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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Momentum Group and Rio Grande Reps as new partner in US

Momentum Group and Rio Grande Reps as new partner in US

Momentum Group and Rio Grande Reps as new partner in US

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Steinway Lyngdorf has engaged Momentum Group and Rio Grande Reps to provide sales representation services in the Rockies and TOLA regions of the US for performance focused dealers, integrators, and specialty audio / video / home theater retailers. Momentum Group covers the Rocky mountain states of Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, and southern Idaho. Rio Grande Reps covers Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

We are excited to partner with David Thomas and the Momentum and Rio Grande teams in the Rockies and TOLA regions to build out our network of partners and increase the level of support we are able to provide. Davids reputation in the industry as a strategic businessman and his commitment to long-term manufacturer partnerships make him a perfect fit for our first representation partnership in the US said Katherine Spiller, Steinway Lyngdorf Director of Sales & Marketing for the Americas. We believe that working with a team of professionals with strong dealer relationships at the local level with a dedication to performance solutions will add energy and momentum to our market development plans.

Momentum Group and Rio Grande Reps are manufacturer sales representation companies focused on exceeding expectations of supported manufacturers by presenting and selling brands at the local level to dealers, retailers, and distributors through best in class technical sales training, education, and design services.

David Thomas, president of Momentum Group and Rio Grande Reps, said Steinway Lyngdorf, with such elegant design & engineering prowess, is reshaping the expectations in the high-performance audio space. We are proud to partner with them to broaden the appeal of their solutions through Lyngdorf Audio and to further the reach of Steinway & Sons Audio Systems for a small number of luxury-focused dealers in select markets. 

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BusiSoft AV as official distributor of Steinway Lyngdorf

BusiSoft AV as official distributor of Steinway Lyngdorf

Steinway Lyngdorf to introduce HDMI 2.1 in flagship processors

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BusiSoft AV has been appointed as the official distributor of Steinway Lyngdorf for Australia, effective 1 May 2020.BusiSoft AV is thrilled to be working with Steinway Lyngdorf on establishing the brands in Australia.

You can read the whole press release from BusiSoft here.

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Watershed Group becomes exclusive distributor

Watershed Group becomes exclusive distributor

Watershed Group becomes exclusive distributor

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Steinway Lyngdorf is proud to announce a new distribution partnership with The Watershed Group. Effective immediately, The Watershed Group will oversee distribution and partner support for both of Steinway Lyngdorf’s brands, Steinway & Sons and Lyngdorf Audio throughout Canada. The Watershed Group, previously known as The Rep Company, serves the Canadian market with warehouse and showroom facilities from Brantford, Ontario.

“We are looking forward to working closely with the entire team at The Watershed Group” said Katherine Spiller, Steinway Lyngdorf Director of Sales & Marketing for the Americas, who added “we were drawn to The Watershed Group for their unique dedication to customer service, dealer education programs and client services, that are well-aligned with our own company philosophy.”

 

Mark Lefler, Managing Director for The Watershed Group, added “we have always partnered with brands and technologies that enable our group to best support our independent customer-base and their specific needs for product performance, reliability and profitability. Our relationship with Steinway Lyngdorf will continue this tradition. Entrusting both members of the Steinway Lyngdorf family with us” continued Lefler, “not only humbles us, but allows us to strategically invest the resources necessary to position both brands for the success they so duly deserve.”

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Steinway Lyngdorf announces first Brazilian distributor

Steinway Lyngdorf announces first Brazilian distributor

Steinway Lyngdorf announces first Brazilian distributor

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Steinway Lyngdorf is pleased to announce a new partnership with Brazilian distributor AV Group. AV Group will be the exclusive distributor representing both brands from Steinway Lyngdorf—Steinway & Sons audio systems and Lyngdorf Audio—throughout Brazil.

“We are delighted to welcome AV Group to the Steinway Lyngdorf family as we open for business in Brazil. Lourenço and Filipe have built an exceptional company and their strong dealer network of over 200 of the top CI and retail AV partners in the market is a testament to their high level of customer service and professionalism,” said Katherine Spiller, Director, Sales and Marketing for the Americas. “Earlier this year, we announced our intention to expand our presence in Latin America through our partnership with International A/V Sales. Our distribution agreement with AV Group is our first partnership through this channel, and we expect to make additional announcements in the coming months.”

This new partnership coincides with the opening of two new experience centers in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro by the end of 2019. Both of AV Group’s new experience centers will offer exclusive demonstrations of products from Steinway Lyngdorf and Lyngdorf Audio in a luxury lifestyle environment. The new partnership appointment takes effect immediately. For more information about the partnership, please contact your local Steinway Lyngdorf representative. 

 

About AV Group

AV Group was founded in Brazil by industry veterans Lourenço Roldao and Filipe Ribeiro. With over 20 years of experience in the high-end custom integration business, Roldao and Riberio have developed AV Group into the fastest growing full-service distribution company in Brazil with over 25 employees. Today, their extensive dealer network has expanded to 200 of the top AV dealers and retail locations throughout the country. With state-of-the-art Experience Centers both in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, AV Group offers a concierge-level experience for end-users, dealers, and members of the design community to experience the very best in home audio, cinema, automation, and control. The Experience Centers are also used for demonstrations and technical training sessions. AV Group is the distributor for many leading high-end audio, video, and home automation systems brands in Brazil. For more information, visit www.avgroup.com.br.

 

About International A/V Sales

International A/V Sales facilitates and manages business partnerships with the world’s premier AV distributors and the top equipment manufacturers. Representing some of the finest manufacturers in over 100 different countries, our business focuses on bringing the best A/V Specialty products together with the world’s finest overseas distributors and managing the elements that go into successful, long-term strategic partnerships. Read more about International A/S Sales’ company, personnel and brand relationships at www.internationalavsales.com.

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Looking to the future with CEO Thomas Birkelund

Looking to the future with CEO Thomas Birkelund

Looking to the future with CEO Thomas Birkelund

Thomas Birkelund

“We are constantly investing in research and development to continue spearheading technology and further improving the ease of the user interfaces in our electronic products.”

Expectations for the future, the launch of P300, and news about products in pipeline – these are some of the topics we talked about with CEO, SL Audio A/S, Thomas Birkelund.

 

How has the last year been for SL Audio?

SL Audio started a new financial year in May 2019. The previous year was very successful for us. Together with our partners, we managed to grow the turnover by more than 20%. We see a growing interest from our partners in using our brands in projects. Our reputation for making reliable and easy-to-install products is well known with our partners and they spread the word, so we grow in a very healthy way.

 

What can we expect from the future?

It’s hard to believe that we’ll be looking at our 15-year anniversary in 2020. As our company has grown in the market, so has the trust in our products and in our partners. At our headquarters in Denmark, we are constantly investing in research and development to ensure we are at the forefront of cutting edge technology and developing products which further improve ease of use for our clients. Globally, we plan to continue to grow our business with our valued partners as we also expand our markets worldwide. We’ve recently employed a new Sales Director for the Middle East and African markets. Across the ocean in the Americas, we are looking south towards Latin America. With our new partner International AV Sales, we’re proud to share that Brazil is now open for business. AV Group in Brazil will be representing both Lyngdorf Audio and Steinway Lyngdorf as our distributor. We’ll be sharing updates later this year as they open new showroom centers in both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

 

You just launched the P300 – what do you expect from this product?

As with its predecessor, the P200, the new P300 processor will be the brain of our larger surround sound systems. Our partners have already experienced how easy it is to install and configure our processors, and they will recognize the simple and streamlined experience with the new P300. The ease of use is only one reason for the popularity of our processors. We found that the combination of product reliability and the effectiveness of our compensation technology, RoomPerfect™, make for a winning solution with our partners and end-users alike. The P300 builds on our existing success with an updated audio decoding DSP, allowing the native channel decoding to increase from 12 to 16. Two P300 processors can also be stacked in a pair to allow for 32 (or more) native channels to be decoded for larger digital cinema installations. For these digital cinema installations, partners may select from two optional upgrade modules, a digital AES3 input, or an AES67 Audio networking interface, for integration with digital cinema servers. Additionally, the P300 has a newly developed HDMI board with support for video formats with bandwidths up to 18Gbps. The new HDMI board will also support the HDMI 2.1 feature: enhanced Audio return channel (eARC).

 

Any new products coming up?

Our R&D team is always busy at work on new products, and this year we have been focusing on our new X speakers as well as our new P300 processor. The X speakers are based on our powerful in-wall speakers but with increased SPL capability. These speakers are made to support large digital cinema projects as well as very large format screening rooms.

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