Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003


Inventor: Bang & Olufsen

The aluminum platters stacked on top of these BeoLab 5 speakers aren't just for show. They're designed to distribute the high- and mid-range sound waves emanating from within the cone-shaped speakers a full 180 degrees—without the usual sweet and not-so-sweet spots. To ensure that the speakers sound their best in any space, there's a built-in calibration system. Simply press the button on top of each speaker. It will send out test bass notes and then automatically adjust the sound to be evenly distributed. Pumping out 2,500 watts apiece, these saucy speakers definitely know how to rumble too.

Availability: Now, $16,000
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