Sunday, December 17, 2017 07:51

Steinway CD player and CEDIA Expo

CEDIA ExpoOne of these years I’m going to show up at the CEDIA Expo. From my perspective, it’s sort of the new kid on the block, dating back to 1990.  And although sound reproduction is important for a “trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home,” audio is not quite as driving a force as in the older and larger Consumer Electronics Association and its International CES trade show.  I expect that the CEDIA focus on installation necessarily leaves out a lot of interesting gear.

On the other hand, CEDIA Expo does offer a few High Performance Audio Rooms.  These rooms are sufficiently separated from “the additional noise of the show floor” so that attendees can “get a true and intimate experience with some of the most sophisticated audio products in the industry.

This year’s rooms provided experiences from Bose, D+M Group (Denon, Marantz, Boston Acoustics), McIntosh Laboratories, Sonance, Steinway-Lyngdorf, and Wisdom.  I wasn’t there so I didn’t experience the intimacy, but “one of these years…”

I do receive a few press releases and product announcements from companies that exhibit at CEDIA Expo. I’ll be feeding some of the info along.

CDP-1-FrontI’ll start right here with the new CDP-1 high end CD player from Steinway-Lyngdorf, a company that aims to be “the best of the best” and seems not to think about price until it’s satisfied with the product.

CDP-1-BackIt’s not easy to find out what the retail price might be: “If you have to ask,” right?

In this case the cost isn’t all that out of line with other extremely capable CD players. It seems that the CDP-1 will sell for $4400.

Here’s a link to the CDP-1 product page on the Steinway-Lyngdorf site.

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