Tired of speakers that please the Orphic impulse but leave your cerebral cortex underwhelmed? Fear not. Boutique audio brand Bang & Olufsen has partnered with David Lynch once again to create a duo of interpretation-ready, ear-friendly speakers, Lynchian Beoplay P2 and M5.
This is not the first time the high-end Danish company worked with the revered postmodern filmmaker and artist for a common purpose of abstract expressionist dissemination and a bit o’ gold besides. Last year the audiophile brand and artist produced a B&O A9 sporting Lynch’s “Paris Suite” like a cryptic overcoat. The limited-edition speaker was given the MoMA seal of approval, and sold fast.
The A9 was pricey, but the two new speakers are much more affordable; easier on the wallet, they’re also more easily transportable. Lynch’s work cited this time is his “War Between the Shapes” lithograph. Watch out, though. The suggested tension might lead listeners to seek out the dissonant consolations of Shostakovich’s 7th or Dolphy’s Serene where they’d previously enjoyed Nashville pop.
The paper works and lithographs have been beautifully translated. Collection pieces are limited, so interested customers should act quickly to pick up the David Lynch Beoplay M5 and Beoplay P2 speakers.