Desktop speakers that can fit on the wall, ceiling, on a floor stand ...
By Mike Hanlon
March 29, 2006
March 30, 2006 If you’re looking for a set of superior speakers for your PC that is suitable to someone of your lofty station in life, then perhaps the Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 4 loudspeakers might be just the trick. Based on Bang & Olufsen’s proprietary digital ICEpower amplifier technology, the small, yet powerful speakers provide distinguishable sound for desktop and laptop computers and connect to a PC or MAC using a normal mini-jack plug and are immediately ready to use. BeoLab 4 offers numerous options when it comes to positioning. It can be placed directly on the desk or on an attractive floor stand, or hung on the wall fitting. A special ceiling fitting has also been developed and the loudspeakers are available in different colours. Like all B&O; products, they’ll look good way after you do.
“When creating the BeoLab 4 speakers, we wanted our customers to experience the superior Bang & Olufsen sound quality in their office as well as the living room with audio and video set ups. With the increased popularity in music and gaming, the PC is becoming an entertainment source on its own and now we are able to optimise this experience”, explains Lars Myrup, Managing Director Bang & Olufsen Asia Pte. Despite the 20 cm height and 22 cm width, the little pyramid-shaped loudspeaker delivers impeccable sound that is true to the entire audio spectrum, from deep bass to high treble. The BeoLab 4 is an ‘intelligent’ loudspeaker that automatically adjusts the bass according to the playing volume. When playing at a normal volume, the bass provides the foundation for a natural soundscape; conversely, the bass is adjusted downwards when the volume is high, to avoid damaging the bass unit. This is Bang & Olufsen’s patented system called Adaptive Bass Linearisation (ABL) that has proved its worth in Bang & Olufsen loudspeakers for many years. In addition to ICEpower amplifier technology and ABL, BeoLab 4 is also equipped with a number of safety circuits. For instance, if you play too loudly for too long, the loudspeaker simply shuts down to avoid damaging the unit. Similarly, the loudspeaker can be adjusted to the signal strength entering via the mini-jack socket that optimises the sound reproduction and facilitates volume adjustment on the PC. BeoLab 4 offers numerous options when it comes to positioning. It can be placed directly on the desk or on an attractive floor stand, or hung on the wall fitting. A special ceiling fitting has also been developed and the loudspeakers are available in different colours. There is a choice of black, red, blue or grey. Naturally, BeoLab 4 can also be connected to other Bang & Olufsen audio and video products or integrated into Bang & Olufsen’s link system, which makes it possible to distribute pictures and sounds all around the home.