BeoSound Shape hangs music on the wall

BeoSound Shape Lifestyle 10BeoSound Shape, the new offering from Bang & Olufsen, hides speakers in plain sight.

BeoSound Shape is a wall-mounted, modular speaker system based on hexagonal tiles. These can be placed creatively on the wall in every imaginable size and pattern.

This way, you can incorporate your audio with your interior design.

Wall of sound

B&O says that the BeoSound Shape is the “perfect mood setter.”

The speakers offer unique resonance dampening features, according to the press release. This should make it ideal for the large multipurpose rooms in our homes as well as in shops, studios, showrooms, offices and hotel lobbies.

BeoSound Shape Lifestyle 15Marie Kristine Schmidt, Vice President Brand, Design & Marketing, adds:

Auditory indoor climate is essential for our physical and mental well-being, just like natural lighting, fresh air and ergonomics. BeoSound Shape forms an excellent answer to the challenges of interior acoustics through its intelligent sound distribution and resonance absorbing effects.”

Unlimited set up

BeoSound Shape consists of a combination of speakers, amplifiers and acoustic damper tiles. These scale the sound performance and visual design of the system.

Based on your individual design the system can go from six to practically an unlimited number of tiles in one set-up.

Choose colour

Not only is the layout of BeoSound Shape completely customisable. The speaker system also offers an array of colours and textiles to choose from.

BeoSound shape Lifestyle 11The Bang & Olufsen colour-palet includes Parisian Night Blue, Purple Heart, Infantry Green, Brazilian Clay, Wild Dove Grey and the classic Black.

A collaboration with the renowned Danish manufacturer of design textiles Kvadrat also adds exclusive options. These are offered in a range of wool fabrics and colours.

Hang the DJ

The unique Bang & Olufsen upmixing algorithm is designed to create a crisp and precise soundscape with the vocal performer in the centre and the instruments to the sides.

They call this ‘Band on the wall’.

The apparent result is to have the band performing up against the wall with the audience moving freely around the room. An odd aim but I am sure there’s no end of bands you’d want to nail to your wall.

An online design tool from Bang & Olufsen will be made available. This will enable you to mix and match tiles as well as providing acoustic recommendations for optimal placement of the speaker tiles.

Streaming features

The BeoSound Core connectivity hub, hidden behind a hexagonal tile, enables wireless streaming of high quality music. You can send this from your mobile device via streaming technologies such as AirPlay, Chromecast built-in or Bluetooth.

The Core also includes multiroom functionality making it part of the family of Bang & Olufsen and B&O PLAY products.

BeoSound Shape price and availability

BeoSound Shape will be available in Bang & Olufsen stores in August 2017.

The price of the BeoSound Shape depends on the size, acoustic performance, and fabric choice.

Pricing will be confirmed when launched in stores – depending on your choices the price is expected to be from approx. £3,400 for a standard setup.