B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A9 (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- BeoPlay A9 is a one-point music system from B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen featuring a white body and maple legs
- Stream your music via Airplay for Apple products or DLNA for Android. Spotify Connect built in
- B&O PLAY products come with a 2-year limited warranty only when purchased from an authorized dealer including Amazon.com (indicated by ships from and sold by Amazon.com).
- On-device controls: Swipe hand across the top sensor to turn volume up or down. Rest hand on the top sensor for a few seconds to mute sound
- Place your A9 around your house or mount it on your walls (wall mount sold separately), no matter where you position it, the sound adaptation switch will ensure that it's always sounding beautiful
- Effective frequency range: 33.1 - 25,000 Hz; 480 Watts
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From the manufacturer
One-point music system with gorgeous sound
B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen
Firmly grounded in Bang & Olufsen's sound and design principles, B&O PLAY interprets the same core values for contemporary products created for a life on the move. We deliver best-in-class acoustic performance to bring you music the way the artists intended it – authentic and clean.
BeoPlay A9 - White with Maple Legs
B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen
Iconic in shape, elegant in appearance and gorgeous in sound, BeoPlay A9 is a one-point music system capable of handling all of your music needs. With the A9 all you need is a digital music source, and the music system will take care of the rest - and make beautiful sound flow through your home with ease.
- Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound
- Award-winning, minimalist design
- Stream via Apple AirPlay or DLNA for Android
- Magic touch volume control
- Sound adaptation technology
- 3 year warranty included
BeoPlay A9 - Details
Bang & Olufsen Sound
With two 3/4-inch tweeters and two 3-inch midrange units you’ll get sparkling highs and spaciously defined middle tones. An 8-inch bass unit, powered by 160 watts from its own class D amplifier, adds to the sound with powerful yet tightly controlled bass performance.
Award Winning Design
Every detail of the A9 is designed to be as functional and beautiful as possible. Designed by Øivind Alexander Slaatto, BeoPlay A9 won the iF Product Design Award in 2013.
Magic Touch Controls
The tactile controls are simple—swipe a hand across the touch sensor to control volume or mute the system by resting a hand on top of it. You can also select tracks and adjust volume with your streaming device.
Place your A9 in a corner, free standing in a room, or hang it on the wall with the optional wall bracket (sold separately). No matter which position you choose, the sound adaptation switch will ensure that it's always looking and sounding beautiful
|Base Color Options||Black Body + Walnut Legs||White Body + Maple Legs||White Body + Beech Legs|
|Accessories Sold Separately||Wall Bracket||Cloth Speaker Covers: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Red, Silver, White|
|Specifications||Dimensions on Stand: diameter 28" x height 35.7" x footprint 16.2"||Dimensions on Wall: diameter 28" x depth 8.4"||Weight: 32.4 lbs (incl. legs), 30.9 lbs (without legs)||Power Consumption: Typical 19.5 watts, Standby 0.4 watts|
|Sound Output||Power Amplifiers: 1 x 160 watt class D for bass, 2 x 80 watt class D for midrange, 2 x 80 watt class D for treble||Driver Units: 1 x 8" woofer, 2 x 3” midrange, 2 x ¾” tweeters||Effective Frequency Range: 33.1 - 25.000 Hz||Cabinet Principle: Bass-reflex|
|Connectivity||Wirelessly via WiFi: Apple AirPlay, DLNA app for Android, Spotify Connect feature built-in (not Bluetooth compatible)||Ethernet||Audio playback via line-in||USB connector (Charging your device while playing music)|
|Controls||Room Adaptation: Manual position switch, wall, corner and free standing||On-device Controls: Swipe hand across the top sensor to turn volume up or down. Rest hand on the top sensor for a few seconds to mute sound.||Remote Support: Beo4 or Beo6 remote or via digital device|
Iconic in shape, elegant in appearance and gorgeous in sound, BeoPlay A9 is a one-point music system capable of handling all of your music needs. Featuring a white body and maple legs, with the A9 all you need is a digital music source, and the music system will take care of the rest - and make beautiful sound flow through your home with ease.
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edit: well, I took this to a friends' party, medium-large house party with about 15 people, and this was not only a conversation piece for many, it handled loud party tunes as the night came to an end with ease! We were using a wired ipad playing from spotify playlists, and the music was as party like as any equipment could ever make it.
I own both the Beosound A8/Beoplay A8 (~210 watts) and the Beoplay A9 (~480 watts) and played them side by side. Surprisingly, the Beosound A8/Beoplay A8 held it's own; both never developed distortion at the highest volume settings. I feel that the A8 is a bit more bass dominant at the lower volume levels, but this evens out as both devices are maxed out. Up close, both are very comparable. At a distance, the A9 is clearly pumping out much more sound. Just wish that there was an option to further improve on the A9's bass output (one 8-inch bass unit when compard to two 5-inch, custom made bass/mid-range combo units on the A8).
Setup with my ipad was very easy; I just downloaded the B&O app and followed the directions. Setup with a "plug and play" 5th generation ipod nano was also pretty simple. The touch controls on the A9 are pretty intuitive, just wish it came with a remote ala the A8 and the ability to skip tracks via touch controls. Of note, if the ipad/iphone/ipod is directly linked to the A9, it will be charged as it plays, that's a major plus in my book. One major caveat to using airplay, is that signals can be dropped, almost precipitously the further you are away from the A9, so your apple device and the A9 need to be within 10-12 feet of one another for optimal use. This may be a function of signal intensity from your home network as well as distance. In comparison to other wireless devices, such as the Parrot Zik, I can walk around with these wireless headphones for up to 30 feet away from the same iPad without a change in sound or dropped signals whatsoever, so I'm not sure if the fault lies entirely with Apple's airplay.
Just an opinion, for any basshead out there, the A9 sounds best in the "free" position vs. the corner or wall settings (even if against a wall or in a corner); I think the bass comes out a bit cleaner and punchier. To me, these setting changes are quite palpable in contrast.
Am I glad that I have this product? Yes...I needed something that could fill larger rooms better than my A8 and that looks great with my furniture and decorations. Is it worth the extra $$$? Arguably not if an A8 will do, but I'll keep my A9 nonetheless. I purchased the optional red cover with teak legs...there's some serious swagger factor with this combo.
For the set up I ended up using the mode where I plugged in the USB cable for the iPhone/iPad and pushed the lower center button for three seconds and then allowed sharing WiFi settings and that worked beautifully.
The cover is really hard to put on you will need two people to put the cover on. That's the only thing that I didn't like. Other then that it is everything I wanted and more.