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B&O Play unveiled their latest speaker this month (Beolit 17)


B&O Play, a sister company of the widely known Bang & Olufsen, unveiled their latest Bluetooth speaker earlier this month, releasing the Beolit 17 into the world.

Named after the year of its release like the two speakers before it, the Beolit 17 pushes to deliver the quality that you expect to find from a company like B&O. Its design features a mix of pearl-blasted aluminium and robust polymer for both durability and visual presence It promises to deliver up to an impressive 240 watts of power, giving it a strong audible footprint for whatever room you place it in. Despite the amount of power it packs, it also promised to provide up to 24 hours of listening on a single charge.

It charges via USB Type-C to allow for quick and efficient charging and featuring a slew of options, such as a customizable one-touch connect button that can be personalized using the Beoplay app. It puts out 360-degree omnidirectional sound, allowing you to fill an entire room regardless of where you place it.

Being that it comes from B&O, that means it also comes with a pretty hefty price tag. The Beolit 17 will set you back $499. Thankfully , if it’s anything like its predecessors, it may actually be worth it.

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Dimensions and weight
23 x 18.9 x 13.5 cm

2.7 kg

Power amplifiers
2 x 35 watts Class D for bass and treble
(2 x 120 watts peak power)

Driver units
1 x 5.5” long-stroke Wideband Woofer
2 x 4” Passive Bass Radiators
3 x 1,5” Wideband Tweeters

Cabinet principle
Stereo w. passive bass radiators

Effective frequency range
37 to 20,000 Hz

Power consumption
Typical: 30W, Standby: 0.5W

Up to 24 hours* of playtime

Charging time
2.5 hours at 15V – 3A charging

Wireless connectivity
Bluetooth 4.2, ADK 4.0

1 x 3.5mm Mini-Jack
1 x USB-C for charging (up to 3A)
in/out (500mA for charging e.g. mobile)

On-device controls
Turn on/off, turn volume up/down and Bluetooth on/off/Bluetooth
Pairing/Wireless stereo pairing.
Access intelligent features through the Connect button (customised via Beoplay App).

Full-grain leather strap
Solid aluminium grill
Non-slip rubber top tray
Cecilie Manz



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