Beoplay A9 vs BeoSound Edge

Beoplay A9 vs BeoSound Edge

Today we have introduced a new member of the Bang & Olufsen Family: BeoSound Edge. The sound and price taken into account, we would like to compare this new wireless speaker with one of our best-selling products within the same category, Beoplay A9. We will below try to clarify the similarities and differences between these two very exciting B&O products.

DESIGN IN WORLD CLASS

The Beoplay A9 stormed the world with its award-winning, different, innovative and exciting circular design that attracted attention in any interior design. Beoplay A9 is designed as a piece of furniture, which like a sculpture gives an edge and style to the decor. The days of wanting to try and hide your large stereo system are over. No matter where you place your A9, it will look beautiful and elegant.

Now we have done it again! BeoSound Edge’s luxurious simplicity is reflected first and foremost in its minimalist and timeless design. It is inspired by a British 1-pound coin balancing on the edge, giving a dynamic impression, yet the life of its geometric shape is long enough for it to become a design classic. BeoSound Edge, made up of a compact circular shape and a polished aluminum cabinet, can, like A9, be placed to complement furniture on the floor or as a gravity-challenging statement on the wall.

But despite the circular design that both speakers have in common, they are very different in their expression. Beoplay A9 with its round edges and a laid back attitude in warm materials like wood and wool (frontcover from Kvadrat) opposite BeoSound Edge in cooler materials such as aluminum and black fabric frontcover with sharp edges (hence the name: Edge).

SOUND IN WORLD CLASS

Beoplay A9 has been praised for its amazing sound, but through our latest patent on the world’s first active bass port, the hard-working audio engineers at Bang & Olufsen have surpassed themselves again. BeoSound Edge uses the most advanced acoustic innovation to provide you with a powerful and accurate listening experience through the active bass port that combines two classic concepts for speaker design: the so-called pressure chamber design and bass reflex design.

The loudspeaker provides a perfect and powerful bass at high volume by mechanically (and magically) opening the cabinet to broadcast more bass. At the same time, it ensures accurate bass at low volume using the pressure chamber principle to render the reproduction as accurate as possible. Unlike other wireless speakers, the BeoSound Edge can whisper as beautifully as it may roar.

As something new, the BeoSound Edge also has a directional sound control that can be used to split a room by playing music to either left or right or to fill the room with true 360 ° sound from both sides of the speaker. Directional sound is controlled through the Bang & Olufsen app, where you can easily switch between the different modes.

PLACEMENTS

Both speakers can be placed on the floor or on the wall.

FAKTA / TAL

Beoplay A9 - DKK 16.499
BeoSound Edge - Trådløs Højttaler - Hero
BeoSound Edge - DKK 22.495

DESIGN & DIMENSIONS

DESIGNER
Oivind Slaatto

WEIGHT
Weight with legs: 15 kg

Weight without legs: 14.3 kg

DIMENSIONS
On leg: 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
Michael Anastassiades

WEIGHT
Weight of speaker with fabric frame: 13.8 kg

Weight of floor stand: 1.2 kg
Weight of wall mount: 2.0 kg

DIMENSIONS
50.2 x 13.0 cm. (diameter x depth)

MATERIALS
Aluminium and fabric

PLACEMENTS
Floor or wall

CONNECTIONS

WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth 4.0
Wireless 2.4 and 5 GHz

MULTIROOM
Beolink Multiroom
Chromecast built-in

STREAMING
Apple AirPlay
Beolink
Chromecast
Spotify

CONNECTIONS
1 x USB iPod/iPhone/iPad connector

1 x Line-in
1 x Ethernet

WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi/WLAN (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)

MULTIROOM
Beolink Multiroom
Chromecast built-in
Apple AirPlay 2

STREAMING
Apple AirPlay 2
Chromecast built-in
Bluetooth
DLNA – DMR

CONNECTIONS
Line-in (analogue & digital combo)
1 x Ethernet 10/100 Mbit/s

THE SOUND

DRIVERS
1 x 8” woofer
2 x 3” midrange
2 x 3/4” tweeter

AMPLIFIER
1 x 160W class D for bas
2 x 80W class D for midrange
2 x 80W class D for treble

CABINET PRINCIPLE
Bass reflex

DRIVERS
1 x 10″ woofer
2 x 4″ midrange

2 x 3/4″ tweeter

AMPLIFIER
2 x 200W class D for bas

2 x 100W class D for midrange
2 x 100W class D for treble

CABINET PRINCIPLE
Prechure champer and bass reflex