Bang & Olufsen have launched a new compact audio system - the BeoSound 4, that allows you to copy radio and CD music to an SD card slot so you can share your music with others.

Featuring a built-in CD player, FM radio, and SD (Secure Digital) card slot the company also offers a DAB radio into the mix should you want to improve the performance of the unit's FM radio.

B&O say that the SD card increases flexibility in other ways as well, allowing the user to listen to recorded music in the garden with the new BeoSound 3 portable audio system or away from home on the BeoSound 2 digital music player.

The BeoSound 4 can be placed almost anywhere on its floor, table or wall stand. Angled for convenient operation, the glass door half-opens at the wave of a hand, and the operation panel with SD card slot is presented to the user. Press "Load", and the glass cover rises further for the CD loader. Connect BeoSound 4 to any BeoLab loudspeakers, and in particular with the new BeoLab 4 loudspeakers.

Costing £1635 and available from April, B&O says that “With a price that lies under what is usually expected of a Bang & Olufsen product, Bang & Olufsen expects that BeoSound 4 will capture a lot of interest from first-time buyers in the market".