May 14, 2012
| by Rachel Cericola
If you invested in Bang & Olufsen’s BeoSound 8 iPhone/iPod/iPad docking station, you’re due for an update. The company just announced a wireless update that will make the BeoSound 8 into the BeoPlay A8.
The big difference is that the BeoPlay A8 includes support for Apple AirPlay. This little perk allows listeners to stream music wirelessly to B&O’s stylish device from any networked Mac, PC, or iOS device.
The BeoPlay A8 boasts a balanced set of 5-inch midrange/bass speakers output, which can output 70 watts to integrated Class D amplifiers. The 3/4-inch tweeters are powered by 35 watts each. The A8 can be controlled with your iOS device of choice or the included remote and features three pre-programmed modes: wall, corner or freestanding positions.
“BeoPlay A8 packs an incredible acoustic punch for its weight, and its design is as easy on the eye as it is on the ear,” says Henrik Lorensen, VP for B&O Play. “What it really does is let people connect to their music wherever they want to be.”
Bang & Olufsen is now selling the BeoPlay A8, Available in black or white, it’s priced at $1,149.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.