The new BeoLab 19 is the world’s first subwoofer that is compliant with the new WiSA standard. Super-low frequencies that pack a refined punch are now wireless. The dodecahedral design is like nothing you’ve ever seen on a subwoofer or perhaps anywhere else, so even though its untethered convenience lets you place it anywhere in the room, you’re probably going to want to keep it visible. At Bang & Olufsen, design is more than the way a product looks. It is about the way it feels, how it works and how it makes the consumer feel. The BeoLab 19 screams power and performance, which is what this subwoofer is all about.
And then there’s that new word: dodecahedron, derived from the Greek for “twelve” and “faces”. Designer Jakob Wagner chose this timeless form for both its sculptural identity and its structural integrity. This singular shape comprises twelve regular pentagons, three of which meet at every vertex to provide exceptional rigidity. The anodized aluminium rings around the drivers create a stylish contrast to the dodecahedron’s matte black, white or grey. Each hole in the anodised aluminium ring is carefully drilled, one by one. A continuation of years of experience making speaker grills for BMW, Audi, AMG and Aston Martin.
It’s not just the distinctive design that gives BeoLab 19 impact. Every technical detail is driven by a dedication to capturing the feelings in even the lowest frequencies. The all-digital BeoLab 19 packs an impressive list of components and features into an innovatively compact cabinet. Two custom-made 8” drivers, each paired with its own dedicated 160-watt class D amplifier, are placed back to back in separate enclosures to minimize interaction. Using what Bang & Olufsen calls the Acoustic Balance Principle, the drivers operate in-phase to coordinate equal-but-opposite forces and eliminate unwanted vibrations. What’s in it for you? Clean sound and even more flexible placement options, since the powerful sub can rock the room without rocking the shelf or even the piece of furniture you chose to place it on.
Placement possibilities are further increased with a room position switch that optimizes the subwoofer’s response for locations in a corner, against a wall or in the open. Even though the human ear does not detect the direction of the lowest audible frequencies, this feature is a welcome addition because a room’s reflective properties clearly do impact the overall sound image.
Thermal protection and Adaptive Bass Linearisation (ABL) are also on the spec sheet, so you can turn up the volume without worrying about overheating or ungainly spikes. A phase switch and a low-pass filter switch add further controls for perfect bass management and integration with the rest of your speakers.
Immaculate Wireless Sound
BeoLab 19 is based on the new Immaculate wireless sound concept from Bang & Olufsen. Sound that is reproduced as the artist intended it to be has long been a Bang & Olufsen hallmark. With Immaculate Wireless sound, Bang & Olufsen brings this tradition of acoustic authenticity into the wireless age for the first time ever. Since BeoLab 18 runs on the new WiSA standard, all you need to do is plug the active speakers into the mains in a room with any WiSA-compliant transmitter in order to link wirelessly to your TV, Blu-ray player or set-top box.
For example, all Bang & Olufsen Immaculate Wireless Sound speakers work seamlessly, simply and spectacularly with the WiSA-updated BeoVision 11 television. With WiSA-compliant transmitters and receivers integrated into the physical and digital design, Bang & Olufsen now delivers unparalleled acoustic performance in a wireless surround setup. Of course, you can also connect the new speakers with wires, just as you can add wireless speakers to an existing wired setup if so desired.
The Wireless Speaker and Sound Association (WiSA) platform utilizes the relatively uncongested 5.2–5.8 GHz range to avoid interference from other signals, and to provide enough bandwidth to stream 24-bit, uncompressed music at native sampling rates. WiSA is the first wireless system in the U-NII band that provides multi-channel performance – up to a full 7.1 surround configuration.
- Dimensions: 34.8 x 33.6 x 34.7 cm
- Weight: 13,7Kg
- Box volume: 2 x 7 liters
- Power Amplifiers Bass: 2 x 160W, Class D, ICEpower
- Features: Adaptive Bass Linearisation (ABL), room adaption, overheat protection, line sense – auto on / off, Wireless Powerlink
- Connections: 1 x Power Link Input, 1 X Line via Power Link, 1 x analog input (RCA)