Award-year
Product Name
B&O A9
Category
Production Year
2012
Company
B&O PLAY, Bang & Olufsen
Design Company
SLAATTO DESIGN
Designer
Øivind Slaatto
Project Manager
Jørgen Daucke
Concept Manager, B&O
Jakob Kristoffersen

BeoPlay A9 is a one-point music system. The speaker connects with your digital music source, such as AirPlay, DLNA or Bluetooth 4.0. It has built-in access to Spotify Connect, Deezer and TuneIn. The hole pattern under the speaker fabric is based on Fibonacci numbers, and the perforation on the back is arranged in a rhythmic circular pattern. The A9 can be placed on the ground on its three wooden legs or hung directly on the wall.

The jury says
B&O A9 is an innovative way to set sound free in a room, and it fits into modern man’s desire for great sound combined with an aesthetic appearance. The speaker is a beautiful iconic product, and it looks more like a piece of furniture than a piece of technology. The design is clear, simple and timeless, combining the Danish tradition of excellent craftsmanship and great attention to detail with advanced audio technology. We love the wooden legs that give the speaker a warm and friendly appearance and also the fact that the speaker’s cover is so easy to change. All in all, A9 is an extraordinary feel-good design!

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