updated 01:35 pm EST, Tue January 23, 2007
Bang &Olufsen BeoLab 9
If you don't have any need of water-resistant loudspeakers, Bang & Olufsen has also debuted the BeoLab 9, a luxury indoor speaker that eschews current flat and columnar aesthetics for a shorter, wider design almost reminiscent of a fountain. The metaphor is appropriate, since while the bass and mid-range units are buried down below, the top section projects treble across a 180-degree arc, using B&O's Acoustic Lens technology. This helps the BeoLab 9 fit into existing surround-sound setups in either a front or rear capacity. It can also be used as a standard stereo speaker. Models are available with red, blue or gray fabric for $9,900.