WATCH MAGIC UNFOLD - BANG & OLUFSEN UNVEILS BEOVISION HARMONY
Like a butterfly opening its wings, two meticulously crafted oak and aluminium fronts fan out, and a thin screen rises to perfect viewing height. Beovision Harmony is a stunning piece of design that once again demonstrates Bang & Olufsen’s uncompromising approach to design, craftmanship and sound performance.
The new Bang & Olufsen Beovision Harmony is a TV experience that elevates the design of any living space and fills it with spectacular sound. When Beovision Harmony is turned off or just playing music, the thin screen rests close to the floor, partially covered by two meticulously crafted oak and aluminium fronts, which house the powerful sound centre. When Beovision Harmony is turned on, the two fronts fan out — like a butterfly opening its wings — and the screen rises to the perfect viewing height. Turn off the TV, and the finely choreographed sequence plays out in reverse.
The crafted oak and aluminium fronts house sublime technical instruments, delicately tuned by hand and ear to reveal all details of music and sound. The intricate grading pattern is carefully designed to maximize acoustic performance of the three-channel, fully active DSP-based sound centre. Paired with LG’s top-class 77” OLED screen — featuring brighter, self-illuminating pixels and stunning colour — this paragon of home décor and luxury entertainment brings new life to movies, sporting events and must-see shows.
Standing on the shoulders of giants
The concept behind Beovision Harmony builds on some of Bang & Olufsen’s most cherished products. The Capri series, introduced in 1959, was designed to fully integrate with the living room. Hence the TV was built in teak, which was the preferred wood for furniture at the time. The 1964 Beovision Capri 611 FM SJ TV even integrated both a TV and a radio into a single cabinet, allowing people to hide the electronics completely when not in use.
Beovision Harmony is designed as a centrepiece for home entertainment. Boasting a robust speaker system with serious sound capabilities, Beovision Harmony offers impressive music streaming with integrated music services like Tune-In and Deezer. You can also stream directly from your smartphone via Apple Airplay 2, Chromecast built-in or Bluetooth. Beovision Harmony also comes with LG’s most recent webOS 4.5 platform, which allows you to access your favourite media service providers such as Netflix, Amazon and YouTube.
Beovision Harmony also integrates seamlessly with Bang & Olufsen’s growing collection of multiroom products. For those looking to immerse themselves in first-class surround sound, Beovision Harmony comes with a built-in 7.1 surround sound decoder, making it possible to connect up to eight Beolab speakers such as Beolab 18, Beolab 50 and Beolab 90.
Pricing and availability
Beovision Harmony will be available with a combined oak wood/aluminium front or a combined Grey Melange two-tone fabric/aluminium front and comes with two placement options: floor stand and wall bracket.
Beovision Harmony, including the LG OLED C9 77” TV optimized for Bang & Olufsen, is estimated to retail from 18,500 EUR and will be available in Bang & Olufsen stores starting October 2019.