Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 | from US$2,699.00 | www.bang-olufsen.com
whether you are looking to challenge the conventional or simply want a gadget that’s though provoking, this unconventional active speaker system from Bang & Olufsen, dubbed the BeoPlay A9 is just what you need. beyond its contemporary and somewhat satellite-ish aesthetic, is a 2.1 bass reflex wireless loudspeaker system that packs two 3/4-inch tweeters, two 3-inch midrange drivers – each individually driven by separate 80-watt class D amplifiers – and a large 8-inch bass unit, powered by a 160 watts class D amplifier. other features include AirPlay- and DLNA-enabled for clutter-free, wireless streaming of digital audio from your iDevices or Android devices, three pre-set sound modes to suit wall, corner or freestanding positioning, a fine-tuned DSP (digital signal processor) that promise to give life to your digital music collection, B&O’s Adaptive Bass Linearization technology for that extra rich bass tones, line-in input, a USB port to dock and charge your device, and befitting its futuristic outlook, a touch sensor control for volume or muting by simply swiping your hand across the touch sensor or resting your hand on top of it. inline with the current B&O philosophy, the A9 offers placement on the wall or on the floor with beautifully crafted solid wood legs in a choice of oak, beech or teak. if you fancy, the fabric cover is also changeable which is available in silver, white, black, red, green and brown. available from second half of November 2012 at Bang & Olufsen brick and mortar stores , B&O PLAY online store, Apple Online, as well as select design stores in select market, with a price tag starting from $2,699.