The idea behind the Beosound Stage, Bang & Olufsen’s first soundbar is simple enough: create as a powerful soundbar that doesn’t rely on a subwoofer or satellites to create an immersive experience. Of course, in terms of soundbars, the company did have the Beosound 35 which it debuted at CES 2016. While the Beosound 35 aluminum-wrapped speaker was designed for music rather than complimenting your TV, the positioning for the Beosound Stage is made clear: a soundbar created for the home.
Essentially in the form of a flat rectangle that can either be wall mounted under your television or situated on a shelf just below it, the Beosound Stage is the result of a collaboration with the Danish firm NORM Architects and incorporates geometric shapes and natural materials in the design.
Inside, the Beosound Stage has 11 drivers that each have a 50-watt amplifier, including larger woofers that emphasize on rich and superbly deep bass. Those four 4-inch speakers are also designed to reduce distortion to further enhance that low-end tone. Mid-range sounds come from two 1.5-inch drivers and a 3/4-inch dome tweeter — a pair of each on the sides installed at an angle. The Beosound Stage will go on sale in late autumn this year, with the aluminum and bronze models costing $1,750 while the oak version will be $2,600.