Steinway & Sons Model B
The Model B is a loudspeaker like no other. Tweeter, midrange driver and woofers are arranged in a dipole design, exiting the sound in the room like an instrument would and achieving a truly holographic stereo reproduction. Conventional dipole speakers usually lose sound energy in the lower frequencies, but this unique design with three large woofers offset with three more on the back lead to a substantial and rich sound. While the bass energy towards the listeners is fully kept, bass energy at the sides acoustically cancels out, reducing unwanted sound reflections from the room’s sidewalls.
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.
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.
Tweeter: Air Motion Transformer
Midrange driver: Size: 5″, cone material: aluminum, die cast basket, Neodymium magnet
Woofer: Size: 12″ / 6 pcs, cone material: glass fibre / honeycomb, die cast basket, vented magnet
Amplification: Model A2 Amplifier / Ax400 watts
Amplification channels: 4
Enclosure: Full dipole design, aluminum baffle and frame
Frequency range: 25 to 22,000 Hz (-3dB)
Max SPL @ 1m: 115 dB
Crossover: Digital/stored in amplifier
Connections: 4-way Neutrik / 2 pieces
Placement options: Free standing floor speaker
Dimensions (W x H x D): 60 x 124 x 31 cm / 24 x 49 x 12 in
Weight: 140.0 kg / 309 Ib
Finish: Black piano finish, custom finishes available