In 1986, elite Danish audio outfit, Bang & Olufsen introduced its Beolab Penta, an ultra-high-end and hugely influential set of tower speakers that would go on to inspire a myriad of later generations including the Beolab 6000 and 8000 in ’92, the Beolab 1 in ’96, and the Beolab 18 in 2013. With eight years having passed since the release of the Beolab 18, wireless connectivity and audio technology and transducers have massively evolved, and though the Beolab 18 is far from long in the tooth, B&O has nonetheless opted to deliver a newer, even more cutting-edge wireless successor to the 2013 model with the Beolab 28.
Standing at 54”, the Beolab 28 packs 1,250-watts of power blasting through a 1” tweeter, a trio of 3” full-range drivers, and a single custom-designed, downward-facing 6.5” woofer — all of which are backed by integrated Class D amps and collectively afford a frequency range of 27Hz to 23KHz. In addition to boasting Digital Sound Processing, these wireless Hi-Fi tower speakers also get Advanced Adaptive Bass Linearization. Adding an unmistakable dose of Scandinavian style are vertical wooden slats that can automatically rotate and adjust their positioning to focus sound in a specific direction for what B&O calls “precision listening” or can open up to project wider “shared” sound. Offered in five color options and produced in floor- or wall-mounted versions, the Bang & Olufsen Beolab 28 Speakers is available now, starting from $14,750.
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