Leon Celebrates 20th Anniversary at CEDIA 2017 with Innovative New Products, a Revamped Booth Presence, Special Events & More 

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Leon Celebrates 20th Anniversary at CEDIA 2017 with Innovative New Products, a Revamped Booth Presence, Special Events & More 

Ann Arbor, MI (August 2017) Leon Speakers, an American manufacturer of custom audio and audiovisual solutions that mix art with audio and design with technology, celebrates its 20th anniversary at this year’s CEDIA Expo at the San Diego Convention Center, September 7–9, 2017.

Setting the stage for the anniversary celebration, Leon will debut a completely redesigned booth with a striking new design. The new setup will be the company’s largest booth to date and will pay homage to their roots in the arts by featuring new elements like large-scale, audio-inspired murals by renowned Detroit street artist, Pat Perry, and the company’s latest purchase: a beautifully restored 1967 Airstream trailer—which the Leon team will be road-tripping across the country to the show.

To keep the celebration going outside of the Expo, Leon’s President & Founder, Noah Kaplan, will be participating in one of his signature “live painting” charity events, and the company will also be hosting a private cruise around San Diego Harbor for their dealers and industry partners, which will feature a live “Leon Loft” performance by the popular Nashville duo, Johnnyswim.

“This year at CEDIA we’re going to push the limits of creativity and truly mix art with audio. To celebrate our 20th year we wanted to go beyond products and live our vision. We want to bring one-of-a-kind pieces that are built with creativity and passion to spark your imagination for what’s possible. The new products that we’re introducing range from new innovations in integration to our completely redesigned flagship SEVEN series that blends high-fidelity with high-style to redefine American audio,” says Kaplan.

Inside the booth, Leon will be unveiling a variety of brand new products that both prove their commitment to the high-fidelity audio market and their passion for developing groundbreaking, custom AV solutions. In addition, they plan to showcase a number of existing products from their current portfolio, including models from their front soundstage, architectural, and outdoor speaker lines, subwoofers, the award-winning Tonecase line for Sonos®, and a selection of the company’s Media Décor TV concealment solutions.

New Product Showcase

The All-New SEVEN Series: Audiophile with Style

Leon’s SEVEN series is the company’s flagship speaker line that provides audiophile-quality performance in a minimalist, contemporary design. Using world-class, exclusive components and high-end, handcrafted materials, the new SEVEN series will offer models ranging from soundbars to architectural surrounds, to the brand new Timbre SEVEN bookshelf speaker.

Horizon FIT Soundbar: A Revolutionary Approach to Integration
Unlike any other product on the market, Leon’s new, patent-pending Horizon FIT soundbar provides high-fidelity audio with dedicated internal storage space to discreetly house small AV components such as Apple TV, Amazon Echo Dot, Roku, Leon’s own OTO-MCA modular amp, and more. A custom-width grill completes the package, creating a clean, unified design aesthetic that perfectly integrates today’s technologies into any space. 

OTO MCA (Modular Control Amplifier) 200: Make Any Leon Plug & Play
Leon’s new OTO MCA 200 makes integrating Leon’s custom speakers into any system easier than ever. This new, high-powered amplifier offers ultimate power, DAC and full feature control, and can be built into the new Leon Horizon FIT soundbar or used as an auxiliary amp for any Leon system. Leon partnered with AudioControl to bring the high performance, American-made OTO MCA 200 to life.

Aaros A8-200 Powered Sub: Deep Bass in an Ultra-thin Case
The new Aaros A8-200 powered sub was designed to complement Leon’s UX line of ultra-thin speakers. Delivering rumbling bass in a space-saving design for home theaters and other audio applications, the thin form factor of the A8-200 increases its range of use and overall versatility, enabling it to fit in virtually any application where aesthetics are critical.

About Leon Speakers
Leon Speakers is an American manufacturer of custom audio and audiovisual solutions that combine art with audio and design with technology. Established in 1997, Leon’s team of artists, designers, engineers, and craftsmen meticulously handcraft a full palette of custom speakers and media treatments that deliver Picture Perfect Sound® to any environment. Leon products are available exclusively at high-end audio/video dealers. Visit www.leonspeakers.com or call 1.888.213.5015 to find dealer locations worldwide. 

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For interviews, reviews, or media tours, please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, Inc. by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

Leon Speakers Debuts New Design-Driven Commercial AV Solutions at InfoComm 2017

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Leon Speakers Debuts New Design-Driven Commercial AV Solutions at InfoComm 2017

Customizable video-wall speakers, contemporary videoconferencing systems, soundbars, and other high performance solutions for commercial applications by Leon take center stage

ANN ARBOR, MI (June 2017) — Leon Speakers—American manufacturer of custom AV solutions that elevate both commercial and consumer AV environments—will be showcasing design-driven, high-performance commercial AV products during InfoComm 2017 in Orlando, June 14–16, in booth #3169.  Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2017, Leon is taking typical, predictable AV designs and upending them by challenging convention, bending rules, and blending art with audio and design with technology. From soundbars, telepresence and videoconferencing speaker systems to video-wall solutions and more, Leon’s new products emphasize design and performance, while offering reliability commercial environments demand.

“Often, commercial integrators consider reliability, performance, and cost first, then design,” says Mike Fencil, Leon’s Commercial Sales Director. “Conversely, Leon has always led with design. We are excited to show the InfoComm audience how transformative Leon’s AV solutions can be, while offering build quality that stands up to the wear and tear of any professional space, whether it’s an AV solution for the lobby, a huddle space, or an executive boardroom.”

“Well-engineered, high-performance commercial projects don’t always look the best. However, when technology integrators put design first, it elevates the user experience while enhancing the environment. This dramatically benefits the integrator, who is usually the last person to commission a room before it goes live, putting the onus on them to ensure the technology looks like it belongs there, functionally and aesthetically,” says Fencil.

Leon’s new UX Series of soundbars, on-wall, and in-wall speakers is the company’s thinnest, best sounding speaker line ever, made to complement today’s trend in low profile commercial displays.  With 20 models across five product series, the Leon UX Series provides speaker solutions to suit any commercial environment, including corporate, hospitality, education, and more. Following this trend in ultra-thin speakers, the new thinner, A8-200 subwoofer will also make its debut.

Illustrating the company’s commitment to balancing technology, form, and function, Leon’s new Interactive FIT™ (patent pending) is a videoconferencing solution that combines high-performance audio with customizable storage space for small AV components. Configurable for any application, the Interactive FIT mounts directly to a display and acts as both an audio source and a compact storage space for devices such as webcams, mini PCs, small amplifiers, and baluns. Outfitted with a custom grill handcrafted to match the width of the display, Leon’s new Interactive FIT provides seamless technology integration, while eliminating clutter.

Leon will also show the highly innovative Horizon™ Interactive series, which delivers an incredibly natural dialogue experience for any Telepresence system. Designed to house PTZ cameras and custom-built to match the exact width of any display, this top-performing soundbar combines high-fidelity sound and high-definition video in one cabinet—a combo that creates a uniquely immersive video conferencing system.

The Edge Media Frame from Leon’s Media Decor product family, also being shown, is designed to encase flat panel displays and house any of Leon’s Horizon or Profile Series speakers, including the Interactive Series. Adding a clean, contemporary, built-in look to flat panels, Edge conceals mounting hardware and wiring in one simple design. Moreover, Edge can be customized and finished to match any decor, it is easy to install and includes multiple points of adjustment to provide an elegant audiovisual solution that will truly complement any environment.

Supporting the burgeoning video wall market, Leon provides custom AV solutions from its Horizon and Profile Series, specifically geared for multi-screen video walls. These hand-built, on-wall, custom video wall speaker solutions are built to match the exact height and width of the screen array, no matter how large, completely concealing all mounting and wiring for an exquisite fit and finish.

For editorial inquiries, reviews, or media tours during InfoComm, please contact Katye McGregor Bennett at KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing Katye@kmbcomm.com.

About Leon Speakers
Leon Speakers is an American manufacturer of custom audio and audiovisual solutions that combine art with audio, design, and technology. Established in 1997, Leon’s team of artists, designers, engineers, and craftsmen meticulously handcraft a full palette of custom speakers and media treatments that deliver Picture Perfect Sound® to any environment. Leon products are available exclusively through a global network commercial A/V integrators. Visit www.leoncommercialsound.com or call (888) 213-5015 to learn more.

Company Contacts:
Carolyn Ceccoli, Marketing Director
(734) 926-4092 | cceccoli@leonspeakers.com

Danne Dzenawagis, Marketing & Communications Specialist
(734) 926-4088 | danne@leonspeakers.com

Press Contact:
Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications
(425) 328-8640 | katye@kmbcomm.com

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Leon Introduces UX Series, Its Thinnest, Best-Sounding Speakers Yet

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 Leon Introduces UX Series, Its Thinnest, Best-Sounding Speakers Yet

Leon’s new ultra-thin UX series speaker line combines great sound and contemporary design, is easy to specify and install

Ann Arbor, MI—February 1, 2017—Leon Speakers—leaders in handcrafted, high-performance audio and audiovisual solutions—today announced the introduction of their UX series. This new lineup merges high-performance audio with contemporary design principles, representing Leon’s thinnest, best-sounding speakers yet. Each speaker features all new, exclusively designed components, capable of delivering the sound quality of their LX series predecessor within the ultra-thin design characteristics of Leon’s UT series. The new series includes three models across each of Leon’s front soundstage product lines and is up to 30% thinner than the previous LX models, starting at just 2″ deep.

Leon Speakers UX SeriesPresented alone, neither thinness nor fidelity is an unusual quality of a speaker. However, when thinness and fidelity work in synchronicity as they do in the new Leon UX series, they do so to great effect. Sleek and slender UX series speakers pair beautifully with the extremely shallow depth of the newest ultra-thin displays and deliver crisp, rich, articulate sound. Available with a full array of sonically matched in-wall and on-wall surround speakers, the UX lineup provides an immersive audio experience for Living Space and smaller dedicated home theaters.

Leon’s design teams foresee and follow trends closely, developing distinctive products that complement modern lifestyles. “Complementing today’s ultra-thin TVs, our new UX series achieves a level of design and performance that surpasses Leon’s previous speakers and sets the stage for what’s to come,” says Noah Kaplan, founder and president of Leon. “We worked with some of the best engineers and acousticians out there to create the UX line, designing new tweeters and woofers from the ground up to produce higher output and even more articulate sound—all in our slimmest cabinets ever. The end result is the thinnest, best-sounding speakers we’ve ever created…and we’re only just getting started.”

The UX line includes three new models: the 33UX is the shallowest at just 2″ deep and includes a 3″ driver; the 44UX is just one-quarter inch deeper and utilizes a 4″ woofer; and, the 55UX is a mere 2.75″ deep and features a 5″ woofer for higher performance and better bass extension. Unique to Leon, all of these speakers are custom built to match the exact dimensions (height or width) of any TV, giving customers the benefits of audiophile-grade sound quality from an ultra-thin speaker cabinet that blends seamlessly with their display. The parity across all of Leon’s build-to-order product lines also makes it easy to configure high-performance systems matched to the exact specifications of any room, allowing customers to get the design benefit of the panel’s ultra-thin profile without giving up the sound quality that is demanded of these high-definition displays.

Leon's UX series - sideLeon engineers spent nearly six months working with world-class driver manufacturers to develop the components for these new models. Handmade UX tweeters feature a soft dome and ferro-fluid cooling that yields smoother frequency response, quick transients, and high power handling. The woofers were specially engineered to yield maximum performance in speakers with minimal dimensions, with large voice coils that ensure efficient operation. Offering high sensitivity that requires less amplification and rack space and reduces thermal management requirements, Leon UX speakers are easy to specify and install.

The UX series begins shipping February 1, 2017 to Leon’s global network of dealer partners and will make its debut during Integrated Systems Europe 2017 in the Home Cinema Europe stand 1-P58 at the RAI Amsterdam.

To learn more about Leon and the new UX series speakers, please visit www.leonspeakers.com/leon-ux/.

About Leon Speakers

Leon Speakers is an American manufacturer of custom audio and audiovisual solutions that combine art with audio, design, and technology. Established in 1997, Leon’s team of artists, designers, engineers, and craftsmen meticulously handcraft a full palette of custom speakers and media treatments that deliver Picture Perfect Sound® to any environment. Leon products are available exclusively through a global network of high-end audio/video dealers. Visit www.leonspeakers.com or call (888) 213-5015 to learn more.

Company Contacts:
Carolyn Ceccoli, Marketing Director
(734) 926-4092 | cceccoli@leonspeakers.com

Danne Dzenawagis, Marketing & Communications Specialist
(734) 926-4088 | danne@leonspeakers.com

Press Contact:
Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications
(425) 328-8640 | katye@kmbcomm.com

Leon Demonstrates Unrivaled Creativity, New Ultra-Thin Speakers and Award-Winning Audiovisual Solutions at Integrated Systems Europe

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 Leon Demonstrates Unrivaled Creativity, New Ultra-Thin Speakers and Award-Winning Audiovisual Solutions at Integrated Systems Europe

Leon unveils high-performance, bespoke AV solutions for international residential and commercial markets at ISE 2017

Ann Arbor, MI and Amsterdam RAI, NL– February 1, 2017–Leon Speakers—leader in bespoke, high-performance audio and audiovisual solutions—will premiere several new products for international residential and commercial applications during Integrated Systems Europe 2017, February 7-10, in the Home Cinema Europe stand 1-P58. In addition to new products, Leon will also demonstrate several flagship models, each of which was developed to deliver high-performance sound coupled with varying degrees of customization to complement the décor and elevate the entertainment experience in any living space or venue.

“For Leon, ISE is not just a venue to showcase our products, it’s an opportunity for our team to connect with commercial and residential integrators all over the world to demonstrate the sound, look, and feel that’s possible. Our 2017 lineup has been completely re-engineered with new components and an ultra-thin design – it looks and sounds better than ever before,” says Noah Kaplan, founder and president of Leon. “We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished.”

Leon Speaker's Edge Media FrameHigh-Performance Residential Solutions
Nowhere is the marriage of ultra-thin and high-performance more pronounced than in Leon’s new UX Series, which makes its debut at ISE 2017. Presented at ISE as a complete system, this is Leon’s thinnest, most powerful Living Space Theater solution to date. The ISE demo will feature a beautiful, custom-crafted Edge Media Frame in Zebrawood encasing a Sony TV, complete with a Leon Horizon Hz44UX soundbar. The system also showcases a custom in-wall option for Profile Sidemount Speakers, which are typically custom-built to exactly match the height and finish of any TV. Rounding out the system and filling out the bottom end is Leon’s Aaros A10-UT Ultra-Thin Subwoofer in matching Zebrawood. Whether watching movies with breathtaking, cinema-like sound, or casually listening to music, the new UX series provides balanced sound throughout the home—in Leon’s thinnest cabinet ever.

In addition to the UX Series premiere, Leon will demonstrate sound for outdoor areas with its Boundary Series Outdoor Speakers. The Boundary Outdoor series is handcrafted from solid aluminum and finished with a robust coating to deliver high-performance sound while withstanding the elements. These speakers will also be shown with a custom finish that creates the appearance of wood grains or solid rock.

ISE attendees can also see other residential Leon products at the stand, which combine to provide a wide range of installation choices—whether the application calls for on-wall, in-ceiling, or in-wall speakers and subwoofers. These products include the Horizon HzULTIMA Soundbar, the Axis AxV60 In-Ceiling Speaker, the Detail Ds44UX On-Wall Surround Speaker, the Vault vULTIMA In-Wall speaker, and the Aaros A3-IW In-Wall Subwoofer.

High-Performance Custom Commercial Solutions
Leon reinforces its commitment to the commercial market with the ISE introduction of its all-new Interactive FIT (patent pending), a groundbreaking audio and technology integration solution designed to store and conceal videoconferencing components within the housing of the soundbar. Configurable for any application, the Interactive FIT mounts directly to a display and acts as both an audio source and a compact storage space for devices such as small-form-factor videoconferencing cameras, webcams, mini PCs, small amplifiers, and baluns. Outfitted with a custom grill handcrafted to match the width of the display, Leon’s new Interactive FIT provides seamless technology integration, while eliminating clutter from commercial AV systems.

Leon will also show its award-winning Horizon™ Interactive HI500 soundbar, which is designed to house any PTZ camera and is custom-built to match the exact width of any display for higher impact systems. This top-performing, vocally optimized soundbar combines high-fidelity sound and high-definition video in one cabinet with custom-sized housings for camera hardware—a combo that allows the audio experience to be in perfect proximity to the video source to create an immersive videoconferencing system.

Please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, 425.328.8640, katye@kmbcomm.com, to schedule a Leon appointment or simply stop by the stand to see and hear Leon products in person.

About Leon Speakers
Leon Speakers is an American manufacturer of custom audio and audiovisual solutions that combine art with audio, design, and technology. Established in 1997, Leon’s team of artists, designers, engineers, and craftsmen meticulously handcraft a full palette of custom speakers and media treatments that deliver Picture Perfect Sound® to any environment. Leon products are available exclusively through a global network of high-end audio/video dealers. Visit www.leonspeakers.com or call (888) 213-5015 to learn more.

Company Contacts:
Carolyn Ceccoli, Marketing Director
(734) 926-4092 | cceccoli@leonspeakers.com

Danne Dzenawagis, Marketing & Communications Specialist
(734) 926-4088 | danne@leonspeakers.com

Press Contact:
Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications
(425) 328-8640 | katye@kmbcomm.com