Bang & Olufsen Beolit 20 premium Bluetooth speaker has been presented in Europe. Beolit 20 is a descendant of the company’s Beolit 17 speaker that was introduced in the year, 2017. The company has claimed that the wireless speaker can provide up to thirty-seven hours of playtime at background listening volumes, and up to eight hours at distinctive listening volumes. The USP of the speaker has a basket-like structure, USB Type-C charging, and Qi wireless charging dock on the unit’s top.
Bang & Olufsen Beolit 20 costs 500 euros and is accessible in 2 color options. Unfortunately, there isn’t any information available on its launch in India.
The speakers are the 4th-gen after Beolit 17 was launched in the year, 2017, Beolit 15 was launched in the year, 2015 and Beolit 12 was launched in the year, 2012. It has maintained its overall lunch-box/ basket-type structure. However, the Beolit 20 arrives with great improvements over its precursor. The 1st is the design where the speaker now has the latest grille and a basic, spontaneous suite of control buttons. The shell is made up of anodized aluminum for a strong body, and there is the latest vegetable-tanned leather strap.
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The company claims the new speakers will offer True360 sound, as it is tuned by the company’s engineers. When it comes to the speaker variants, the premium speaker has 3 1.5-inch full-range speakers, a woofer of 5.5-inch, and 2 passive bass radiators of 4-inch. There are 2 Class D amplifiers of 35W. It arrives with 5 presets and fully manageable EQ on the company’s application.
Unlike its ancestor, it features a built-in wireless charging station of 5W to charge Qi well-suited devices. Users can keep their devices over the circular “charging” sign in the center of the top tray. It is claimed to provide up to 8 hours of playtime at an emblematic listening volume and using wireless Qi charging feature. It also comes with a USB Type-C connectivity and its battery of 3200mAh is said to fully charge in three hours.
For connectivity, the speakers arrive fortified with Bluetooth v4.2. As mentioned before, there is a USB Type-C for charging and a port of 3.5mm. it also lets stereo pairing amid Beolit 20 speakers as well as amid Beolit 20 and 17 speakers.