Bang & Olufsen is famous for its stunningly designed audio setups, and with the BeoPlay A9 speaker the company continues the trend.
The A9 features an unusual and natural design without any vertical or horizontal lines. According to the creator, the speaker's saucer-like form was inspired by sound waves, which travel in circles. Basically, it consists of only two elements: a 2.3-foot-diameter disc and a wooden tripod. The rounded form is molded in white plastic, with a canvas cover stretched over it, and perched upon three legs made of walnut, beech or oak.
The girth of the speaker is rimmed in aluminum and allows the user to control its volume through gestures. A swipe to the right can increase the volume, while a single touch pauses the playback.
Under the A9's beautifully minimal hood, there are two 3-inch midrange speakers, two 3/4-inch tweeters, and a giant 8-inch woofer accompanied by five directed amplifiers. As you'd expect, powerful internals produce sound of exceptional quality.
Furthermore, the speaker comes with built-in support for AirPlay and DLNA as well as Spotify Connect to delivery a seamless listening experience from any source of digital music. If you're not fond of streaming your favourite songs wirelessly, you can connect your phone via traditional line-in.
The BeoPlay A9 is available for purchase now for £1,699.