Spatial, the immersive audio experience company, and Steinway Lyngdorf, the music and audio technology leader, are announcing a native digital integration of Spatial’s real-time immersive audio engine and Steinway Lyngdorf’s processor audio experience.
“We’ve been working closely with the Steinway Lyngdorf team to break traditional immersive design and installation constraints,” says Calin Pacurariu, Spatial co-founder and CEO. “Our clients, modern architects, and space designers demand flexible layouts for interior and exterior spaces across estates. Spatial’s native integration with Steinway Lyngdorf enables designs that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.”
“Spatial’s deep real-time immersion combined with Steinway Lyngdorf’s unparalleled processing performance brings a unique approach to sound in the smart home industry,” says Thomas Birkelund, Steinway Lyngdorf CEO. “Combining our technical expertise and strengths provides our respective customers a first-of-its-kind product that delivers an unmatched audio experience.”
Spatial Reality engine is built on an object-driven platform that operates on modern Mac and Linux systems. The deployments are free of rigid requirements like speaker location, or the size and shape of a space. Designers using Spatial can connect and assign a variety of audio outputs and inputs to create believable soundscapes in real-time. These soundscapes can scale and adapt to each location with natural physics and complex object behaviors that allow for 24:7 dynamic experiences. Spatial Reality runs on a dedicated Mac that is connected digitally via AES67 to Lyngdorf’s MP-60 2.1 surround sound processor or Steinway & Sons P300 2.1 ultimate performance processor.
The Spatial integration with Steinway Lyngdorf allows for an expansion of the soundfield for native processor immersive formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and more. Spatial’s flexible layout allows for additional channels in non-traditional locations to fully envelop the space. The approach is particularly well suited for modern indoor and outdoor theater environments.
With the pure digital integration, Spatial’s expanded soundfield and real-time soundscapes stay in their native form. Native Steinway Lyngdorf technology, including RoomPerfect and Boundary Woofers, are maintained thanks to the fully digital system architecture.
Early customers include estates with non-traditional theater layouts, where traditional speaker locations were not possible due to glass panels and non-rectangular room designs, creating constraining factors for architects and designers. In one recent project, Spatial’s solution, coupled with Lyngdorf’s MP-60, created an expanded soundfield from 27 James Loudspeakers arranged in a discrete manner, which delivered uncompromising aesthetics and audio performance.
Private listening sessions are available by appointment at Spatial’s locations in Emeryville, CA, and Scottsdale, AZ. In the coming months Steinway Lyngdorf locations in Hollywood, CA and New York NY, will start hosting private listening sessions.
This article originally appeared on residentialsystems.com.