Bang and Olufsen BEOSOUND SHAPE
- Brand: Bang and Olufsen
- Product Code: BEOSOUND SHAPE
- Availability: Pre-Order
BeoSound Shape is a wall-mounted wireless speaker system for design conscious music lovers – delivering immersive sound staging, a customizable design and integrated noise dampers for improved room acoustics.
Kitchen? Executive boardroom? Public restaurant? With the vast colour choices and modular design concept, BeoSound Shape can be customised to match and elevate any living space.
ALL-IN-ONE SPEAKER SYSTEM
BeoSound Shape is more than just a speaker. It is a complete wireless speaker system that can boast as many as 44 individual speakers, and play digital music in rich and detailed high-res audio quality.
Poor indoor acoustics makes even the most beautiful room unpleasant to be in. Relieve the problem by integrating acoustic damper tiles when you design your own BeoSound Shape.
At the heart of the system is our new BeoSound Core connectivity hub that lets you stream music directly from your phone or tablet via Chromecast built-in, Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth.
A BAND ON THE WALL
Prepare for an innovative and social music experience that brings ‘the band’ right into your room. BeoSound Shape cleverly utilises a setup with multiple speakers to deliver a concert-like perception of singer and instruments.
BeoSound Shape is a part of our Multiroom Collection – a product range that lets you connect multiple wireless speakers throughout your home and unite them in one Multiroom audio system.
Unlike any other speaker system we let you define the size, shape, colour – even the sound performance according to your preferences. The modular tile concept behind BeoSound Shape is based on a single geometric shape, the hexagon.
Each tile serves a function as either speaker, amplifier or acoustic damper and can be pieced together in endless combinations and sizes, to serve rooms both big and small.
BeoSound Shape is a uniquely flexible speaker system that can grow and evolve with the changing ways you live. Rearrange the tiles to form a new pattern, change the colours when you redecorate or add more tiles to boost sound performance or acoustic damping properties.
EVERY BEOSOUND SHAPE IS A PERSONALISED PIECE OF INTERIOR DESIGN
Say you need to improve the acoustic properties of a large room with lots of hard surfaces. In this case, you would incorporate sufficient acoustic damper tiles in your design to prevent sounds from ricocheting off the walls. For a bustling hotel lobby that transforms into a lively cocktail bar at night, an ample speaker tile setup will guarantee the perfect musical backdrop.
Don’t just think of BeoSound Shape as a functional asset. With our curated selection of high quality fabric covers, including exclusive wool fabrics from Kvadrat, we are making music a tactile and aesthetic experience too. No two configurations are likely to be the same, but each one will undoubtedly leave a lasting visual imprint on every wall and every room.
CREATE YOUR OWN BEOSOUND SHAPE DESIGN
Through our Online Configuration Tool it’s both fun and easy to create a personalised BeoSound Shape design. Start by defining the size and look of your speaker system - complete the design by choosing the performance level that matches your exact needs.
INCREDIBLE SOUND STAGING
Forget about reclusive ‘sweet spot’ listening. BeoSound Shape provides an immersive and social sound experience for all. Rather than optimising sound for a single fixed position our unique upmixing algorithm cleverly distributes the signals across the speakers, making the correlated signal appear in the centre from every listening position. The result: Your wall becomes a stage as the lead singer materialises in the centre and instruments join in from the sides, seemingly staying in their place even when you move around.
The sensation and spatiality of a live band performance is truly canny.
A PLEASANT ATMOSPHERE
BeoSound Shape is the design-driven solution to the prevailing issue of poor room acoustics in open multifunctional spaces. The damper tiles absorb sound waves rather than reflecting them, which not only improves your music experience but also actively improves the entire acoustic atmosphere in the room – even when the system is switched off.
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Weight: 2.0 kg + 0.4 kg (fabric cover)
Power amplifiers: 8 x 80 Watt (Class D)
Maximum speakers per amplifier: 4
Cabinet colour: Black
- AC power (note if multiple amplifiers, each requires its own AC power connection)
- Toslink digital audio input
- USB (for control and SW update)
- Power Link input
- Amplifier input (sound & control input), for daisy chaining of amplifiers
- Amplifier output (sound & control output), for daisy chaining of amplifiers
- 4 x speaker 4-wire output
CONNECTIVITY (PROVIDED BY BEOSOUND CORE)
The BeoSound Core connectivity hub (which connects to the optical-in and the USB of the BeoSound Shape) provides the wireless streaming connectivity for BeoSound Shape. BeoSound Core fits into an empty tile.
SUPORTED AUDIO FORMATS
MP3, WMA, AAC, ALAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF
Standard sample rates up to 192 kHz, stereo and up to 24 bit
Note: WMA lossless is not supported
SYSTEM DIMENSIONS AND MAXIMUMS
Tile with fabric and star rail mounting: 36.4 x 32.0 x 11.1
Star rail system makes a 6 mm air gap between cabinet and wall
Maximum ampli ers tiles: 11
Maximum speaker tiles: 44
Acoustic damper tiles: unlimited
Weight: 1.9 kg + 0.4 kg (fabric cover)
Cabinet principle: Closed box
Cabinet colour: Black
1 x speaker 4-wire input Speaker drivers:
- Woofer 51⁄4”
- Tweeter 3⁄4”
BEOSOUND CORE DIMENSION AND WEIGHT
Base diameter: 151.2 mm
Height: 43.5 mm
Weight: 290 grams
USB-C power supply weight: 150 grams
Bluetooth Audio Streaming
DLNA – DMR
QPlay 2.0 (China specific)
Lightweight composite casing
ACOUSTIC DAMPER TILE
Weight: 0.51 kg + 0.4 kg (fabric cover)
Cabinet colour: Black
Note: Acoustic damper tiles can also be used as empty tiles to hide, for example, cables, power strips, or power adapters. You just need to remove the damping material.
Wi-Fi/WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)
INFORMATION GROUP CONNECTORS
- 1 x USB-C (for power via external power supply)
- 1 x Power Link socket (RJ45) with two channels
- 1 x Line-in (analogue & digital combo) with sensing
- 1 x Ethernet
- 1 x Toslink digital sound out (for connection to the BeoSound Shape)
- 1 x USB (for connection to the BeoSound Shape)