Steinway Lyngdorf to introduce HDMI 2.1 in flagship processors

Steinway Lyngdorf to introduce HDMI 2.1 in flagship processors

Steinway Lyngdorf to introduce HDMI 2.1 in flagship processors

First review of MP-40

In celebration of the company’s 15th anniversary this year, Steinway Lyngdorf announces that it is working on 8K-ready HDMI 2.1 HDMI board updates for processors to launch a new generation of home cinema, music, and gaming.

Continuing Steinway Lyngdorf’s technology approach to the AV market, the company will be using INVECAS 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.

“Steinway Lyngdorf and INVECAS, Inc. are collaborating in bringing the most advanced HDMI 2.1 home theater solutions to the market. INVECAS is the leading provider of advanced HDMI 2.1 Silicon solutions for delivering the very latest HDMI 2.1 specification features to market,” said Chandlee Harrell, Senior Director at INVECAS.

 

“Staying at the forefront of cutting-edge technology is a founding mission for both Steinway Lyngdorf and Lyngdorf Audio,” 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 and 4K 100/120Hz 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 updates will come to both Steinway & Sons and Lyngdorf Audio branded products in 2021 starting with the Steinway & Sons P300 and Lyngdorf Audio MP-60 processors.

About INVECAS, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Clara California, INVECAS is the leader in HDMI 2.1 Solutions, Customer ASIC development and Design Services. INVECAS’s market leading HDMI 2.1 solutions have gained traction with many top tier consumer electronics manufacturers enabling customers to enjoy 8K high-definition and 4K 120Hz high frame rate content in billions of colors with unprecedented vividness and accuracy.”

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Steinway Lyngdorf’s newest processor launches at CEDIA 2019

Steinway Lyngdorf’s newest processor launches at CEDIA 2019

Steinway Lyngdorf’s newest processor launches at CEDIA 2019

First review of MP-40

Introducing the next generation of surround sound from Steinway Lyngdorf: the new Steinway & Sons P300 immersive sound processor. The P300 processor will launch at CEDIA Expo 2019 in Denver, but here are some key highlights:

 

  • New HDMI 2.0b board capable of supporting video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz : YCbCr 4:2:2 (4:4:4/RGB), 600MHz with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG on all inputs and outputs (18 Gbps). Decodes up to 16 native audio channels, which allows for introducing support of DTS:X® Pro as well as DOLBY ATMOS®, AURO 3D®, and legacy formats.
  • Optional DCI-compliant AES67 input/output board.
  • Roon Endpoint (awaiting certification)
  • Main output can receive eArc (Enhanced Audio Return), which allows for an Atmos encoded bitstream returned from the TV as well as dynamic Lip-Sync.
  • HDMI matrix switch routes any of the 8 HDMI inputs to any of the 4 HDMI outputs or the HDBaseT output.

 

Read more about P300 here

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The ultimate cinema experience with new X speakers

The ultimate cinema experience with new X speakers

The ultimate cinema experience with new X speakers

New X speakers

Steinway Lyngdorf commits to a new level of support for the Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) with a collection of speakers designed for the ultimate Hollywood cinema and large format screening rooms. The X Series speakers are made specifically for both private and commercial projects that demand the highest possible performance. Designed for dedicated in-wall use, the X-Series speakers are based on the already high-performing In-Wall Series but offer a more powerful level of performance. The increased SPL capability has been engineered to meet the demanding new standards for commercial immersive theaters, making these speakers the perfect solution for large residential theaters as well as DCI-compliant screening rooms.

“Paradise Theater has recently engineered several DCI-compliant, Dolby ATMOS-Certified rooms with Steinway Lyngdorf audio systems. “The engineering team at Steinway Lyngdorf has been extremely responsive and collaborative in developing custom engineered speakers that meet the demanding SPL levels and performance required by Dolby for ATMOS certification,” said Sam Cavitt, owner of Paradise Theater. “The new X Series combines perfectly with the flagship Model LS Series to create the highest-level of cinematic experience. The new speaker collection represents a deeper level of commitment and focus on this important market segment – a direction for Steinway Lyngdorf that is great to see. We are very eager to commission these amazing rooms for our clients!”

Xtreme versions of IW-26V and IC-26

The collection includes two unique in-wall and in-ceiling speakers available as standard or bi-amplified designs. The Steinway & Sons Model X261 speaker is the “xtreme” version of the successful IW-26V speaker, redesigned and utilizing the more powerful air motion transformer (AMT) from the flagship Model D speaker. This gives the speaker an additional 4dB more peak output, for a total of 120dB with 93.5 dB sensitivity. For even greater output, the X262 operates without a filter in an active crossover bi-amped version, which adds another 2dB of peak output for a total of 122 dB. For immersive height channels, the X261C is the in-ceiling solution, providing a performance upgrade to the IC-26 speaker currently available. The X262C is the bi-amplified version.

 

The X series

The X Series (collection as listed below) will launch in late 2019, but detailed specifications and pricing will be announced shortly to Steinway Lyngdorf partners. For more information or assistance specifying the new X Series, contact your local Steinway Lyngdorf representative.

In-wall versions:

  • Steinway & Sons Model X261 (with filter)
  • Steinway & Sons Model X262 (active cross over/2-channel amplification)

In-ceiling versions:

  • Steinway & Sons Model X261C (with filter)
  • Steinway & Sons Model X262C (active cross over/2-channel amplification)
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SL launches new loudspeaker and processor

SL launches new loudspeaker and processor

Steinway Lyngdorf launches new loudspeaker and processor 

CEDIA 2018 cinema

Steinway Lyngdorf will unveil two new products – the Model B loudspeaker and the new P100 processor – at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018, the largest AV and systems integration show in the world. ISE will take place from February 6-9 2018 at Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Center.

The first free-standing speaker from Steinway Lyngdorf since the LS Concert, the Model B answers market demands for a compact full-range speaker capable of detailed reproduction and powerful performance.  The open-baffle dipole Model B not only borrows design inspiration from the flagship Model D speaker, it uses some of the same exceptional materials such as the specially designed fiberglass bass drivers.

Attendees at ISE 2018 will be able to experience the Model B for the very first time paired with the new P100 processor. The P100 will features three HDMI inputs and one output with 18 Gbps bandwidth allowing 4K@60Hz passthrough with HDR. As with all Steinway Lyngdorf processors, the P100 features fully digital processing, RoomPerfect™ room correction, intelligent bass management, and seamless level alignment plus a custom voicing tool.

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Steinway Lyngdorf launches high-performance cinema collection

Steinway Lyngdorf launches high-performance cinema collection

Steinway Lyngdorf launches high-performance cinema collection

In-Wall series picture

Steinway Lyngdorf is proud to announce the official launch of its new high-performance cinema speakers at CEDIA Expo 2016. Designed specifically as solutions for larger dedicated theaters and for the new immersive sound formats, the new collection is comprised of the grand IW-66 in-wall speaker and IC-26, a powerful angled ceiling speaker specifically designed for immersive sound formats.

Focused performance

The IW-66 is a true d’Appolito configuration for focused vertical dispersion, thus eliminating the critical first ceiling and floor reflections. In order to achieve the same focused vertical dispersion in the treble and still handle the necessary power, Steinway Lyngdorf engineers developed FAT™ (Focusing Array Tweeter) technology, which uses an array of three Air Motion Transformer tweeters. This ingenious solution means that the center tweeter will handle the highest frequencies and the upper and lower tweeters will handle the low treble, giving the array the necessary power capabilities and maintaining the same dispersion as the d’Appolito configured mid/woofers.

Effortless power

The IW-66’s sensitivity is an impressive 95dB, and with its six 6½” mid/woofers and three Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeters, it handles no less than 2 x 400W / 2 X 800 peak. This means reaching 105dB at 4m / 13ft only requires 128W, and one can still reach reference level at a distance of 15m / 50ft. The speaker has plenty of headroom to reproduce everything from the faintest detail to the most massive sound effects.

“The IW-66 is a grand performer—it combines striking power with advanced technologies to ensure the most stunning sound experience possible in medium and large home theaters. It perfectly bridges the gap between our regular in-wall speakers and our legendary line source speakers.” Thomas Birkelund, CEO, Steinway Lyngdorf

Versatile placement options

The IC-26 speaker is the perfect choice for immersive sound formats, as its angled design allows for optimum coverage of the entire listening area. It offers extremely versatile placement options, designed for perfect performance when placed inside a wall or ceiling, but also when placed in “free air.”

Powerful immersive effects

As the IC-26 can be placed above the ceiling—in “free air” with no support from boundaries—it was designed with two very potent 6½” woofers. This makes it powerful enough to deliver ample sound pressure levels even when placed in difficult locations. The woofers are accompanied by an AMT tweeter.

“Steinway Lyngdorf has always made flexibility a priority, but never at the expense of performance. The new IC-26 is a perfect illustration of this—the speaker’s versatility is remarkable and will be very pleasing to clients and installers working with unique settings. But even more impressive is the immersive performance of the speakers, which must be experienced to be believed.” Thomas Birkelund, CEO, Steinway Lyngdorf

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The grand in-wall speaker launches

The grand in-wall speaker launches

The grand in-wall speaker launches

IW-66 installed in a living room

Steinway Lyngdorf, maker of the finest sound systems in the world in partnership with Steinway & Sons, is proud to announce launch of its latest product, the ‘Grand’ IW-66 in-wall speaker. Designed for use as front speakers in medium to large size high performance home theaters, the IW-66 speaker bridges the gap between our regular in-wall speaker series and the immense performing line source speakers. The IW-66 will be shipping worldwide immediately.

Focused Performance

When seated far from the speakers in medium to large sized theaters you face at least two severe challenges:

  • Avoiding ceiling / floor reflections interfering with the direct sound
  • Having enough SPL

Using a normal point source will not cut it. Until now the only high end solution has been a line source speaker. Steinway Lyngdorf has developed a new technology that resulted in a speaker that bridges the gap between the normal point source and the high priced line source solution.

The IW-66 is a true d’Appolito configuration for focused vertical dispersion and thus eliminating the critical first ceiling/floor reflections. However, in order to achieve the same focused vertical dispersion in the treble and at the same time handle the necessary power, the engineers developed the FAT™ – Focusing Array Tweeter – technology that uses an array of three Air Motion Transformer tweeters. This ingenious solution means that the center tweeter will handle the highest frequencies and the upper and lower tweeter will handle the low treble giving the array the necessary power capabilities – and at the same time have the same dispersion as the d’Appolito configured mid/woofers.

Effortless Power

Few people realize how much power is actually required to reach 105dB (the reference level normally used for a home theatre) at the listening position.

As an example, a 4 Ohm loudspeaker with 90dB/2.8V/1M sensitivity would need a massive 1000W to reach 105dB at 4m / 13ft distance in an anechoic room. In a real room – more ‘live’ due to reflections – it would still need in excess of 400W. And well over 800W if the distance is 8m / 26ft. The IW-66 is a different story. The sensitivity is impressive 95dB and with its six 6½” mid/woofers and three AMT tweeters handles no less than 2 x 400W / 2 X 800 peak. This means reaching 105dB at 4m / 13ft requires 128W and at 8m / 26ft 256W. At 15m / 50ft distance you will still be able to reach reference level.

Hence the first impression you get when listening to the IW-66 is how effortless it performs. You are never in doubt that it still has plenty of headroom to reproduce everything from the faintest detail to the most massive sound effects.

Controlled cabinets

One of the Steinway Lyngdorf loudspeaker philosophies is to minimize cabinet contribution. And the IW-66 is no exception. The 140cm / 55in tall speaker is divided into three separate cabinets assembled with sturdy metal brackets on each side. The separate cabinets not only minimize cabinet vibrations but also prevents the air pressure inside the woofer cabinet from influencing the performance of the midrange drivers.

Time domain optimized drivers

The keyword for the drivers in any loudspeaker from Steinway Lyngdorf is that we do everything we can for optimizing the time domain for the simple reason that a slow driver can never be made fast (start and stop precisely as the signal dictates) by adding EQ. A driver simply needs to be as fast as possible for the frequency range it is working within.

The midrange/woofers used in IW-66 are specially designed for the application by Steinway Lyngdorf. The cones of the 6½” drivers are so-called ‘hard-cones’ –  cones that work without break-ups in their entire working range. The cones are made from aluminum which by nature is a stiff and lightweight material – but to further increase stiffness they undergo a deep anodization process. The powerful ‘motor’ of the driver consists of an 890g / 31oz vented magnet and a Ø35mm / 1½” long-throw voice coil. Venting the magnet prevents over and under pressure developing behind the dust cap when the cone moves back and forth. The advantage is a faster, more dynamic and precise sound reproduction.

The pole piece of the magnet is copper cladded which ensures a significant reduction in distortion as it short-circuits the eddy currents that are inevitably sent into the magnet system when a signal current runs through the voice coil. The basket is made from cast aluminum which has two functions: Firstly, as aluminum is a non-magnetic material, the magnetic force does not spread out into the basket but stays concentrated where it is needed; Around the magnet gap for the voice coil. Secondly, the aluminum basket is a very sturdy design that ensures that the heavy magnet is always perfectly aligned with the voice coil. The result is a mid/woofer with a superb impulse response, high sensitivity and great power handling.

The Air Motion Transformer tweeter (AMT) features an ultra-thin, folded Kapton diaphragm with a large surface area. The AMT tweeter combines the advantages of a dome tweeter with the advantage of a ribbon tweeter, resulting in higher power handling and very accurate detail reproduction. Due to the driving force being distributed over the entire surface area of the diaphragm, and the fact that the design ensures a uniform magnetic field irrespective of diaphragm excursions, the AMT always “tracks” the signal with absolute precision. The large surface area, which equals that of cone of a 5¼“ midrange, allows for excellent cooling and results in an efficiency that is 4 times higher than a conventional dome tweeter. Hence the risk of overload and power compression is virtually eliminated. The result is an incredibly powerful, smooth, linear, dynamic and amazingly transparent high frequency reproduction.

Easy installation

The IW-66 is intended for mounting in the wall behind an acoustically transparent screen. The speaker comes with installation accessories included. A sturdy metal plate is installed at the bottom of the wall cut out and the adjustable spikes at the bottom of the speaker slides easily into matching holes in the metal plate to ensure secure placement.

The top speaker bracket is screwed into the front of the wall / studs and the vertical angling of the speaker is easily adjusted with a single center mounted bolt.

Full System Approach

The IW-66 can be mixed with all speakers from Steinway Lyngdorf and must be driven by our dedicated processors and amplifiers. The legacy of absolute perfection that comes with the Steinway & Sons partnership cannot be attained with a mix of “off the shelf” products from different manufacturers. No chain is stronger than the weakest link, and the full system approach ensures high efficiency in every aspect.

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