Production: 1988 - 1991
Designer: Gideon Lindinger-Lowy
They may not have looked like high-specification loudspeakers - more like works of art - but their sound immediately gave them away. Even at full volume, they kept the total sound picture in perfect balance.
Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 5000, Beovox 5000 & Beovox 3000 speakers had both the voice and the looks for a leading, acoustic role. And because of their looks, they were known as Bang & Olufsen's range of panel loudspeakers. Panel loudspeakers were one of the most exciting and interesting examples of how Bang & Olufsen united advanced technology and stunning design to achieve totally new effects.
The elegant, flat panel loudspeakers were created to hang on the wall. And with their calm surfaces of blue or grey fabric coupled with polished steel, they could be taken for works of art. But the design was only partly for visual effect. The form of the panel speakers was founded on an advanced, acoustic principle that uses the wall as an active part of the sound reproduction process - without causing the wall itself to vibrate.
The panel loudspeakers were available in two sizes - each with or without amplifier and a display showing which source was playing and at what volume. Also it told you which track number on a CD or tape you were listening to.
With display and amplifier the loudspeakers were called BeoLab. Without, they were called Beovox. The option depended upon which Bang & Olufsen sound system was connected. BeoLab speakers were designed to match Beosystem 6500, 4500, 3500 and Beocenter 9500 and 8500.
Wall mounting brackets were supplied with this model. No other mounting solution wall offered.
Bang & Olufsen's preferred supplier for brackets and stands, STBbrackets, have made a range of solutions specifically for this model. Distributed throughout the World by the Bang & Olufsen store network, the STB options add to the diversity of mounting options and positions available.
»Wall Mounting Brackets
Wall Bracket for BeoVox & BeoLab flat panel speaker range
WB3000 has been introduced to meet a growing demand to mount Bang & Olufsen flat panel speakers to the wall. The bracket (sold as a pair) is a faithful reproduction of the original which was supplied with the speakers. These beautiful speakers can now be installed on to the wall, where they are a genuine and authentic Bang & Olufsen statement.
Long-term maximum input power 90 W
Maximum noise power 45 W
Impedance: 8 ohms
Frequency range +4 -8 dB 75 - 20,000 Hz
Power at 94 dB SPL 5 W
Sensitivity 1 W 87 dB
Cabinet principle: Bass reflex Woofer: 13cm
Crossover frequency 3500 Hz
Net volume 5.4 litre
Dimensions W x H x D/Weight 45 x 38 x 8cm/5kg