Bang & Olufsen showcases signature products at Dubai exhibition

By on February 11, 2012
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Top of the range plasma and AED 500k TV on show.

World renowned audio and video manufacturer Bang & Olufsen showcased three new products this weekend at the Big Boys Toys exhibition in Dubai.

The first was their Beolit 12 Portable Sound System with Airplay support. This tiny sleek box provides a total of 120 watts output power with a 2.1 stereo system, 2 x 2″ tweeters and 1 x 4″ woofer. Despite its small size, the unit is capable of some powerful performance that can easily fill a mid-sized room.

Also on show was the BeoVision 12, the company’s latest 65″ plasma TV. With a design that just oozes sophistication, the BeoVision 12 offers a discreet and slimline appearance while still providing a perfect surround sound experience thanks to an integrated centre channel loudspeaker directly underneath the screen. This was the first time the TV was making its debut, and it wowed people with its stunning looks and picture-perfect quality.

But clearly the show-stealer was the massive BeoVision 4 TV coupled with the intelligent BeoLab speakers. The massive TV clocked in at nearly AED 580,000, so start saving now. The BeoLab speakers were absolutely phenomenal, and are capable of running a series of initial tests to optimize sound performance no matter what kind of room they are set up in. It does this by emitting a series of low frequency sounds and then picking them up with a retractable microphone. The system even detects what kind of floor surface the speakers are placed on, and compensates accordingly to provide a true cinema experience through just two speakers.

The system was also paired with the Kaleidescape system, which allows you to store your Blu-ray and DVD collection on a central server, which then allows the content to be accessed through various rooms in the house. The difference is that the system takes a legal digital copy of the disc you insert, and will only play back the content if the original disc is in the system. Essentially you are encouraged to just insert your discs and then completely forget about them. The system also integrates with an iPad app that provides full control for your audio and video as well as other appliances such as lighting.


A former IT & Marketing Manager turned full time Editor, Nick enjoys hurling fireballs and tinkering with the latest gadgets. Follow him on Twitter as @theregos

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