BeoLab 17 is a compact
speaker that can be placed due to its wedge-shaped design at any location - be
it on a bookshelf or on a wall. The all-digital, active speaker, the first in
the world to utilize the new WiSA standard for high-end wireless, combines stunning
acoustic performance, flexibile placement options and innovative design, all in
one deliciously diminutive package.
Call it a bookshelf speaker if you must, but
don’t be surprised to discover that the new BeoLab 17 sounds far more refined
than speakers twice its size. While it will certainly makes an attractive
neighbor to your literature collection, it also can be positioned beautifully
anywhere else in the room – from the floor to the wall, wired or wireless.
BeoLab 17 - Endless possibilities
BeoLab 17 is designed to adapt in an instant, matching your mood or lifestyle
with the atmosphere in your home. Torsten Valeur has designed the triangular
BeoLab 17. The cabinet of the versatile and flexible speaker is made of a
single piece of extruded aluminum. This gives the product an exceptional
stability. Bang & Olufsen’s engineers have included an ambitiously
harmonious array of all-digital components into the closed cabinet of just 2.8
The two-way BeoLab 17 packs a custom-made 6” midrange/woofer, a ¾” tweeter, a
pair of 160-watt class D amplifiers and a proprietary digital sound engine.
With more than 40 times the processing power of analogue circuitry, the new
digital sound engine is the brain behind the brawn that makes big sound
possible in such a small package.
BeoLab 17 is especially attractive - for both interior design enthusiasts and
for those who enjoy great sound – due to its many placement options. Use the
floor base to put it directly on the floor as a casual, laid-back monitor.
Place it on the high floor stand for a sculptural statement of acoustic
excellence, or use the wall bracket, which also allows you to tuck BeoLab 17
directly beneath the ceiling. The bracket tilts at two angles to let you point
the sound where you want it; a bass response switch adjusts the equalizer for
free-standing, wall or corner positions.
The wireless speaker is ready to fit into any decor. End covers for the brushed
aluminium cabinet are available in white or black. The fabric covering of
BeoLab 17 can be replaced very easy. Front covers are available with a
distinctive “broken ice” fascia and white, or as fabric fronts in white, black
A dedication to perfection and craft drives the workmanship behind BeoLab 17’s
stunning cabinet, a seamless union of two exquisite materials. The fusion
between aluminium and composite material is so seamless that the speaker
manifests itself as one, solid organic form without dissonance from rough or
sharp edges. Whichever way you turn it the end result remains the same.
Perfect, iconic sound.
BeoLab 17's distinctive silhouette is finely counterbalanced by the asymmetric
floor stand. Refined in looks as well as functionality, the floor stand
discreetly hides and manages the power cable by feeding it up through the
underside of the stand. This ensures that BeoLab 17 maintains its clean,
Immaculate Wireless Sound
BeoLab 17 is based on the new Immaculate wireless sound concept from Bang &
Olufsen. Sound that is reproduced as the artist intended it to be has long been
a Bang & Olufsen hallmark. With Immaculate Wireless sound, Bang &
Olufsen brings this tradition of acoustic authenticity into the wireless age
for the first time ever. Since BeoLab 18 runs on the new WiSA standard, all you
need to do is plug the active speakers into the mains in a room with any
WiSA-compliant transmitter in order to link wirelessly to your TV, Blu-ray
player or set-top box. Unsightly cable clutter is a thing of the past. So you
can fully concentrate on where you place the BeoLab 17, so that it perfectly
complements your decor.
For example, all Bang & Olufsen Immaculate Wireless Sound speakers work
seamlessly, simply and spectacularly with the WiSA-updated BeoVision 11
television. With WiSA-compliant transmitters and receivers integrated into the
physical and digital design, Bang & Olufsen now delivers unparalleled
acoustic performance in a wireless surround setup. Of course, you can also
connect the new speakers with wires, just as you can add wireless speakers to
an existing wired setup if so desired.
The Wireless Speaker and Sound Association (WiSA) platform utilizes the
relatively uncongested 5.2–5.8 GHz range to avoid interference from other
signals, and to provide enough bandwidth to stream 24-bit, uncompressed music
at native sampling rates. WiSA is the first wireless system in the U-NII band
that provides multi-channel performance – up to a full 7.1 surround
The less technically inclined consumer will also be happy to learn that they
can now achieve the ultimate in uncompressed, wireless audio right out of the
box. Setup is simple. Wiring mistakes are impossible and interoperability means
that Bang & Olufsen wireless speakers will work with any WiSA-compliant
television or receiver – whether it’s from Bang & Olufsen or another