BeoSound 8 iPod dock

Manufactured: 2010 - 2014
Designer:
Colours: White, Black and coloured loudspeaker covers

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A late entry into the market but maybe the best sounding, the Beosound 8 benefits from the active speaker technology that B&O has championed for many years. Class D amplification is used for the two way loudspeakers and a placement switch is present which allows free standing, wall or corner settings.

The dock connection allows iPods, iPhones or iPads to be used and the provision of a line in connection allows other devices to attach.

In addition, a mini USB socket allows the customer to connect either a PC or Mac or an Airport Express to allow music to be played from their computer. A special Application written for the iPhone will be available which allows the music library to be browsed and also gives the BeoSound 8 both Alarm Clock functions and Net radio capabilities.

A wall bracket is available or the Beosound 8 can be used as a table top set.

Initially the speaker covers will be either black or white but Blue. Purple , Green and yellow covers will soon be available.

Control will either be via the iPod or with the Beosound 8 remote, which is aluminium. The set is also controllable with the Beo4,5 or 6.

The BeoSound 8 came in two 'generations' - the first being the regular BeoSound 8 with the old iPhone 20-pin connector, then the BeoPlay A8 (the 'A' standing for 'Airplay') which had no connector, but you could add a simple push-fit 'Apple Lightning Connector' for later Apple products if required.

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BeoSound 8 iPod dock Product Specifications

DESIGNER David Lewis
DIMENSION
W x H x D/ WEIGHT 66.1 x 23.9 x 16.4 cm/4.25 kg
MATERIAL(S) Painted plastic, Aluminium and Fabric
COLOUR(S) Aluminium/white with white fabric frame
Aluminium/black with black fabric frame
POWER CONSUMPTION Typical: 10 W; Standby: 0.4 W
LOUDSPEAKER(S)
CABINET PRINCIPLE Sealed box
EFFECTIVE FREQUENCY RANGE* 38.3 - 24,000 Hz
CONNECTIONS iPod/iPhone/iPad connector, USB
Line-in via Phono
ACCESSORIES BeoSound 8 remote control (included)
Table stand/feets (included)
Wall bracket (included)
Fabric frames:
Yellow, purple, green, blue, black and white

*EFFECTIVE FREQUENCY RANGE is measured at -10 dB re. Ref level (200-2000 Hz)

Created: 6th November 2010
Modified: 3rd March 2019

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