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Steinway Lyngdorf’s $228K Speaker-Art System

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The Model LS Concert full stereo set was unveiled at the CEDIA 2012 expo and has a ‘from’ price of US$228k. For that coin, you get an SP-1 Processor, Model A1 Amplifiers and Model LS Boundary Woofers.

The open baffle speaker interacts with the room as much as a musical instrument would, and its line source construction maintains sound volume consistently throughout a room. This means the audio sounds the same at the room’s rear as it does at its front, and Steinway Lyngdorf claims a change in volume or quality is “almost impossible to detect.”

“The Model LS Concert started out as a sketch in my notebook and was something I dreamt about creating for several years,” began Steinway Lyngdorf’s nostalgic founder, Peter Lyngdorf.

“The idea of combining a dipole speaker with the line source principle would allow me to create not only a truly unique and immensely powerful speaker, but something that aesthetically fills the room with its physical presence.”

The LS Concert Speaker alone costs US$86,000. Its speaker arrangement is visible through its open-baffle design, and under this skin lays fifteen 5¼ midrange drivers and eight (AMT) Air Motion Technology tweeters.

The LS Concert speaker with the full stereo setup will be available worldwide from September. SmartHouse has reached out to its Australian supplier for local pricing and availability. [via CE Pro]