bang & olufsen: beoplay A9 speaker series
oct 05, 2012
bang & olufsen: beoplay A9 speaker series


bang & olufsen: beoplay a9 speaker series
images courtesy of bang & olufsen

danish high-end audio company bang and olufsen have developed a new collection of wireless sound systems. the ‘beoplay A9′
features a 2.1 bass reflex loudspeaker that combines five dedicated amplifier units and amps alongside a fine-tuned DSP
(digital signal processor) algorithm to create deep ambient tones with its ‘adaptive bass linearization’ technology.

it provides two ¾-inch tweeters and two 3-inch midrange units, all four driven by separate 80-watt class D amplifiers, to deliver crisp
highs and defined midtones. capable of connecting wirelessly through iPhone, iPad or Android devices, the ‘beoPlay A9′ streams
content via AirPlay or DLNA. users can swipe their hands across the touch sensor for controlling volume, or to mute the system
by simply resting it on top.


front detail view


rear detail view


living room context

designed with user customization in mind, the unit can be placed either on the floor or hung for decoration. oak, beech or teak 
wooden leg variations can be screwed into the base for additional stability, or placed as a canvas on the wall alongside other art 
pieces throughout the home. additionally, the fabric covers can be easily swapped out according to specific color preferences.


beoplay A9 views


detail of the wooden leg inserts


detail of the wooden leg inserts


manufacturing process

product specifications:

 

dimensions on stand: 70.1 x 90.8 x 41.1 cm

dimensions on wall
: 70.1 x 21.3 cm

weight: 14.7 kg (incl. legs), 14.0 kg (without legs)

power consumption:typical 19.5 watts, standby 0.4 watts

sound output:


power amplifiers

1 x 160 watt class D for bass
2 x 80 watt class D for midrange
2 x 80 watt class D for treble

driver units
1 x 8″ woofer
2 x 3” midrange
2 x ¾” tweeters

effective frequency range
33.1 – 25.000 Hz

cabinet principle
bass-reflex

room adaptation
manual position switch, wall, corner and free standing

sound input:


network connectivity

ethernet or wirelessly via WiFi:
· Apple AirPlay
· DLNA wireless streaming

audio playback via line-in
USB iPod/iPhone/iPad connector (charging your device while playing music)

remote support
beo4 or beo6 remote or via digital device

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