The Beovision Harmony from Bang & Olufsen introduces a new television viewing experience that combines pristine picture performance and truly immersive sound with a stunning piece of design.
A product that once again demonstrates Bang & Olufsen’s uncompromising approach to design, craftsmanship and sound performance, Beovision Harmony elevates the mood of any living space.
John Mollanger, executive vice president of Brand and Markets, Bang & Olufsen explains that the presence of a big screen is rarely a welcome addition to modern living spaces. During the development of Beovision Harmony, the company sought to create a meaningful object for interiors that reduced the visual presence of the TV and transformed it into something that people would develop an emotional attachment to, says Mollanger.
When Beovision Harmony is turned off or is 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 and the screen rises to the perfect viewing height.
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 maximise 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 — Beovision Harmony brings new life to movies, sporting events and must-see shows.
Beovision Harmony’s design 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 – 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.
“We have been sharing an obsessive passion for almost 100 years, and it has been a mission of ours to perfect the techniques used to reproduce sound and vision and to embody it in a design that people are proud to have in their homes. Wood has always been an important aspect of Nordic architecture and furniture design because of its individual character, robustness and versatility, and we are proud to carry this forward in our Beovision Harmony,” says Mollanger.
Complete home entertainment package
Designed as a centrepiece of home entertainment, Beovision Harmony features a robust speaker system with serious sound capabilities; and impressive music streaming with integrated music services such as Tune-In and Deezer. Users are allowed to stream directly from their smartphone via Apple Airplay 2, Chromecast built-in or Bluetooth; and it also comes with LG’s most recent webOS 4.5 platform, which allows users to access their 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.
All sources and connected devices can be controlled with the Beoremote One — a beautiful piece of technology that has been ergonomically designed and crafted from a single piece of extruded aluminium.
Bang & Olufsen has added new products to their stunning Bronze Collection, inspired by the architectural and interior trends of warm colours and contrasting materials. The four new products are the Beovision Eclipse TV, the iconic Beolab 18, Beolab 50 loudspeakers and the Beoplay H9i noise-cancelling headphones.