Co-founded in 1925 by aspiring young engineers Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen in Denmark, Bang & Olufsen is renowned for its distinctive range of premium music systems and high-performance speakers. Drawing on close to 90 years of experience, B&O collaborates with top designers to create products that boast a combination of state-of-the-art components and refined style. The exquisite Beoplay A8 (2010) was conceived by none other than David Lewis, B&O’s head of design since the 1970s. This versatile unit can be set on the floor or mounted on a wall with the optional Wall Bracket (sold separately). To eliminate the usual hassle of audio setup, it includes three settings that modulate sound based on its positioning. Audio functions can be accessed using the panel on the central bridge or the optional Remote Control (sold separately). Stream music to A8 using Apple AirPlay or DLNA, or connect a device via the built-in Apple dock, USB port or RCA-style connector. Max output: 210W. Frequency range: 38–24,000Hz. Backed by a two-year warranty (three-year if registered). Made in China.
Injection-molded plastic and aluminum housing; fabric speaker covers; electronics.