When art meets technology, a beautiful thing tends to happen. This is especially true if both the manufacturer and designer is none other than Bang and Olufsen – the Danish consumer electronics company renown for its audio innovation. Introducing BeoSound Shape – a revolutionary wall-mounted modular speaker system for “design-conscious music lovers.”
Whether you’re a restaurant owner looking to create ambiance or a homeowner looking to fix poor acoustics in their dining room, the BeoSound Shape system transforms the listening experience in the most aesthetically-pleasing way imaginable. With countless color options and a fully-customizable modular design system, you can mount high-quality wireless speakers in all sorts of patterns.
Described as a “Band on the Wall,” BeoSound Shape allows users to set up multiple speakers, amplifiers, and damper tiles in a geometrical shape of their choosing. With the ability to add up to 44 individual speakers, you can remaster the acoustics in any room. If poor sound quality is an issue in any space, large or small, simply add damper tiles to your design sequence. The end result: an innovative and social music experience that mirrors front row concert seats.
The high-resolution audio quality, as you would expect from Bang & Olufsen, is second-to-none. With a centralized home that speaks to the rest of the tiles, the BeoSound system lets you stream music seamlessly from your smartphone or tablet. By connecting multiple wireless speakers together and integrating the latest streaming music apps, you can transform any space into a concert hall with your own playlist.
Part of Bang-Olufsen’s Multi-room Collection, the BeoSound modular tile concept lets you customize its hexagonal shape however you please. Outside of size, shape, and color, there is an acoustic strategy behind putting the tiles together. With each tile serving as either a speaker, amplifier, or acoustic damper, the proper arrangement alters sound performance. For example, in the case of a large room with bad acoustics, you would want to incorporate the right amount of damper tiles to “prevent sound from ricocheting off the walls.” For a crowded restaurant lobby where the conversation is ample and acoustics are good, you would want to use amplifier tiles for “a perfect musical backdrop.”
By customizing the layout of your BeoSound tiles, you have the ability to personalize wall art in the most aesthetically pleasing, yet functional way. As lead designer Olvind Alexander Slaato explained, “The indoor climate is all-important to our well-being. One aspect is light. Another factor is air quality. But equally important are the acoustics as they impact us on both a physical and psychological level.”
BeoSound Shape is the solution for bad room acoustics, bottom line. Armed with a unique up-mixing algorithm, each tile distributes a unique signal across the entire collection of speakers – making each listener feel as if they’re positioned perfectly for the acoustic experience. Since the damper tiles absorb sound waves rather than reflecting them, you don’t even need the system to be turned on for it to work. In other words, the damper tiles work their magic even when you’re not listening to music.