Many of the clients I’ve had recently have been from the music industry and I’ve been demonstrating just how amazing music can be from YouTube.
Steinway Lyngdorf systems sound even better than the system in their studios and there will be lots of musos soon enjoying Steinway Lyngdorf systems at home including one with 2 pairs of Model B’s on the ceiling in the kitchen. Rock n Roll.
If you don’t think of YouTube as a credible music source, here are a couple of recordings to try.
Altho a bit polar opposite and not cousins so much. It seems the on walls deal with music better like the S-15's and also plenty good for movies. The something like the larger IW66's are not as open sounding but would melt your face off and more directional - literally what you'd expect from the 2 different designs of speaker.
The speakers in most ranges provide a very similar quality with slight changes in the output and bass response between each model.
Steinway Lyngdorf speakers are all designed to meet a slightly different criteria, so if you are considering a system you need to find someone who is familiar with each and who can demonstrate as many options as possible.
Steinway systems all share the same electronics which create a shorter, simpler signal path between the signal and speakers. As less noise and distortion is added, you hear more detail. The speakers in that make this most obvious are made from metal rather than wood. Any wooden cabinet will create some resonance and when you can compare one with a metal and wooden cabinet next to each other, it’s easy to hear.
A free standing dipole is a whole different thing and they do sound more open and natural than forward firing speakers. They Model B’s, D’s and LS Concerts and LS Studios just sound like you are sat in front of a band.
I heard Models B and and S and the LS concert again recently. Simply stunning. Ridiculously so and I feel a bit sad I won't ever own any of them! Buy immediately if you can afford them as your search for the best system is over.
Steinway Lyngdorf audio systems main claim to fame is that they are unique in being to recreate the live performance. Cooperation between Lyngdorf Audio and Steinway & Sons started after Peter Lyngdorf was able to demonstrate a music system that so faithfully reproduced the sound of a piano that Steinway & Sons piano tuners could not tell them apart.
This A/B comparison between a live piano recital and a Steinway Lyngdorf music system has been done in several concert halls and I’m very excited to announce we will be hosting this type of event in the UK.
Our partner for this is the gifted pianist Vincent Corver. See more here... Vincent Corver
We will have details and invitations to these events later this year.