Steinway Lyngdorf launches first Steinway & Sons Soundbar

Steinway Lyngdorf has announced the launch of the first Steinway & Sons soundbar, the Model S Soundbar. Making waves at ISE 2024 and one of the stars of the company’s stand, the product is now officially launched.

The maker says the Model S Soundbar redefines the audio performance of a soundbar, delivering 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 powerful digital amplifiers, while the innovative RoomPerfectTM technology calibrates it for any room and placement.

The Model S Soundbar is presented as 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 clarity and detail, all powered by four digital amplifiers with a combined 1.600W. The extremely rigid and heavy enclosure is made from machined solid aluminium front and back panels, housing a low-resonance MDF frame with five acoustically separated chambers inside. Its creator says 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.

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

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. Customised lacquers and finishes are available on request.

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 digital amplifiers, work perfectly together as one. Steinway Lyngdorf’s RoomPerfectTM technology is the finishing touch for each system acoustically calibrating the Soundbar to the room acoustics, always ensuring the very best sound experience for every customer, in any room and any speaker placement.

Thomas Birkelund, CEO and CTO at Steinway Lyngdorf, comments, “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.”

Anker Haldan, CCO at Steinway Lyngdorf, adds, “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.”

Roland Hoffmann, Product Marketing Director at Steinway Lyngdorf, concludes, “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.”

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.

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