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Beoplay M5 Wireless Speaker Gets Touchy-feely

Beoplay M5 Wireless Speaker

Bang & Olufsen introduced the svelte looking Beoplay M5 cylinder-shaped wireless speaker that truly needs to be touched to function. The top of the speaker recognizes swipes in multiple directions to adjust the volume, while a gentle downwards press will play or pause music. Designed by award-winning Cecilie Manz as a standalone speaker with multiroom audio capability, Beoplay M5 disperses sound evenly in all directions, and is clad in a premium wool-blend fabric that adds beauty and warmth to any interior arrangement.

With its visually stunning appearance, the design of Beoplay M5 is inspired by the idea of using sound as part of your interior decoration. Beoplay M5 builds on the design language of Beoplay A6 and Beoplay A9, and drawing inspiration from this family Beoplay M5 is covered in a premium and acoustically transparent wool-blend fabric from Danish high-end manufacturer Kvadrat. The wool-cover can easily be replaced to fit your interior decorations, and using delicate multi-coloured threads the fabric provides acoustic transparency while maintaining the aesthetics in nuances that complements the speaker.

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Features

  • 360 degree omnidirectional sound that lets you enjoy equally perfect sound no matter where you are placed. Three evenly distributed tweeters, a full range capable front facing midrange driver and a powerful 5″ neodymium powered long stroke woofer that fires all its energy down towards a carefully designed dispenser, provide a uniform dispersion of well-balanced Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound all around.
  • Three pre-set sound modes optimize the acoustic performance of the player depending on its position in the room. People can choose free standing, corner or wall position in Beoplay App.
  • To optimize Beoplay M5 as a standalone speaker, B&O PLAY uses a proprietary Ambient Technology solution to create a true stereo sound experience from one single speaker. B&O PLAY creates this stereo like sound by psycho-acoustic know-how and DSP capability to boost signal queues minimized by the physical size of Beoplay M5.
  • The unique acoustic setup in Beoplay M5 is capable of beam direction and beam width control – a simpler version of the technology that Bang & Olufsen use in the prestigious BeoLab 90 speaker and the Bang & Olufsen patented reflected audio technology.

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Beoplay M5 comes with Chromecast built-in, for streaming up to 96KHz/24bit lossless from music services such as Spotify, Google Play Music and Pandora. Chromecast built-in is powered by the cloud, so you can connect more than one device to your speakers at a time and keep on using your phone while you stream your music. Answer a phone call, play a game or send a text with no sounds or ringtones to interrupt the music experience.

With Beoplay M5 you can easily connect to any Chromecast-enabled speaker to create a multi-room experience that lets music flow seamlessly through every room in your home. This includes the B&O PLAY speakers Beoplay A6 and Beoplay A9, which both come with Chromecast built-in and is a perfect solution for extending the Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound and beautiful design throughout your home. Beoplay M5 also supports Beolink Multiroom, Spotify Connect and QPlay 2.0 and at the same time embraces Bluetooth and Apple Airplay.

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Beoplay M5 Wireless Speaker Natural Color

Price and Availability
The Beoplay M5 is available now for USD $599 / GBP 529 / AUD 899 in Black or Natural with more colors expected.

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