Known for its premium speakers and distinctive Scandinavian design, Bang & Olufsen has announced its latest luxury home entertainment speakers, the Beolab 28. The Beolab 28 are a pair of wireless speakers that offer several connectivity options, room calibration, multiroom audio, and more. Paying tribute to the Beolab Penta, 6000, and 8000, these speakers are tall cylinders with cone-shaped bases. The base of the speakers, which holds the 6.5-inch woofer, can be adjusted to sit flat on the floor or be mounted to a wall. Up top, touch controls light up when someone approaches the devices as a proximity sensor detects motion. On that panel, options for play/pause, skipping tracks, and adjusting the volume sit alongside four preset buttons that offer one-touch access to, among others, Spotify playlists and streaming radio stations.
Inside, three 3-inch drivers are stacked vertically with a 1-inch tweeter. Like other B&O speakers, the Beolab 28 is equipped with Active Room Compensation that calibrates the speakers to the environment where they are placed. These also have Beam Width Control that allows users to switch between two modes that change how the sound projects from the units. A narrow mode reduces how much sound bounces off walls by directing audio to what B&O calls the “ultimate sweet spot.” The Beolab 28 is available in a variety of finishes — Natural Silver, Black Anthracite, or Bronze Tone aluminum — and they come with multiple options for covers in knitted fabric (grey and grey mélange) and solid wood (light oak, oak, smoked oak, and walnut).
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