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Bang & Olufsen has a new speaker out today, and if sound quality and tasteful design is of utmost importance to you — and you can afford to drop five figures on a pair of floor speakers — then the BeoLab 50 might be for you.

Like the other products in the BeoLab line, the BeoLab 50 is a beautifully designed centerpiece device, one that’s meant to stand out in a room rather than hide away in a corner. Between the machined aluminum and oak grates, the BeoLab 50 certainly looks nice, as you’d expect from a Bang & Olufsen product. As a nice touch, hidden on top of the device is a three-fourths-inch tweeter that the company calls an “Acoustic Lens” that rises out of the speaker when you turn it on.

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