The Beosound Theatre: B&O's seamless cinematic soundbar revealed
5 things to know about Bang & Olufsen's latest audio triumph.
If your TV watching is in need of a high-end audio boost, then look no further than the latest aural wonder from Danish AV maestros Bang & Olufsen: the Beosound Theatre soundbar.
The Beosound Theatre, according to B&O, is one of the "most powerful and immersive" soundbars in the world and, as you would expect from Bang & Olufsen, it is also doesn't scrimp when it comes to its design.
The soundbar's modular design means that it can change with your TV-buying habits. If you happen to change your TV in the future and it's a different style and size, then the Beosound Theatre can adapt with detachable covers, extendable wings and more.
There is a lot to know about this cutting-edge soundbar. It's lucky, then, that we have compiled 5 things to know about the Beosound Theatre...
1. It's been designed for pretty much every TV screen
B&O's TV line-up has always been as much about sound as they have about vision. But if you haven't got one of its TV, don't panic: the Beosound Theatre is meant for your current TV screen of choice.
The idea with the Beosound Theatre is that it will blend seamlessly within your current setup. How? Well, the soundbar can be both free standing or wall mounted.
2. The interface bracket is the ultimate de-clutterer
3. It remixes tech from B&O's flagship speakers
The Beosound Theatre offers up a whopping 12 speaker drivers, two 6.5-inch woofers and a 800w amp. Add to this custom-made centre channel, with tweeters and the mid-range aligned to make sure speech quality is optimised, and this is one sound bar that's been designed to banish Bane-style mumbling.
4. This is one soundbar that wants to be the centre of sound
If you fancy upgrading the sound of your TV, then you can use the Beosound Theatre as a base and add to it. With some seven built-in outputs and supporting up to 16 external loudspeakers it means you can have a Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 surround sound in no time.
If you opt for this, then the Beosound Theatre becomes the centre of this setup. Not only that, its new bass management means that all the speakers work together, rather than just pumping out bass to a subwoofer.
B&O is also making sure that those who have bought into its products in the past are not left behind. Thanks to its fancy Mozart chip tech, the soundbar will recognise products as far back as 1986 - so best get your folks to dust off their ol' B&Os.
5. The Beosound Theatre has been designed to last
The design of the Beosound Theatre is in keeping with other B&O products. Inspired apparently by "the grace of sailboats" (fancy!). The idea is that, despite the size of the thing, when it's installed in the home, it looks like it's floating. This is all down the the keel-like shape of the aluminium base, with curved ends, it rests on.
The actual cover of the soundbar comes in two variations: a solid oak lamella cover and a softer fabric one.
As for the longevity of the thing, B&O has made the aluminium 'wings' extendable, so if you decide to upgrade from, say, 55 to a 65 and then 77 inch (LG TVs have been used as the marker for this) then the soundbar will extend to suit.
The Beosound Theatre is available in a premium wood or fabric finish and pricing starts from £5,590. Head to B&O's official site for more information.
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