BeoSound 8 iPod and iPad dock breaks cover

Nov 10, 2010
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Anyone familiar with high-end audio devices will know the Bang & Olufsen name. The company has all sorts of speaker docks and home theater gear for audiophiles that are willing to pay for good looks and great sound. B&O has tossed a new docking station for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad onto the market today called the BeoSound 8.

The device has all the high-end design and features that you expect form the company with the B&O room adaption switch for the best possible sound in any room. The dock also has adaptive bass linearization and can adapt to work with a wide range of devices from the iPad to any dockable iPod.

The BeoSound 8 measures in at 26" x 9.4" x 6.5" and is made from painted plastic, aluminum, and fabric. It can be had in aluminum with white fabric frame or aluminum with black fabric frame. The device consumes 10W of power in use and 0.4W in standby mode. The effective frequency range of the device is 38.3 - 24000Hz. The BeoSound 8 also has a USB input for non-dockable devices and ships with a remote control, wall bracket, tablet stand, and there are other fabric frame colors available as options. It will ship late this month and it's not cheap. Electricpig went hands on with it already and reports the price is £895.


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