Bang & Olufsen is raising the bar in luxurious cinematic experiences with the launch of the Beovision Harmony 88- inch TV – Bang & Olufsen’s most luxurious and immersive TV experience that features not only the world’s first 88- inch 8K OLED TV, but also the largest OLED screen ever created from LG Electronics.

Bang Olufsen Rev eals Stunning 88 i n ch Beovision Harmony TV

“Today, we are bringing together the best of artisanship and the bleeding edge of display technology. Our customers tell us that they want the ultimate in cinematic and immersive experiences with a design that adds to the décor rather than disrupts it. This is exactly what we are bringing to the market with our new two-meter-wide Beovision Harmony powered by stellar Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound and the world’s first 88-inch 8K OLED TV”, says Christoffer Østergaard Poulsen, Vice President of Product Management at Bang & Olufsen. Beovision Harmony was originally unveiled at Milan Design week in 2019 as a meaningful combination of art and technology, where the TV folds down into a sculptural shape when not in use.

The two oak and aluminium covers partially obscures the black screen, and when the TV is turned on, the panels fan out like a butterfly opening its wings, and the screen rises above them to the perfect viewing height. The ultimate experience for movies and sports The two-meter-wide Beovision Harmony TV comes with the 2020 OLED 8K display from LG Electronics optimized for Bang & Olufsen, which allowsfor the full Bang & Olufsen cinematic experience. With an 8K resolution, delivering four times more detail than 4K TV and 16 times more than HDTV, it is designed to deliver stunning picture quality, upgraded performance and artificial intelligence-enabled features that brings movies and sports to life like never before imagined. At the heart of the TV are several advanced core technologies, most notably the new α (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processor.

This advanced processor leverages upgraded processing power and artificial intelligence deep learning algorithms to improve on the picture quality and enable a host of specialized features for various types of content. As for the sound, along with the pre-installed three-channel sound system and built-in dual subwoofer, the TV is compatible with Bang & Olufsen’s speaker program, allowing one to connect up to eight wireless Beolab speakers for true 7.1 surround sound. All sources can be controlled with the Beoremote One, a remote crafted from a single piece of extruded aluminium that adds well to the luxury experience.

Exclusive finishes and bespoke solutions Along with the existing speaker cover choice of oak wood and natural aluminium, two more options have recently been added to the Beovision Harmony. Warm brasstone aluminium has been combined with smoked oak and bronze tone aluminium with walnut. The new finishes will be matching the Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 finish options, creating a visual coherence between the products when included in a complete home cinema experience. Finally, a full customisation of finish on Beovision Harmony, Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 is available for clients who wish to own something totally unique.

Pricing and availability Beovision Harmony including the LG 8K 88-inch OLED ZX TV optimized for Bang & Olufsen is estimated to retail from EUR 46,500 EUR / GBP 44,100 / CHF 53,400 / USD 49,000 / DKK 352,000 and will be available in Bang & Olufsen stores from the end of June 2020. To find out more, follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube using #BeovisionHarmony

This was a milestone listening experience, one of those events when you can hear the paradigm shifting. Interestingly, although the new WAMM is going to raise the price of Wilson’s flagship model substantially, it will still be short of being the most expensive speaker in the world. But then, with performance like this, expense is secondary.

 Roy Gregory, The Audio Beat

It’s About Time

This video previews the long awaited WAMM, Master Chronosonic™, Dave Wilson’s Magnum Opus. Nearly five years of research, development, and thought have gone into the new WAMM. Now, as a preface to its launch in a few months, we offer up this small homage to Dave, a visionary who has indelibly changed the way we all think about music and its reproduction.

Drivers

  • Daryl Wilson and Wilson’s team of engineers recently concluded another round of research and development into tweeter technology.
  • Wilson’s MTM configurations, which feature time-domain adjustability, have always been far more sophisticated
  • Unlike the original WAMM, which required a subwoofer to cover the bottom octaves, the Master Chronosonic is a true full-range design.

Enclosure Materials

Most loudspeaker manufacturers are content with building enclosures from medium-density fiberboard—a material originally used in the construction of tract-home sub floors. In contrast, Wilson has spent the last several decades researching and developing cutting-edge composites.

Perfection comes from making complex things look simple and effortless. Does the semi-active ZERO TA reflect the many challenges that our engineers needed to master?

No, and that’s a good thing! Because the globally awarded cabinet design of the ZERO product line simply is: perfect. And so it was never put to question that we would take every effort necessary to create just one thought, when listening to the ZERO TA: perfect.

Avantgarde Acoustic Hornloudspeaker

Those loudspeakers are incredible and acclaimed by all their listeners!

BELHiFi Award!

More integrated, compact and simple and yet a veritable horn loudspeaker—to the very last decibel. The ZERO 1 is a dream come true — one that we have shared with many music lovers for over twenty years. Though fascinated, moved and amazed by our larger acoustic transducers we have always longed for a more compact horn loudspeaker to make the incomparable experience of Avantgarde Acoustic accessible to a wider audience of audio enthusiasts.
Perfection comes from making complex things look simple and effortless.
Does the semi-active ZERO TA reflect the many challenges that our engineers needed to master?
No, and that’s a good thing! Because the globally awarded cabinet design of the ZERO product line simply is: perfect.
And so it was never put to question that we would take every effort necessary to create just one thought, when listening to the ZERO TA: perfect.

Tweeter specifications:

HORN

  • Horn type: Spherical horn
  • Horn material: PUR, molded
  • Horn finish: matt lacquered
  • Horn dispersion angle
  • 180 degrees
  • Horn area: 0.013 sqm
  • Horn diameter: 130 mm
  • Horn length: 77 mm
  • HORN DRIVER
  • Membrane diameter: 25 mm
  • Membrane material: Mylar
  • Magnet material: Ferrite

 

Medium specifications:
HORN

  • Horn type: Spherical horn
  • Horn material: PUR, molded
  • Horn finish: matt lacquered
  • Horn dispersion angle: 180 degrees
  • horn mouth area: 0.126 sqm
  • horn diameter: 400 mm
  • horn length: 280 mm
  • CDC (Controlled Dispersion Characteristic): yes
  • HORN DRIVER:
  • membrane diameter: 125 mm: membrane material: Soft Mesh
  • magnet material: Ferrite

 

SUBWOOFER DRIVER:

  • Driver diameter: 300 mm/12“
  • Membrane material: impregnated paper
  • Magnet material: Ferrite
  • Drivers per subwoofer: 1

 

SUBWOOFER AMPLIFIER:

  • Amplifier power (RMS): 500 Watt, Class-D
  • Active crossover: programmable by built-in DSP
  • Subsonic filter: programmable by built-in DSP
  • 12V trigger input: yes
  • Limiter: yes
  • Programmable via USB: yes
  • Inputs, switchable: 1 x speaker-level and 1 x XLR (f)

MECHANICAL CONSTERUCTION:

  • Foot frame: massive steel, chrome plated, adjustable
  • Cabinet: Reinforced construction from casted PUR
  • Subwoofer front cover: Detachable cloth cover
  • Operation indicator: LED at subwoofer logo panel
  • Subwoofer rear cover: PUR plate, magnetic fixation

 

 

Speakers - Home Audio

The master gilders at Ateliers Gohard finished the Phantom’s gold leaf side plates following time-honored methods. Each gold leaf is applied by hand to create a unique patina. And these heritage techniques demand absolute perfection—once the leaf has been applied, it cannot be removed. Bearing the Phantom Reactor Opéra de Paris | Devialet signature, the side plates are gilded with Moon Gold, a precious and stainless palladium-yellow gold alloy.

Speakers - Home Audio

Speakers – Home Audio

PHANTOM REACTOR OPÉRA DE PARIS

Monumental, wherever you’re seated.

900 Watts | 98 dB | 18Hz – 21kHz

BOWERS & WILKINS ANNOUNCES CORPORATE CHANGES

Bowers & Wilkins, the world’s leading premium audio company, has announced changes to the B&W Group management team.

Worthing, UK, February 27, 2020 Bowers & Wilkins will henceforth have an independent Board of Directors for EVA Automation, although companies will continue to cooperate with each other where mutually beneficial.

bowers and wilkins

Recent events will have no impact on the day-to-day management and direction of Bowers & Wilkins . Stakeholders of the brand actively support its activities while refocusing its world-class resources on research and development, manufacturing and distribution of premium speakers, audio components and headphones.

As part of the new structure, Gideon Yu and Greg Lee no longer lead Bowers & Wilkins . David Duggins has been appointed to the board as the sole Independent Director, with Geoff Edwards leading the executive team to take responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the business. This highly experienced management team will ensure stability as the business seeks to continue its recent successes in the coming months.

Bowers & Wilkins’ overall business performance remains very good. The brand has just enjoyed one of its best sales quarters, has a complete order book for its Premium 800 Series Diamond Speakers, and has won multiple awards for many of its newly launched products. At the same time, its partnerships with Philips TV , BMW , Maserati , McLaren and Volvo continue to thrive. In the coming months there will be several sensational new product launches to help build on this sustained track record of success.

Bowers & Wilkins will continue to develop and manufacture world-class audio products, having successfully diversified its product portfolio into new categories for the past decade. The company will continue to develop its offer as new technologies and opportunities allow. The brand remains committed to maintaining its UK and overseas operations, with the company’s headquarters, R&D facilities and premium manufacturing in the UK.

Samsung and Iconic Fashion Brand Thom Browne Collaborate on Limited Edition Galaxy Z Flip

Introducing Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition—An Exclusive Smartphone Experience with Sartorial Style

NEW YORK, USA  February 11, 2020 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Thom Browne today revealed Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition, an exclusive collaboration from the leading technology company and iconic New York fashion brand. Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition draws on Samsung’s all new Galaxy Z Flip device and the fashion brand’s bold, timeless style to introduce a groundbreaking foldable smartphone experience.

“Partnering with Samsung to create Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition was an incredible opportunity to reimagine how consumers express themselves through their smartphone,” said Thom Browne. “We designed Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition just like I do my collections—with proportion, individuality and aesthetic in mind—to create the perfect blend of art and technology.”

Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition was created for those who are not afraid to make a statement—and who want their technology to be as iconic as their wardrobe. It features distinctive Thom Browne signature brand colors on a pebble grey exterior, pulled right from the runway and offering all of the same innovative features as Galaxy Z Flip. To complete the look, the special edition version also comes with custom designed Galaxy Buds+ and Galaxy Watch Active2.

“Working with Thom gave us the opportunity to make this stylish device even more covetable, bringing together Samsung’s latest technology innovations with Thom’s signature aesthetic inspired by his suits —the precision tailoring, the intentional use of materials, the elevated style that is uniquely his own,” said Stephanie Choi, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Marketing Team of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition is a marriage of our shared desire to delight people down to the finest details.”

Signature Style and Design
A grey Thom Browne suit transforms into the sleek Galaxy Z Flip exterior. The limited edition smartphone is the first-of-its-kind to be encased in glass while still having a matte look that is soft to the touch and effortless to hold. Classic longwing brogues take a modern form with a grey pebble leather phone case, featuring the distinctive Thom Browne signature brand colors down the center. And, when unfolded, Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition reveals even more design details inside. Iconic blinds—a reference to the mid-century office aesthetic at the center of the Thom Browne world—appear onscreen every time the phone is turned on and off. App icons, labeled in classic text, create an elemental Thom Browne uniformity. And sound cues—a typewriter for the keyboard, an analogue ringtone, a shoe tap on a marble floor—create a unique soundtrack for the device. Custom Thom Browne wallpaper ties the entire experience together.

Coordinating Wardrobe of Accessories
From the minute they open the box, Galaxy fans are transported to a world of luxury and high style. Like opening a drawer to reveal a cache of treasured items, faille grey folding paper and Thom Browne’s signature brand colors create an all new fashion experience. Inside, consumers will find a Galaxy Watch Active2 with a grey leather strap and a Thom Browne custom watch face that lets you personalize your wellness with style. And for a complete connected look, Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition is finished off with Galaxy Buds+ in matching grey for a cohesive and connected experience on the go, as well as a specially designed leather phone case infused with Thom Browne’s iconic style.

A limited quantity of Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition devices will be available in select markets. Pre-orders for the device will begin Feb. 14 on Samsung.com and Thombrowne.com, as well as at NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER. The official launch will be in March.

For more information, please visit www.thombrowne.com, news.samsung.com/galaxywww.samsungmobilepress.com or www.samsung.com/galaxy.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.

About Thom Browne
Thom Browne is widely recognized for challenging and modernizing today’s uniform: the suit. By questioning traditional proportions, Browne’s designs consistently convey a true American sensibility rooted in quality craftsmanship and precise tailoring. In 2001, Browne began his business with five suits in a small “by appointment” shop in New York City’s West Village and, in the years following, expanded his business to include complete ready-to-wear and accessories collections for both men (2003) and women (2011). Browne has also become known for his highly conceptual runway presentations which have gained global attention for their thought provoking and dramatic themes and settings. The brand is currently offered in over 300 leading department store and specialty boutique doors across 40 countries and through 31 directly operated flagship stores in New York, London, Milan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Seoul.

Bowers & Wilkins Redefines Wireless Sound Without Compromise with the Introduction of their New Formation ® Suite

New set of audio components equipped with exclusive technologies to offer   the Highest Expression of Sound ™, without cables

Bowers & Wilkins – Sound Wireless – Formation® Suite

MENLO PARK, California, April 22, 2019 – Bowers & Wilkins , the global leader in high-performance sound, today launches the Formation Suite suite of wireless audio components to fill any residential space with uncompromising sound.

This family of products seamlessly integrates High Fidelity performance and comfort, redefining class performances in the most genuine Bowers & Wilkins pioneering tradition .

“ The Formation Suite is the newest and most technologically innovative line of wireless products ever created by our development team. We are setting a new bar for excellence in the world of wireless sound, demonstrating that the fidelity of traditional wired systems can be achieved wirelessly , ”said Greg Lee, CEO of Bowers & Wilkins. “ The completely new Wireless Formation Technology enables sound fidelity never before experienced. Consumers can now enjoy the high-performance sound they expect from Bowers & Wilkins with the convenience of wireless systems. With Formation, we are embracing the superior quality sound that Bowers & WilkinsIt is world-renowned and coupled with an unmatched and extremely easy-to-use wireless listening experience, to the point of making it the new standard of excellence in home audio . ”

With over 50 years at the forefront of acoustic engineering, Bowers & Wilkins is in a position to offer consumers an immersive, seamless, Hi-Fi sound system with no wires. Equipped with Bowers & Wilkins’ iconic technical solutions in the field of audio and the new and patented Wireless Formation Technology, the Formation Suite is the Highest Expression of Sound.

  • Patented High Robustness Network – Developed to cover the entire house without impacting the quality of your home network. Our proprietary network enables seamless sound and sets a new standard of excellence in streaming quality and speaker sync.
  • Perfect Loudspeaker Synchronization – An imperceptible synchronization between loudspeakers of just a microsecond duration within the same room allows them to work in perfect harmony to provide an unprecedented listening experience. The resulting sound is assimilable to listening to live music in a living room.
  • 24 Bit / 96 kHz Resolution Audio – High resolution streaming with twice the fidelity offered by the current leading brand of wireless speakers that creates a denser, richer and class leading sound without loss of information.

FORMATION DUO VIDEO

  • Formation Duo Wireless Loudspeaker  – Thanks to the same carbon dome tweeter technology mounted on top of the enclosure and the same Continuum cone used by Bowers & Wilkins’ iconic wired loudspeakers, experience a legendary sound now , without cables.

FORMATION WEDGE VIDEO

  • Formation Wedge Wireless Audio System  – Featuring a distinctive 120 degree elliptical shape and equipped with dedicated full-range stereo components to experience high-resolution stereo sound capable of filling any room.

FORMATION BASS VIDEO

  • Formation Bass Wireless Active Subwoofer  – Opposite speakers, powerful amplifiers and Dynamic EQ provide extremely precise depth and sound dimension without distortion. Combined with other Formation components, it allows to obtain the no more in sound immersion.

FORMATION BAR VIDEO

  • Wireless Formation Bar Sound Bar  – Nine optimized speakers – with dedicated center channel – provide an extensive sound scene that will allow the user to feel at all times as if they were in the center of the action.

FORMATION AUDIO VIDEO

  • Formation Audio Wireless Audio Distribution Center  – The exclusive –and patented- Formation Wireless Technology turns any traditional passive audio system into one of Hi-Fi wireless streaming to achieve the best sound experience of both worlds.

Each of the Formation Suite products includes an optimized user interface that allows you to configure and commission it in a few moments, in addition to a cutting-edge design specifically conceived for superior acoustics.

“ Three years ago, I had the vision to embrace Bowers & Wilkins‘ 50 years of acoustic engineering experience and success and combine them with Silicon Valley automation know-how, creating a simple, powerful, and incredibly sound user experience. Today, it is amazing to witness how this vision takes shape, opening the door to the next chapter of the sound experience. The Formation Suite introduces consumers to unparalleled wireless sound technology in the high-quality audio industry and shows the true innovation that this company is capable of. And this is just the beginning because there is so much more to come, “said Gideon Yu, Co-Chair of Bowers & Wilkins

Bowers & Wilkins Redefines Wireless Sound Without Compromise with the Introduction of their New Formation ® Suite

New set of audio components equipped with exclusive technologies to offer   the Highest Expression of Sound ™, without cables

MENLO PARK, California, April 22, 2019 – Bowers & Wilkins , the global leader in high-performance sound, today launches the Formation Suite suite of wireless audio components to fill any residential space with uncompromising sound.

This family of products seamlessly integrates Hi-Fi performance and comfort, redefining class performances in the most genuine Bowers & Wilkins pioneering tradition .

 “ The Formation Suite is the newest and most technologically innovative line of wireless products ever created by our development team. We are setting a new bar for excellence in the world of wireless sound, demonstrating that the fidelity of traditional wired systems can be achieved wirelessly , ”said Greg Lee, CEO of Bowers & Wilkins. “ The completely new Wireless Formation Technology enables sound fidelity never before experienced. Consumers can now enjoy the high-performance sound they expect from Bowers & Wilkins with the convenience of wireless systems. With Formation, we are embracing the superior quality sound that Bowers & Wilkinsit is world-renowned and coupled with an unmatched and extremely easy-to-use wireless listening experience, to the point of making it the new standard of excellence in home audio . ”

 

With over 50 years at the forefront of acoustic engineering, Bowers & Wilkins is in a position to offer consumers an immersive, seamless, Hi-Fi sound system with no wires. Equipped with Bowers & Wilkins’ iconic technical solutions in the field of audio and the new and patented Wireless Formation Technology, the Formation Suite is the Highest Expression of Sound.

  • Patented High Robustness Network – Developed to cover the entire house without impacting the quality of your home network. Our proprietary network enables seamless sound and sets a new standard of excellence in streaming quality and speaker sync.
  • Perfect Loudspeaker Synchronization – An imperceptible synchronization between loudspeakers of just a microsecond duration within the same room allows them to work in perfect harmony to provide an unprecedented listening experience. The resulting sound is assimilable to listening to live music in a living room.
  • 24 Bit / 96 kHz Resolution Audio – High resolution streaming with twice the fidelity offered by the current leading brand of wireless speakers that creates denser, richer, and class leading sound without loss of data.

FORMATION DUO VIDEO

  • Formation Duo Wireless Speaker  – Thanks to the same carbon dome tweeter technology mounted on top of the enclosure and the same Continuum cone used by Bowers & Wilkins’ iconic wired speaker cabinets, experience a legendary sound now , without cables.

FORMATION BASS VIDEO

  • Formation Bass Wireless Active Subwoofer  – Opposite speakers, powerful amplifiers and Dynamic EQ provide extremely accurate depth and sound dimension without distortion. Combined with other Formation components, it allows to obtain the no more in sound immersion.

FORMATION BAR VIDEO

  • Wireless Formation Bar Sound Bar  – Nine optimized speakers – with dedicated center channel – provide an extensive sound scene that will allow the user to feel at all times as if they were in the center of the action.

Each of the Formation Suite products includes an optimized user interface that allows you to configure and commission it in a few moments, in addition to a cutting-edge design specifically conceived for superior acoustics.

“ Three years ago, I had the vision to embrace Bowers & Wilkins’ 50 years of acoustic engineering experience and success and combine them with Silicon Valley automation know-how, creating a simple, powerful, and incredibly sound user experience. Today, it is amazing to witness how this vision takes shape, opening the door to the next chapter of the sound experience. The Formation Suite introduces consumers to unparalleled wireless sound technology in the high-quality audio industry and shows the true innovation that this company is capable of. And this is just the beginning because there is so much more to come, “said Gideon Yu, Co-Chair of Bowers & Wilkins

Nothing looks, or sounds, quite like Nautilus™. A revolution when it launched and still an icon today. Its ethos informs everything we do. Nautilus comes in three standard colors: midnight blue, black, and silver. We also offer a special service that can match any color from a sample or color reference.

Nautilus

The ultimate loudspeaker

Where form truly follows function

Redefining sound

The long, tapered damping tubes were a revolution, allowing the drive units to work optimally by gently absorbing stray enegry.

Making magic

Constructing the complex shapes and precision drive units demands decades of experience and exacting attention to detail.

Infinite colors

Nautilus comes in three standard colors: silver, black and midnight blue. But, as befits such a unique speaker, we also offer a special service that can match any color you specify.

Crafting a classic

Nautilus is hand-built to order, alongside the 800 Series Diamond, by a dedicated specialist team in our Worthing factory.

Shaped by sound

At a glance, you can see Nautilus is no ordinary speaker, and after almost a quarter of century it still defines high-end audio.

The OMA Ironic speaker is a type of open baffle, cast from a special type of iron, with no housing. The hypoeutectic (high graphite content) gray iron used in this speaker is used in high-tech applications such as photolithography machines for the production of silicon chips, where resonance or vibration must be reduced to an absolute minimum. The complex shape of the speaker is derived from quadratic diffusers universally used in studio and broadcast applications.

OSWALDS MILL AUDIO – IRONIC

OSWALDSMILLAUDIO – IRONIC

Ironic’s unique shape is impossible to cast using traditional pattern-making methods. The molds are 3D printed in sand, and each mold is consumed / destroyed in the casting process.

OSWALDS MILL AUDIO – OMA Ironic speaker

OSWALDSMILLAUDIO – IRONIC

Therefore, each Ironic requires a new 3D printed mold. This is an extremely expensive process.

The special combination of transducers used in the Ironic, a 15 “field coil or electrodynamic woofer used in the Juke boxes of the 1930s, of which we have 20 restored examples, and the cutting-edge custom ribbon tweeter, which It’s 110db to 10khz, 1m, combine to make an open baffle speaker of unprecedented efficiency, at least 104db in most of its passband.

The Ironic is presented as a limited edition of ten pairs only.

This is an unprecedented speaker.

Industrial design by David D’Imperio

Dimensions:
Height 52 ”
Width 35″
Depth 12 “(max.)