Bang and Olufsen is releasing a new speaker that resembles a book and promises “full-range, ultra-wide sound.” The Beosound Emerge Wi-Fi speaker also has built-in Chromecast and support for streaming services including AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect. For a stereo sound experience, the Beosound Emerge may be combined with another similar speaker.
Beosound Emerge is available in two colour options: Black Anthracite and Gold Tone/ Light Oak, and costs EUR 669 (roughly Rs 59,700). The latter has a book-like appearance, and the organisation is offering the speaker with or without Google Assistant support. Beosound Emerge is currently available in Europe and will be available worldwide beginning in October of this year.
Beosound Emerge Specifications
A 4-inch woofer, one 1.45-inch mid-range engine, and one 0.6-inch tweeter make up the Beosound Emerge audio system. The woofer produces 60 watts, the mid-range motor produces 30 watts, and the tweeter produces another 30 watts. You can also customise the sound by EQ once you’ve downloaded the B&O software.
The speaker is powered by a USB Type-C cable and has a frequency response range of 45 to 22,000Hz. Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, an Ethernet port, a line-in/optical jack, and a Micro-USB service port provide access. Google Voice Assistance is available as an add-on.
The Beosound Emerge, according to the manufacturer, provides ultra-wide 180-degree sound and has Active Space Compensation, which optimises the speaker’s sound depending on the room. The Gold Tone/ Light Oak model measures 255 x 165 x 67 mm and weights 1.3 kg, while the Black Anthracite model weighs 1.38 kg. Precision cut pearl-blasted aluminium, natural oak, and Kvadrat textile is used to create the speaker.