Bang&Olufsen BeoLab 11 Subwoofer
Sure, summer’s here, but maybe you don’t like the outdoors. Maybe you burn easily. Still, you can bring a little of the outside in with a “flower” that drops more bass than a lowrider on La Brea — Bang & Olufsen’s BeoLab 11 subwoofer. Nicknamed the Tulip, its distinct design is optimized for both a fresh look and stunning performance. Audio designers typically add ballast to their room shakers to kill sound-spoiling vibrations. Instead of piling on pounds, B&O set two 6.5-inch drivers across from one another. The sound waves they create push in opposite directions, preventing vibrations from propagating. At just 18 pounds, the 200-watt powered sub is light enough to mount on a wall. It’s also eerily still: Set a cocktail on top and the booze won’t even ripple. But don’t make a habit of it — this flower doesn’t like to be watered.