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Best of the Best 2012: Audio: Steinway Lyngdorf S-Series

<< Back to Robb Report, 24th Annual Best of the Best

Danish audio wizard Peter Lyngdorf—inventor of two audio systems previously named Robb Report’s Best of the Best—has outdone himself with the Steinway Lyngdorf S-Series(www.steinwaylyngdorf.com), which began shipping last June. The true innovation behind this compact system is the series’ S-15 speaker units, the design of which splits the rear-firing audio radiation to produce what is known as a dipole effect, thus generating as much as 114 decibels of sound pressure with a sizable dispersion area. The S-15 speakers each weigh less than 10 pounds and stand just 10 inches tall. A basic stereo configuration starts at about $22,000 and includes two S-15 bookshelf speakers (which are also available as on-wall units), two S-210 on-floor boundary woofers, two A1 amplifiers, and an SP-1 stereo processor. Steinway Lyngdorf offers multichannel S-Series systems as well.

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