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B&O Plans Compact Sub For Wall Hanging

4/19/2010 12:01:00 AM Eastern

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL. — A
200-watt teardrop-shaped subwoofer
appearing in Bang & Olufsen-branded
stores by May is suitable for shelftop
placement or hanging on a wall
like a hanging planter because of its
compact size and reduced-vibration
design, the company said.

At 9.3 inches by 12.1 inches by 8.9
inches, the 16.1-pound BeoLab 11 is
the company’s smallest subwoofer.
Its removable shells can be popped
off and swapped with shells in any
one of seven different finishes. With
a white or black finish, the BeoLab 11
will retail for $1,997. With silver anodized-
aluminum finish, it will cost
$2,211, and $2,432 is the price for a
version with gold anodized-aluminum
finish. Other color options include
dark gray, red and blue.

Its size, styling and color options
make it easy for design-conscious
consumers to integrate into their
homes, the company said.

To cancel out vibrations, the subwoofer
features two separate sealed
enclosures whose baffl es face each
other. Each baffle is home to a 6.5-
inch woofer.

The driver complement is powered
by a 200-watt proprietary ICEpower
Class-D amp technology to
deliver bass down to 30Hz. The sub
features touchpanel controls to select
crossover points and turn the
amp on and off.

Because of its shape and driver
confi guration, the sub can be rotated
into any position without altering
system performance, even when
mounted to an optional wall-hanging
bracket, the company said.

Wall mounting offers the potential
to hide cables and free up floor
space, said product manager Michael
Jensen.

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