meticulously crafted high-end soundbar that delivers the power of a multi-product home cinema, all in one singular product.

 

Bang & Olufsen introduces Beosound Theatre

 

AN ENTIRE CINEMA IN ONE BEAUTIFUL SOUNDBAR

To create a powerful and immersive cinematic experience, Beosound Theatre comes with 12 speaker drivers, including two custom-made long stroke 6.5” woofers and 800 watts of amplification power, providing up to 112dB sound pressure level. Speech clarity is managed by the custom-made center channel, where the tweeter is mounted directly in front of the midrange. The alignment of these drivers ensures a better sound distribution elevating the quality audio experience for everyone in the room, while directivity has been designed to optimize speech quality.

Building on the Beam Width and Beam Direction Control developed for Bang & Olufsen’s flagship Beolab 90 speakers, Beosound Theatre introduces a new three-dimensional sound directivity due to the patent-pending combination of the direct, side- and up-firing speakers. This means that all loudspeaker drivers are working together not only to produce sound but to control its beam width and direction.

A BANG & OLUFSEN TV EXPERIENCE DESIGNED FOR ALMOST ANY SCREEN

Bang & Olufsen is renowned for its unique approach to craftsmanship and design. Based on the principles of modularity, customers can easily transform the soundbar into a complete wall-mounted or floor-standing Bang & Olufsen TV experience, so it blends in perfectly and doesn’t take up more space than their existing TV.

Modular design thinking also applies to the TV screens and the cover of the soundbar, which are both replaceable. The aluminum “wings” are also extendable for customers whose TV screens grow as they upgrade, proving that Beosound Theatre continues to provide perfectly integrated solutions for greater longevity.

The interface bracket is motorized and forms a seamless connection between the stand and the TV screen. Cleverly hiding any clutter to present the TV as one integrated design, the bracket includes a compartment to fit smart TV boxes and to excess cables from view. 

FROM SOUNDBAR TO SOUND CENTRE

Although Beosound Theatre is a powerful one-product solution, it can evolve to be used as a dedicated sound center, providing new opportunities to build your home cinema. Starting with seven built-in outputs and supporting up to 16 external loudspeakers it can be the heart of a full-blown Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 surround configuration. In this setup, Beosound Theatre functions as a center speaker that merges the Dolby Atmos decoding and custom-tuned post-processing with Bang & Olufsen’s proprietary True Image algorithm to maximize the capabilities of all Bang & Olufsen loudspeakers.

In addition, Beosound Theatre comes with a new bass management system that’s unlike anything else. Where other systems simply send the bass to the most powerful loudspeaker – usually the subwoofer – Beosound Theatre uses all Bang & Olufsen loudspeakers in the system to work together as a single unit. This not only gives you the maximum potential of the entire system but also helps to control the resonance in your listening room, making sure that the various loudspeakers work with and not against each other.

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INSPIRED BY THE GRACE OF SAILBOATS

Beosound Theatre continues the design philosophy of Bang & Olufsen’s much-loved products, such as Beolab 8000, Beolab 18, and Beolab 28, which focused on making a heavy volume appear to balance on a pinpoint. 

Designed to reflect the effortless grace of sailboats, Beosound Theatre’s keel-like design makes it appear as if it is resting on an aluminum blade, floating in the air as one fluid form.

This illusion was artfully created through the aluminum expertise at Bang & Olufsen’s Factory 5 in Struer, Denmark. The middle-extruded profile of the aluminum was polished and anodized with two end caps that were formed into a curved shape and split into four end caps. This enables the curved edge of the product to seamlessly fit the flat profile of the soundbar, creating one unified piece. 

The solid oak lamella cover is made by a family-run factory in Denmark and perfectly matches Bang & Olufsen’s family of Beolab speakers, such as the Beolab 18, Beolab 28, and Beolab 50. The design of the lamellas that clip into place rather than glued means that they can be easily disassembled or replaced, while the fabric version is designed to be a visually softer solution that will easily blend into any interior setting.

EASY SETUP WITH NEW ROOM SENSE TECHNOLOGY 

Beosound Theatre comes with Bang & Olufsen’s new setup technology called Roomsense. By placing the external microphone at the listening position, Beosound Theatre will work with the Bang & Olufsen App to measure the distance from the listener to the soundbar. But more than this, it will also assign a role for each speaker based on the different placements, carry out sound compensation for each speaker if it is placed free standing, up against a wall, or in a corner, as well as overall room compensation to avoid unwanted resonance. 

NEXT GENERATION LISTENING – FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

Not only does Beosound Theatre honor Bang & Olufsen’s legacy products with its timeless design language, the soundbar also comes with Bang & Olufsen’s own proprietary software platform called “Mozart”, which continues the heritage of ensuring that the soundbar can connect seamlessly with products as far back as 1986, creating a cross-generational home audio setup.

As well as respecting the past, the Mozart platform also anticipates the future. Because the platform is packed with processing power and memory, Bang & Olufsen can introduce new features, capabilities, and connectivity over time to ensure an equally seamless experience with home audio settings of the present day and those in the years to come.  

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