Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 AirPlay Sound System

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 AirPlay Sound System

$2,699.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 15 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    A minimalist design and flexible placement options means you’ll easily find a spot for the BeoPlay A9 Sound System next to the rest of your high-end furniture. Just plug it in, connect it wirelessly to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch via AirPlay and BeoPlay A9 starts streaming. The sound is big enough to fill a spacious loft or room and three pre-set sound modes—for wall, corner, or freestanding positions—optimize acoustic performance depending on how you choose to fit the BeoPlay A9 into your home.

    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 iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

    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.

  • Highlights

    • Minimalist circle design
    • Bass reflex port with handle for easy carrying and wall mounting
    • Front sound grille hidden behind the fabric cover
    • Three pre-set options to optimize sound according to speaker location
    • Wireless streaming with Apple AirPlay
    • Audio playback via mini jack and phono connector
    • USB connector to charge your iPad, iPod, or iPhone while you listen
    • Integrated touch-sensitive volume and muting controls
  • Did you notice?

    With three pre-set sound modes for wall, corner, or freestanding positions, the BeoPlay A9 will sound great wherever you decide to place it.
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  • What's in the Box?

    • Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 AirPlay Sound System
    • Main cable
    • 3 x legs
    • Instructions
  • Tech Specs

    • Frequency Response: 33.1 Hz - 25,000 Hz
    • Input Type: 3.5mm Stereo Jack, USB
    • Other Features: AirPlay
    • Connections: AirPlay, USB
    • Speaker Configurations: 2.1
    • Drivers: 1 x 8-inch woofer, 2 x 3-inch midrange, 2 x 3/4-inch tweeters
    • Power Source: AC
    • Height: 27.6 in./70.1 cm (35.75 in./908 mm with legs)
    • Width: 8.4 in./21.3 cm
    • Weight: 30.86 lb./14 kg (32.41 lb./14.7 kg with legs)
    • Length: 27.6 in./70.1 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 1200099
    • UPC or EAN No.: 5705260041118

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: Three years (When you register your BeoPlay product at www.beoplay.com/register, you'll receive an automatic one-year warranty extension to your standard two-year warranty.)

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Fantastic sound, fantastic look

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I recently purchased this stereo from the B&O store near my apartment in New York City and have loved it. I decided to place it on I recently purchased this stereo from the B&O store near my apartment in New York City and have loved it. I decided to place it on the floor of my living room, but I was told it works great mounted on your wall as well. You can't beat the gorgeous audio, and I control it all from my couch on my iPhone.

    • Written by from New York

    154 of 200 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fantastic sound, fantastic look
  • Good but not great

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    For an Airplay speaker it is a great system with a decent sound, but not as good as a normal stereo setup, like Peter from Denmark For an Airplay speaker it is a great system with a decent sound, but not as good as a normal stereo setup, like Peter from Denmark said in his review.
    Maybe he works for B&O... maybe this is why he mentioned that the A9 replaced Bowers & Wilkins and Denon equipment...
    But back to the system.
    Setup is easy, design and build quality is good but the sound is not worth the nearly 3k. I listened to the system at a B&O store in Hamburg.
    It can fill a large room with sound but mono sound. It even become a little unaccurate at higher volumes like the Beoplay A8.
    To say it clear 2 middle priced bookshelf speaker around 1k and e.g. a Marantz Melodie Media which is also Airplay capable performs better in clarity, volume and Stereo separation for less than 2k.
    If you need the all in one design, go for an Zeppelin Air or the Marantz Consolette and still saving 2k without loosing sound and power qualities.
    If you're a B&O lover go for it instead of the Beoplay A8.

    • Written by from Wedel

    154 of 221 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good but not great
  • Great design and impressive sound

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    We recently bought this airplay system and after having listened to it for a couple of weeks we've decided to discard our existing We recently bought this airplay system and after having listened to it for a couple of weeks we've decided to discard our existing stereo system (Denon receiver, cd player and iPod dock together with two bulky Bowers & Wilkins loud speakers). It is not just so much more beautiful to look at, the quality of the sound is also much better. It is very easy to set up and it works perfectly with our different Apple gadgets (iPad, iPhone, MacBook). Another advantage is that you can place it almost anywhere in the room without compromising the quality of the sound (when setting up the system, the output can be adjusted to different positions – corner, wall, free-standing). We've placed it on the floor in our living room, but you could also hang it on the wall.

    • Written by from Copenhagen

    118 of 160 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great design and impressive sound
  • Not worth the money

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I recently bought 3 of these speakers.... It is hard to connect all three together and it only allows you to play music from your I recently bought 3 of these speakers.... It is hard to connect all three together and it only allows you to play music from your itunes library on all three. When watching Videos while connected to the speaker their is always a 4 second delay..

    • Written by from Vancouver
    Was this useful? Not worth the money
  • Stunning Piece of Art, Impeccable Sound Clarity & Ease of Use

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    While I had almost made up my mind to invest in the latest Marantz & PMC Twentys', I thought, why not give this product a try once While I had almost made up my mind to invest in the latest Marantz & PMC Twentys', I thought, why not give this product a try once and went for the in-store experience. After a brief introduction to the product (well the best thing is there is nothing to explain about this product, except for how intricately the speaker mesh is designed, the kind of wood used to craft the tripod, avant-garde speaker placement et al) I was handed the IPAD by the gentleman (must admit the customer centricity of the sales man and professionalism was so well blended with the aura of the B&O brand) and asked to simply play the music. Now here is the magical bit, the bass is so enriching and speckless that it fills the room perfectly. The midranges are tuned to perfection and there is more treble to fill the ocean if you ever wished. All-in-all sounds magical. Being hooked to some of the finest audio consoles over the years, this product just proved that it can all happen with just one module beautifully parked around the corner in your living room. The wireless concept makes it even better - no more 10% investments on speaker cables and a bulk of coils behind your audio rack. Eventually, I brought the limited edition black piece and have been obsessed ever since.

    Important : For those of you who have been facing issues with Airplay connectivity. I have probed quite deep in to this to only find out that there is nothing wrong with the product nor the internet speed / connectivity. It is to do with your WIFI ROUTER. Esp if it's one of those free white or black boxes provided by Sky (in the UK)/ of that matter any service provider. If it is free / cheap it is for a reason. The issue is - it just cannot create enough signal (WAN) to accommodate many devices in a home network. If you are using a Mac Book (any model) it just consumes all the signal strength you have in your WAN leaving little room for other devices to use WAN bandwidth for data share making the situation much worse.

    Solution: Simply buy a 50-60 quid (decent model) Linksys / Cisco router and route your Wifi through that and everything gets utterly buttery smooth..

    Strongly recommend this product.

    • Written by from London

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Stunning Piece of Art, Impeccable Sound Clarity & Ease of Use
  • Elegant design, outstanding performance

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Utterly unique in the marketplace, the A9 produces amazing sound from such a tiny footprint -- and makes a design statement while Utterly unique in the marketplace, the A9 produces amazing sound from such a tiny footprint -- and makes a design statement while doing it. We've had ours for almost a year, using it for music and television audio in our living room, and we are hooked. Superb audio response, terrifically full sound, and simply gorgeous.

    Very good Airplay performance and reliability using our Airport Extreme (watch out for microwave ovens between your speaker and access point, though, since it's 2.4GHz-only). Highly recommended.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Elegant design, outstanding performance

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