BeoLab 18

The emotion in music captured through perfect sound.

 

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A combined passion

Bang & Olufsen’s Tonmeister, Geoff Martin, is equal parts sound designer and passionate musician, a combination of artistic sensibility and technical precision that fine-tuned BeoLab 18 to perfection.

  • “We constantly explore the limits of technology in our eternal quest for the perfect reproduction of what the artist and the producer intended. ”
    Geoff Martin, Tonmeister, Bang & Olufsen

A sweeping arc

  • The crowning glory

    The acoustic lens spreads optimal sound quality evenly through the room in a 180 degree horizontal arc. Beautifully crafted from aluminium, the lens is further accentuated with a subtle green glow when BeoLab 18 is turned on. A stunning touch of engineering with sound performance at its heart.

     

Best of innovations 2014

BeoLab 18 has received the prestigious International CES Best of Innovations 2014 Award for ‘High Performance Home Audio/Video’.

  • “BeoLab 18 is conceived as an exceptional sound column introducing a refined symbiosis of form, craftsmanship and performance.”
    International CES

Iconic

BeoLab 8000 is the most sought after speaker in Bang & Olufsen’s history. BeoLab 18 is a tribute to this iconic 1992 design.

Respecting the original

Designer Torsten Valuer’s stylish re-interpretation of the iconic BeoLab 8000 introduces a unique and elegant front panel, available in oak, black or white composite.

A tribute to BeoLab 8000

BeoLab 8000's tapered base was inspired by the conical shape of an organ pipe, a modern homage to a classical instrument.

From past to present

New heights of wireless performance

Wireless technology has finally met the exacting standards demanded by Bang & Olufsen for a true seamless audio experience.

  • A paradigm shift

    Bang & Olufsen’s stunning new Immaculate Wireless Sound concept combines design, acoustic technology and unprecedented sound performance taking wireless audio quality to a whole new level.

    A BeoLab 18 wireless setup requires just a single power cable to each speaker, giving you incredible flexibility and freedom to unleash ground breaking multi-channel wireless audio throughout your room.

    The concept in detail

  • A clear frequency

    Immaculate Wireless Sound uses innovative WISA technology to maintain a robust and balanced wireless sound experience.

    WISA operates in the 5.2-5.8 5 GHz frequency spectrum that is unaffected by interference from other surrounding wireless networks using completely different frequencies. This results in superior 24-bit, uncompressed audio which will completely redefine your perception of wireless sound.

    The technology in detail

  • Seamless connectivity

    Unleash exceptional wireless sound and enjoy seamless connectivity to BeoLab 18 from any TV or music system – Bang & Olufsen or any other brand – simply by adding one little box.


    BeoLab Transmitter 1

The hidden masterpiece

BeoLab 18’s sleek lamellas hide a masterpiece of technical engineering.

Honouring Nordic craftsmanship

BeoLab 18 was driven by an unwavering vision for the highest and most exacting standards of craftsmanship and engineering. 
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Attention to detail

The conical shape at the base of BeoLab 18 is meticulously crafted from a tube of raw aluminium.

  • “Through careful polishing and hardening of the surface using electrical and chemical processes, our craftsmen are able to achieve a distinctive, ceramic glaze.”

A new take on wood

Wood has always been an important aspect of Nordic architecture and furniture design, and modern interest in new and innovative ways to use this precious living matter has never been greater.

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Peerless surround sound

Experience the ultimate refinement of cinematic craftsmanship with Immaculate Wireless Sound.

  • An immaculate cinematic experience

    Combine BeoLab 18 with BeoVision 11 for the ultimate wireless surround sound setup - or connect the stunning speakers with any WiSA-compliant TV or AV system - Bang & Olufsen or not.

    Explore Beovision 11

Take a closer look

  • Overview
  • Full Specification
Designer:

Torsten Valeur, David Lewis Designers

Dimensions / Weight:

132.4 x 15.5 x 11.5 cm / 8.5 kg

Wireless compatibility:

BeoVision 11, BeoLab Transmitter 1, and any WiSA-compliant TV or receiver

Placement options:

Floor stand, wall bracket

  • Front lamella

Dimensions / weight

    • Bass capability

      · 77dB SPL @ 50 Hz

    • Bass driver

      · 2 x 4” drivers custom made to Bang & Olufsen specifications

    • Cabinet principle

      · Bass reflex

    • Cabinet volume

      · 4.3 litres

    • Colours

      · Cabinet: High-gloss polished to take up the colour of its surroundings and blend into your home décor.

    • Connections

      · 2 x Power Link (RJ45)
      · 1 x RCA (L/R)
      · 1 x TOSLINK- in: Sample rate 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 96k / PCM16-24 bit- out: Sample rate 48k / PCM 24 bit
      · Wireless Power Link

    • Dimensions mounted

      · On floor stand:
      · 132.4 x 20 x 20 cm
      · With wall bracket:
      · 132.6 x 15.5 x 13.5 cm

    • Features

      · Adaptive Bass Linearization (ABL). Automatically responds to extreme peaks by reducing bass throughput, ensuring unrivalled Bang & Olufsen performance throughout.
      · Room adaptation. One flick of a switch and your speaker is set up with a bass performance adapted to its placement in the room.
      · Thermal protection. Driver temperatures are constantly monitored.
      · Line sense - auto on /off

    • High frequency driver

      · ¾” Acoustic Lens Technology

    • Loudspeaker system

      · A two-way speaker system

    • Materials

      · Cabinet: Anodised aluminium provides a robust and scratch-resistant surface.

    • Operating conditions

      · 10-40° C, 50-104° F

    • Power amplifier, bass

      · 160 W, Class D

    • Power amplifier, tweeter

      · The tweeter is powered by a 160 watt Class D audio amplifier.

    • Room adaptation

      · Choose from free standing, wall or corner position at the flick of switch.


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