BeoLab 90 - VISION OF SOUND
It will not be for everybody, but it will be for the right somebody. Three years in the making, BeoLab 90 is the culmination of the wildest dreams of our acoustics department; creating the future of sound.
BeoLab 90 is a powerful digital loudspeaker built for optimum precision in sound, and featuring 18 state-of-the-art loudspeaker drivers placed in carefully defined locations and directions to deliver maximum performance.
THE INTELLIGENT LOUDSPEAKER
BeoLab 90 contains a multitude of technologies. It´s a perfect mix of world-class design and acoustics. This highly intelligent loudspeaker provides you with clarity, range, and a sound staging that is second-to-none. BeoLab 90 features an impressive 360-degree design and a variety of settings to give you mind-blowing sound, regardless of its placement, the room, or your listening position.THE SPEAKER, NOT THE ROOM, DEFINES THE SOUND
Resonances in your room, and boundary effects from your walls, affect the sound you get from your loudspeakers. BeoLab 90 is fitted with Bang & Olufsen’s new Active Room Compensation technology that makes up for the impact of your room, your furniture, the placement of the loudspeakers, and the location of the listening position.
This advanced technology guarantees you get a sensational sound experience, exactly where you want it.A POWERHOUSE
BeoLab 90 has 18 state-of-the-art Scan-Speak loudspeaker drivers placed in carefully defined locations and directions to deliver maximum performance in frequency, time and space.
The loudspeaker packs a combination of 14 channels of the latest generation ICEpower amplifiers - a compact and highly efficient platform developed by Bang & Olufsen - and four additional class D amplifiers - all customized for BeoLab 90s specific requirements. In total, the amplifiers can deliver up to 8200 watts per loudspeaker.CONTROL WIDTH AND DIRECTION OF THE SOUND
Reflections from your room’s surfaces affect your listening experience by altering both the tonal balance and the precision of the placement of instruments and voices. With Beam Width Control you get the power to ensure that these reflections do not interfere with the experience when you sit in the sweet spot. Invite friends to join you, and you can widen the beam to ensure that everyone shares the same sound. The beam can even be expanded to provide full 360º dispersion, if you are hosting a party.
BeoLab 90 delivers the sound where you want it. With loudspeaker drivers placed in various directions, you can use the Beam Direction Control to steer the sound radiation to your favourite listening location. These groundbreaking new Bang & Olufsen technologies will give you an experience you get nowhere else.TECHNOLOGY MADE SIMPLE
Control the settings of your BeoLab 90 by using the Bang & Olufsen remote or by using the dedicated app on your phone. It is easy to control the beam width and direction. In addition, you can pre-program all of BeoLab 90’s features, and save presets that best suit your preferences for different occasions.
These presets can also be automatically selected by your Bang & Olufsen television, or triggered by devices connected to BeoLab 90´s many inputs.FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION
BeoLab 90 is designed according to the overall idea that form follows function. The loudspeaker driver positions and orientations are defined by the acoustical requirements. The placement of the cooling fins for the electronics was chosen to ensure that the rising heat could have no impact on the sound experience. The design is based on a complex aluminium cabinet totalling more than 65 kg, so the structure is rock solid. In a subtle contrast to the massiveness of the loudspeakers, the outer ‘skin’ is made of acoustically transparent fabric, stretched like sails hovering in front of the driver units. The curved wooden base visually lifts the large structure from the floor, making BeoLab 90 appear to float in your home.
CREATING THE FUTURE OF SOUND
A floor speaker with the size and complexity of BeoLab 90 is quite something to manufacture. The top tower is cast in 10mm thick plastic, and the main cabinet is solidly cast in aluminium. These are fitted together and all the amplifiers and drivers are mounted, software is installed and as the last step, the ‘naked’ loudspeaker is clad in the semi transparent fabric and the aluminium crowns are fitted.
Nobody said it should be easy to build the world’s most advanced loudspeaker.