Someone finally released a pair of bookshelf loudspeakers in 2021 that actually disappear inside your bookshelf. The Bang & Olufsen Beosound Emerge wireless speakers have us smitten with their industrial design; they really do look like a hardcover title standing upright and have a very unique interface.
Unlike the Sonos wireless loudspeakers that have a decidedly boxy appearance, the new Beosound Emerge speakers confirm that the Danish hi-fi manufacturer has found its groove once again after struggling over the past few years; both in terms of design and financially.
The Beosound Emerge takes your music to places never imagined before. Elegant and ultra-slim, it fits in anywhere – from a bookshelf in the bedroom to a tight corner in the kitchen. And despite its size, it reaches you everywhere in the room with full-range, ultra-wide sound.
The Gold Tone/Light Oak finish made us think immediately of Devialet; B&O have really hit one out of the park with the Beosound Emerge wireless speakers if their goal was to appeal to Sonos customers yearning for something fancier.
The ultra-slim profile contains a revolutionary driver configuration finely tuned by Bang & Olufsen engineers. Exceptionally small drivers have been specially arranged to create a full-range audio experience that enhances clarity, no matter the environment. The 4″ woofer produces omnidirectional low frequencies no matter where it is pointing, while the compact 1.45” mid-range driver and 0.6″ tweeter are arranged at the top for maximum impact.
The Bang & Olufsen Beosound Emerge are available with Google Assistant as an option for the same price. When the Besound Emerge go on sale in October 2021, expect to pay $900 per loudspeaker.
There is no native support for Tidal or Qobuz but you can stream from your phone, laptop, or tablet to the Beosound Emerge with Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast, and native support for Spotify Connect.
Crafted using premium materials, such as precision cut, pearl-blasted aluminium, natural oak and seamlessly knitted textile from Kvadrat. Each element is chosen for its performance properties, aesthetics and special textural qualities. Beosound Emerge is a tactile experience as well as a visual and aural one. Drawing inspiration from curated and harmonious indoor spaces, Beosound Emerge is the manifestation of the perfect balance between elegance and natural beauty.
Recommended Room Size
- 5-30 m²
- 50-300 ft²
- 1 x 4” woofer drivers
- 1 x 1.45” mid range drivers
- 1 x 0.6” tweeter
- 1 × 60 W class D for woofer
- 1 × 30 W class D for mid range
- 1 × 30 W class D for tweeter
Frequency Range: 45 – 22000 Hz
Maximum Loudness @1m (SPL): 92 dB SPL
Bass Capability: 72 dB SPL
Stereo Pairing: Pair two Beosound Emerge to enjoy a stereo listening experience. Set up the stereo pairing through the Google Home App
Advanced Sound Features: Active Room Compensation Adaptive Bass Linearization Thermal Protection
Customizable Sound EQ: Presets available and fully customisable through Bang & Olufsen App
Price & Availability
Beosound Emerge will be available October 2021 in Gold Tone – Light Oak ($899) or Black Anthracite ($699). Learn more at bang-olufsen.com.