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B&O Plans Compact Sub Suitable For Wall Hanging

Arlington Heights, Ill. – A 200-watt teardrop-shaped subwoofer appearing in Bang & Olufsen-branded stores by May has the small size and reduced vibration design to be either shelf-top or wall mounted, 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 baffles face each other. Each baffle is home to a 6.5-inch

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 configuration, 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.