We’ll start off by saying that you’ll definitely want a pair of these. The towering stereo speakers are statement pieces, with various chrome finishings in silver, black or bronze colours. And between the fabric and wood covers, we fancy ourselves the smoked oak.
That being said, the design is not for naught. The elegant column-like speakers (at a height of 137cm with the floor base, and 140.5cm when mounted) are inconspicuous features to a room, as if to spook you with its studio-grade sound when you least expect it.
The sound engineered for the Beolab 28 promises exactly that, coming from a complex system with a frequency range between 27Hz to 23,000 Hz. The bass is fitted with Advanced Adaptive Base Linearisation technology (ABL) that delivers optimum performance that’s coupled with a custom designed down-facing woofer.
Needless to say, its connectivity features don’t fall short. It is compatible with all popular streaming formats, namely Chromecast, Apple AirPlay 2, Bluetooth and Spotify Connect. It also has multiple analogue ports, wireless capabilities and multiroom integration for that all-around peak sound system.
Alternatively, one could possibly furnish a room with a couple of Beolab 28s and not even play anything at all.