TV Personality and Music Journalist Allison Hagendorf’s Outdoor Patio Gets ‘The Right Sound’ With Leon Terra Speakers

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Music industry TV personality Allison Hagendorf knows great sound when she hears it, choosing Leon’s Terra line of outdoor speakers for her and husband Brian Jaffe’s new SoCal abode’s outdoor spaces.

[Ann Arbor, MI] – June 20, 2022 – Music is everything to television personality and music journalist Allison Hagendorf, and it’s easy to see why. Hagendorf’s love of music and renowned ear for rock has led to a career of dream music industry jobs. From VJing on MTV to scouting talent for Sony and Columbia to acting as Spotify’s “Head of Rock,” Hagendorf knows great sound. When it came to needing her own audio system in her new Southern California home’s outdoor spaces, it was important she found speakers that would accurately represent her music. Allison’s husband Brian Jaffe, also in the industry as a music manager, has high expectations for music reproduction, as well. They turned to Leon Speakers for audio that would allow them to hear the music as close to the original recording as possible. Allison Hagendorf 2

YUNGBLUD came over to our house, excited to play his new music,” says Hagendorf.  “At the time we had just moved into the house, and we were listening to his music on an unacceptable speaker … I was devastated while he was playing his music. He didn’t care, but to me, it was about the integrity of hearing the music as it should be heard and respecting the work he put into it.”

Hagendorf was looking to use the outdoor area not just as a relaxing oasis, but also as a place to host company and allow industry friends and coworkers to share their music in a way that would honor their talent. It was important for her that the high-end audio blend naturally with the surroundings and withstand environmental wear and tear. Leon’s Terra line of customizable and durable outdoor audio was the perfect match.

Working with Leon and local integrator Futronix AV, Hagendorf and Jaffe divided their backyard into four distinct zones of audio: the front patio, back patio, outdoor kitchen, and pool. Various models of Leon’s Terra speakers provided the ideal blend of high-fidelity sound, outdoor durability, and subtle, design-focused style throughout each area.

In the front patio, Terra Boundary speakers, finished in a bright white to match the furniture and surrounding structure, are tucked discreetly into the eaves of the patio roof to deliver an immersive audio experience. The speakers’ cast-frame AC Series woofers and inverted titanium dome fluid-cooled tweeter provide powerful bass and high, clear tones for anyone dining or enjoying the shade on a hot California day.

Recessed into the wall of the back patio is the “sonic centerpiece” of the backyard: a custom-designed Leon Horizon soundbar built with marine-grade outdoor drivers and dimensions matching Hagendorf’s 75-inch Samsung outdoor television. More Boundary speakers round out the system to create a next-level surround-sound environment.

For the softscape surrounding the pool and outdoor kitchen, Hagendorf chose Leon’s Terra LuminSound outdoor speakers for their combination of subtle, modern style and full-range acoustics. At night, the speakers’ 360° LED lighting also creates a diffused glow throughout the area. Installed alongside the LuminSounds, the Terra Outdoor Speaker and partially buried Terra Subwoofer create the perfect far-reaching, wide-range acoustic experience for the couple and their guests as they move about the area.

The entire Terra line is IP67-rated against water and dust, and features marine-grade drivers in precision-fit, waterproof cabinets, meaning Hagendorf’s sound system will be fully protected from the elements in even the harshest weather. 

Allison Hagendorf 5“Our experience with everyone [at Leon] was just so unique and so wonderful. These are real music people … we turned our backyard into the best listening experience possible,” adds Hagendorf.

About Leon Speakers
Leon brings a creative approach to the AV industry by designing and manufacturing customizable speakers and technology concealment solutions that enhance the sound and style of any space. For 25 years, they have been a leader in the conversation on merging design with technology, creating innovative products that serve both the Residential and Commercial markets. Learn more on their website. 

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Media Contacts

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

Company Contact:
Carolyn Ceccoli
Sales & Marketing Director at Leon Speakers
(734) 926-4092
cceccoli@leonspeakers.com

 

LiquidView and Leon Speakers Collaborate to Debut Stunning Virtual Window at InfoComm 2022

LiquidViewDesigned in collaboration with renowned innovation firm, IDEO, LiquidView’s Virtual Window brings the outdoors in to provide the perfect backdrop for any room. You can see it at Leon Speaker’s Booth W637 at InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas.

[Ann Arbor, MI] – June 6, 2022 LiquidView, creating the most beautiful views imaginable from anywhere, will make its worldwide debut at InfoComm with the release of its WindowLV, a virtual window that transforms any room.  

Architects, interior designers, and commercial customers, can literally add windows to rooms where none existed before or replace a poor view with a spectacular one.

Views can be changed at any time from an original content library of beautiful views shot by National Geographic level cinematographers from locations all over the world.

All views are shot for 24 hours and synchronize to the time of day where the WindowLV is installed. If a WindowLV is installed in New York, with views of Paris, when it is sunset in New York, the WindowLV will show the sunset in Paris. Additionally, all views seamlessly change every day to match the changing length of each day, are shot with feature film quality cameras, and are controllable via an easy to use iPhone App.

“Like so many people, I have lived in homes and worked in offices with no views, or terrible ones,” says LiquidView CEO, and filmmaker, Mitch Braff. “Improving people’s lives through giving anyone a beautiful view was the catalyst for starting LiquidView. Our windows literally transform rooms.”

Each Window comes with a trim-ready installation kit, high quality 4K commercial display, and access to the LiquidView’s Content Library, available through subscription. The installation kit was designed by AV trailblazer Leon Speakers, who has over a decade of experience designing innovative display frames through Media Décor. 

“I believe with the WindowLV, LiquidView offers a disruptive solution that can completely transform how you experience a space”, Noah Kaplan, Founder and President of Leon Speakers. “This product has the potential to solve some of the biggest challenges that architects and designers face. Imagine being able to provide a view to anywhere in the world, in any space. It’s mind-blowing really.”

Kaplan and Leon Speakers were  part of the design process with the LiquidView team that included architects, interior designers, and the IDEO design team. “We have been working with Leon on projects with Media Decor frames for years,, and it was natural for us to partner with them on this project. We are excited to work together to bring our windows to the world,” says LiquidView CEO Braff.

LiquidView 2The LiquidView WindowLV is available for pre-order now and will ship in Q4 2022 with the breathtaking Panorama – a three panel window – and the single panel Window LV, which will ship in Q1 2023.

Attendees of InfoComm can come by LiquidView’s distribution partner to the AV Industry, Leon Speakers, at booth number W637 at InfoComm in Las Vegas between June 8 – June 10.

About Leon LiquidView
LiquidView creates the most beautiful views imaginable from anywhere – available to anyone with a team of creatives, engineers, and architects. With a team of former Sony, Google, Cisco, and Tesla talent, LiquidView is transforming architecture, interior design, and AV through its stunning virtual windows for residential and commercial spaces. Learn more at www.theliquidview.com or by following @liquid.view on social media. 

About Leon Speakers
Leon brings a creative approach to the A/V industry by designing and manufacturing customizable speakers and technology concealment solutions that enhance the sound and style of any space. For almost 25 years, it has been a leader in the conversation on merging design with technology, creating innovative products that serve both the Residential and Commercial markets. Learn more at www.leonspeakers.com or by following @leonspeakers on social media. 

 

Media Contacts

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

Leon Company Contact: Carolyn Ceccoli, Sales & Marketing Director at Leon Speakers, (734) 926-4092 or cceccoli@leonspeakers.com 

LiquidView Contact: Mitch Braf, CEO at LiquidView, (415) 609-5558 or mitch@theliquidview.com

 

Leon Speakers Introduces Design-Friendly Commercial AV Solutions to InfoComm 2022 Attendees

At InfoComm 2022, Leon Speakers inspires the commercial audio industry to rethink the design of corporate videoconferencing and audio systems with innovative solutions that blend performance with modern style. 

[Ann Arbor, MI] – June 1, 2022 – Looking to inspire commercial AV integrators to push the boundaries of creativity when integrating audio systems into corporate environments, Leon showcases at InfoComm 2022 several products exhibiting a unique blend of art, design, and audio technology. Able to be customized with a range of creative finish and color options, Leon’s design-forward commercial audio line provides AV integrators with innovative solutions that look as good as they perform.

Tonecase FIT Universal for Bose and Logitech Videoconferencing Systems
Through strategic partnerships with leading providers of commercial videoconferencing systems, including Bose and Logitech, Leon Speakers offers the TcFIT-U, a line of pre-configured, turnkey solutions that mount and seamlessly blend teleconferencing equipment directly to the display. For commercial AV integrators, this preconfigured offering simplifies the specification, ordering, and production process for corporate applications.

Validated to function optimally within Leon’s Tonecase FIT Universal (TcFIT-U) housing, the Bose VB1, any small format Logitech camera or all-in-one camera, along with a whole host of other videoconferencing equipment, mounts easily into the TcFIT-U and is covered with a custom grille that matches the exact width of the display and includes a cut-out for the videoconferencing camera. The fit, form, and function of these pre-configured systems have been tested by Leon under rigorous standards to ensure that they integrate and operate seamlessly together. 

Leon Speakers Horizon Interactive FIT for Conference Room AV Systems
Ideally suited for corporate boardrooms, conference rooms, and office spaces that require audio and videoconferencing, Leon’s Horizon Interactive FIT (HIFIT) provides high-fidelity audio in addition to functional storage space for all the necessary components, such as webcams, mini-PCs, and more, in one beautiful package. Two channels of Leon speakers are built into the unit, which is outfitted with a custom grille handcrafted to match the width of any display. Mounted below the display, the Horizon Interactive FIT creates a unified design aesthetic.
The HIFIT features two (2) 4″ woofers and two (2) 28mm tweeters which flank an internal storage area. 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.

BollardThe New Leon Terra LuminSound Bollard Outdoor Speakers Stands Tall at 32 Inches
Building off the popularity of its newly designed Terra LuminSound outdoor speaker line, Leon introduces a new, taller model to the portfolio. The Terra LuminSound Bollard speaker features the same handcrafted components and built-in low voltage lighting as the shorter landscape version but stands taller thanks to a 21-inch aircraft-grade aluminum base. At an overall height of 32 inches and available with halo and adjustable pathway lighting, the Terra LuminSound Bollard beautifully defines and enhances any commercial outdoor space.

Incorporating audio and lighting in one compact, IP67-rated enclosure, the Terra LuminSound Bollard provides premium sound in a sleek, customizable package that is designed and built to withstand even the harshest climates. The commercial-grade lighting can be adjusted to illuminate pathways, landscaping, and architectural details. Hardscape mounting is the preferred installation method for the bollard model, and like all Terra products, it is handcrafted in the USA and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Leon Launches Cove by Leon, a Modern Desktop Solution for Work, Home, or Anything in Between
You can look, sound, and feel your best with Cove by Leon. This multi-functional desktop solution designed to improve both the aesthetics and the functionality of the remote workspace  conceals any monitor, laptop, or tablet, integrates backlighting, and uses top-of-the-line tech and materials to enhance your audiovisual experience and create your own private virtual studio space.

Cove by Leon Studio 2Cove embodies a variety of customizable options, including a powder-coated bent steel partition, engineered-wood shelf cut and finished in Leon’s own workshop, and sound-dampening, antimicrobial TURF recycled felt lining the interior to help block out audible distractions, even in noisy environments.

The Cove’s back panel diffuses remote-adjustable LED backlighting while neatly concealing the device’s electrical components. Its unique bias lighting, developed in collaboration with American Lighting, alleviates the undue eye strain associated with screen use while providing a flattering natural-looking light for webcam conferencing. A channel on the Cove’s underside allows for discreet wire management. Leon is partnering with Logitech and Shure to create product packages that include high-performance webcam and microphone technology for simple and seamless video conferencing.

Leon Adds New Custom Grille Options Bringing a Designer Touch to its Conference Room Technology Solutions
From Leon’s Tonecase FIT Universal to its Horizon Interactive FIT, its line of FIT solutions offers simple and seamless ways to mount videoconferencing equipment directly to a TV and conceal it behind a built-to-match grille designed with a custom cutout for the video camera to peek through. At InfoComm 2022, Leon introduces several new grille fabric options specifically to support these commercial products. The FIT line of products creates a unified technology package that befits the modern, contemporary aesthetic of boardrooms, conference rooms, executive offices, and more.

Leon Ente SoundTiles Brings Art and Audio to High Design Reception and Hospitality Spaces
As a company with strong roots in the arts, Leon is always looking to support artists both near and far, and when Noah Kaplan, Leon’s founder and president, discovered the work of up-and-coming Detroit artist Mike Han earlier this year, he knew immediately that he wanted to collaborate to bring Han’s work to Leon’s audience.

The Leon x Mike Han collaboration is a series of three paintings titled “Detroit Vibrations” that was created by Han exclusively for Leon. The pieces are being released as Leon’s latest Artist Edition Collection for the Ente SoundTile, a product that transforms the stereo system into unique pieces of wall art to seamlessly blend design and technology in reception areas, hospitality spaces, corporate boardrooms, executive offices, and more. Each Ente SoundTile conceals two channels of reference-grade audio and an amplifier, such as Crestron’s AMP-X300 amp, behind a perforated metal speaker grille with selected artwork screen-printed on top. Other Artist Edition Ente SoundTile collections will also be showcased at InfoComm 2022.

Where to See Leon Speakers
Leon invites InfoComm attendees to visit booth #W637 to see its extensive line of new commercial audio products. For more information about Leon and its custom audio solutions, please visit www.leonspeakers.com

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About Leon Speakers
Leon brings a creative approach to the A/V industry by designing and manufacturing customizable speakers and technology concealment solutions that enhance the sound and style of any space. For almost 25 years, it has been a leader in the conversation on merging design with technology, creating innovative products that serve both the Residential and Commercial markets. Learn more at www.leonspeakers.com or by following @leonspeakers on social media.

 

Media Contacts

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

 

Company Contact: Carolyn Ceccoli, Sales & Marketing Director at Leon Speakers, (734) 926-4092 or cceccoli@leonspeakers.com

 

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Leon Speakers Unveils Cove, a New Desktop Innovation That Elevates Your Screen Time

Leon Speakers Unveils Cove, a New Desktop Innovation That Elevates Your Screen Time

Cove by Leon Studio 2Designed to meet the demands of the modern worker, Cove by Leon helps you look, sound and feel your best at work, home or anywhere in between. With its dimmable lighting, sound-dampening technology and sleek design, Cove represents a new way to work in 2022.

[Ann Arbor, MI] – May 26, 2022 – Leon Speakers announced today the launch of Cove, a revolutionary new desktop accessory that enhances the overall work experience.

For 25 years, Leon has built a reputation for developing elegant and innovative ways of integrating audio and technology through attentive design—attracting renowned clients from the iconic Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, to global Fortune 500 companies like Slack Technologies, to design-conscious clients like actor Adrian Grenier and rock enthusiast Allison Hagendorf.

“Blending design with technology is what we do here at Leon,” said Leon founder and president Noah Kaplan. “So when we started seeing post-pandemic work environment changes, we felt like we could use our industry expertise and experiences as creators ourselves to take a new approach to the term ‘audiovisual.’ Cove’s design makes marked improvements in our daily workflow, communication and the way we feel on-screen and at the end of the workday.”

Cove by Leon Black InteriorExperts estimate that by the end of 2022, 25% of all North American professional jobs will be remote—with that number continuing to increase into 2023. Though the work landscape is changing rapidly, current workplace technology desktop design has yet to catch up to many of the new demands associated with remote, hybrid and even on-site work. Cove represents a brand new solution to today’s increased conferencing and screen time demands.

Cove’s adjustable diffused lighting, sound-dampening felt interior and personalizable magnetic surface are meticulously designed to improve focus and privacy while reducing ambient noise and eye strain—all under the ultra-flattering glow of webcam-friendly lighting. It is built to house any tablet, laptop, or monitor up to 27 inches, including the new Apple Studio Display.

Natural LED bias backlighting by American Lighting comes with remote-adjustable color temperature and brightness, while Cove’s antimicrobial recycled TURF felt interior reduces ambient noise and elevates privacy, even in a crowded room. Cove’s precision-engineered steel is manufactured in the USA, and its sustainably sourced engineered Baltic Birch shelf is finished in Leon’s own workshop.

Leon is partnering with longtime industry collaborators Logitech and Shure to launch Cove on the crowdfunding site, Indiegogo—offering a variety of professional conference-ready bundles, at a great value to early backers.

The Indiegogo campaign is also Leon’s first foray into crowdfunding as a way to expand outside the audiovisual industry and build organic widespread interest. The Cove pre-launch campaign is expected to debut on June 6, with live ordering opening up on June 30.

Leon is guaranteeing fulfillment of all campaign packages, including a variety of steeply discounted bundles:

  • Content Creator Package – $695. Includes: custom-color Cove, Logitech Streamcam and Shure MV7 microphone with tripod. (Valued at $1,150)
  • Home Base Package – $495. Includes custom-color Cove and Logitech Brio. (Valued at $895)
  • Workspace Studio Package – limited early access discount of $395. Includes custom-color Cove. (Valued at $695)

Each package comes with an added bonus: a branded Leon notebook and t-shirt, valued at $45. Backers can choose their Cove’s finish from one of three elegant colors: Almond, Black or Slate Gray.

For more information and to sign up for Cove updates, visit the Cove Indiegogo campaign site, titled Cove by Leon, beginning June 6.

About Leon Speakers
Leon brings a creative approach to the AV industry by designing and manufacturing customizable speakers and technology concealment solutions that enhance the sound and style of any space. For over 25 years, they have been a leader in the conversation on merging design with technology, creating innovative products that serve both the Residential and Commercial markets. Learn more on their website.

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

Company Contact: Carolyn Ceccoli, Sales & Marketing Director at Leon Speakers, (734) 926-4092 or cceccoli@leonspeakers.com

 

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Leon Introduces Premium Outdoor Bollard Speakers with Built-in Low Voltage Lighting

InfoComm 2022 Booth #W637

BollardAn addition to Leon’s Terra LuminSound TrLs50 collection, the new 32-inch-tall Terra LuminSound Bollard enhances outdoor areas with exceptional audio and adjustable lighting. 

[Ann Arbor, MI] – June 1, 2022 – Building off the popularity of its newly redesigned Terra LuminSound outdoor speaker line, Leon introduces a redesigned, taller model. The Terra LuminSound Bollard speaker features the same handcrafted components and built-in low voltage lighting as the shorter landscape version but stands taller thanks to a 21-inch aircraft-grade aluminum base. At an overall height of 32 inches and available with halo and adjustable pathway lighting, the Terra LuminSound Bollard beautifully defines and enhances any residential or commercial outdoor space.

“As we all continue spending more time outside, Leon wants to give integrators more design options that add audiovisual ambiance to commercial and residential environments,” says Noah Kaplan, Leon founder and president. “With premium customizable powder coat finishes, the Terra LuminSound Bollard delivers exceptional sound and style to pathways, rooftops, outdoor kitchens, and more.”

Incorporating audio and lighting in one compact, IP67-rated enclosure, the Terra LuminSound Bollard provides premium sound in a sleek, customizable package that is designed and built to withstand even the harshest of climates. It’s available with commercial-grade lighting that can be adjusted to illuminate pathways, landscaping, and architectural details. Hardscape mounting is the preferred installation method for the bollard model, and like all Terra products, it is handcrafted in the USA and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Where to See Leon Speakers
Leon invites InfoComm attendees to visit booth W637 to see the Terra LuminSound Bollard speakers, as well as other innovative design-friendly AV solutions for residential and commercial environments. To learn more about the Terra LuminSound Bollard, visithttps://www.leonspeakers.com/trls50). Information about Leon’s entire line of design-forward outdoor and indoor speakers can be found at https://www.leonspeakers.com/.

 

About Leon
Leon brings a creative approach to technology by designing and manufacturing customizable speakers and technology concealment solutions that enhance the sound and style of any space. For 25 years, the company has been a leader in the conversation about merging design with technology, creating innovative products that serve both the Residential and Commercial markets. Learn more by visiting www.leonspeakers.com and by following @leonspeakers on social media.

 

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

Company Contact: Carolyn Ceccoli, Sales & Marketing Director at Leon Speakers, (734) 926-4092 or cceccoli@leonspeakers.com

 

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Leon Speakers Unveils Cove, a New Desktop Innovation That Elevates Your Screen Time

Leon Speakers Introduces Design-Friendly AV Solutions to ISE 2022 Attendees

Leon Speakers inspires residential and commercial audiovisual integrators to explore new design-forward solutions that blend performance with modern style in residential and corporate settings.  

Ann Arbor, MI – Breaking barriers in the design and integration of technology into residential and commercial environments, Leon Speakers introduces to ISE 2022 attendees a broad range of functional and beautiful concealment solutions for everything from videoconferencing systems and high-def displays to custom loudspeakers. Leon’s ISE 2022 product debuts represent innovative solutions addressing the problems AV integrators often face when attempting to mesh audiovisual equipment with the design aesthetics of luxury residences and corporate spaces.

Engineered and designed to complement interior design without any compromise on performance, Leon’s portfolio of creative AV solutions sets a new standard for technology integration. With Leon’s ability to fully customize its AV solutions using unique finishes, materials, and even specially curated artwork, designing with Leon is more akin to selecting furnishings than traditional AV products; the options are virtually limitless. 

This year at ISE, Leon presents its tech integration solutions through its launch of key partnerships with Bose, Logitech, Sonos, Samsung, and other leading providers of residential and commercial equipment. By collaborating with third-party manufacturers, Leon offers turnkey solutions to simplify and streamline the deployment of a wide variety of high-design, high-performance audiovisual systems. 

Tonecase FIT Universal mounting system and Horizon Interactive FIT soundbar

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Featured at Stand #2P300 is Leon’s new Tonecase FIT Universal mounting system and Horizon Interactive FIT soundbar. Both products mount directly to a display and are built to integrate off-the-shelf teleconferencing equipment or soundbars. The Horizon Interactive FIT includes two channels of high-fidelity Leon speakers, and both products include a built-to-match grille that conceals the complementary equipment and blends seamlessly with the display.

Ente SoundTiles and Edge Media Frame

Leon also demonstrates at ISE 2022 the harmonious fusion of technology, design, and art via its Ente SoundTiles and Edge Media Frame products. The Ente SoundTile is a one-of-a-kind solution that disguises two channels of high-performance audio behind custom screen-printed artwork like that of Detroit artist Mike Han. The Edge Media Frame is a contemporary, custom-built and finished frame that mounts and blends a TV into any space.   

 

 

 

Where to See Leon Speakers

ISE 2022 attendees can see Leon’s new design-forward residential and commercial AV solutions at Stand #2P300. Additionally, systems integrators can learn more about Leon’s complete portfolio of innovative AV solutions at leonspeakers.com

About Leon Speakers

Leon brings a creative approach to the AV industry by designing and manufacturing customizable speakers and technology concealment solutions that enhance the sound and style of any space. For almost 25 years, it has been a leader in the conversation on merging design with technology, creating innovative products that serve both the residential and commercial markets. Learn more at leonspeakers.com or by following @leonspeakers on social media. 

Media Contacts

Press Contact: Katye (McGregor) Bennett

KMB Communications

(425) 328-8640

katye@kmbcomm.com

Company Contact: Carolyn Ceccoli
Sales & Marketing Director at Leon Speakers
(734) 926-4092
cceccoli@leonspeakers.com 

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