Native immersive experience with Spatial

Native immersive experience with Spatial

Native immersive experience with Spatial

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The next generation of high-quality and home audio systems will provide a native immersive experience with the digital integration of Spatial’s real-time immersive audio engine and Steinway Lyngdorf’s unsurpassed processor audio experience

Spatial, the immersive audio experience company that is reinventing sound and Steinway Lyngdorf today announced at CEDIA Expo a game-changing native digital integration between Spatial’s real-time immersive audio engine and Steinway Lyngdorf’s unsurpassed processor audio experience. The integration promises to provide audiophiles and home-theater system owners with deeper, immersive sound that will not only reproduce the sound to its truest fidelity, but will also transport listeners to another place, moment or time.

We’ve been working closely with the Steinway Lyngdorf team to break traditional installation constraints,” said Calin Pacurariu, Co-Founder and CEO, Spatial. “Our clients, modern architects, and space designers demand flexible layouts for interior and exterior spaces across estates. Spatial’s new native integration with Steinway Lyngdorf enables designs that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.

Spatial’s deep real-time immersion combined with Steinway Lyngdorf’s unparalleled processing performance brings a unique approach to sound in the smart home industry,” said Thomas Birkelund, CEO, Steinway Lyngdorf. “Combining our technical expertise and strengths provides our respective customers a first-of-its-kind product that delivers an unmatched audio experience.”

Crafting Next-Gen Sound Experiences

Spatial Reality engine is built on an object-driven platform that operates on modern Mac and Linux systems. The program is free of rigid requirements like speaker location or the size/shape of a space. Designers using Spatial playback can connect and assign a variety of audio outputs and inputs to prepare believable soundscapes in real-time, and scenes can scale and adapt to each location with natural physics and complex object behaviors that allow for 24:7 dynamic experiences. Spatial Reality runs on a dedicated Mac that is connected digitally via AES67 to Lyngdorf MP-60 2.1 surround sound processor or Steinway & Sons P300 2.1 ultimate performance processor.

The Spatial integration with Steinway Lyngdorf allows for a seamless expansion to the soundfield for all the native processor immersive formats including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and more. Spatial’s flexible layout approach allows for additional channels in non-traditional locations to fully envelope the space. The approach is particularly well suited for modern indoor and outdoor theater environments.

With the pure digital integration Spatial’s expanded soundfield and real-time soundscapes stay in their native form assuring the highest quality and performance. Native Steinway Lyngdorf technology including RoomPerfect, Boundary Woofers and more are maintained thanks to the fully digital system architecture.

Early customers include estates with non-traditional theater layouts that were demanded by the clients and architects. A traditional approach simply wouldn’t work as the traditional speakers’ locations weren’t possible due to the large opening glass panels to the outside or non-rectangular room designs. In one example, Spatial’s solution coupled with Lyngdorf MP-60 allowed for an expanded soundfield from 27 James Loudspeakers arranged in a discrete manner meeting the clients aesthetic and performance expectations.

When I first heard the Spatial integration with the Lyngdorf Audio processor I was blown away,” said Claus Glaesner, CEO of Home Theater Professionals. “I can’t wait for people to experience the rich depth of immersion that’s possible with Spatial and Steinway Lyngdorf.”

It’s been a pleasure working with the deep audio experts at Steinway Lyngdorf as we developed the native real-time integration of Spatial Reality via AES67 to Steinway Lyngdorf’s processors,” added Michael Plitkins, Co-Founder and Co-der “The standards-based approach allowed us to natively enhance traditional immersive audio formats with Spatial’s computational auditory approach in non-traditional spaces while reducing complexity in system design.”

Where to Listen

Private listening sessions are available by appointment at Spatial’s locations in Emeryville CA and Scottsdale AZ. In the coming months Steinway Lyngdorf locations in Hollywood CA and New York NY will start hosting private listening sessions.

 

About SpatialX Inc.

Spatial is redefining the human experience by creating virtual soundscapes where you work, where you play and where you stay. Spatial’s technology is flexible, powerful and scalable, breaking down traditional audio barriers. Serving customers in corporate, retail, theme parks, museums, hotels, estate entertainment and more, Spatial is taking audio to a new level and allowing creators to unleash their creative soundscapes. Spatial’s team and demo locations are located in Emeryville, California and Scottsdale, Arizona. Led by experienced leaders from Apple, Nest, Dolby, LucasArts and Disney and backed by DBL Partners and BITKRAFT Ventures, Spatial is poised to reimagine immersive entertainment. To learn more, visit www.spatialinc.com or follow us on Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Spatial Reality is a trademark of SpatialX Inc. RoomPerfect is a trademark of Lyngdorf and Steinway Lyngdorf. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.

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P100 & Head Unit 2.1 upgrade postponed

P100 & Head Unit 2.1 upgrade postponed

P100 & Head Unit 2.1 upgrade postponed

P-100 in wooden furniture

In the beginning of the year, we announced the second HDMI 2.1 roll-out for our remaining processor program, Lyngdorf MP-40, Steinway & Sons P100 and Steinway & Sons Head Unit to start second half of 2021.

Since then, we have seen dramatic shortages of components, a situation we have done our utmost to manage the best way to avoid long lead times in our processor program. However, this means we have to postpone the second roll-out of the processors until 2022. A specific time cannot yet be stated, as the schedule is dependent on the component situation at that time.

Once launched, we will of course offer an upgrade program similar to the program we offered when we launched the first roll-out for Lyngdorf MP-60 and Steinway & Sons P-300 processors.

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Best vs. best challenge

Best vs. best challenge

Best vs. best challenge

Close up af Model S-15

Martin Dew from Home Theater Forum has visited our UK partner, Gecko Home Cinema, where he has compared a Steinway Lyngdorf system with a Lyngdorf Audio system. The goal was not necessarily to identify the finest home theater, but to pinpoint the audio characteristics.

Below, you can read his final thoughts, and at the bottom of the page you can find a link to the whole comparison. 

“Okay, if money were no object, I would order a Steinway integrated system in a shot. Done. That was easy. It is ultra-cool to have that name embossed on the same multi-stage gloss lacquer used for the company’s legendary pianos. In terms of performance, you just get the feeling with the Steinway gear that there is nothing standing between you and the source…and I mean nothing. If that gives them a slight edge over Lyngdorf, then so be it, but both systems are rock solid and phenomenal in execution.

 

I will not pretend that there is anything attractive about the price of these systems, but we all need tech we can dream about. It may be that the wizardry found in the RoomPerfect calibration system will trickle down into more affordable components one day. In the meantime, Lyngdorf Audio is making some of the magic available to less well-heeled clients in the form of the MP- processors and SDA- amps. If you are planning to spend $10k on a projector, for example, then you should definitely be thinking about Lyngdorf for your electronics.

 

Finally, I so appreciate what Steinway Lyngdorf is doing for the audio community. Their products have nothing short of made me re-evaluate what it is I love about music and movies. And that’s saying something.” 

Read the whole article here. 

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HDMI 2.1 for additional Steinway Lyngdorf processors

HDMI 2.1 for additional Steinway Lyngdorf processors

HDMI 2.1. for additional Steinway Lyngdorf processors

P100 HDMI 2.1

Following the release of HDMI 2.1 for its flagship models, Lyngdorf MP-60 2.1 and Steinway & Sons P300 2.1 (availability February 2021), Steinway Lyngdorf is now moving on to HDMI 2.1 for the remaining processors. The second HDMI 2.1 roll-out includes the following models: Lyngdorf MP-40, Steinway & Sons P100, and Steinway & Sons Head Unit.

Steinway Lyngdorf announces that the work will begin on the 8K-ready HDMI 2.1 board updates for release during the second half of 2021.

Continuing Steinway Lyngdorf’s technology approach to the AV market, the company will still use INVECAS (meanwhile acquired by Analog Device) chips in the new solutions. Following the 2017 acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation’s HDMI design team and Simplay Labs’ subsidiary, which oversees standards compliance and interoperability testing solutions, INVECAS announced the world’s first HDMI® 2.1 with HDCP 2.3 chip & IP solutions.

Key features of HDMI 2.1 include:

  • 8K 50/60Hz, 40 Gbps and 4K 100/120Hz, 18 Gpbs as outlined in the HDMI 2.1 specification
  • Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
  • Support for Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) modes
  • Support for static and dynamic HDR allowing for extended dynamic range and wide color gamut support
  • HDCP 2.3 premium content protection

The processor 2.1 upgrade program offered to current owners will be similar to the upgrade program that is offered for Lyngdorf MP-60 and Steinway & Sons P300.

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P300 2.1 upgrade

P300 2.1 upgrade

P300 2.1 upgrade

P300 2.1

We introduce 8K-ready HDMI 2.1 HDMI board updates for our flagship processor, Steinway & Sons P300 2.1, to launch a new generation of home cinema, music, and gaming. Continuing our technology approach to the AV market, we use INVECAS chips in the new solutions. 

“Staying at the forefront of cutting-edge technology is a founding mission for Steinway Lyngdorf,” said Thomas Birkelund, CEO of Steinway Lyngdorf. “Our partnership with INVECAS represents just that, another step forward in providing our clients and partners with the very latest technologies for innovative video/audio experiences.”

Key features of HDMI 2.1 include:

  • 8K 50/60Hz, 40 Gbps and 4K 100/120Hz, 18 Gpbs as outlined in the HDMI 2.1 specification
  • Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
  • Support for Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) modes
  • Support for static and dynamic HDR allowing for extended dynamic range and wide color gamut support
  • HDCP 2.3 premium content protection 

Availability and upgrade process

Until the summer break in July we offer an upgrade program for owners of P300. Please contact your Steinway Lyngdorf dealer for more information.

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