BeoPlay A9 speaker adds a roundness to your sound in more ways than one

Bang & Olufsen has announced a new speaker, the B&O Play BeoPlay A9 - looking so much like a large disc that might not even notice it's a speaker. 

The BeoPlay A9 features a 2.1 bass reflex loudspeaker system that combines five dedicated speaker units and amps, giving you more than enough power and noise to fill even the most spacious room -  outputting 480 watts of power.

Saving you from the  other of docking your iPhone or Android device, the BeoPlay A9 will come with both AirPlay or DLNA, making it easy to get going regardless of the phone system.

Volume is controlled via the swipe of a hand across the touch sensor around the edges and you'll be able to mute the system by simply resting a hand on top of it.

Additionally, you can select tracks and adjust volume with your smartphone or tablet. The connection panel beneath the unit also includes a mains socket for power, line-in, and a USB socket that lets you soft dock and charge your device.

BeoPlay A9 packs two 3/4-inch tweeters and two 3-inch midrange units, all four driven by separate 80-watt class D amplifiers, to deliver sparkling highs and spaciously defined middle tones. An imposing 8-inch bass unit is powered by 160 watts from its own class D amplifier. Three pre-set sound modes for wall, corner or freestanding positions optimise acoustic performance.

Solid wood legs are available in oak, beech or teak. Fabric covers come in silver, white, black, red, green and brown.

Prices begin at USD $2,699.