Danish high-end audio brand Steinway Lyngdorf has expanded its product range by making a foray into outdoor speakers. With the intention to address a new target group, Steinway has introduced the new Marine Speaker that brings the company’s acclaimed sound performance to luxury outdoor applications, patios, pool areas, and especially yachts – thus the name. The chic outdoor speaker has been designed to work in combination with Steinway’s brilliant amplifiers and sound processors to offer the highest level of sound quality. For optimum performance in difficult outdoor conditions, each comes equipped with two 8-inch woofers and two 10-inch passive woofers, along with a 6.5-inch driver for mid-range and Steinway’s signature Air Motion tweeter to perfectly reproduce the high-end frequencies.
The Marine Speaker has been designed as a full-range high-end audio loudspeaker to work effortlessly in an outdoor setting, which makes it different from comparable compact speakers on the market. Be it acoustic singer-songwriter recordings or dynamic dance music or even large orchestral pieces, its hardware can please even the most disgruntled audiophiles. Multiple units of the Marine Speaker can be coupled together in different arrangements to “achieve the best sound performance in any environment.”
As far as the design goes, Steinway has taken a different approach from its usual jet-black cabinets and given the Marine Speaker a very eye-catching white lacquer finish with a luxe gold trim made of 18-carat PVD coated stainless steel. The speaker arrives with a matching stand for it to be placed on the ground, but it can also be easily mounted on the ceiling or wall. Since the Marine Speaker is intended to be used under any weather conditions, it features a closed aluminum housing and a special mesh at the front. In fact, the outdoor speaker is IP65 rated and offers protection from saltwater, splash water, and other challenging conditions.
“The yacht segment has been important to us for years, and we have numerous examples of fascinating installations for indoor areas on a luxury yacht,” Steinway Lyngdorf CCO Ankler Haldan said in a statement. “Now, with the IP65 rated Steinway & Sons Marine Speaker, we are able to offer the ultimate sound for also the outdoor areas of a yacht.” It’s a Steinway so it’s not going to be cheap. The pricing for the Marine Speaker starts at $53,400 and the Danish company says it will start shipping the outdoor speakers in June.