Lyngdorf TDAI-1120 evaluation • Better of Excessive Finish

Truthfully? It’s been some time since I reviewed gear. The final three months I chewed a number of Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D and DTS:X. At the moment, stereo felt like a earlier lifetime, like an ex-wife which you by no means wish to see (or hear) once more. So I felt the urge to check, to evaluation, hell yeah to hearken to one thing else. Again to fundamentals? Why not? Lyngdorf introduced a brand new amplifier: a digital stereo streaming amplifier. Sure, that’s it! A pair of audio system and I’m able to go…


Streaming first

If I learn Lyngdorf, I believe RoomPerfect. Examine. If I learn streaming, I believe Tidal on my iPhone or iPad Professional. Examine examine. The setup of the Lyngdorf TDAI-1120 must be a stroll within the park. Prepared, set, go. I made a phonecall to rearrange this evaluation. Three days later the product arrived at my doorstep. No sweat. Able to rumble!


The child within the room

The TDAI-1120 would be the least expensive Lyngdorf to this point. For as little as €2.000 you get a 2 x 120 Watts (4 Ohm) digital amplifier, RoomPerfect, plenty of I/O, the supply to attach as much as 2 subwoofers, app or browser management, a streaming first method and an unimaginable small footprint. What a shock once I unboxed this latest Lyngdorf. I used to be going like: ‘Oooh, look, it’s a child Lyngdorf!? So cute…’. I didn’t realise that this wasn’t your common dimension element. Because the bodily dimension of the amp out of the blue obtained smaller, my expectations simply obtained larger! The way to name this cute ‘child Lyn-kie-dorf’? Setup was childsplay. I positioned the amp, linked it to the mains, plugged within the community cable and hooked it as much as a pair of Dali Ikon 5 audio system. Executed. I linked to the Lyngdorf TDAI-1120 utilizing safari on my iPad Professional. I went by way of the RoomPerfect setup in a couple of minutes. Prepared for some music. I switched to the Tidal app on my iPad and the amplifier appeared instantly once I pinched the ‘Airplay & Bluetooth’ menu. We’re off…


New entry degree reference

My concept was to match the smalest member of the Lyndorf household with a pleasant pair of entry degree audio system just like the Dali Ikon 5. First up was Grassland from the Vestbo Trio. Moreover the plain of being an incredible piece of music, I like this observe for the dynamics of the large drum and the chic transient response and airiness. The Dali’s introduced themselves as quick, crisp and punchy. Switching between the ‘Focus 1’ and ‘World’ place altered the musical presentation from tight with pinpoint accuracy to considerably extra relaxed with extra weight and quantity within the decrease frequencies. Attention-grabbing!

I like the brand new ‘Bond music’ from Billie. No time to die sounds superior for those who submit course of it to any immersive 3D sound format. Will the stereo model pull me in, be as partaking and enveloping because the encompass playback? Sure and no. Her voice sounded extra open, with a number of microdetail. Eilish was virtually standing earlier than me within the room. Very pleasant! The decor was lacking. In Atmos for instance you’re litterarely surrounded by the orchestra. In stereo you should be content material with a 2-dimensional presentation. Let’s flip it up a notch! I all the time hear at ‘stay’ ranges. Which means 90dB with peaks as much as a 100dB. Each the amplifier and audio system have been high-quality with that.

Nicely, the woofers obtained their fair proportion with the Chinese language drum observe. I’m so used to listening ‘full vary’ that I now observed that the Lyngdorf TDAI-1120 pushed out the bottom doable frequencies the Ikon 5 was capable of produce with energy, punch and dynamics. The bass by no means obtained overblown or too heavy. I might really feel the drums. Very good.

The Steve Gad Band carried out exemplary. Drums packed plenty of particulars, the bas had simply the correct quantity of weight and heat. The sound was open, however all the time restrained between the audio system and somewhat behind the audio system.

This was additionally the case with the organ piece from Jean Guillou. I bear in mind listening to this observe on the Estelon XB with the Vitus Audio SIA-025. The picture was projected past, above and behind the audio system. However hey, that’s no truthful comparability. The XB’s are virtually 20X costlier. Whenever you examine audio system of the identical ‘entry degree’, you’ll get simular outcomes. Conclusion? The Lyngdorf TDAI-1120 made the Dali’s carry out at their most potential. It’s clear to me that the amplifier could make much more costly audio system sing. Unimaginable…the balls on this little amplifier! 



On the time of this evaluation the Lyngdorf TDAI-1120 will be yours for €2000.

Technical specs

  • Description: 2-channel streaming amplifier
  • Energy score: 2 x 120 W RMS @ 4Ohm / 2 x 60 W RMS @ 8Ohm
  • Digital inputs: 2 x Coaxial, 2 x Optical, 1 x HDMI
  • Analog inputs: 1 x Phono Single Ended RCA, 1 x Analog Single Ended RCA, 1 x Microphone enter (XLR) for RoomPerfect™ calibration
  • Analog output: 1 x Stereo Analog RCA 
  • Frequency Response: ±0,5dB from 20 to twenty,000 Hz
  • Complete Harmonic Distortion: 0.05% max from 20 to twenty,000 Hz, THD-N 1w/8ohm 0,04%, THD-N 1w/4ohm 0,04%
  • Media participant: Web Radio (vTuner), Spotify Join, Roon prepared, Chromecast built-in, DLNA Help (uPnP), AirPlay2, Bluetooth, Native file playback (USB)
  • Wi-fi connections: Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi (802.11 n/ac)
  • Management interfaces: Intuitive enter selector, Net-interface for setup and media participant, Distant utility for IOS and Android, IP management, CEC (HDMI), 1 x set off enter, 1 x set off output, 1 x RJ45 Ethernet LAN connector, 1 x USB connectors (Kind A)
  • Equipment included: RoomPerfect™ microphone, Microphone stand, Microphone cable
  • Elective accent: IR distant management, rack mounting package
  • Placement choices: Freestanding 
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 10.1 x 30 x 26 cm (together with connectors), 3.98 x 11.8 x 10.3 inches (together with connectors)
  • Weight: 8 kg / 17.6 lb
  • End: Matte black

Software program

  • No time to die – Billie Eilish
  • Auckland by quantity – Steve Gad Band
  • Poem of Chinese language drum – Hok-man Yim
  • Recit de tierce en taille – Jean Victor Arthur Guillou
  • Grassland – Vestbo Trio

Review setup

  • Lyngdorf TDAI-1120 
  • Dali Ikon 5 audio system
  • Tidal
  • Normal cables (mains, audio system)

Lyngdorf TDAI-1120 evaluation

Lovers who’re about to take their first steps on this planet of excessive finish simply obtained very fortunate. Lyngdorf turns the audio business the wrong way up with the TDA-1120. This small magnificence packs a brick wall of digital energy, RoomPerfect to compensate on your room acoustics and stands prepared for each streaming methodology and/or platform. Setup and controls are straight ahead and versatile. In reality this amplifier allows you to concentrate on streaming, listening and having fun with your favorite music to the max. It’s unbelievable how Lyngdorf is ready to trickle down its core applied sciences. Meet the brand new entry degree reference!


Options | Performance [20]


Design | Construct High quality [10]


Value | Efficiency [10]



  • Streaming completed proper
  • Plenty of energy
  • Child footprint
  • RoomPerfect
  • Pricepoint
  • App or browser management
  • Construct high quality


  • No competitors on this phase
  • Watch out for streaming dependancy
  • Solely accessible in matt black