Bang & Olufsen announces Immaculate Wireless Sound, 24-bit uncompressed audio with no cables
Bang & Olufsen has lifted the lid on its new speaker technology that it claims is the first to be robust enough to send audiophile-quality uncompressed sound wirelessly.
Called Immaculate Wireless Sound, the platform will be adopted by the Danish company for a new set of wireless speakers to be revealed in late October. B&O announced details of the new tech during the CEDIA home cinema trade show in Denver this week.
B&O's Immaculate Wireless Sound incorporates the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association's open standard in order to ensure it is compatible with other WiSA-compliant AV equipment, including TVs, Blu-ray players, AV receivers and more. It allows for 24-bit uncompressed audio to be sent over a multi-channel wireless set-up (up to 7.1) and uses the "relatively uncongested" 5.2 to 5.8GHz frequency range to avoid interference by other signals.
"Our engineers have been testing the boundaries of wireless speaker technology for years," said Bang & Olufsen CEO Tue Mantoni. "But until today the transmission quality simply hasn’t been reliable and good enough.
"Immaculate Wireless Sound is the biggest innovation from Bang & Olufsen for several years and will form the backbone for a launch of several new speaker products later this year."