These Are the Most Beautiful $80K Speakers You’ve Ever Seen
Leave it Bang & Olufsen to design a speaker you’d trade a couple of your children to own. The BeoLab 90 is the newest loudspeaker from the venerable Danish consumer electronics company, and it reflects perfectly the audio house’s historical emphasis on visual beauty and arresting design.
But these are no delicate lilies. Each speaker has 18 drivers—seven tweeters, seven mids, and four woofers—powered by 14 ICEpower amps and four additional Class D amps. The combined max output of all those components is 8,200 watts per channel. Somebody hold me.
Each 50-inch-tall cabinet is also capable of shooting sound in any direction—or even all directions at once. Using the “Beam Width Control,” the user can direct the sound to any particular sweet spot in the room, widening and tightening the sound field or opening it all the way up to present audio in all 360 degrees. You do all this on your phone, and you can save presets for different listening situations.
So, how much does each one cost? I’m sorry but if you’re asking that question, you’re totally missing the point. But OK: $38,995 each, available in November.