Bang & Olufsen has announced that Beosound Theatre: an innovative and meticulously crafted high-end soundbar that delivers the power of a multi-product home cinema, all in one singular product.
“Beosound Theatre completely redefines cinematic sound in the home. With its powerful sound, advanced technology platform and modular design, we bring the immersion of a multi-speaker setup into one soundbar that slots seamlessly with any screen”, says Kristian Teär CEO of Bang & Olufsen.
An entire cinema in one soundbar
To create the powerful and immersive cinematic experience, Beosound Theatre comes with 12 speaker drivers, including two custom-made long stroke 6.5in woofers and 800W of amplification power, providing up to 112dB sound pressure level. Speech clarity is managed by the custom-made centre channel, where the tweeter is mounted directly in front of the midrange. The alignment of these drivers ensures a better sound distribution elevating the quality audio experience for everyone in the room, while directivity has been designed to optimise speech quality.
Building on the Beam Width and Beam Direction Control developed for Bang & Olufsen’s flagship Beolab 90 speakers, Beosound Theatre introduces a new three- dimensional sound directivity due to the patent-pending combination of the direct, side- and up-firing speakers. This means that all loudspeaker drivers are working together not only to produce sound, but to control its beam width and direction.
A Bang & Olufsen TV experience designed for almost any screen
The modular design thinking also applies to the TV screens and the cover of the soundbar, which are both replaceable. The aluminium ‘wings’ are also extendable for customers whose TV screens grow as they upgrade, proving that Beosound Theatre continues to provide perfectly integrated solutions for greater longevity.
The interface bracket is motorised and forms a seamless connection between the stand and the TV screen. Cleverly hiding any clutter to present the TV as one integrated design, the bracket includes a compartment to fit smart TV boxes and to excess cables from view.
From soundbar to sound centre
Although Beosound Theatre is a powerful one-product solution, it can evolve to be used as a dedicated sound centre, providing new opportunities to build your home cinema. Starting with seven built-in outputs and supporting up to 16 external loudspeakers it can be the heart of a full-blown Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 surround configuration. In this setup, Beosound Theatre functions as a centre speaker that merges the Dolby Atmos decoding and custom-tuned post-processing with Bang & Olufsen’s proprietary True Image algorithm to maximise the capabilities of all Bang & Olufsen loudspeakers.
In addition, Beosound Theatre comes with a new bass management system that’s unlike anything else. Where other systems simply send the bass to the most powerful loudspeaker – usually the subwoofer – Beosound Theatre uses all Bang & Olufsen loudspeakers in the system to work together as a single unit. This not only gives you the maximum potential of the entire system, but also helps to control the resonance in your listening room, making sure that the various loudspeakers work with and not against each other.
Easy setup with new Roomsense technology
Beosound Theatre comes with Bang & Olufsen’s new setup technology called Roomsense. By placing the external microphone at the listening position, Beosound Theatre will work with the Bang & Olufsen App to measure the distance from the listener to the soundbar. But more than this, it will also assign a role for each speaker based on the different placements, carry out sound compensation for each speaker if it placed free standing, up against a wall or in a corner, as well as overall room compensation to avoid unwanted resonance.
Next generation listening – for generations to come
Not only does Beosound Theatre honour Bang & Olufsen’s legacy products with its timeless design language, the soundbar also comes with Bang & Olufsen’s own proprietary software platform called “Mozart”, which continues the heritage of ensuring that the soundbar can connect seamlessly with products as far back as 1986, creating a cross-generational home audio setup.
“Products such as the Beolab 6000 and Beolab 8000 column speakers are loved by people who appreciate design worldwide and we have made sure that they can use them with Beosound Theatre right out of the box. All you need to do is connect them”, says Chief Design Officer Miklu Silvanto.
As well as respecting the past, the Mozart platform also anticipates the future. Because the platform is packed with processing power and memory, Bang & Olufsen can introduce new features, capabilities, and connectivity over time to ensure an equally seamless experience with home audio settings of the present day and those in the years to come.