At the end of last year, the European Parliament spoke in favor of the maintainability of the gadgets around the person. In response to the call, Bang & Olufsen has released the Beosound Level modular Wi-Fi speaker. It really will be much easier to fix or simply upgrade: the battery, streaming module and front panel are replaceable.
The flat, rectangular Beosound Level cabinet is easy to adapt to the changed interior – the oak plank surface can be replaced with a dark gray Kvadrat fabric. The battery provides up to 16 hours of battery life, so the Beosound Level is ready to go outdoors. This is facilitated by both the IP54 protection class and the carrying handle. For the convenience of recharging, we have provided a magnetic adapter that can be docked to the back wall without looking.
Beosound Level can be positioned as you like – put it on, stand upright or hang it on the wall (a special bracket with charging function is provided). The speaker will automatically adjust its sound based on the orientation and the acoustic environment around it. If you bring your hand to the Beosound Level, the indicators light up – the proximity sensor will work.
Five speakers with amplification of class D with a total power of 105 watts are responsible for the sound of the novelty. This is a pair of 4 “woofers, a 2” full-range speaker and a pair of 0.8 “tweeters.
The Beosound Level connects to the computer network via Wi-Fi, although there is also a connector for a patch cord. It works with Spotify Connect, AirPlay 2 and Google Chromecast to deliver internet streaming and multi-room functionality, complemented by Google Assistant features. Interaction with mobile gadgets via Bluetooth 5.0 has not been forgotten either.
A Bang & Olufsen Beosound Level speaker in the US costs $ 1,800. The wall charger bracket will be available in the spring for an additional $ 120.