B&O PLAY introduces Beoplay P6 portable speaker for £349

B&O PLAY has announced a new member to its family of portable speakers. Dubbed the Beoplay P6, it’s been designed by award-winning designer Cecilie Manz for 360-degree sound dispersion.

Crafted for power and made for portability, the P6 is the newest addition to the portfolio of B&O speakers. The simple and user-friendly interface is designed with references to the iconic Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 6000 sound system. 

Beoplay P6 comes with integrated flex buttons milled into the aluminium casing. Powering the speaker are three amplifier channels delivering a total of 215W peak power.

Available in two colours (Black and Natural), the Beoplay P6 comes with a USB-C charging cable in the box and retails for a suggested price of £349 (EUR 399/USD 399). B&O Play claims the speaker has been designed for safe and stable standing, and with its smooth aluminium surface can be easily gripped from any angle.

Says designer Cecilie Manz: 

“With Beoplay P6, we redefined the archetype of working with aluminium by pushing the physical limits of the material, highlighting the three-dimensional shells and its hole pattern as much as possible.

“This detail gives a distinctive character, such that the sound is spread evenly and shared with people around you in all directions. The shape caters to the two main ways Beoplay P6 can be used – standing in that special spot in your home, and portability when bringing it with you,”

The brain of the system is an advanced Digital Signal Processing setup which uses unique Bang & Olufsen designed algorithms adapted for efficient power management to offer as much playtime out of the battery as possible, while advanced protection systems make sure that no parts of the system can be damaged by overload no matter what the speaker is subjected to.

Launching in two colours (black and natural), it comes with a USB-C charging cable in the box and retails for a suggested price of EUR 399 / USD 399 / GBP 349 / DKK 2999 / SEK 3999 / NOK 3999 / CNY 2998 / AUD 599 / HKD 3588 / PLN 1699. Both colours will be available in Bang & Olufsen stores, and on www.beoplay.com/p6 from April 23, 2018. 

Chris Price