[CES 2013] Last year, Bang & Olufsen unveiled Beovision 12, a 65-inch Plasma TV set that featured two elegant mural speakers, the Beolab 12. At CES 2013, the danish brand is launching its complete BeoLab 12 line of digital speakers which uses the same design language.
The lineup is comprised of the BeoLab 12-1, BeoLab 12-2, and BeoLab 12-3 speakers, which can be combined to in a surround sound set up or as a stand-alone pair of speakers. Thanks to its new floor stands, audiophiles will be able to extend the range of placements options as well.
Designed by David Lewis Designers, the Beolab 12 collection features high performance digital active speakers powered by separate ICEpower amplifiers that deliver 480 watts (in BeoLab 12-3) and 320 watts (in BeoLab 12-2). The new BeoLab 12-1 fabric front, available in silver or white, matches the fronts on BeoLab 12-3 and BeoLab 12-2, available in aluminium and white.
The Beolab 12 is equipped with the famous and innovative Bang & Olufsen’s proprietary Acoustic Lens Technology (see close up below), that spreads high frequencies horizontally in a full 180 degrees. The speakers can be hung with the Acoustic Lens up or down, to tune the sound at the optimal height for where the listener sits.
Pricing is what can be expected from the consumer electronics haute-couture brand: MSRP is $4613 for BeoLab 12-3, $3120 for BeoLab 12-2, and $2950 for BeoLab 12-1. The line is exclusively available at Bang & Olufsen showrooms around the world.