If you wished that more Bang & Olufsen products offered AirPlay or DLNA support, you might be in luck as the company has recently taken the wraps off the Playmaker (pictured above in the center). With the receiver hooked up, your AirPlay and DLNA devices will be able to stream audio to pretty much any of the company’s speaker offerings. Now we’re sure that some of you guys, particularly audiophiles, who might be concerned about the drop in quality due to wireless streaming. Well while we haven’t actually got a chance to try the Playmaker out ourselves, Bang & Olufsen is promising that the device will still help to provide clean and powerful sound thanks to a built-in DAC.
The Playmaker is expected to arrive in stores by the end of the month and will retail for $425, pretty expensive for a receiver alone but then again with Bang & Olufsen, it is almost to be expected. However if you’ve got the cash to spare, Bang & Olufsen is offering the Playmaker that comes packaged with BeoLab 3 speakers which will set you back a whopping $4,310 for the whole setup. So, any takers?Related articles: