If you rather not use a sound bar to boost your flat screen TV’s audio, then perhaps, the new Bang & Olufsen Beovision Contour OLED TV may be right up your alley. Well, that’s if you have shit load of money to drop, obviously. But more on that in a bit.
Beovision Contour is B&O’s latest TV that negates the need for a sound bar. This 48-inch OLED TV, which is described as an all-in-one TV, features audio technology from B&O’s first ever sound bar, Beosound Stage, but with better bass performance down to 30 Hz.
The integrated speaker touts 3-channel and Dolby Atmos solution that promised “exceptional performance, crisp for conversations and full-bodied during action scenes.” All told, the Contour has 11 power amplifiers that amps up 4x 4-inch woofer drivers, 4x 1.5-inch mid-range drivers and 3x 3/4-inch tweeter drivers.
So, yeah, the Beovision Contour is essentially a TV and a soundbar, conjoined together and hence the majestic chin you see on the device. Neither did the device touts narrow bezel. On contrary, it has bold bezel much like a framed painting with the screen recessed. You get the picture?
Notwithstanding the framed painting-like bezel, the TV looks very cohesive. At least it is in photos. In a typical B&O fashion, all cables are said to be routed through the center rear of the TV and hidden from view to create a super clean, clutter-free aesthetic.
The Bang & Olufsen Beovision Contour OLED TV can be wall-mounted or place on a TV console like a good flat screen TV can, but it, also in typical Bang & Olufsen fashion, can be fixed to a swiveling aluminum floor stand.
Contour isn’t the only B&O TV with built-in sound bar, though. But it will be a good alternative for those who prefer a small screen and none of the fancy transformation offer by the Beovision Harmony.
Bang & Olufsen Beovision Contour OLED TV is available online and in-store in the U.K. (from £5,149) and EU. It will be available in the U.S. and the rest of the world starting February 2021, priced at US$5,999 and up.
Images: Bang & Olufsen.