Bang & Olufsen, is known for great sounding, high end, contemporary speaker systems. They’ve now released the Belolab 14 ($4400) at a lower price floor than their usual offerings. The Belolab 14 is an all-in-one, wireless speaker system that includes a 280 watt eight-inch subwoofer. In the same sub enclosure you also have 5 x 140 watt class D amplifiers for the five individually powered satellite speakers. Each of the speakers has a milled aluminum frame and can be either wall or stand mounted. The specs say the sats use a 2.5″ driver. I haven’t seen a frequency response for these speakers and I’d be real interested to see how much of the spectrum they cover. If you have a Bang & Olufsen TV you can also get their 4.1 system for $4000 and use the TVs speaker as the center. The Beolab 14 will be available at local retailers in June.
If you have to buy a set of portable speakers to set on your desk or in your family room, there is no reason they can’t look and sound great. The Ceramic Speakers by Joey Roth ($500) fit the bill. These speakers are made from simple porcelain, cork and Baltic birch, giving them a cool […]