BeoPlay A9: The B&O BeoPlay A9 is a wireless powered speaker that can
function as a standalone speaker system or be connected to other BeoPlay
speakers (sold separately) across multiple rooms. It offers Band & Olufsen's
signature sound with wireless connectivity for Chromecast, AirPlay, DLNA, and
Bluetooth. The A9 is designed and crafted like a beautiful piece of furniture
with a careful selection of materials and a great attention to detail.
Three-Way Speaker Design + Class D Amplification: The
BeoPlay A9 wireless speaker system features a three-way driver design with two
0.75" tweeters, dual 3" midrange drivers, and one 8" bass woofer. The BeoPlay A9
uses Class D amplification to power the system. The two 0.75" tweeters are
powered by a 80W x 2ch Class D amplifier, the dual 5" midrange drivers are also
powered by a 80W x 2ch Class D amplifier, and the single 8" woofer is powered by
a 160W x 1ch Class D amplifier.
Note: To optimize the sound performance of the BeoPlay A9, you can
indicate the placement of the A9 in your room. This is controlled manually
on a switch placed on the back of the speaker. Choose from 3 predefined
settings - Wall, Free, or Corner.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The BeoPlay A9
provides wired and wireless connectivity to your home network. It has a RJ-45
Ethernet jack for its wired connection and features built-in WiFi for a wireless
connection. The built-in WiFi supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz (a/b/g/n) networks.
BeoPlay App: The BeoPlay App (for
Apple iOS 9.0+ or
Android OS 5.0+) lets you configure and control the BeoPlay speaker system
from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. It offers wireless network
setup, access to your music and select music apps, multiroom control, and EQ
- Network Setup: You wirelessly connect the BeoPlay speaker system
to your home network and WiFi router via the BeoPlay app on your smartphone
or tablet device.
- Music Playback: The BeoPlay App aggregates music stored on your
mobile device, your DLNA content, select music services and Internet radio
into one interface. All this content can be streamed to the BeoPlay speaker
system via a WiFi wireless network connection. The BeoMusic App will provide
you with a quick overview and swift control of what is currently playing,
regardless of source.
- Spotify Connect: The integration of
Connect will enable
Spotify Premium users to instantly see, select and stream to the
speaker from within the Spotify app (Apple
Android). Spotify Connect will stream crystal-clear lossless audio
over WiFi to the BeoPlay speaker system. Once Spotify Connect is
selected on the the BeoPlay app, it will take you to the Spotify app for
- TuneIn: With more than 70,000 radio stations and 2
million on-demand programs registered,
TuneIn is an online
Internet Radio service where you can enjoy music, sports and news from
all over the world.
- Deezer: Enjoy full integration with the
streaming service. Use the app to navigate and search over 35 million
tracks, access your playlists and add new songs to your favorites with
just one click.
- Multiroom: From the app you can unite multiple BeoPlay
speaker systems (sold separately) to play different music sources from
within in different rooms, or let one tune flow throughout your home. You
get a quick and simple overview of the music in every room and can control
it from wherever you are with the BeoMusic App on your compatible mobile
- Compatible Sources: Compatible sources include the stored
music library on Apple iOS or Android device, select online music
services (Deezer & TuneIn), Bluetooth, AirPlay and Aux.
- Compatible Speakers: Multiroom compatible speakers include
the BeoPlay M3, M5, A6, and A9 (all sold separately - see Accessories
- EQ: The BeoPlay app also offer Position Optimization Settings to
maximize the quality of sound depending if the speaker is placed in a
corner, by a wall, or in free space.
Chromecast Built-In: Chromecast
Built-in lets you instantly stream
select music apps from your Apple iOS or Android mobile device to the BeoPlay A9
speaker system. Unlike Bluetooth, Chromecast Built-in works over WiFi so you
can connect more than one device to the A9 speaker system at a time and control what's
playing from anywhere in the house on your mobile device. Because the music apps
are streamed from the cloud, you get crystal clear sound and your mobile
device's battery won't drain as fast compared to Bluetooth.
- Supported Content: Chromecast Built-in offers Internet Radio apps
like TuneIn &
iHeart Radio; plus
online music service apps like
Music, and more. You can even mirror exactly what's playing on your
Android phone or tablet to the BeoPlay A9 speaker. Or, if you're on your
laptop or computer, you can also cast any music streaming website through
the Chrome browser.
- Simple-to-Use: Simply tap the Cast button from a Chromecast
Built-in compatible music app to start streaming to the BeoPlay A9 speaker.
You can even adjust the volume or change the song, right from your mobile
device. And with Chromecast built-in, you can keep using your phone to send
texts, answer calls, and scroll through social media without disturbing your
- Google Home: Multiple Chromecast Built-in speakers can
be added to the same WiFi network to form a multiroom audio system using the
Google Home app. Using the Google Home app for
Apple iOS 8.0+ and
Android OS 4.0.3+, you can sync multiple speakers with Chromecast
Built-in in multiple rooms of your home to play the same song throughout
your house at the same time. Only Chromecast Built-in compatible music apps
- Voice Control (Optional): Purchase the Google Home
Wireless Speaker (8064658762,
sold separately) and gain voice control of compatible Chromecast Built-in
music apps. You'll be able to access a specific music app and then select a
specific station or song using only your voice. You'll also have voice
control over Play, Pause, Skip, & Volume. The BeoPlay A9 & the Google Home
Speaker must be connected to the same wireless (WiFi) network.
Note: Chromecast Built-in is a cloud based function and requires that the
BeoPlay A9 and your Apple iOS or Android mobile device are on the same
wireless network, and have access to the Internet.
DLNA: The BeoPlay A9 is DLNA compliant for playback of
various music files (MP3, AAC, FLAC, & WAV) stored on your Windows PC or DLNA-certified NAS drive
connected to your home network. Use the BeoMusic app on your Apple iOS or
Android device to access these music files. MAC OSX computers and laptops
require third party software to be visible on the network (Twonky, Plex, Servio
etc.) as they do not support DLNA. DLNA works with multiroom distribution through the BeoPlay app.
Apple Device Connectivity: The BeoPlay A9 offers Apple
device connectivity via AirPlay & USB.
- AirPlay: AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream music directly
from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 4.3.3+) or from your iTunes library on
your Windows (XP-up) or Mac computer (running iTunes 10.2.2+) to the BeoPlay A9 speaker system, over your home's WiFi network. By downloading Apple'
Remote App onto your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad you don't even need to be
in the same room as the speaker or your computer to play, pause, skip, and stop
the songs in your iTunes music library. AirPlay can be enabled to work with
multiroom distribution through the BeoPlay app. AirPlay requires that the A9 and your Apple iOS device or
computer are on the same wireless network.
- Apple Certified USB Port: If you prefer a hardwired
connection, the BeoPlay A9 is fitted with a USB (type-A) port for your
Lightning connector Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad. While connected, you can
listen to stored music and music apps on your compatible Apple device while
its battery is charging.
Bluetooth 4.0: The BeoPlay A9 offers built-in Bluetooth 4.0 with support
for wireless music streaming (A2DP). You'll be able to stream stored music and
music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android
smartphone/tablet, Windows PC/Phone, Mac computer/laptop and more to the BeoPlay
A9 speaker system. Basic playback control, such as Play/Pause & Previous/Next
Track can be done from the speaker's top-panel controls. The speaker can pair with up to 8 devices, but only one device can
be used for playback at a time. Once paired, the A9 will automatically
re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 33'). Bluetooth can
also be distributed to multiple BeoPlay speakers (sold separately) that support multiroom distribution through the BeoPlay app.
Aux Input: The BeoPlay A9 is fitted with a stereo RCA
auxiliary input for connecting an external audio device with an analog output. The Aux input even supports multiroom distribution through the BeoPlay app.
Sensor Controls: Simply swipe your hand across the top sensor to turn
volume up or down. Rest your hand on the top sensor for a few seconds to mute
sound. Tap to the right to play next track and left to play previous track.
Short tap in the centre initiates the last played source.
Mounting Options: The BeoPlay A9 includes three wooden legs
to place the speaker on the floor or a table-top. You can also purchase the
optional wall-bracket (sold separately) and hang the BeoPlay A9 on the wall.
When you mount BeoPlay A9, you must also set the position switch correctly. The
position switch influences the soundfield around the BeoPlay A9.
- When you mount BeoPlay A9 on the wall bracket or place it closer than 3'
from a wall, you must set the position switch to position "Wall".
- When you place the BeoPlay A9 in a corner closer than 3' from the walls,
you must set the position switch to "Corner".
- When the BeoPlay A9 is placed more than 3' from a wall, you must set the
position switch to "Free".
Carry Handle: An integrated carry handle lets you move the
speaker from room to room, though it is not battery powered and requires an AC
power outlet connection.
Power Requirements: The BeoPlay A9 wireless audio speaker system comes
with a 58" detachable AC power cord which must be plugged into an AC wall
outlet, surge protector, or power conditioner.