The device supports voice control commands via Google Assistant and Bluetooth, and you can also broadcast to it via AirPlay 2, Chromecast and Spotify Connect.
Bang & Olufsen says the Beosound Level uses a modular architecture that it claims will make it usable in the future, a useful feature given the speaker’s high price of $ 1,499.
While many stereos and amplifiers from the middle of the last century can still be used, the average life of modern integrated sound systems is much shorter.
Bang & Olufsen hopes that the modular design it uses within the Beosound Level will help maintain its support for longer, as well as facilitate repair when components fail.
The transmitter on the Beosound Level is central to this module, which includes the speaker DSP chip, wireless technology, and antenna assembly.
The company says: There is sufficient space for processing in devices that come with Beosound Level to be able to deal with updates in the near future.
The company plans to offer an upgrade service to users who are willing to send their devices to the company to replace the broadcast unit when the device has reached its limit.
The Beosound Level battery is also standard and, unlike the broadcast unit, it can be user-replaced with a battery specially designed for the device.
Battery life is rated up to 16 hours at moderate sound levels, and down to four hours at maximum sound levels.
Other features include a built-in accelerometer that allows the device to adjust the sound depending on whether it is standing vertical, horizontal, or wall-hung, and the wall mount is available separately for $ 119.
The device contains five speakers: two measuring 4 inches for low frequency production, one with a full range measuring 2 inches, and two measuring 0.8 inches for high frequencies.
The device is charged either via the USB-C port within the speaker itself or by connecting a magnetic mini-plug that is powered via USB.
The device is rated IP54 for dust and water resistance, and touch controls, and is available in either wood or textile finish.