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Bang & Olufsen launches black Beosound Stage soundbar

23 Jan 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |

Bang & Olufsen has launched a black version of its Beosound Stage soundbar as part of a new 'Contrast Collection'.

B&O Contrast Collection

Bang & Olufsen says that its new collection is a "timeless interpretation of current interior trends". It covers eight existing products; Beoplay A1, H9 and A9 as well as Beosound 1, 2, Stage, Shape and Edge. - "The Contrast Collection is a timeless interpretation of current interior trends focusing on tactility and textures. The combination of colour tones, materials and surfaces makes the collection a unique, new offering in a timeless design. The products are not only aesthetically aligned – they also deliver amazing Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound," said Kresten Bjørn Krab-Bjerre, Design Director at Bang & Olufsen.

B&O Contrast Collection

Beosound Stage is Bang & Olufsen's first soundbar. It was launched in November 2019 in aluminium and wood editions. With the new black version, the company aims to give buyers more choice when pairing the Stage soundbar with TVs from other brands. Also read: Review: B&O Beosound Stage The black Beosound Stage soundbar costs €1650 / $1900, which is 150 more than the standard aluminum version. This compares to around $1000-1300 for flagship Dolby Atmos soundbars from brands like Samsung and Sony.

B&O Contrast Collection

B&O said that the Contrast Collection was created in partnership with Norm Architects that also designed the first editions of the Beosound Stage soundbar. The black version is covered in fabric made of wool and viscose. The Contrast Collection is available now in B&O stores and online through partners. Pricing details can be found below.

B&O Contrast Collection - prices

Beoplay A1 (RRP EUR 250 / USD 250 / CNY 1,898) – Ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker with a premium brushed aluminium grill and mottled tactile base. Contrast Collection colours: Natural Brushed. Beoplay H9 (RRP EUR 500 / USD 500 / CNY 3,898) – Premium wireless ANC headphones with a minimalist soft touch feel and a subtle, mottled concrete look on the housing. Contrast Collection colours: Grey Mist and Anthracite. Beoplay A9 (RRP EUR 2,750 / USD 3,250 / CNY 21,880) – Wireless, iconic design speaker with an anodised dark metal frame and light fabric to integrate into any home. Contrast Collection colours: Anthracite. Beosound Stage (RRP EUR 1,650 / USD 1,900 / CNY 12,580) – Powerful soundbar that enhances your TV experience with rich and durable textile fabric with linear elements and an emphasized horizontal weave. Contrast Collection colours: Anthracite. Beosound Shape (Grey Define & Dark Grey Define: RRP EUR 250 / USD 275 / CNY 1,900 (2 pieces), Wooden tile: RRP EUR 600 / USD 700 / CNY 4,998 (2 pieces)) – Modular speaker system with a horizontal weave in two colour ways that compliments the dark oak panel. Contrast Collection colours: Grey Define, Dark Grey Define, Wooden tile (Dark Oak). Beosound Edge (RRP EUR 3,600 / USD 3,800 / CNY 26,980) – Compact and powerful wireless speaker with thin, matte aluminium for elegance and wool mixed with viscose fabric for strength and durability. Contrast Collection colours: Anthracite. Beosound 1 (RRP EUR 1,650 / USD 1,900 / CNY 12,680) – Portable smart speaker uniquely treated with sandblasted effect for soft minimalistic feel that invites the touch. Contrast Collection colours: Anthracite. Beosound 2 (RRP EUR 2,200 / USD 2,500 / CNY 16,980) – Powerful speaker system with anodised aluminium and strong contrasts to allow the brush lines to be visible. Contrast Collection colours: Natural Brushed.

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