B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen just released BeoPlay A6, a modern boomerang shaped wireless speaker designed to fill an entire room with sound, while maintaining an ambient character no matter where you are. BeoPlay A6 features an innovative tap and swipe interface, a smooth connection with almost all streaming standards and a unique cover collaboration with Kvadrat, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of design textiles.
The $1,000 BeoPlay A6 is a five-channel speaker with four speakers on the front and one full-tone driver pointing backwards that maximize the spaciousness of the sound. Each speaker has its own dedicated digital amplifier.
BeoPlay A6 allows you to stream music through AirPlay, DLNA or Bluetooth 4.0 and enjoy integrated access to streaming services like Spotify, Deezer and Internet radio TuneIn. The integrated software will also be compatible with almost any future standards.
The custom-made textile on the front cover is the result of a close collaboration with Kvadrat, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of design textiles. The delicate weaving pattern of sophisticated multi- coloured threads provides both acoustic transparency and a strong, visual appearance.
BeoPlay A6 features BeoLink Multiroom technology, which unites your B&O PLAY and
Bang & Olufsen products into one liberating wireless system. With BeoLink Multiroom you can play different music in different rooms or let one tune flow throughout your home. Start the music with a single tap on BeoPlay A6.
“BeoPlay A6 is an exciting new addition to the B&O PLAY line-up. We wanted to create a flexible and powerful music system tailored to the dynamic life of the modern music lover. As with all B&O PLAY products it features the characteristically balanced Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound, but this time there is a twist to the acoustic principles; The unique shape, angling of the five powerful speaker units and refined digital signal processing ensure that no matter where you are located in relation to BeoPlay A6, the spacious and detailed sound will surprise you”, says Henrik Taudorf Lorensen, VP of B&O PLAY.
BeoPlay A6 was designed by award-winning Danish designer Jakob Wagner. To him the acoustic vision was the starting point when designing BeoPlay A6.
“In a way I have designed BeoPlay A6 the same way I design a piece of furniture, however here form follows sound and interaction. Its intuitive yet surprising shape always “plays to you” no matter where you are and generates a much more intimate relationship than you would normally get from a conventional music system. BeoPlay A6 can blend in gracefully with almost any interior yet stand out with its distinct character. No matter if you place it freely, in a corner or on the wall it will become the center of social interaction like a contemporary jukebox”, says Jakob Wagner.
Price and Availability
BeoPlay A6 will be available October 19th, 2015 in four colors: Light Grey, Dusty Blue, Dark Rose and Dark Grey. MSRP is set at EUR 999 / USD 999 / GBP 799 / DKK 7499.