Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 5 digital music system - Luxury Retail
Bang & Olufsen introduces a new product, this is the BeoSound 5, this is a media player, and this is highlighted by the system including MOTS.
MOTS analyses tracks by rhythm, syncopation, key tonality and vocal harmonies, and creates automatic playlists that evolve as you choose music and add to the list. It’s impossible to tell without experiencing the system how well this works, but B&O apparently have at least two patents pending.
Music is stored in lossless formats, with connections on the BeoMaster including B&O MasterLink, IR input, analog line-out, S/PDIF output, DVI-I, DVI-D (for the controller), YPbPr, S-Video, Composite video, three USB 2.0 ports (one for the controller) and ethernet. It runs Windows XP Embedded. Meanwhile the BeoSound 5 controller itself has power, USB and HDMI/DVI connections.
Supported formats include WMA, WMA Lossless, MP3, WAV, ASF and AAC, together with internet radio streams in WMA, MP3, ASX and M3U. It will also show video in MPEG, MPE, MPG, AVI, WMV and VFW formats. 500GB is enough room for over 28,000 songs stored losslessly.