This full range loudspeaker is designed for creating the holographic stereo reproduction of the Steinway & Sons Model D speakers through use of the dipole speaker concept – all in a smaller package. The Steinway & Sons Model B not only looks powerful with its impressive line-up of drivers, but together with the digital crossover and true quad-amplification of the 4 x 400-watt digital amplifier, Steinway & Sons Model A2, the resulting sound reproduction is nothing short of stunning. The Model B combines the transparency and openness you’d expect from a Steinway Lyngdorf dipolar speaker, with power and bass extension that hifi speakers cannot deliver.
A dipole speaker requires a large front area to separate the front and rear radiation of low frequency sound. In the Model B, the sides are elegantly folded back to add to the acoustic width of the speaker. Furthermore, the six pieces of woofer add up to an extremely large radiating surface capable of producing a linear output down to 25 Hz.
The six bass drivers are tightly packed in a push-pull configuration, which eliminates the nonlinearities of inward and outward movements in the drivers and, together with the extremely effective midrange driver and tweeter, the dynamic performance of this dipole speaker is surpassed only by the Steinway Lyngdorf Model D.
The tweeter is the renowned Air Motion Transformer, which is used in all Steinway Lyngdorf speakers and features a moving surface four times bigger than a normal tweeter. The resulting resolution and stress-free movement ensures the correct reproduction of all overtones of the instruments playing.