A9 is the key new product in B&O’s BeoPlay range of digital music-friendly AV devices , and it’s the B&O’s new flagship wireless music speaker, capable of streaming music from both Airplay (Apple) and Android devices. The A9’s design is its real talking point though.
For starters, it’s round. The standard look of the A9 is a white body with a white cover, and beech legs. But you can also choose different covers with different colors.
As well as looking striking, the A9‘s circular design is practical. For it means it avoids almost all ‘standing wave’ problems, improving sound quality. The shape and size of the A9 also helps it accommodate an extraordinary amount of power for a wireless speaker ‘dock’: 480W.
The A9’s sound output can be adjusted to suit wall or floor mounting options, while a rather gorgeous touch-sensitive sliding device around the A9’s top The best bit is how you swoosh a hand across a row of little nubs to adjust the volume, and pat it to pause.