Design object for the streaming generation
The design of the award winning BeoPlay A9 remains when introducing MKII, but the technology inside the product has been updated. BeoPlay A9 MKII is a digital loudspeaker offering wireless streaming via AirPlay, DLNA and Bluetooth in an unparalleled sound quality. It incorporates internet radio via TuneIn and music services via Spotify Connect, Deezer or QPlay. Sources are selected in the BeoMusic App.
But the BeoPlay A9 MKII convinces even as a design object, placed on the floor or wall mounted.
BeoPlay A9 MKII also features Wireless Access Connection (WAC). It is a feature that allows iOS users to share network settings from their iOS (from 7.0) device with BeoPlay A9 MKII wirelessly. Press the WAC button and BeoPlay A9 MKII will appear on your handheld device asking permission to connect. It is a very simple and quick way of sharing network settings, allowing you to setup your BeoPlay A9 MKII with your home network to stream music via AirPlay from an iOS device (iPhone, iPod & iPad), iTunes on Mac/PC or via DLNA using the BeoMusic- App or via Bluetooth using any Bluetooth enabled device
Spotify & Deezer are integrated music services.
Spotify Connect and Deezer are integrated music services that make your daily music experience with BeoPlay A9 MKII even easier. You no longer stream music from your mobile device (e.g. iPhone) as music will play directly from the cloud. This means that you do not have to rely on unstable connections to stream your music from your device to BeoPlay A9 MKII. The functionality of your mobile device has changed from being the music source to become a remote used to control the music playing from your music service on BeoPlay A9 MKII. Finally, as your music service is now played directly from your BeoPlay A9 MKII, you avoid disruptions in the connection if somebody calls you, or if you need to run other programs simultaneously while playing music from your Spotify account. Music services also give you unlimited freedom – If your device gets out of range from BeoPlay A9 MKII, the music will keep playing – all because your device is now a remote rather than the streaming source.
BeoPlay A9 MKII is also part of Bang & Olufsen’s Harmonies Collection. The design of the collection is inspired by a lush Infantry Green color, which is found in different materials. The green shade has a natural look that gives the products a golden brown glow and a pleasant warmth. The fabrics used in this collection can deceive the eye, as they sometimes appear green as the foliage, sometimes brown as the ground depending on the viewing angle and lighting. Wood in smoked oak finish and aluminum details in Brass Tone give the Harmonies Collection the luxurious touch.
Internet radio portal TuneIn as radio source
TuneIn internet radio is integrated as a radio source in BeoPlay A9 MKII. TuneIn lets you listen to the world’s radio stations from wherever you are. TuneIn gives you over 70,000 live radio stations and two million on-demand programs, like podcasts, concerts, and interviews.
On the top of the rear edge of the product you will find an integrated pattern in the plastic part that holds a capacitive touch sensor for volume control and mute.
As something new, a short tap on the top will activate the last played source, and if you have not played any source lately, BeoPlay A9 MKII will automatically activate TuneIn.
The BeoMusic App gives you access to music in a cool and uncomplicated way. It is designed to allow you to be ‘comfortably lost’ in your music collection. The BeoMusic App is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The App can be downloaded for free, but in order to be ”activated” it has to be in the same network as a compatible Bang & Olufsen or B&O PLAY product.
BEOPLAY A9 MKII AT A GLANCE
Beoplay A9 MKII can be placed on the floor or installed on the wall. Through three sound presets – for the placement options on the wall, in the corner or the middle of the room – the sound reproduction is matched to the placement. Here, the music enjoyment is always in the foreground, while the technology remains discreetly hidden. Depending on the choice of color BeoPlay A9 MKII can keep discreetly in the background or proudly present as an eye-catching design object.
The BeoPlay A9 MKII is available in a black version with black textile cover and wooden walnut legs, or as a variant with a white body, a white fabric covering and wood legs made of maple wood. The fabric front is also available in numerous colors and designs. Optional a wall bracket is available as an accessory, too.
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DIMENSIONS ON STAND
Dimensions on stand
Diameter x height x footprint
70.1 x 90.8 x 41.5 cm
27.6 x 35.8 x 16.3 in
DIMENSIONS ON WALL
diameter x depth
70.1 x 21.3 cm
27.6 x 8.4 in
15 kg (incl. legs)
14.2 kg (without legs)
33.1 lbs (incl. legs)
31.5 lbs (without legs)
Typical 23 watts
Standby 0.4 watts
EFFECTIVE FREQUENCY RANGE
33.1 – 25.000 Hz
1 x 160 watt class D for bass
2 x 80 watt class D for midrange
2 x 80 watt class D for treble
1 x 8′ woofer
2 x 3” midrange
2 x ¾” tweeters
Manual position switch, wall, corner and free standing
1 x USB iPod/iPhone/iPad connector
1 x Line-in
1 x Ethernet
SETUP VIA APP
Compatible with Beoplay App and Bang & Olufsen App.
WLAN – 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz & 5GHz)
DLNA wireless streaming
SUPPORTED STREAMING SERVICES
Swipe hand across the top to turn volume up or down. Rest hand on the top sensor for a few seconds to mute sound. Tap to the right to play next track and left to play previous track. Short tap in the centre to initiate last played source.
Beoplay A9 White comes with maple legs
Beoplay A9 Black comes with walnut legs
White or black
ADDITIONAL COVER COLOURS
Silver, red, green, brown,
blue and black
Covers by Kvadrat
Light grey, Dark grey,
Dark rose and Dusty blue
LEGS AND WALL BRACKET
Legs in oak, maple or walnut and wall bracket can be bought as an accessory.