We first heard about the anticipated Steinway & Sons sound system over the summer, when the buzz seemed like a hazy, xanax-induced dream, but it has incredibly come to fruition: Now the groveling, unworthy public can fork over $150,000.00 USD for their very own Steinway & Sons Model D Music System. The system is the collaboration between the historic piano crafters, Steinway & Sons, and Peter Lyngdorf, “Europe's preeminent developer of high-performance digital music systems."
Listen to me now as you are lounging on your Le Corbusier chaise lounges in your Steinway Black Tie Formal Wear collection, waiting for your supermodel boyfriends to come home from their Vogue Hommes photo shoots:
The sound system is the first of its kind to use a fully digital amplification technology. Designed with everything in mind, "no cost or effort has been spared." It also features a patented RoomPerfect system that can somehow read the dimensions and placement of the system within the room, and make audio adjustments accordingly. Each unit -- which comprises of a CD-player head unit & two loudspeakers that weigh 500 lbs apiece -- takes 170 of work, approximately 8 weeks to assemble by hand, and features a volume wheel made of gold-plated brass.
You can browse the 27-page brochure [@ their website here], and choose from almost 50 different lacquers if the default classic, glossy Steinway black clashes with your Kandinskys and Klees hanging on the wall.
GUYS IT PLAYS CDS!!!
I'd rather save 50K and get me some of that limited edition Karl Lagerfeld Steinway & Sons instead.