Your grandparents or even your parents must have some analog stereo equipment laying around that has been in your family for decades. But in the last decade or so, speakers have been a penny a dozen and people change theirs as often as they change their smartphones. Bang & Olufsen’s newest wireless home speaker, the Beosound Level, is trying to go against the grain and they have created a product that is destined to become a relic of peace for your home.
At first glance, the Beosound Level may be higher than most portable speakers available on the market. But that’s because modularity was one of his concerns when designing the product. The battery can be replaced by normal users, while the other parts of the device can be easily accessed by B&O service partners in case repairs are needed. But the main thing about this wireless speaker is the replaceable transmission module.
In fact, this module will be used in all your future home speakers. Since it has enough processing power and connectivity technology, it is something that can be taken out and reconnected to the main board. And in case there is another major change in transmission and connectivity technology in the future, the module can still be exchanged for a newer version. This means that Besound Level and other future wireless speakers will be able to keep up. However, for now, we do not have details on replacement modules and batteries for future use.
As for the current model, there are five drivers inside: two 4-inch woofers, a 2-inch full-range driver, and two 0.8-inch tweeters. There are also low distortion amplifiers for 79dB bass and 96db midrange. The battery should last around 16 hours if you use “typical listening volumes”. In terms of design, B&O says they will produce covers in various materials and colors in case users need to update the style or something. The current model has a pearl blasted aluminum frame and will have either natural oak veneer or dark gray knit fabric.
the Bang & Olufsen Beosound Level It is IP54 dust and splash resistant and comes with touch sensitive buttons and proximity sensors, as well as sensors that adjust playback tuning. It is on sale now and is priced at $ 1,499 for the Natural finish and $ 1,799 for the Gold Tone finish. You can also get a wall mount for $ 119, but it will arrive on April 29.