The Model S series has been installed in hundreds of high performance home cinemas and living rooms all over the world. It is petite and so discreet it can be installed without compromising décor, but don´t let the size fool you. The Model S-15 is an incredibly powerful speaker recognised with numerous awards and accolades, making it the clear choice for those seeking perfection at a competitive price point.
The performance of the petite Model S is nothing short of extraordinary. The reason is partly due to the innovative design of the Steinway & Sons Model S-15 speaker. Because the Model S-15 relegates bass duties to boundary woofers, it reproduces only high and midrange frequencies, and it does both with incredible volume capabilities and zero distortion. Its legendary performance makes it a perfect match for medium-sized high-performance home theatres.
Ambience enhancing radiation
A key feature of the Model S-15 speaker is its innovative AER (Ambience Enhancing Radiation) dipole tweeter design. This design disperses the highest frequencies, which produces a spacious and live effect throughout the listening room, similar to the effect you get from our flagship Model D speaker or a live instrument.
Hold the Model S-15 in your hand, and you’ll immediately feel the quality of its surprisingly heavy, ultra-rigid low-resonance construction. Inside, a matte gold colored aluminum frame serves as the backbone. The midrange driver is tightly clamped between the metal back and front, preventing any resonance. The design is a reference to the original Steinway & Sons Model S piano, featuring a perfect high-gloss-lacquer cabinet with the matte gold inner construction shining through, ennobled with the original Steinway & Sons logo.
Extraordinary midrange driver and tweeter
Only the best is good enough, even in our smallest loudspeaker, which offers an Air Motion Transformer with an ultra-thin, folded Kapton diaphragm for completely clear, distortion-free performance even during the loudest crescendos. The midrange is taken over by a light aluminum cone driven by an extremely powerful neodymium magnet. When combined with one of the Steinway & Sons woofer models, the sound performance belies its size.
Ingenious dipole tweeter design
Our large flagship Model D loudspeaker is famous for its dipole design, exciting the sound in a room like an instrument would. But a dipole design in a very small on-wall speaker? Impossible? Meet the Model S-15, featuring a dipole tweeter with our ingenious AES technology, Ambience Enhancing Radiation. It diverts the backwards sound to either side, using a specifically angled reflector that extends the sound field while it also cancels-out reflections at the room’s nearest sidewalls, for the purest sound.
Frequency range: 120 – 22k Hz
Max SPL @ 1m: 114 dB
Amplification needed: 1 channel
Dimensions (H x W x D): 26.0 x 20.0 x 7.9 cm / 10.2 x 7.8 x 3.1 in
Weight: 4.4 kg / 9.7 lbs
Finish: Matte black