Bang & Olufsen's newest and most luxurious addition to the collection, the Beolab 28 is the most distinctive and unusual speaker in the range.
Beolab 28, a pair of speakers shaped like a long and thin pole, is inspired by the old Beolab Ponta, 6000 and 8000 speakers and is wireless. It can be used with a floor stand or with a wall bracket.
One of the most exclusive features of the Beolab 28 is that you can place it wherever you want. It offers two separate sound outputs as narrow mode and wide mode; narrow mode only in the area where you sit, wide mode spreads sound evenly throughout the room.
When approached, its automatically activated sensors operate the touch panel. This panel features four preset buttons for one-touch access to Spotify playlists, radio stations and more, with options to play/pause, skip tracks and adjust volume.
In terms of wireless connectivity, Beolab 28 supports AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, WiFi and Bluetooth. Physical connections include Ethernet, Powerlink and line-in.
Inside are three 3-inch drivers vertically, a 1-inch tweeter and a 6.5-inch woofer in the cone-shaped base. Like other B&O speakers, the Beolab 28 features ARC (ACTIVE ROOM COMPENSATION), which adjusts the speakers to the environment in which they are placed.
Like other new speakers from Bang & Olufsen, the Beolab 28 is equipped with an interchangeable connection module. With this component, it will always be future-ready, as it has "enough processing power and connectivity technology to receive new performance updates and features for years to come".
LOOK AND FEEL
Designers Noto GmbH
Materials Aluminium Fabric Wood Polymer
Amplifier 1 x 100 watt, Class D, tweeter 3 x 100 watt, Class D, full range 1 x 225 watt, Class D, woofer
Driver Units 1 x 1" tweeter 3 x 3" full range 1 x 6.5" woofer
Bass Capacity 95 dB SPL
Frequency Range 27 - 23,000 Hz
Maximum Loudness 110 dB SPL
Advanced Sound Features Active Room Compensation Adaptive Bass Linearization Beam Width Control Thermal Protection
Stereo Pairing Beolab 28 is a stereo speaker set up.