MU­SIC AND ART, AS YOU LIKE IT

Su­perb sound and im­proved in­door acous­tics meets cus­tomis­able de­sign in Beosound Shape, an in­no­va­tive and stylish home au­dio sys­tem by Bang & Olufsen.

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Cre­ated in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Dan­ish de­signer Øivind Alexan­der Slaatto, Beosound Shape is a wire­less, wall­mounted, mod­u­lar speaker sys­tem that al­lows you to de­sign your own be­spoke home au­dio us­ing a se­ries of stylish, light­weight hexag­o­nal tile mod­ules that can be ar­ranged to suit your in­di­vid­ual in­te­rior and sound needs.

Slaatto who stud­ied at the Royal Dan­ish Academy of Mu­sic prior to de­sign­ing, and whose ap­pre­ci­a­tion for mu­sic drives his ap­proach to de­sign, says, “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.”

The sys­tem, which pro­vides har­mo­nious sound, and su­pe­rior in­door acous­tics, con­sists of a Beosound Core pro­ces­sor, speak­ers, am­pli­fiers and acous­tic dampers that are each dis­creetly hid­den within a hexag­o­nal tile mod­ule made of light­weight com­pos­ite cas­ing. These cas­ings are fit­ted with beau­ti­ful fab­ric cov­ers, in­clud­ing ex­clu­sive op­tions by renowned Dan­ish tex­tile brand Kvadrat.

The tiles can be placed to­gether in an end­less com­bi­na­tion to cre­ate vis­ually cap­ti­vat­ing, three-di­men­sional, wall-art in homes, of­fices, ho­tels, or com­mer­cial spa­ces, so you can mix and match as you wish to de­velop in­ter­est­ing fea­ture walls in your in­te­rior projects. The acous­tic damper mod­ules can also dou­ble-up as stor­age cub­bies where ca­bles, power strips, or power adapters can be hid­den, for a stream­line, clutter-free look.

Not only is Beosound Shape aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing, and an in­te­rior

de­signer’s dream come true, it also de­liv­ers top tier au­dio ex­pe­ri­ences with im­mer­sive sound stag­ing, in­tel­li­gent sound dis­tri­bu­tion, and res­o­nance ab­sorb­ing ef­fects that im­prove in­door sound qual­ity. Equipped with Bang & Olufsen’s unique wire­less speaker sys­tems, Beosound Shape can im­prove in­door acous­tics even when it is not switched on.

Us­ing a unique Bang & Olufsen up­mix­ing al­go­rithm, Beosound Shape cre­ates a crisp and pre­cise sound­scape that places the vo­cal per­former at the cen­tre, and the in­stru­ments to the side. Rather than op­ti­mis­ing sound in a sin­gle, fixed po­si­tion, the mul­ti­ple speaker mod­ules de­liver a con­cert-like sound­stage that can be en­joyed from all parts of a room or space.

The Beosound Core con­nec­tiv­ity hub that’s con­cealed within one of the hexag­o­nal mod­ules, en­ables high qual­ity, wire­less stream­ing from mo­bile de­vices via tech­nolo­gies such as Air­play, Chrome­cast built-in or Blue­tooth. The sys­tem also in­cludes multi-room func­tion­al­ity, so it can be con­nected with other Bang & Olufsen prod­ucts to present dif­fer­ent mu­sic in dif­fer­ent rooms, or al­low one tune to flow through your en­tire home. Beosound Shape can also be op­er­ated via the B&O App.

Each Beosound Shape con­fig­u­ra­tion can be uniquely al­tered to suit your spe­cific re­quire­ments. Whether you want to en­hance the acous­tics in a large room with hard sur­faces, or cre­ate an in­ti­mate sound­scape in a cozy lounge space, Beosound Shape lets you en­joy off the wall mu­sic, just the way you like it.

Us­ing Bang & Olufsen’s easy and fun on­line con­fig­u­ra­tion tool, you can choose from ten stylish fab­ric colours, and start build­ing your own sys­tem based on your sound and space re­quire­ments, and de­sign pref­er­ences. With un­lim­ited set-ups avail­able, Beosound Shape of­fers ul­ti­mate cre­ative free­dom to de­sign-savvy, au­dio af­fi­ciona­dos. Beosound Shape now avail­able in Hong Kong at Bang & Olufsen stores be­low El­e­ments | Fes­ti­val Walk | Cause­way Bay | ifc mall

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