Bang & Olufsen Beolab 3: Speakers From Another Planet
I came across these dramatic little speakers from Bang & Olufsen and they really caught my eye. Not only do they look like no other speakers I’ve ever seen, they’re supposed to sound pretty amazing too.
The BeoLab 3 series of speakers is small enough to use with a computer or media player, but also produce big enough sound to fill a room. They’re capable of handling up to 250 watts of power, and feature a B&O’s unique “acoustic lens technology,” which is said to produce a 180-degree sound field that creates an optimal listening experience no matter where you are in the room.
The compact speakers measure in at 6.4″ x 5.2″ x 8.8″, are crafted from solid aluminum housings and come with a rubber base for tabletop use. They come in black, dark gray, red or blue finishes, and mounting options ranging from simply putting them on a desktop or bookshelf, to floor-mounted metal stands in a couple of different heights. If you’re looking for a little extra punch, Bang & Olufsen also offers a matched subwoofer, called the BeoLab 2.
As is always the case with Bang & Olufsen goods, working-class folks need not apply. BeoLab 3 speakers retail for about $3200 a pair, while the BeoLab 2 subwoofer will set you back about $2850. But they sure look good.