Saint Laurent Rive Droite

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A9 Speaker


Available online and at Saint Laurent Rive Droite Beverly Hills:
469 North Rodeo Drive,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

We didn’t think Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay A9 Speaker, a wireless multiroom piece originally designed by Øivind Alexander Slaatto, could get any sleeker. Enter Saint Laurent Rive Droite, the Parisian cultural and retail destination curated by creative director Anthony Vaccarello, which has recently put the French maison’s signature all-black stamp on some of today’s most celebrated contemporary design objects. Not only does the collaboration see the Beoplay A9 rendered in a dark-as-night sheen, its freestanding circular body playfully contrasts with its surroundings wherever it stands, making a compelling case for speakers as statement furniture. The days of hiding your compact, utilitarian bluetooth box in the corner have long passed. 

Saint Laurent’s reimagined Beoplay A9 offers something for nearly every type of listener. Audiophiles should note that it comes equipped with a powerful 480-watt digital amplifier system with built-in room adaptation, which adjusts sound just about perfectly to its surroundings (so you can experience music exactly how artists intended). The speaker’s interface, meanwhile, couldn’t be more foolproof—adjust the settings by gently sliding your hand across the shimmering surface. Simple taps skip to the next/previous track or play/pause music from your favorite streaming service, making it a no-brainer for the tech-averse. The final flourish? It’s perched on solid anodized black aluminum legs and features a Saint Laurent signature printed on the back.

By The Numbers:

2 Exclusive colorways (all black + black with gold legs)
3 Brass legs
3 Capabilities to support streaming services (Chromecast Built-in, Airplay 2, Bluetooth)
2 Bang & Olufsen speakers for Saint Laurent Rive Droite currently available for purchase (Beoplay A9 Speaker + Beoplay A1 Speaker)
90.8 cm Height (70.1W x 90.8H x 41.1D cm dimensions)
480 watt Digital amplifier system
100 dB SPL Maximum loudness
95 dB SPL Bass capability