B&O is enjoying a welcome run of form of late, be it the Danish brand’s dodecahedron-shaped wireless sub-woofer (the BeoLab 19), or its chic, Cecilie Manz-designed Bluetooth speaker (the small but perfectly formed BeoPlay A2). Yet eclipsing these recent successes is the BeoLab 90, a literal and technical behemoth featuring no fewer than 18 individual drivers, each carefully placed to provide 360-degree audio with no need for a conventional ‘sweet spot’. Its distinctive angularity and sail-like, acoustically-transparent fabric panels conceal a tower of other audiophile hardware too: 14 channels of the latest ICEpower amps combine with four additional class D ones to generate an astonishing 8,200 watts per speaker. It’s also able to connect to any wired or wireless sources and can be fine-tuned using an iPhone app, naturally.
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