Meant to be a distant cousin of of the speaker maker's monstrous 300-pound BeoLab 90 speaker, the BeoLab 50 is a 3.4-foot-tall standing speaker that’s crafted from a handsome mixture of aluminium and oak.
Incorporating some of the same technology that went into the BeoLab 90, the 50 has an unfolding design that features a specialized piece called an acoustic lens rising from the top of the speaker during playback.
Since the acoustic lens is adjustable, users can warp the sound delivery into a narrow beam for a solo listening experience or change it into a wide beam of noise fill up a room completely.
BeoLab 50 (4 images)
To further fine-tune the experience, an external microphone wirelessly linked with the base unit measures “the acoustical behavior of your room and creates a set of custom filters that compensate for reflections from walls and furniture in different listening areas.” Very nice.
Delivering 2,100 watts through seven drivers (three 10-inch woofers, three 4-inch midrange drivers and one 0.74-inch tweeter all packing 300 watts each), the speakers come in pairs that are priced at about $40,000.
If you have any concerns about the care that goes into the speakers, this should assuage ‘em: