Beoplay A9 MK3 vs Beoplay A9 MK4

Beoplay A9 3. generation vs. 4. generation

We present Beoplay A9 4th generation.

IN CONSTANT DEVELOPMENT

When Bang & Olufsen launched Beoplay A9 back in 2012, we all knew that this was a very exciting product that could become a bestseller. Now, 7 years later, we dare say that Beoplay A9 has become a modern design icon and a strong statement for Bang & Olufsen. It is a product that continues to impress our customers and we are therefore also proud that we can now present the fourth generation of Beoplay A9. A new and updated version with new features that makes it even more user-friendly with eg. Voice Control, Google Assistant and Active Room Compensation for a great audio and user experience. In addition, it has got a new refined detail – a nice fabric-coated power cable.

In autumn, when we launched the 3rd generation of Beoplay A9, we were able to present a number of updates in the technical platform and hardware:

  • The primary update was the addition of two full-range driver units on the back of Beoplay A9, which through reflective acoustic principles, provides a wider and more captivating sound image. With the two units, the A9 3rd and 4th generation now contain seven units.
  • A new and stronger streaming platform ensures faster streaming (eg using Chromecast)
  • Improved wi-fi connectivity
  • With Apple AirPlay 2, Apple customers can now use the new multiroom platform
  • The product price is increased by 300€-450€ for a suggested retail price of 2.500€ for the standard versions and 2.750€ for the special editions
  • To be consistent with the rest of the range of flexible speakers, we had the USB port and Spotify Connect feature removed (which has been replaced by the AirPlay 2 and Chromecast features).

BUT IT DOES NOT STOP HERE! In Beoplay A9 4th generation, we have even more exciting features for you:

  • Built-in Google Assistant (voice control): Now you can play music, find answers with Google’s search capabilities, manage daily tasks, and easily manage your smart home devices using your voice.
  • Active Room Compensation: The Active Room Compensation technology analyses your room with an internal microphone and creates a set of user defined filters that compensates for the reflections from furniture and walls. The result is perfect, a tailored sound in all the areas you prefer to listen to the ultimate sound from B&O.
  • Fabric-coated power cable: The 4th generation of the Beoplay A9 offers a new and refined detail – a fine fabric-coated power cable.
  • Bang & Olufsen logo on the aluminium ring: Another new and beautiful detail:
    The Bang & Olufsen logo is engraved on the aluminium ring of the Beoplay A9.
  • New standard versions: We have changed the legs of our standard version white and black. The white version now comes with our beautiful legs in oak and the black version with black walnut legs.

Retail prices:
Beoplay A9 MK2 retail prices from 2.200€ – 2.300€
Beoplay A9 MK3 & Beoplay A9 MK4 retail prices from 2.500€ – 2.750€

We hope the above has helped clarifying which updates you find in the new Beoplay A9 MKIIII. If any questions arise, you are always more than welcome to contact us at 2000@bocopenhagen.dk.

Buy, see more pictures or read more about Beoplay A9 2nd gen., Beoplay A9 3rd gen. or Beoplay A9 4th gen. right here at our webshop.

Please note: We expect the new 4th generation in stock end of May, but it can already be pre-ordered here in our webshop.

Below is a comparison of the technical figures of 2nd and 4th generation:

FACTS / NUMBERS

Beoplay A9 MKII - FROM 2.200€
Beoplay A9 MK4 - Hero
Beoplay A9 MKIV - FROM 2.500€
Beoplay A9 MKII - FROM 2.200€
Beoplay A9 MK4 - Hero
Beoplay A9 MKIV - FROM 2.500€

DESIGN & DIMENSIONS

DESIGNER
Øivind Alexander Slaatto

WEIGHT
Weight with legs: 15,0 kg

Weight without legs: 14,2 kg

DIMENSIONS
Legs: 70,1 x 90,8 x 41,5 cm. (dia. x height x depth)
Wall: 70,1 x 21,3 cm.
(dia. x depth)

MATERIALS
Aluminium, fabric, polymer and wood

PLACEMENTS
Floor or wall

DESIGNER
Øivind Alexander Slaatto

VÆGT
Weight with legs: 14,7 kg
Weight without legs: 14,0 kg

DIMENSIONS
Legs: 70,1 x 90,8 x 41,5 cm. (dia. x height x depth)
Wall: 70,1 x 21,3 cm.
(diameter x depth)

MATERIALS
Aluminium, fabric, polymer and wood
Fabric-coated power cable

PLACEMENTS
Floor or wall

DESIGN & DIMENSIONS

DESIGNER
Øivind Alexander Slaatto

VÆGT
Weight with legs 15,0 kg

Weight without legs: 14,2 kg

DIMENSIONS
On legs: 70,1 x 90,8 x 41,5 cm. (diameter x height x depth)
On wall: 70,1 x 21,3 cm. (diameter x depth)

MATERIALS
Aluminium, fabric, polymer and wood

PLACEMENTS
Floor or wall

DESIGNER
Øivind Alexander Slaatto

WEIGHT
Weight with legs: 14,7 kg
Weight without legs: 14,0 kg

DIMENSIONS
On legs: 70,1 x 90,8 x 41,5 cm. (diameter x height x depth)
On wall: 70,1 x 21,3 cm. (diameter x depth)

MATERIALS
Aluminium, fabric, polymer and wood
Fabric-coated power cable

PLACEMENTS
Floor or wall

CONNECTIONS

WIRELESS CONNECTIONS
WLAN – 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz & 5GHz)
DLNA wireless streaming
Apple AirPlay 2
Bluetooth 4.0

STREAMING SERVICES
Bang & Olufsen Multiroom
Chromecast built-in
Apple AirPlay 2
Spotify
TuneIn
Deezer

CONNECTIONS
1 x USB iPod/iPhone/iPad connector

1 x Line-in
1 x Ethernet

WIRELESS CONNECTIONS
WLAN – 802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz)​
DLNA – DMR
Google Chromecast​
Apple AirPlay 2​
Bluetooth 4.2

STREAMING SERVICES
Bang & Olufsen Multiroom
Chromecast built-in
Apple AirPlay 2
TuneIn
Deezer

CONNECTIONS
1 x Line-in
1 x Ethernet

CONNECTIONS

WIRELESS CONNECTIONS
WLAN – 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz & 5GHz)
DLNA wireless streaming
Apple AirPlay 2
Bluetooth 4.0

MULTIROOM AND INTEGRATED STREAMING SERVICES
Bang & Olufsen Multiroom
Chromecast built-in
Apple AirPlay 2
Spotify
TuneIn
Deezer

CONNECTIONS
1 x USB iPod/iPhone/iPad connector

1 x Line-in
1 x Ethernet

WIRELESS CONNECTIONS
WLAN – 802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz)​
DLNA – DMR
Google Chromecast​
Apple AirPlay 2​
Bluetooth 4.2

MULTIROOM AND INTEGRATED STREAMING SERVICES
Bang & Olufsen Multiroom
Chromecast built-in
Apple AirPlay 2
TuneIn
Deezer

CONNECTIONS
1 x Line-in / Optica combi-jack​
1 x Ethernet

THE SOUND

THE SOUND

DRIVER UNITS
1 x 8” woofer
2 x 3” midrange
2 x 3/4” tweeters

POWER AMPLIFIERS
1 x 160 watt for bass

2 x 80 watt for midrange
2 x 80 watt for treble

CABINET PRINCIPLE
Bass refleksprincip

DRIVER UNITS
1 x 8″ woofer
2 x 3” midrange
2 x 1½” fullrange
2 x ¾” tweeters

EFFEKTFORSTÆRKERE
1 x 400 watt – bass

2 x 200 watt – midrange
2 x 200 watt – fullrange
2 x 150 watt – treble

CABINET PRINCIPLE
Bass refleksprincip

ACTIVE ROOM COMPENSATION
The technology analyses your room with an internal microphone and creates a set of user defined filters that compensates for the reflections from furniture and walls.

DRIVER UNITS
1 x 8” woofer
2 x 3” midrange
2 x 3/4” tweeters

POWER AMPLIFIERS
1 x 160 watt for bass

2 x 80 watt for midrange
2 x 80 watt for treble

CABINET PRINCIPLE
Bass refleksprincip

DRIVER UNITS
1 x 8″ woofer
2 x 3” midrange
2 x 1½” fullrange
2 x ¾” tweeters

EFFEKTFORSTÆRKERE
1 x 400 watt – bass

2 x 200 watt – midrange
2 x 200 watt – fullrange
2 x 150 watt – treble

CABINET PRINCIPLE
Bass refleksprincip

ACTIVE ROOM COMPENSATION
The technology analyses your room with an internal microphone and creates a set of user defined filters that compensates for the reflections from furniture and walls.