Owners of cherished vintage Bang & Olufsen speakers may be interested in a new piece of hardware created thanks to a partnership between Bang & Olufsen and HiFiBerry to create a new DIY open source amplifier which can transform your classic speakers into smart speakers supporting Bluetooth connectivity and the ability to stream music from a number of sources.
By simply purchasing the new Beocreate 4 Channel amplifier boards 2 x 30W and 2 x 60W, audio enthusiasts can install the new hardware directly into their vintage speakers. Thanks to the power of the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC which simply plugs into the amplifier without any soldering required. All software is included and allows users to activate a Beovox CX50, CX100 or any generic speaker and enable support to play music via Airplay, Bluetooth, Spotify or similar.
HiFiBerry says that the Beocreate 4 Channel amplifier is capable of driving up to four of 4-8 Ohm speakers, with sample rates of up to 192kHz. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the upgrade process and what you can expect from your newly transformed smart speakers.
The Beocreate 4 Amplifier boards are now available to purchase priced at $189. For more information and full specifications jump over to the official HiFiBerry website by following the link below which writes “We are putting a new lease of life into vintage B&O speakers, upgrading them with wireless capabilities, utilising the latest in open source technology.”