Steinway Lyngdorf Announces Super Surround Processor

Steinway Lyngdorf, the Danish company that teamed with Steinway & Sons in 2005 to design, develop, and manufacture fine audio gear, offered a sneak peek of the P200 “three-dimensional surround sound processor” it plans to start selling in early 2015 for $18,000. (No, that’s not a typo.)

The P200 is the first to support both Dolby Atmos and the conceptually similar Auro-3D format from Belgium’s Auro Technologies. The processor can handle multiple speaker setups enabling it, for example, to switch between speakers positioned for Dolby Atmos and those for Auro-3D at the touch of a button, optimizing a single surround sound system for either format.

In addition to state-of-the-art surround processing, the P200 is 4K-ready, HDCP 2.2-compliant, and supports advanced HDMI switching, allowing any HDMI input to be routed to any HDMI output. Like its predecessor, the P1, the P200 is equipped with Steinway Lyngdorf’s RoomPerfect room-correction system and full digital signal processing that keeps the audio stream in the digital domain throughout the audio chain.