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

[Thanks, Mark]

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."