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April 2016

The best sound

 
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Whether portable, ultra-hi-fi or crafted like an instrument, speakers set the tone!

 

D BeoLab 90

To mark its 90th year, Bang & Olufsen offers a unique listening experience in the shape of the BeoLab 90. This absolute stunner incorporating the new Active Room Compensation technology delivers sensational all-around sound in a stunningly bold design that has “no apparent visual front”.

www.bang-olufsen.com

 

Lenny

This portable Bluetooth speaker has just won a German Design Award for its outstanding sound quality, ease of use, design, autonomy and adaptability. It’s the result of a collaboration between Elipson designer Jean-Yves Le Porcher and Habitat’s creative director, Pierre Favresse.

www.elipson.com

 

Soundboard JMC
This speaker is made using the same techniques as are employed in crafting stringed instruments, even down to having a soundboard of spruce resonance wood just like them. Its graceful convex rectangular shape is tremendously aesthetic and the omnidirectional wave ensures the sound is incredibly clear, warm, bright and space-enveloping.

www.jmclutherie.com