Leon’s New Products Bring Art and Design to the Forefront at ISE 2019

Blending multiple disciplines, Leon’s latest innovations transform audio into art for a fully immersive audiovisual experience unlike any other.

Ann Arbor, MI (January 7, 2019) Leon Speakers, American manufacturer of bespoke custom speakers and design-driven technology concealment solutions, will be showcasing a new collection of products that combine art with audio at ISE 2019, in stand 1-N80. Leon has been leading the conversation on mixing design with technology since their inception in 1997 and their latest innovations were created to elevate the modern technology experience, pushing integrators and consumers to expand their idea of what’s possible.

“The conversation can’t just be about audio anymore,” said Noah Kaplan, Leon’s President and Founder. “It used to be enough to just have great sounding speakers, but people expect more now. They want something that doesn’t feel like a commodity. We believe that custom homes need real custom options, and it is—and has always been—our mission to deliver that.”

New and Noteworthy Products
The Ente Series
Working in partnership with Sonos® to develop a line of lifestyle products for their new amp, Leon’s Ente Series brings enhanced sound and Leon’s signature style to Sonos. The Ente Sound Sculpture is a wall-hanging sculptural piece that incorporates curved Baltic Birch panels, LED lighting, and two channels of audio. The Ente Sound Tile features a screen-printed grill with limited-edition artwork to conceal the speakers behind it. Both models feature audio by Leon and are powered by the new SONOS AMP®.

DAIS
In partnership with LG and Blackdove, DAIS is a new canvas for the emerging digital art category. DAIS integrates high-performance audio from Leon, LG’s finest OLED screen, and contemporary, streaming digital art from Blackdove— all encased in a sleek metal frame featuring stylized linear bar speaker grills.

Horizon Denza
Leon’s new Horizon Denza transforms the soundbar into a modern home furnishing. A soundbar and floating shelf in one, Denza is handcrafted out of Baltic Birch with internal cabinet space to house two channels of audio with additional storage space for AV components like the new SONOS AMP®.

Also at the show, Leon will be displaying some of their front soundstage, architectural, and subwoofer models, as well as their expanded line of outdoor audio products after their acquisition of Terra Speakers in May of 2018.

Visit Leon at the 2019 Integrated Systems Europe show, stand 1-N80.

About Leon Speakers
Leon Speakers is an American audio company committed to creating products that balance technology with design. Over the past 20 years, they’ve become a leading voice on bringing a design-driven approach to the AV industry, creating innovative products that merge sound and style. Serving both the residential and commercial markets, Leon’s custom speakers and media concealment solutions are available exclusively through high-end audio/video retailers. Visit www.leonspeakers.com to find dealer locations worldwide.

Leon Brings Design to the Forefront with New Products and Partnerships at CEDIA Expo 2018

Ann Arbor, MI – (August 20, 2018) – Continuing to lead the conversation on the importance of blending design with technology, Leon Speakers will be introducing a new suite of products at the 2018 CEDIA Expo (booth #5401) that do just that. Partnering with some of the biggest brands in the industry, Leon’s new innovations were designed to pair perfectly with some of today’s most popular AV products, giving integrators new and creative possibilities to bring to their clients.

Leon’s entire booth will have a strong focus on design—from the products themselves to the custom artwork on the walls to their decked-out 1967 Airstream. They’re looking to expand their vision of “mixing art with audio and design with technology” beyond just their own product line, bringing streamlined design solutions to other industry manufacturers’ products. “This year for CEDIA, we decided to dive in for radical transformation of modern audio. We’ve been working closely with our industry partners to provide highly artistic pieces that will redefine American home audio,” said Noah Kaplan, Leon’s President & Founder.

      Among the new products being shown is a collection of Sound Sculptures that was developed after their Lena Sound Sculpture (shown above) won a prestigious BORN Award this past Spring. This new Sound Sculpture line will be production-ready, offering a variety of standard sizes, designs, and pricing. Leon will also be debuting Terra’s portfolio of outdoor speakers (below) in their booth for the first time following their acquisition of the company earlier this year. The merger dramatically expands Leon’s outdoor capabilities, adding over a dozen all-climate, IP67-rated speakers, subwoofers, and outdoor sound & lighting solutions to their current product offering.

Also on display will be speakers from Leon’s UX, ULTIMA, and SEVEN product families, their popular line of Tonecase products for Sonos, and their high-end TV concealment solutions by Media Décor, a Leon company.

Visit Leon at the 2018 CEDIA Expo, booth #5401.

About Leon Speakers
Leon Speakers is an American manufacturer of custom audio and audiovisual solutions that mix art with audio and design with technology. For over 20 years, their team of artists, designers, engineers, and craftsmen have been meticulously handcrafting a full palette of custom speakers and technology treatments to deliver Picture Perfect Sound® to both residential and commercial spaces. 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.

 

Leon Debuts Brand New Line of In-Ceiling Speakers and Expanded Outdoor Audio Offerings at InfoComm 2018, Booth N2938

Leon-Speakers_Axis_Infocomm-2018At InfoComm 2018, Leon is pushing product development in other audio categories to give integrators more options than ever.

Ann Arbor, MI – (May 2018) – Leon Speakers, an American manufacturer of design-driven custom audio and audiovisual solutions, will be exhibiting their full palette of products at this year’s InfoComm 2018 show (booth N2938) in Las Vegas from June 6–8. The company will be introducing new models to their in-ceiling line and showing an expansion of their outdoor speaker portfolio resulting from their recent acquisition of Terra Speakers.

After much anticipation, the Axis Pro Design Series will be debuting at InfoComm 2018, the first commercial-grade in-ceiling speakers that Leon has offered. UL listed with plenum-rated steel back cans and 70-volt transformers, Axis Pro Design is available in three models and comes standard with circle grills, but is also available with square or custom-painted grills to match any finish. For ultimate customization, Leon’s new Décor Grills were designed exclusively for this new series and offer a variety of stylized models that are handcrafted from premium materials to add a unique aesthetic.

Also new at Leon’s InfoComm 2018 booth will be the inclusion of Terra Speakers, the Maine-based speaker manufacturer that Leon announced their acquisition of earlier this month. Terra creates rugged, high-performance indoor and outdoor speakers that are built to last in any climate. The merger added over a dozen all-weather, IP67-rated speakers to Leon’s portfolio, including the AC Series and AC FIVE Series of outdoor speakers and subwoofers, and the LuminSound™ Series which incorporates LED lighting and sound in one design, perfect for outdoor landscapes.

In addition to outdoor audio, Terra also has a House of Worship line that has been installed in over 2,500 locations across the US. Leon has not previously been a player in the House of Worship market so the company is excited to bring Terra’s extensive expertise in the area to their existing dealerbase.

“Mixing art with audio and design with technology—that’s the vision that gave us life. Twenty years later, Leon continues to change the way we see technology. We’re excited to expand our product lines to offer more integration options than ever to meet the growing needs of the industry.” said Mike Fencil, Leon’s Commercial Sales Director.

Leon will also be showcasing their new OTO MCA 200 modular control amplifier, the new powered Aaros ACS8-200 ultra-thin subwoofer, a selection of their best-selling Horizon Series soundbars and Profile Series sidemount speakers, custom audio solutions for videoconferencing and video walls, a variety of discreet architectural speakers, and Media Décor TV concealment products, including the popular Edge Media Frame.

Visit Leon at InfoComm 2018: Booth N2938.

About Leon Speakers
Leon Speakers is an American manufacturer of custom audio and audiovisual solutions that mix art with audio and design with technology. For over 20 years, their team of artists, designers, engineers, and craftsmen have been meticulously handcrafting a full palette of custom speakers and technology treatments to deliver Picture Perfect Sound® to both residential and commercial spaces. Leon products are available exclusively at high-end audio/video dealers. Visit www.leoncommercialsound.com or call 1.888.213.5015 to find dealer locations worldwide.

Leon Speakers Acquires Terra Speakers, Expanding their​ ​Portfolio of All-Weather, American-Made Audio

                          

The two companies announced their merger today which will add dozens of products to Leon’s current portfolio, bringing more American-made audio than ever to their dealerbase

Ann Arbor, MI – Leon Speakers announced that they have acquired Terra Speakers, Maine-based manufacturer of rugged, all-weather speakers. This purchase greatly expands Leon’s portfolio of high-performance, custom loudspeakers, providing new residential and commercial business opportunities.

Leon and Terra have a long history of working together that dates back over a decade with Leon president Noah Kaplan and Terra president James Banfield having collaborated extensively on product development. Terra’s All Climate FIVE line of all-weather loudspeakers was designed in partnership with Kaplan, and Leon’s Boundary Series outdoor speakers are made with drivers manufactured by Terra at its Maine plant.

“We’ve been collaborating with Terra for years now and over that time we’ve found that our companies share a lot of the same core values and the common vision of creating high-performance, design-driven audio products that are made right here in America” said Kaplan. “We’re both passionate about art, music, design, and craftsmanship, and Terra’s strong expertise in the outdoor market will be a huge asset to our company.”

The acquisition will bring a whole host of new products to Leon’s current residential and commercial product lines, especially bolstering their outdoor audio offerings. Terra is known in the industry for creating durable speakers that are built to thrive in rugged weather conditions, and their current product line will help to build out Leon’s Boundary Series of outdoor speakers. The merger also opens up new opportunities in the professional and house of worship market on the commercial side of their business, as Terra has been a player in this area for many years.

“The merger just made sense for us and for Leon,” said Banfield. “We are especially excited, as it brings Terra to a larger base of customers, reps, and dealers. And it will mean that our collective products can continue to grow, while continuing to keep our operations here in the country. Both companies are able to assure quality because we make our products from start to finish right in house.”

Of the merger, Kaplan offered his excitement. “We have both been building handcrafted custom audio products for over two decades so we speak the same language, we face the same challenges, and above all we love what we do. We are ready to evolve together to meet the needs of the ever changing landscape of custom audio and design.”

About Leon Speakers

Leon Speakers is an American manufacturer of custom audio and audiovisual solutions that mix art with audio and design with technology. For over 20 years, Leon’s team of artists, designers, engineers, and craftsmen have been meticulously handcrafting a full palette of custom speakers and technology treatments to deliver Picture Perfect Sound® to both residential and commercial spaces. 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.

About Terra Speakers

Terra Speakers has specialized in high-performance, all-weather indoor and outdoor speakers for 20 years. Every Terra product is manufactured in Maine, designed to withstand the rigors of all-climate exposure and sold only through audio/video professionals. The company was named Maine’s Exporter of the Year by the Small Business Association. Find out more about Terra at www.terraspeakers.com

 

Leon’s HIFIT Soundbar Conceals Small Components Like Voice Assistants, Web Cams, Smart Speakers, and More

Horizon Interactive FIT soundbar, by Leon

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Leon’s HIFIT Soundbar Conceals Small Components Like Voice Assistants, Web Cams, Smart Speakers, and More

Innovative soundbar with discreet built-in storage space offers integrators and consumers a new way to experience technology without seeing it

Ann Arbor, MI – (March 2018) – Leon Speakers, American manufacturer of handcrafted, bespoke audio and audiovisual solutions, has received significant accolades and awards for their innovative new Horizon Interactive FIT soundbar. Developed for use in both residential and commercial spaces, the patent-pending Horizon Interactive FIT is the first and only soundbar on the market that combines high-fidelity audio with internal AV storage space—all neatly concealed behind a custom grill built to match the width of the TV or screen it is connected to.

The HIFIT features two (2) 4″ woofers and two (2) 28mm tweeters which flank an internal storage area designed to house small-format AV components such as Apple TV, Amazon Echo Dot, Roku, Leon’s new OTO MCA 200 amplifier, Control4 controllers, small webcams, and more. Fully customizable, HIFIT is only 2.75” deep and available in two models: HIFIT44UX to accommodate TVs up to 65” diagonal and HIFIT44UX-OS for screens up to 90” diagonal.

Leon’s HIFIT makes it possible for integrators to conceal technology and create a contemporary solution especially appealing for those who want to experience technology rather than see it.

“The first time we saw the Horizon Interactive FIT, we knew we needed to get one for our showroom so we could introduce it to our dealer network. Not only is the sound quality exceptional—like all of Leon’s products—but the ability to manage power cords, communication wiring, and amplification while also storing small IoT devices like Amazon Echo Dot, Ethernet switches, or your favorite integration system like RTI is so helpful to the installer. Interior designers will love it too because the grill is custom built to match the exact width of the TV, giving the install an elegant look.” –Fermin Serrano, Technical Manager at Integral Home Systems (IHS) in Spain

The Horizon Interactive FIT took home a “Best of Show” award during ISE 2018, the third industry award for the HIFIT, which also won the CE Pro Best Award and the CEDIA Best of Show Award from Residential Systems at the 2017 CEDIA Expo in San Diego, California.

This award-winning solution is now shipping to Leon’s network of dealers worldwide. For more information, visit www.leonspeakers.com/horizon-interactive or call 1.888.213.5015.

About Leon Speakers
Leon Speakers is an American manufacturer of custom audio and audiovisual solutions that combine art with audio and design with technology. For over 20 years, Leon’s team of artists, designers, engineers, and craftsmen have been meticulously handcrafting a full palette of custom speakers and media treatments to deliver Picture Perfect Sound® to both residential and commercial spaces. Leon products are available exclusively at high-end audio/video dealers. Visit www.leonspeakers.com or call (888) 213-5015 to find dealer locations worldwide.

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Leon Debuts Innovative New Custom Audio Products at Integrated Systems Europe 2018

ISE Booth 1-N85 displays the Horizon Interactive FIT Soundbar

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Leon Debuts Innovative New Custom Audio Products at Integrated Systems Europe 2018

Ann Arbor, MI (January 3, 2018) Leon Speakers, American manufacturer of custom audio and audiovisual solutions that mix art with audio and design with technology for both residential and commercial spaces, will be exhibiting at this year’s Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam from 6-9 February as part of the Custom Home Europe Stand (1-N85).

The company will be debuting a variety of their latest products to the global audience 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 subwoofers lines, as well as their award-winning Tonecase products for concealing Sonos® speakers.

Products Not to Miss

Horizon Interactive FIT Soundbar: A Revolutionary Approach to Integration

Leon Speakers compares the Horizon Interactive FIT Soundbar, with and without a grill
Unlike any other product on the market, Leon’s new, patent-pending Horizon Interactive 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 OTO MCA 200
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 Interactive 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.

Boundary Series Outdoor Speakers: Endless Finish Options for Ultimate Customization

Endless finish options are available for Leon Speakers' Boundary Series
Experience outdoor audio like never before with Leon’s Boundary Series speakers built from solid aluminum and powder coated with UV-resistant finish to withstand the elements. Using custom hydrographic printing, the Boundary Series can be finished to blend into any outdoor environment, from stone, to rustic hardwoods, to stainless steel, and more.

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 both residential and commercial environments. 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.

All products, product names, trademarks and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

Media Contact
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.