Bang and Olufsen has come up with a new wireless audio bridge. Any of the AirPlay- or DLNA-enabled audio gadgets can beam its sound to this Danish firm's designer speakers while the receiver is linked up.
They have been slowly moving to the wireless music world, but established their presence in this market with the introduction of their Playmaker wireless audio bridge devices. Even though, wireless audio bridging is not a new concept, company promises a powerful and clean audio output with a built-in DAC.
Bang and Olufsen new wireless audio bridge has got operating power from 2,500-watt BeoLab 5. The Playmaker reaches the market with intuitive operation and extreme ease of use functionality. The Playmaker delivers a rich music experience whether you are exploring a new online station or else sharing a playlist. It has even the capability of playing music efficiently in sync using iTunes. As music can be moved wirelessly, you have options to set up music scenarios by setting different music zones at house. You can stream music from any Airplay or DLNA technology enabled devices through these speakers.
No additional amplifier is required for this audio bridge to play music. Bang and Olufsen wireless audio bridge have got built-in specially tuned amplifiers and can be inserted into different cabinets powering up the speaker drivers separately. These amplifiers are good enough to play music loud over reasonable distance within the home. No advanced sound system comes with this simplicity in usage.
Bang and Olufsen Playmaker is expected to hit the shelves most probably before the end of this month. The pricing of the music treat offered by Bang and Olufsen seems a little bit hefty for normal consumers. Playmaker wireless audio bridge alone is priced at around Rs. 21,000/. These when combined with the BeoLab speakers would cost around Rs. 2,00,000. Pricing is quite premium and suits users who want to set up a high quality music environment in home or for personal functions. Common users can go in for the bridge alone and it is good enough to enjoy music at a decent level.