Price: £2,895 Optional USB input, Phono and Hi-end analogue input, HDMI input are an additional £399 each.
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Consider a Jazz trio recording an album in a recording studio, that you then listen to on your home HiFi, either via a CD player or Streaming service. In the studio the trio play their analogue instruments, which get converted into digital for mixing and processing.
Piano, Bass and Drums all playing into microphones  AtoD conversion for processing in the mixing desk and mastering  Made into CD    uploaded to Streaming service   Music is Analogue Music is Digital
In your home you either play the CD or stream via your streamer into your Lyndorf integrated amplifier. With a Lyngdorf system the music has been converted from the trio’s original analogue instruments in the recording studio into a digital state once, and then remains in that same state until converted back into analogue at the speakers. Additionally Room Correction to optimise the perfromance of your loudspeakers in your room and lossless volume control is applied in the digital domain.
CD Player S/PDIF Coax  or Toslink output   Streamer S/PDIF Coax  or Toslink output   Streamer/PC/MAC USB output    Lyngdorf TDAI 2170 or Lyngdorf TDAI 3400  Music is Digital Room Perfect room correction    Volume Control    Music is Analogue
With a more traditional system you again play the CD or stream via your streamer into your Digital to Analogue converter and then into an analogue input of your amplifier. As soon as the signal is analogue it will be distorted by the other processes it then has to go through before it gets to your speakers. Volume control has to be in the analogue domain, which always interferes with the ‘ambience’ and fine detail/microdynamics of analogue signals. You can buy really good analogue volume controls costing £10,000, so avoiding volume control in the analogue domain altogether is very useful! Also, you won’t get room correction.
 CD Player Streamer S/PDIF Coax  or Toslink output
Streamer/PC/MAC USB output
Music is Digital
D to A Conv.
Volume Control/Pre amplifier
Music is Analogue
Power Amplifier
All Lyngdorf Audio products exist for one purpose only: to provide sound-systems that play audio exactly as the musician and sound engineer intended, with nothing added or taken away through the process of recording and replay.
Designed, developed, and manufactured in Denmark, the TDAI-2170 is a stylish integrated stereo amplifier that has set a new standard in sound. In addition to being fully digital and having flexible upgrade modules and RoomPerfect™ room correction technology, the TDAI-2170 provides the formula for a sound experience that has left critics and listeners astounded. BUILT-IN ROOMPERFECT™ ROOM CORRECTION With most systems, more than 50% of the sound you hear comes not from your speakers, but from your room. The placement of your speakers and the shape and dynamics of the room—echoes, reflections, and absorption—have great influence on what you hear. RoomPerfect™ is the most advanced and user-friendly room correction system in the world. It identifies the characteristics of your speakers and the influence of your room, and it takes the room out of the equation. With RoomPerfect™, your speakers sound exactly as the manufacturer intended them to, not the way your room makes them sound. The TDAI-2170 comes with a microphone and stand for you to easily run the room correction routine when you do the initial instal. You can re-run this at any time if you change or move items around in your room, so you will always get the best possible performance from your speakers. TRUE DIGITAL AMPLIFICATION The TDAI-2170 is 100% digital, without sound-deteriorating digital-to-analog conversions. The digital signal drives the speakers directly, with no translation and no middleman. You can think of it as a DAC with plenty of power to drive your speakers directly. This unique and technically demanding solution offers noiseless and crystal clear replay at all sound levels. It will deliver the most enjoyable and uncolored sound you have ever experienced. ICC (INTER-SAMPLE CLIPPING CORRECTION) When music is being mastered, the level is often very high; upon analysis, you will often find several consecutive maximum samples, indicating something has been clipped away from the original signal. Audio that exceeds 0 dBFS (decibels relative to full scale) will sound very compressed because the headroom is nonexistent. This harsh sound is an unfortunate trend in the music industry and is typically referred to as “the loudness war.” In order to compensate for this, Lyngdorf have created ICC (Inter-sample Clipping Correction). With ICC, the TDAI-2170 can automatically adjust up to 12dB headroom in the signal processing to avoid clipping of the signal. Through this you will enjoy the full dynamic range and a more natural sound. BENEFITS FOR ALL SPEAKER SYSTEMS PARTICULARLY WITH SUBWOOFERS Whether used with full range, satellite, in-wall, or on-wall speakers, the TDAI-2170 is the perfect choice for any speaker brand or model on the market. Because of its unique technologies, the long-contested challenge of speaker placement no longer compromises performance. RoomPerfect™ will adapt the speakers to the room and remove any unwanted bass boom or suckouts. If you wish to use subwoofer(s) with your main speakers, RoomPerfect™ perfectly aligns the subwoofer(s) and speakers’ frequency response, so they truly sound like one pair of big full-range speakers. CLASSIC STYLE The TDAI-2170 is a masterpiece of substance and style. The amplifier’s chassis—a salute to modern industrial design—is built like a tank and dressed in the signature black finish fans of Lyngdorf Audio love. The design is complemented with black glass and aluminum in a sleek profile that complements any décor.
TDAI-2170 Integrated Amplifier
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION: Power Rating: 2 x 170 W @ 4Ohm Inputs: 2 x Analog Single Ended RCA, 2 x Coaxial Digital (≤192kHz / 24 bit), 4 x Optical Digital (≤ 96kHz / 24 bit) Outputs: 1 x Coaxial Digital (96kHz / 24 bit), 1 x Single Ended Analog Optional Modules: 4K HDMI Module (≤192kHz/24 bit) CEC and ARC compatible, Streaming USB Input Module (≤384kHz/32 bit + DXD / DSD64 / DSD128), High-End Analog Input Module with Phono (1 x MM Phono, 2 x single ended, 1 x balanced XLR) Dimensions (HxWxD): 10 x 45 x 36 cm Weight: 8 kg