Lyngdorf Audio introduces CI range of speakers & boundary woofer

Lyngforf Audio has launched its first custom installation loudspeakers, consisting of four models in the Discreet series, three models in the LS series and one BW boundary woofer.

Custom installation products are already a significant part of the Steinway & Sons loudspeaker portfolio, consisting of over 15 in-wall, on-wall and in-ceiling speakers for home cinemas. But this marks the first Lyngdorf Audio loudspeakers in the CI sector.

Over the last three year, the company has already expanded with its multi-channel processors, MP-40 and MP-60 2.1. The expertise has now been extended to custom installation speakers marking the next step in offering complete Lyngdorf Audio solutions for surround sound and immersive audio in home cinemas.

D-500 full-range speakers

Making up the Discreet series, the D-500 models are designed as full-range custom installation in-wall speakers with two passive woofers complementing the midrange driver and tweeter. This makes the D-500 easy to drive while reaching below 50Hz. This makes the models ideal for systems without a subwoofer in smaller or medium sized rooms, or as full-range in-wall speakers in a stereo setup left and right of a TV.

The company has made two models available within this range: The D-500 is an upright vertical loudspeaker, while the D-500 Centre incorporates the same drive units in a horizontal design, better suited for placement below a TV or behind a transparent screen. Both models come with their own pre-mounted loudspeaker enclosure so that no backbox or closed wall cavity is required.

D-5 speakers for surround and immersive audio

The D-5 loudspeaker is a two-way speaker with a midrange driver and soft dome tweeter in a versatile square cabinet. Mounted close together, the midrange driver and tweeter provide an even sound radiation and helps integrate the D-5 as surround speakers.

The second model in the D-5 range is the D-5 IC, which features an angled, adjustable tweeter. Together with the square cabinet design, this construction allows the sound to beam towards the listening area when used as height or top speakers for immersive audio, mounted above in front, at the sides, or behind the listeners, for example.

Again, both models come with their own pre-mounted loudspeaker enclosure.

LS-1000 speakers for line array installations

The LS range stands for line source and is specifically designed for installations where reduced floor and ceiling reflections and a uniform sound dispersion are required. Four LS-1000 modules combined create a line source, providing a speaker with high-resolution, high-dynamic-range, and high sensitivity.

The seating height doesn’t matter as much as with conventional speakers, thanks to the multiple tweeters and midrange drivers. It allows the ‘sweet spot’ to open up in all directions.

Making up the LS-1000 range are three models: the LS-1000 Left, LS-1000 Right and LS-1000 Centre. Both the LS-1000 Left and LS-1000 Right have a sound dispersion beaming inwards, away from the sidewall and towards the listening area, when placed on the left or right side respectively.

The LS-1000 Centre has the tweeters mounted centred to give a wider sound dispersion, equal to the left and right. This makes it ideal as a centre speaker behind an acoustically transparent screen, or as left and right speakers to achieve the widest possible listening area.

BW-20 passive boundary woofer

The BW-20 is a high-performance passive woofer with two 12” woofers in a large, rigid cabinet, to be used as a subwoofer or LFE in custom installations. Thanks to the overall construction, cabinet depth and satin matte finish, the BW-20 is ideal for in-wall installations and in-room placement as a boundary woofer. This is a Lyngdorf approach where the woofer is designed to be placed near the wall boundaries, ideally in the front corners, to achieve the best impulse response by avoiding delayed bass bouncing back off the walls and instead takes advantage of room acoustics.

The high-bandwidth design reaches below 20Hz but also up to 500Hz to allow a seamless integration even with smaller front speakers and with any crossover filter type. High-excursion woofers with an excursion of +/- 20mm and an IEC power handling of 700W enable the BW-20 to play the lowest frequencies at a very high volume level.

The Discreet, LS and BW models will all be available in Q1 of 2022.

Main image: LS-1000 with BW-20 behind a transparent screen. Credit: Lyngdorf Audio