While Bang & Olufsen announced a new generation of Beosound A9 and Beosound 2 home speakers, Devialet launches its first portable speaker engineered to homogeneously diffuse stereo sound in every direction.
Devialet’s signature obsession for pure sound merges with a mobile design in Mania. Mania is Devialet’s first high fidelity portable smart speaker with 360° stereo sound and real-time adaptation.
Thanks to its adaptive cross stereo, the Mania portable speaker by French audio technology company Devialet offers a soundstage that morphs to whatever space it’s in. Mania boasts visible push-push woofers and a co-spherical design. A luxurious woven skin swathes its exoskeleton, which in turn protects the technologies held within. Make it your focus, tuck it away, take it outdoors— Devialet Mania was designed to sublimate any setting, any moment.
Transcending the limits of your space, Devialet Mania features a handle for ease of movement, an IPX4 splash-resistant rating for resilience, and Devialet’s first built-in battery for up to 10 hours of wireless streaming.
Experience pure infatuation with augmented listening that leaves a lasting impression.
Its real-time acoustic mapping technology, ASC – Active Stereo Calibration, taps four-room calibrating microphones and embedded intelligence capabilities to allow Devialet Mania to automatically evolve the audio rendering based on its surroundings.
“It took us four years to translate our signature sound purity into portable form, and Devialet Mania is the culmination: a 30-20,000 hertz range, bass that you can feel in your bones, and sound that is nothing short of obsession-inducing. Succumb to its sound quality once and you’ll never kick the habit.” – Devialet.
Move around your space. You’ll enjoy the same immersive listening experience no matter your position.
Get your hands on Devialet Mania Station, an add-on wireless charging dock so you can charge up without being tied down. Note that Devialet Mania Opéra de Paris edition package comes with a complimentary Devialet Mania Station.
This new speaker runs on DOS2, the same software ecosystem as Devialet Phantom and Devialet Dione. And that means set-up and customization are seamless in the Devialet App: Enjoy improved sound quality via Wi-Fi, set up your device with Alexa, receive software updates, personalize your equalizer levels, and more.
Bang & Olufsen announces new generation of Beosound A9 and Beosound 2 home speakers
Bang & Olufsen announced the new generation Beosound A9 and Beosound 2. More than being available in new Black Anthracite, Gold Tone, and Natural finishes, the two speakers now join Bang & Olufsen’s range of future-proof products on the celebrated Mozart software platform.
“Today, we are celebrating that we are future-proofing two of our most popular home speakers” says Bang & Olufsen’s Vice President of Product Marketing, Michael Henriksson. “Timeless design isn’t just about making products that are built to last , it’s also about creating designs that people will be captivated by, and proud to own, for decades.”.
The heart of Bang & Olufsen’s Mozart platform is the replaceable module, frontloaded with enough processing power to receive software updates and features for many years to come. If the connectivity and streaming technology ever becomes obsolete, the module can be replaced with the latest version – providing great sound experiences for decades to come.
Beosound A9 5th Generation
Beosound A9 defines timeless design for Bang & Olufsen’s products of the present day. Originally launched in 2012, the infamous circular-shaped design, created by Oivind Slaatto, is still today one of the most popular products, sitting at the cutting edge of design. Beosound A9 fills a living space with rich and powerful sound, all whilst blending into any interior style seamlessly.
The 5th generation of Beosound A9 embodies the original features that made it a success over 10 years ago, with detailed improvements. There are a new set of standard finishes, Black Anthracite, Gold Tone and Natural Aluminum. The back covers of the new standard finishes compliment the front covers seamlessly, as do the oak legs and aluminum hardware finishes, for the best overall design aesthetic to date.
Alongside the new standard finishes of Beosound A9, this product can be fully customizable to compliment even the most eclectic room aesthetic.
Beosound A9 is equal parts aesthetically intriguing and easy to use. The music volume can be controlled by sliding your hand across its surface, and with a simple tap on the A9 you can skip, play, or pause a listening experience instantly. Adding the Mozart software module to Beosound A9 means that the 5th generation is also built for the future, with better connectivity, compatibility and new capabilities being added for years to come.
Beosound 2 3rd Generation
A staple of Bang & Olufsen’s portfolio, Beosound 2 is a powerful multiroom speaker that matches a unique high-design aesthetic with stand-out sound. Originally launched in 2016 and now in its third iteration, Beosound 2 has been transported into the new generation of Bang & Olufsen sound whilst remaining iconic.
Crafted from high-grade aluminum, a material now synonymous with Bang & Olufsen, the instantly recognizable cone shape of Beosound 2 commands attention no matter where it’s placed in the room.
Like Beosound A9, one of the major updates to Beosound 2 is the introduction of Mozart, ensuring the exterior craftsmanship and software longevity last for years to follow in equal measure, and that the speaker seamlessly integrates into any luxurious multiroom system.
A striking new finish, Black Anthracite, joins the classic line up of Gold Tone and Natural. This new finish is matched with an improved user interface for ease of use, and the addition of Active Room Compensation, meaning Beosound 2 can detect its position in any space and distribute sound accordingly to ensure the optimum listening experience.