Ignoring any ‘murmurs’ of an economic crisis, Bang and Olufsen introduced their latest high end home audio component today, the BeoSound 5. The BeoSound 5 is a 10.4″ LCD (1024×768) home media center finished in the most opulent of materials and running Windows XP. The system is supported by the Beomaster 5 – not to be confused with the Beastmaster – which is essentially a 500GB hard drive for storing the media (movies, music and photos) of your choice. Controlling the BeoSound 5 is as simple as rotating the aluminum scroll wheel or clicking a button on the Beo4 or Beo5 remote. Inputs and outputs run the gamut and includes HDMI, DVI, component, USB and others.
The BeoSound 5 will launch in March 2009 for £3,500 (about $5,300).
Official product page here