Steinway Lyngdorf launches soundbar

Steinway Lyngdorf launches soundbar

Steinway Lyngdorf launches soundbar

Model S Soundbar in white living room

Steinway Lyngdorf announces the launch of the first Steinway & Sons soundbar, the Model S Soundbar. The Steinway & Sons Model S Soundbar redefines the audio performance of a soundbar. It delivers extraordinary clarity, outstanding musicality, and exceptionally powerful bass, combined with the signature design, materials, and craftsmanship of the world’s finest piano manufacturer, Steinway & Sons. The Model S Soundbar is driven by incredibly powerful digital amplifiers, while the innovative RoomPerfect™ technology calibrates it for any room and placement.

The world’s largest and most powerful soundbar

The Model S Soundbar is the world’s largest and most powerful soundbar, a high-performance design with two powerful woofers, three Air Motion Transformer tweeters, and three midrange drivers for extraordinary clarity and details, all powered by four digital amplifiers with a combined 1.600 watt. The extremely rigid and heavy enclosure is made from machined solid aluminum front and back panels, housing a low-resonance MDF frame with five acoustically separated chambers inside. This provides the ideal foundation for the loudspeaker drivers and ensures the purest sound from the highest to the lowest notes – even when playing louder.

Exceptional loudspeaker technology

The Air Motion Transformer tweeters with Kapton foil and the midrange drivers with anodized aluminum cones are powered by very strong neodymium magnets. The left-center-right configuration allows a very stable center soundstage and imaging, either in pure stereo or with center channel upmixing / multichannel downmixing in the digital Steinway & Sons processor. The two 10’’ woofers are a high-excursion design with a four-layer voice coil, anodized aluminum cone, very powerful neodymium magnet, and an ultra-rigid cast aluminum basket. The result is an exceptional bass performance, unheard of with common soundbars.

Signature Steinway & Sons design

The Model S Soundbar is one of the finest soundbar designs on the market. The black front is complemented by signature gold-plated tweeter frames and bronze-gold lacquered sides with black strings, resembling the piano and musical instruments. Every Model S Soundbar is assembled and finished by hand in Skive, Denmark, made to the same quality standards as a Steinway & Sons piano and giving this soundbar its unmistakable appearance and longevity. Customized lacquers and finishes are available on request.

Integrated system with digital amplifiers and room calibration

As with every Steinway & Sons loudspeaker, the Model S Soundbar is part of the company’s Integrated System Approach, ensuring all parts of the system, from the speaker itself to the external Steinway & Sons stereo or surround processors and powerful digital amplifiers, work perfectly together as one. Steinway Lyngdorf’s RoomPerfect™ technology is the finishing touch for each system. RoomPerfect™ acoustically calibrates the Soundbar to the room acoustics, always ensuring the very best sound experience for every customer, in any room and any speaker placement.

Availability

The new Steinway & Sons Model S Soundbar will be available end of Q3 2024. System prices depend on the choice of stereo or surround processor.

 

Statements from the team

“The new soundbar is not meant to be of lesser quality or a compromise on sound, as many other soundbar solutions are. I think you will see that the size and the look signals that this is not a compromise but rather meant for a smaller setup, with the same Steinway Lyngdorf quality. This is for the installations where our other products do not fit, but you still want a Steinway product with your TV.” Thomas Birkelund, CEO and CTO at Steinway Lyngdorf

“Tapping into new customer segments was the first thing our sales channel partners commented when they experienced our initial soundbar concept showcased at the ISE 2024. These segments desire the absolute ultimate system for their TV sound, while also seeking a beautifully integrated sound solution with no freestanding speakers or woofers. With our Model S Soundbar, we have achieved just that: bringing the sound quality of our premium Steinway Lyngdorf systems into a single piece.” Anker Haldan, CCO at Steinway Lyngdorf

“With the Steinway & Sons Model S Soundbar, we are redefining what is possible from the audio performance of a soundbar. It is an outstanding speaker for on-wall or furniture placement, with or without a TV, that takes the intensity and energy of music and movie soundtracks seriously. With the immaculate lacquering and signature Steinway & Sons details, it is designed like no other soundbar.” Roland Hoffmann, Product Marketing Director at Steinway Lyngdorf

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The Seamless Integration of the Marine Speaker

The Seamless Integration of the Marine Speaker

Revolutionizing Superyacht Audio: The Seamless Integration of the Marine Speaker

In a groundbreaking collaboration with Future Automation, Steinway Lyngdorf set out to elevate the luxury superyacht experience by integrating high-performance marine speakers in an unprecedented manner. The ambition was to seamlessly merge state-of-the-art audio technology with the sophisticated design of a luxury superyacht, resulting in the Steinway & Sons Marine Speaker that hinge out of the deck itself.

The mechanism is designed to safely store the speakers inside the deck of a yacht when not in use to shield them during adverse weather on open-sea voyages. The mechanism is also loadbearing to allow users to stand on or walk over the mechanism in both the open and closed positions. Hinging the Marine Speaker reduces the in-ground depth requirements, which is critical when vertical space is limited between the floors of a luxury superyacht.

Achieving this elegant and smooth motion of the speakers emerging from the deck is made possible through our partnership with Future Automation, leveraging their exclusive servo-driven technology. This show-stopping movement is a truly unique way to wow clients seeking the finest audio integration for their superyachts.

 

You can find out more about the Marine Speakers featured in this design concept here.

Looking for a bespoke engineered solution to your project? Contact Future Automation here.

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Steinway Lyngdorf announces exciting showcase at the Superyacht Technology Show

Steinway Lyngdorf announces exciting showcase at the Superyacht Technology Show

Steinway Lyngdorf Announces Exciting Showcase at the Superyacht Technology Show in Barcelona

Steinway & Sons Marine Speaker at a yacht

Steinway Lyngdorf, Steinway & Sons, Cineak, and Barco, are proud to announce their participation in the Superyacht Technology Show, happening on March 20-21, 2024, at the World Trade Centre in Barcelona. This unique event, organized by the Superyacht Technology Network, stands as a beacon for innovation, connection, and education within the superyacht industry.

The Superyacht Technology Show, now in its third edition, is the first of its kind dedicated purely to technology in the superyacht sector, featuring an expanded space to showcase the latest in AV, Communications, Connectivity, and Engineering. Together, we are set to transform the VIP dining Cube into an exclusive demo space, offering a sanctuary of high-end technology merged with artistic elegance away from the show’s hustle.

Highlights of Our Exhibit:

  • Limited-Edition Steinway & Sons Noé Spirio Piano: Experience live concert performances at sea.
  • Barco Video Walls: Immerse yourself in exclusive digital artwork.
  • Cineak Luxury Seating: Enjoy unparalleled comfort of motorized seats (indoor & outdoor) and experience Belgian craftsmanship.
  • Steinway & Sons Audio Speakers: Discover Steinway Lyngdorf’s outdoor marine-grade audio that redefines luxury at sea. The new Steinway & Sons Model C sound system will also be on demo.

With nearly two decades of experience in the superyacht industry, the Superyacht Technology Network facilitates invaluable connections between technology buyers and sellers, promoting positive change and development. The Superyacht Technology Show is an extension of this mission, offering a full calendar of events, including industry-leading speakers, global technology experts, and immersive demos.

Join us for our presentations: daily sessions at 10:30 am, 2:15 pm, and 4:00 pm will showcase our groundbreaking collaborations and the exceptional performance possibilities for superyachts.

We’re excited to share our innovations and contribute to the ongoing evolution of the superyacht industry. To schedule a meeting or demonstration at the Superyacht Technology Show, email ks@steinwaylyngdorf.com.

 

About Cineak

CINEAK luxury seating is a family-owned furniture design and manufacturing company located in Antwerp, Belgium. CINEAK specializes in custom-made, luxury entertainment seating products for the high-end private cinemas, media & living rooms, and other entertainment environments in high-end residential, commercial, and marine. All of CINEAK’s products are hand-built in Belgium, with meticulous attention to detail by the most skilled craftsmen available. It’s focus on ergonomics and utilizing the finest quality materials, results in the highest-end, exclusive products, guaranteeing years of comfort and enjoyment. CINEAK is specialized in integrating innovative motorized mechanisms and first-to-market technology features into seating products- for indoor and outdoor use. Its award-winning & distinct product portfolio includes many different designs and styles, all customizable to fit anyone’s needs. For more information, visit cineak.com.

About Barco Residential

Barco is a global company with headquarters in Kortrijk (Belgium). Our visualization and collaboration technology helps professionals accelerate innovation in the healthcare and enterprise and entertainment markets. We count over 3,300 visioneers, whose passion for technology is captured in over 900 unique patents. Barco is a listed company (Euronext: BAR; Reuters: BARBt.BR; Bloomberg: BAR BB) and realized sales of 1,050 million euro in 2023. For more information, visit barco.com.

About Steinway & Sons

Since 1853, Steinway pianos have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch, beauty, and value. Because of a dedication to continuous improvement, today’s Steinway remains the choice of 9 out of 10 concert artists, and it is the preferred piano of countless musicians, professional and amateur, throughout the world. For more information, visit www.steinway.com.

The evolution of the piano continues with the Steinway & Sons SPIRIO | r, the world’s finest high-resolution player piano system capable of live performance capture and playback. A revolutionary blend of artistry, craftsmanship and technology, SPIRIO | r provides artists with powerful new tools of expression, enabling them to access, share and experience performances in high-resolution — enriching connection and intimacy with the beloved Steinway instrument. For more information, visit Steinway.com/spirio.

About Hinves

Steinway & Sons is represented in Spain by Hinves, a leading piano company offering bespoke solutions for global requirements – from the supply of Steinway pianos to specialist services, both onboard and ashore. For more information, visit Hinves.com.

About the Superyacht Technology Show

Dedicated purely to superyacht technology, the show hosts inspiring speakers, thought leaders, hands-on demos, and workshops in the heart of Barcelona. Attendees gain full access to TECHtalks, Innovation Labs, and networking opportunities, making it the super-networking event of the year. For more information, visit superyachttechnologynetwork.com.

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Steinway Lyngdorf launches new Model C loudspeaker

Steinway Lyngdorf launches new Model C loudspeaker

Steinway Lyngdorf launches new Model C loudspeaker

Steinway & Sons Model C loudspeaker

Steinway Lyngdorf announces the launch of the new Steinway & Sons Model C loudspeaker. The Model C is a direct descendant from the first and original Steinway & Sons loudspeaker, the iconic Model D, sharing some of its core speaker technology but in a much smaller, lighter design. The downsizing has been achieved by separating the woofers from the main speaker, adapting the company’s boundary woofer technology.

Follow-up model of the original Model C

The first Model C was introduced in 2008, following the top-of-the-range Model D loudspeaker. The new Model C MK II launched at the ISE 2024 has an even more elegant and lighter design, with extended black strings on the backside replacing the former amplifier and crossover box, which are now part of the external digital amplifiers and processor. The sound performance has also been improved, with the crossover and sound alignment between all drive-units now entirely and losslessly in the digital domain. The Model C provides the highest sound quality at the level of the iconic Model D speaker, with enhanced room placement flexibility from a smaller design and separate woofers.

Unique open dipole loudspeaker design

The Model C’s distinct open baffle dipole design means no air compression and no sound coloration from a common speaker enclosure, leading to a very pure, transparent, high-resolution sound from the renowned Air Motion Transformer tweeter and two precision-cast magnesium cone midrange drivers. The exposed design also resembles an open piano, with the bronze-gold lacquered frame and fascinating sound technology details visible from the back side. Every Model C is assembled and finished by hand in Skive, Denmark. The black lacquered and gold-plated parts are made to the same quality standards as a Steinway & Sons piano, giving the speaker its unmistakable appearance. Customized lacquers and finishes are available on request.

High room flexibility and bass performance from separate woofers

Freeing the Model C loudspeakers from the woofers allows a very elegant and slim design with more room placement flexibility, while the bass performance improves due to Steinway Lyngdorf’s unique boundary woofer concept. Two accompanying woofers are amplified separately and placed elsewhere in the room near the room corners, ensuring an extraordinary reproduction of any music, with tight yet also deep and powerful bass, up to astonishingly high volume levels. Different Steinway & Sons boundary woofers can be chosen according to room size, interior design, and desired sound performance.

Integrated system approach with fully active, digital crossover design

As with every Steinway & Sons speaker, the Model C is part of the company’s Integrated System Approach, ensuring each part of the system, from the speakers and boundary woofers to the Steinway & Sons stereo or surround processors and powerful digital amplifiers, is designed from the ground up to work perfectly together. Tweeter, midrange drivers and woofers have their own digital amplifier, with all crossover, distance alignment, and sound tuning entirely inside the digital processor. Steinway Lyngdorf’s RoomPerfect™ technology is the finishing touch for each integrated system. RoomPerfect™ acoustically calibrates the speakers and woofers to the room acoustics, always ensuring the very best sound experience for every customer, in any room.

Availability

The new Steinway & Sons Model C will be available in Q2 2024. System prices depend on the choice of stereo or surround processor and boundary woofer model.

 

Statements from the team

“Just like the Steinway & Sons grand piano has been synonymous with outstanding craftmanship and uncompromising quality since 1853, the Model C and D have also been the pinnacle of the speaker systems from Steinway Lyngdorf. With this update we bring the Model C back to life with a much more elegant expression but with the same aesthetics and effortless sound that makes it the centerpiece of your home.”
Thomas Birkelund, CEO and CTO at Steinway Lyngdorf

“Our best speaker is no doubt the iconic Model D, which started the company’s partnership with Steinway & Sons. But not everyone can place such a statement speaker in their livingroom. The new Model C has the exact same open dipole midrange and tweeter section, while the bass performance comes from the acoustically ingenious boundary woofer concept. This merges the best of both worlds, in a truly elegant and light speaker design showing the distinct materials and appearance of the world’s finest piano.”
Roland Hoffmann, Product Marketing Director at Steinway Lyngdorf

“Model C has been our hidden gem for quite some time. It is the more space-saving version of the full-range Model D, designed for smaller rooms. Taste and interior design needs have changed since its first introduction. To honor this evolution, we have redesigned the Model C to enhance its visual impact: sleeker, more discreet, and more contemporary – embodying the essence of the Model C. All this is achieved without compromising audio performance, and we are confident that the Model C MK II will be welcomed by a broader audience seeking the ultimate experience in all aspects of their homes.”
Anker Haldan, CCO at Steinway Lyngdorf

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New software updates for all processors

New software updates for all processors

New software updates for all processors

Steinway & Sons P100 processor

Increased channel count support, Dolby updates and HDCP improvements

We are thrilled to announce the release of our latest software update, version 5.1.0, for all Lyngdorf Audio and Steinway Lyngdorf processors. This update marks a significant leap forward in our commitment to delivering exceptional audio experiences.

Elevating your audio experience
  1. 12-channel decoding for enhanced immersion: Recognizing the growing trend of 12-channel setups, the Steinway & Sons P100 has been upgraded to support 12-channel decoding instead of the original 10 native channel decoding. This enhancement ensures a richer, more immersive audio experience, eliminating any compromise in quality.
  2. Dolby enabled speaker update: For those using Dolby enabled speakers, we have removed the previous XXL limitation. Now, the cut off frequency is consistently set at 180Hz, ensuring a seamless and dynamic audio performance. Additionally, the Cue-filter has been integrated into the enabled speakers, streamlining your audio setup.
  3. HDCP license stability: We have addressed the rare instances of HDCP license loss in some boards. These will now be reprogrammed automatically, requiring no action from you. This update is designed to be seamless, maintaining uninterrupted high-quality audio-visual experiences.
  4. Enhanced dual output functionality: Issues with simultaneous use of TV and projector outputs (resulting in a black screen) have been resolved. Now, enjoy flawless performance whether using one or both outputs.
  5. Simplified EDID handling: In our Lyngdorf MP-60 2.1 and Steinway & Sons P300 2.1, we have streamlined the EDID handling process. This simplification removes any confusion, making it easier for you to manage your settings effectively.
Release notes overview
  • General updates:
    • XXL limitation is removed when using Dolby enabled speakers. The enabled speakers are now always cut at 180Hz.
    • We have also fixed a bug affecting streaming sources and track changes, along with various other enhancements.
  • For Lyngdorf MP-60 2.1 and Steinway & Sons P300 2.1:
    • Experience a more user-friendly HDMI EDID interface and enjoy significant HDMI HDCP improvements.
  • For Steinway & Sons P100 models:
    • We have upgraded these models from 10 to 12-channel decoding, offering you an even more immersive audio experience.

We are proud to bring these advancements to you. This update reflects our unwavering dedication to enhancing your audio experience and our commitment to technological excellence. Enjoy the heightened audio journey with software version 5.1.0!

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