Bang & Olufsen’s new Beosound Level portable wireless speaker looks fantastic in its gold finish aluminium case, that’s all you really need to know. But there is of course more, it was designed by Torsten Valeur and made with a pearl blasted aluminium finish and speaker covers are available in a natural oak veneer or a knitted dark grey Kvadrat textile. Beosound Level can easily be carried around the home and even taken into the garden thanks to its wireless technologies and IP54 Dust and Splash Water Resistant Rating. The buttons can be activated through soft touch, and the Level lights up to greet anyone who approaches it.
Beosound Level’s charging capabilities, include an aluminium magnetic plug which seamlessly clicks onto the back of the speaker. There is also an optional wall bracket that allows you to charge the speaker whilst listening. With 105 watts of ‘music power’, it has two 100mm woofers, one 50mm ‘full range’ driver, two 20mm tweeters and ‘low distortion’ amplifiers. Level has advanced multi-channel supporting acoustic features including next generation active room compensation and comes with a claimed 16 hours of playtime at typical listening volumes. This is made possible by intelligently analyzing the behavior and continuously adjusting the power consumption and tuning of the speaker. The audio architecture of Beosound Level has been created to automatically adjust its acoustic tuning from 180-degrees to 360-degrees based on the way it is positioned.
Unusually the Level is designed for easy maintenance, service, and repair where customers can perform simple operations like replacing the battery and service partners can easily access vital parts of the speaker. Beosound Level comes with a replaceable streaming module, which will power all the company’s future home speakers. The module has been frontloaded with enough processing power and connectivity to receive performance updates and features for many years to come, and the module can easily be accessed for exchange and reconnection to the main board as a service solution. Bang & Olufsen will continue to produce the front covers in new materials and colourways so that the speaker can change its look to suit the season.
Beosound Level in Natural (1249 EUR/ 1099 GBP/ 9499 DKK / 1499 USD / 1999 CAD / 1999 AUD) and Beosound Level in Gold Tone (RRP 1499 EUR / 1299 GBP / 10900 DKK / 1799 USD / 2299 CAD / 2499 AUD)