BeoSound Shape is a wall-mounted wireless speaker system for the design conscious music lover. Personalise the layout, shape, size, and colour and create a wall of artistic sound.
Designed and manufactured by Danish electronics company Bang & Olufsen the BeoSound Shape is a wireless speaker system made up of a swarm of hexagonal panels, designed to be a quality set of speakers that fade into the background of your home.
The key to that is Bang & Olufsen’s algorithm, which was developed to ensure that the sound remains centered no matter where you move in the room by creating a fixed soundstage.
At the heart is BeoSound Core, a connectivity hub hidden in one of the tiles that has the hardware for AirPlay, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, and Bluetooth 4.1, along with support for Bang & Olufsen’s BeoLink system. The BeoSound Core also has some wired inputs for Ethernet or line-in functionality, although its primary focus is on wireless.
A base kit includes four speakers, two sound-absorbing acoustic dampeners, one amplifier, and one housing for the Core, but the system is expandable up to 11 amplifier units (each of which can support four speaker tiles, for a total of 44).
Unlike any other speaker system Bang & Olufsen let you define the size, shape, colour – even the sound performance according to your preferences. The modular tile concept behind BeoSound Shape is based on a single geometric shape, the hexagon.
As mentioned it can grow and evolve with the changing ways you live. Rearrange the tiles to form a new pattern, change the colours when you redecorate or add more tiles to boost sound performance or acoustic damping properties.
There are 10 colours available ranging from Moss Green to Brazilian Clay to Parisian Night Blue, and a host of shades in between.
The Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Shape is expected to go on sale in August. Interested customers can sign up on the Bang & Olufsen website here to be notified when both the custom configuration tool and pre-orders go live.