Bang & Olufsen’s New Anatomically Correct SubwooferBy Chris Weiss
I’m really glad that Bang & Olufsen decided to cut off the top of that picture and not show the full guitar. Because if they hadn’t, you’d have a fully-musical virtual c**k-n-balls teabagging you in the pupils. But you don’t, so thank B&O for that.
If you can manage to get past its resemblance of a smoothed-over, grey scrot-bag, you can start to see the beauty of this new B&O subwoofer. It certainly catches the attention (both good and bad) and it looks like a piece of artwork. Don’t be fooled, though; like other Bang products, the Beolab 11 is all about clean, inspiring audio.
Designed for a small to medium system, the Beolab 11 covers the low-end under 300 Hz. The two identical sides (nut shells?) each feature a 6.5-inch driver tucked into an aluminum enclosure. The subwoofer was designed to send sound out in all directions (like most any subwoofer) and minimize vibrations, allowing it to be placed in front of the listener, in a corner or even on the wall. “And with the sculptural design of BeoLab 11, you’ll want to put it on display, instead of hiding it behind a sofa.” Yeah, so you can feature your big, vibrating man-sack prominently for family and friends.