speakers’ aesthetic remains largely unchanged over the years, which is obviously something decor-conscious audiophiles have been lamenting about. however, if you have pots of gold laying around, you may not have to suffered the fate of uninspiring speakers. with the new Bang & Olufsen BeoLab WiSA-certified Speakers, comprising of BeoLab 17, BeoLab 18 and BeoLab 19, you can have both the audio awesomeness and visual satisfaction. but those are just qualities you expect from the Danish high-end speaker maker. what makes these speakers stand out from its competitions is the WiSA certification, letting wireless audio enjoyment through a relatively uncontested 5.2-5.8 GHz range and a bandwidth that allows for streaming of 24-bit, uncompressed audio at native sampling rates, and best of all, being WiSA-certified means it supports up to 7.1-channel configuration, wirelessly, without sacrificing on sound quality.
kicking off the lineup is the wedge-like BeoLab 17, packing in 160W Class D amplifier that drives a 3/4″ dome driver and a 6″ bass driver. the BeoLab 18, on the other hand, offers a more artistic approach with its sculpture-like design and sports feature like 160W Class D powered 4″ bass drivers and 3/4″ acoustic lens tweeters, clad in a bass-reflex cabinet. and if you are a demanding bass head, then the BeoLab 19 is a must-have in addition to the aforementioned BeoLab speakers. the BeoLab 19 is a subwoofer featuring two eight-inch drivers, each driven by a separate 160W Class D amplifier, packed into a rigid 12-faced dodecahedron design. common features across the three models include , adaptive bass linearization (ABL), room adaption, thermal protection, as well as alternative inputs through RCA and TOSLINK.
the Bang & Olufsen BeoLab WiSA-certified Speakers will be available in November and will hit you at $3,395 for the BeoLab 19, $3,990 per set for the BeoLab 17, and $6,590 per set for the one with black lamella fronts and floor stand or wall bracket. add another $1,390, if solid oak lamella front (pictured) is what you lust after.