Got a blank wall that could use some sprucing up? B&O had just announced the new BeoSound Shape, a modular system that you can arrange in different patterns and colours – and even performs like a live band on your wall! The system is also designed to be flexible, giving you the option to start from six tiles, and add more as you need over time.
The complete Shape system will comprise of individual speaker tiles powered by amplifier tiles. The tiles could also serve as sound absorbers to improve the acoustics of your room. (No need for ugly acoustic panels anymore!) The system also includes damper tiles that serve purely as sound absorbers, and fillers for the overall pattern you want to achieve. They also conceal unsightly cables, power strips and adapters.
But how will you play music on it? A small box dubbed the BeoSound Core (included) will serve as your source hub and wireless receiver. You’ll be able to stream your favourites over Airplay, Google Chromecast and Bluetooth – either on its own or as part of a larger BeoLink network. Hard-wire inputs include a standard 3.5mm line-in and a proprietary Power Link input for master B&O products.
They come in six core flavours – Black, Brazilian Clay, Infantry green, Parisian Night blue, Purple Heart, Wild Dove grey. Special colours by Danish Textile maestro Kvadrat include – Brown, moss green, pink, dark blue.
BeoSound Shape will be available in Singapore from August 2017 at B&O Grand Hyatt and Takashimaya Showrooms. Pricing based on standard set up to be advised.