A versatile speaker inspired by the compact form factor of a book. Bang & Olufsen introduces Beosound Emerge, an incredibly slim yet powerful home speaker
The slim design of this new speaker allows you to extend your music to a new room or complement an existing speaker in the same area without taking up extra space.
Designed by Benjamin Hubert of Design Agency LAYER, the new Bang & Olufsen Beosound Emerge is the perfect
balance between the elegant beauty of an interior object combined with the technical performance of a speaker, built for longevity.
The slim, sculptural structure is the quintessential bookshelf speaker, designed to seamlessly sit anywhere in the home, whether discreetly tucked away or prominently on display. Built to extend sound without taking up space, Beosound Emerge’s resemblance to an interior object allows it to seamlessly integrate alongside books and other domestic objects. The side panels wrap around the speaker like the cover of a book, while the front of the speaker is marked with Bang & Olufsen’s logo in the same way the spine of a book features the author’s name.
“The vision for Beosound Emerge was to create the slimmest speaker possible that could still deliver full range, ultra-wide sound despite its size through its revolutionary driver configuration.”- Christoffer Poulsen, Senior Vice President and Head of Product Management at Bang & Olufsen.
Using tactile and warm materials inspired by residential interiors, Beosound Emerge Gold Tone features an oak wood cover that wraps around the woven Kvadrat textile on its spine. The pearl-blasted aluminium, anodised in a gold tone, visually grounds the speaker in luxury and is aesthetically pleasing from every angle due to its tapered silhouette. The speaker cover can also be chosen in a high-grade aluminium Black Anthracite finish with a pearl-blasted grill. The polymer side panels feature a vertical corrugated pattern that accentuates the slim lines of the speaker.
“The super slim speaker has been designed to minimise the physical footprint and maximise the audio output as a response to the real estate in people’s homes being at an unprecedented premium. At LAYER, we believe that technology should enable happiness but doesn’t necessarily need to be an expression in its own right, so it was equally important for us to create a new architectural format with a strong sculptural sensibility and a more domestic material palette that will stand out in the saturated audio market while seamlessly fitting into the home”, says Benjamin Hubert, founder of LAYER.
The buttons can be activated through soft touch where users can pause music and change track or easily access
favourite radio stations and playlists. The volume adjustment is a unique experience, enabling a circular motion to adjust up or down for a smooth and sensory interaction.
The speaker has been modularly designed, providing access to Bang & Olufsen’s new replaceable connectivity module introduced in Beosound Level.
The module has been frontloaded with enough processing power and connectivity technology to receive new
performance updates and features for years to come. If the connectivity and streaming technology ever becomes
outdated, the module can be replaced with the latest technology updates, future proofing the speaker. Beosound
Emerge can be placed in a small room to fill the space with powerful and clear sound. Equally, it can be used to
complement an existing speaker set-up in the same space and is the perfect accompaniment to Beoplay A9 or
Beosound Balance or any of the Bang & Olufsen Connected Speakers.
Beosound Emerge in Gold Tone is priced at RRP 749 EUR/669 GBP/5599 DKK and Black Anthracite has a RRP 599
At the end of March, Bang & Olufsen today announced the launch of Beoplay Portal, its first-ever wireless gaming headphones. Featuring a sophisticated aesthetic, premium materials, and immersive sound, Beoplay Portal brings all the hallmarks of Bang & Olufsen to the world of gaming — and beyond. Whether used for immersive gaming experiences, watching movies, or enjoying music, Beoplay Portal easily adapts to the situation, offering an impressive set of features including low-latency surround sound, outstanding microphone performance, Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency Mode, and an elegant user interface. These expertly crafted lightweight headphones are built for long-lasting comfort, ease of use, and superior acoustic performance.