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This Speaker Will Cost You A Whole Year’s Salary

Celebrating 90 years of stunning audio from the Danish audio giant Bang & Olufsen, the BeoLab 90 mixes eye-catching design and high-end audiophile tech.

Who knew the contours of a room had such an affect on the sound that comes from your speakers? We didn’t until we were treated to a sneak peak at Bang & Olufsen’s stunning BeoLab 90 loudspeaker.

Like a vision from the future, the BeoLab 90 is a mixture of exquisitely crafted design and the sort of finely tuned high-end technology that only the greatest scientific minds could conjure. B&O believe it has the potential to change the future of sound and who are we to argue? We’re saving our pennies already.


Its £27,000 price tag is eye-watering, but what it lacks in affordability, it makes up for by being easily the coolest thing you’ll see this year. Blessed with a 360-degree, angular aluminium design that tips the scales at a hefty 137 kg, the BeoLab 90 has 18 state-of-the-art drivers, all carefully placed to deliver maximum performance.

A real powerhouse of a speaker, the BeoLab 90 pumps out a whopping 8,200 watts per driver. It’s got all the mods and cons you’d expect, but it’s Bang & Olufsen’s new Active Room Compensation technology that is its killer feature.

Active Room Compensation calibrates the sound of the speaker according to the size and shape of your room, furnishing and listening position. Beam Width Control lets you tweak where the sound is heard

Covering the huge-sounding driver units is an outer skin that is made of acoustically transparent fabric stretched like the sails of a boat. The curved wooden base makes the speaker look like it’s floating

To get the perfect sound output, Bang & Olufsen has meticulously placed all 18 (yes 18!) custom-designed amplifiers for the perfect sound (seven tweeters, seven midrangers, three woofers and one front woofer).

The BeoLab 90 supports wireless connectivity, but its manufacturer would prefer you use a wired input to get the best results. These are hidden underneath the base of the speaker.