Bang and Olufsen’s newest pair of full-size home audio speakers is the Beolab 28. As you might expect, these architectural towers aren’t just attractive in their refined Danish-style modernity; their techy side borders on the fascinating.
B&O made its name by expressing utility artistically, and the Beolab 28 model fits right in with the company’s halcyon-days design sensibilities. Slimline and sculptural, and finished with that fetching B&O combo of brushed metallic and natural-toned wood textures, the pair can fit in anywhere with a discretion that is only broken when they’re in use; their 1250 watts of amplified power—and their ability to reproduce bass frequencies down to 27Hz, which is mighty low indeed—make them joyously conspicuous when in use.
The Beolab 28 can be purchased in wall-mountable or floor-standing configurations. They feature a wood curtain that pulls away to expose the drivers when operated by the touchscreens on top of the units, with two modes of exposure for accurate projection. DSP, a unique driver and woofer layout, and Active Room Compensation give the set remarkable room-to-room versatility.
The Beolab 28 is priced from $16,500 a pair. They’re off to a hot start, though; the B&O website currently has them listed as out-of-stock.