Denmark’s Bang & Olufsen is no stranger to downright radical (albeit luxurious) design, and the audio brand’s latest home speaker duly abides. Dubbed the Beosound Edge, the speaker is not only intensely powerful in performance, but revolutionary in aesthetic. Presenting a circular shape, the Beosound Edge makes for a striking centrepiece on the floor, or a gravity-defying work of art when affixed to the wall. Will the home speaker cost you? Of course it will. But for something this beautiful, $3500 USD practically seems like a bargain.
The Beosound Edge comes to us from Michael Anastassiades, a trained engineer and celebrated designer, whose work is featured in New York’s Museum of Modern Art, among other prestigious locales. Accordingly, the home speaker–which pairs an aluminium body with a matte black fabric cover–is a true sight to behold. Meanwhile, adjusting the sound is something of a magical process, in that you can gently roll the speaker forward or backward to respectively increase or decrease the volume. When you let go, the speaker rolls back into its original position. To put it succinctly, the entire unit is like one gigantic volume dial.
Included in the Beosound Edge is the world’s first Active Bass Port, which combines a “closed-box” design and “ported design” for some truly deep, energised and accurate bass output. Also featured is 360-degree Directional Sound Control, allowing the user to physically divide the sound into distinct acoustic fronts by way of the adjoining app. Throw in seamless connectivity for streaming and this baby delivers it all. When only the top-shelf of performance and aesthetics will suffice, accept nothing less.