Wireless speakers can be quite fashionable items, particularly when award-winning Danish designers handle the aesthetics. The new speaker from B&O Play comes with input from industrial designer Cecilie Manz who is considered one of the leading designers of her generation. Beoplay M5 is inspired by the idea of using sound as part of your interior decoration. It’s a standalone speaker with multi-room audio capability, clad in a premium wool-blend fabric to add beauty and warmth to any interior arrangement. Using fine multi-coloured threads, the fabric provides acoustic transparency while maintaining the aesthetics in nuances that complements the speaker.
The speaker’s top is a disc made from crafted aluminium that’s been pearl blasted and anodised to create a matte appearance. Slightly turning the disc will adjust the volume, pressing the disc gently downwards will play or pause the speaker, and using the same gesture with an inactive Beoplay M5 will make it join other music experiences going on in your home.
Underneath the disc is a body crafted from a rigid polymer suitable for housing a large acoustic chamber that delivers the Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound optimised for the home. True360 sound lets you enjoy equally perfect sound no matter where you are. Three evenly distributed tweeters, a front facing midrange driver and a powerful 5” neodymium powered long stroke woofer that fires all its energy down towards a carefully designed dispenser, provide a uniform dispersion of well-balanced sound.
Beoplay M5 comes with Chromecast built-in so the entire family can stream millions of songs from more than 100 music-streaming services such as Spotify, Google Play Music and Pandora. Chromecast built-in is powered by the cloud, so you can connect more than one device to your speakers at a time and keep on using your phone while you stream your music. Answer a phone call, play a game or send a text with no sounds or ringtones to interrupt the music experience. Beoplay M5 can easily connect to any Chromecast-enabled speaker to create a multi-room experience that lets music flow seamlessly through every room in your home.
Beoplay M5 launches in two colours: Natural and Black with seasonal colours to come. Beoplay M5 is available now for $899 AU.