B&O PLAY recently introduced a new member to its family of wireless speakers. Designed by award-winning Cecilie Manz as a standalone speaker with multiroom audio capability, Beoplay M5 gives listeners a seamless way to connect to music they love, disperses the highly-acclaimed Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound evenly in all directions, and is clad in a premium wool-blend fabric that adds beauty and warmth to any interior arrangement.
“Beoplay M5 delivers perfectly on our vision of speakers for the home that plays beautiful music and looks wonderful doing so. For people who dream of a home where music flows through every room and speakers double as design objects that are controlled from the comfort of your smartphone or tablet, Beoplay M5 marks the perfect beginning to that journey”, says Jens Jermiin, Head of Global Marketing at B&O PLAY.
Sound that matches your interior
With its visually stunning appearance, the design of Beoplay M5 is inspired by the idea of using sound as part of your interior decoration. Beoplay M5 builds on the design element of Beoplay A6 and Beoplay A9. In addition to this, Beoplay M5 is covered in a premium and acoustically transparent wool-blend fabric from Danish high-end manufacturer Kvadrat. The wool cover can easily be replaced to fit your interior decorations, and using delicate multi-coloured threads the fabric provides acoustic transparency while maintaining the aesthetics in nuances that complement the speaker.
Fill your room with True360 degree Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound
Underneath the aluminium disc is a body manufactured from rigid polymer to house a large acoustic chamber that delivers the Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound optimised for the home.
- Beoplay M5 comes with True360 degree omnidirectional sound that lets you enjoy equally perfect sound no matter where you are placed. Three evenly distributed tweeters, a full range capable front facing midrange driver and a powerful 5” neodymium powered long stroke woofer that fires all its energy down towards a carefully designed dispenser, provide a uniform dispersion of well-balanced Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound all around.
- Three pre-set sound modes optimise the acoustic performance of the player depending on its position in the room. People can choose free standing, corner or wall position in Beoplay App.
- To optimize Beoplay M5 as a standalone speaker, B&O PLAY uses a proprietary Ambient Technology solution to create a true stereo sound experience from one single speaker. B&O PLAY creates this stereo like sound by psycho-acoustic knowhow and DSP capability to boost signal queues minimized by the physical size of Beoplay M5.
- The unique acoustic setup in Beoplay M5 is capable of beam direction and beam width control – a simpler version of the technology that Bang & Olufsen use in the prestigious BeoLab 90 speaker and the Bang & Olufsen patented reflected audio technology.
Connecting spaces with Chromecast built-in
Beoplay M5 comes with Chromecast built-in, so the entire family can stream millions of songs from more than 100 music streaming services up to 96KHz/24bit lossless such as Spotify, Google Play Music and Pandora. Chromecast built-in is powered by the cloud, so you can connect more than one device to your speakers at a time and keep on using your phone while you stream your music. Answer a phone call, play a game or send a text with no sounds or ringtones to interrupt the music experience.