Bang and Olufsens most current connected speaker is the Emerge. Its thin form-factor must mix right in to many bookshelves, and thats no mishap. In a press release announcing the speaker, the company states its design was “inspired by the compact form factor of a book” with side panels that twist around like a cover, and a logo design on the front thats suggested to evoke a title printed on the spinal column.
Its a great contrast from some of Bang and Olufsens previous speakers, which have actually had substantial, hulking form-factors that are difficult to think of in any regular home. Rather, the Emerge takes a comparable method to Ikeas Symfonisk speakers, which have pulled double responsibility as lights or shelving to assist them mix in with the rest of your furniture.
Get it? Like a title on a book spine?
B&O says the Emerge speakers little form-factor should not make it a slouch in the sound quality department. “The vision for Beosound Emerge was to create the slimmest speaker possible that could still provide complete range, ultra-wide sound despite its size through its innovative driver setup,” states the companys head of item management Christoffer Poulsen.
In terms of connection, the Emerge supports all the standards you d anticipate out of a modern-day connected speaker. And yes, you can match two Emerges together to create a stereo set.
B&O states the speaker uses the very same exchangeable connectivity module that appeared in its current Beosound Level, which will allow it to get “brand-new performance updates and functions for many years to come.” Ultimately this module can be replaced if it gets out-of-date, B&O states.
The Bang and Olufsen Emerge is readily available in select European markets beginning today, and will launch internationally this autumn. Rates begins at ₤ 539/ EUR599 9around $717) for the black design, while the gold design which has an oak wood cover costs a little more at ₤ 669/ EUR749 (around $879).
Bang and Olufsens latest connected speaker is the Emerge. B&O states the Emerge speakers little form-factor should not make it a slouch in the sound quality department. “The vision for Beosound Emerge was to produce the slimmest speaker possible that might still deliver full variety, ultra-wide sound regardless of its size through its revolutionary chauffeur configuration,” says the businesss head of product management Christoffer Poulsen.