Leon Speakers Launches New Collaboration w/ Detroit Artist Mike Han

Leon Speakers Launches New Collaboration w/ Detroit Artist Mike Han

“Detroit Vibrations” painting series from Mike Han was created exclusively for Leon as part of a new Artist Edition Collection for its Ente SoundTile

Ann Arbor, MI, September 20, 2021 – 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. 

Launching today, 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 combines art and audio in one. In addition to being available for the Ente SoundTile, “Detroit Vibrations” will also be sold as limited-edition art prints on Leon’s website. 

“What I love about the vision and mission of Leon at this stage is that we’re really about enabling artists to tell their stories, and we want people to be able to experience those stories in a new and different way,” said Kaplan. “Mike Han’s work has a natural musicality to it and when I saw it for the first time, I knew it would be a perfect fit for our Ente SoundTiles.” 

Leon’s Ente SoundTile transforms the stereo system from a speaker into a work of art. Two channels of reference-grade audio and an amplifier are concealed behind a perforated metal speaker grille with an artwork screen printed on top. The sound tile mounts directly to the wall, appearing more like an art piece than an audio component. 

While art for the tiles can be sourced from online art galleries like Rosentiels, Leon also works with artists to create exclusive Artist Edition collections for the series. Initially debuting with a selection of iconic fine art photographs from music photographer, Roberto Rabanne, the latest Ente SoundTile Artist Edition Collection is the three Mike Han “Detroit Vibrations” pieces that can be arranged as a triptych, diptych, or as standalone pieces. 

A Korean-Detroit artist, designer, and self-described “modern vandal,” Han’s work is bold, drawing influence from the work of Keith Haring, classic graffiti from the ‘80s and ‘90s, and Korean calligraphy—but with a contemporary and playful touch. “A lot of my work starts with a character, a small piece, one line that builds upon the next,” said Han. “I don’t predetermine the outcome, but I find it through the process of creation.”

For more information, visit https://www.leonspeakers.com/mike-han. Watch a video about the collaboration here: https://youtu.be/0VR5_nA1Xz8

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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: Danne Dzenawagis, Marketing & Communications Manager at Leon Speakers, (734) 926-4088 or danne@leonspeakers.com

Leon Joins the Bose Partner Network, Offering Streamlined Design Solutions for Bose Integration in Commercial Spaces

Leon Joins the Bose Partner Network, Offering Streamlined Design Solutions for Bose Integration in Commercial Spaces

 

As an official member of the Bose Partner Network, Leon has pre-validated its Tonecase FIT Universal mounting product to pair with the Bose Videobar™ VB1 All-In-One Conferencing device.

Ann Arbor, MI – Leon announced today that it has become an Alliance Partner in the Bose Partner Network, a program specifically aimed at providing integrators simple, design-friendly solutions for integrating Bose technology into the workplace. The new collaboration standardizes Leon’s offerings for Bose, simplifying the specification, ordering, and production process.

“With the Bose Videobar VB1, you gain a superior audio and video experience for your conferencing needs,” shared Stephan Ilberg, Bose Work head of partnerships at Bose. “And with the Tonecase FIT, integration options expand across a variety of settings.” Leon’s dedication to style truly complements the Bose commitment to audio excellence.”

Leon’s design and engineering team has validated the Leon Tonecase FIT Universal product for use with the Bose Videobar VB1. The TcFIT-U mounts under a display, providing the Bose VB1 device a flush recess with a grille cover and custom cut-out for the camera. The TcFIT-U is built to match the exact width of the display, blending the Bose conferencing device for a streamlined look. The fit, form, and function of the two products have been tested by Leon under rigorous standards to ensure that they integrate and operate seamlessly together.

“As Bose enters the workplace market, we are excited to join their partner network to offer integrators Leon products that have been custom-tailored to work with the Bose VB1,” said Paul Sabbah, Leon’s International and Commercial Sales Representative. “With our worldwide reach, we can deliver these solutions globally, everywhere Bose products are used.”

Learn more about Leon’s solutions for Bose here.

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: Danne Dzenawagis, Marketing & Communications Manager at Leon Speakers, (734) 926-4088 or danne@leonspeakers.com

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Leon’s New Collection of Designer Grille Fabrics and Finishes Provides More Options for Customization by Technology Integrators & Interior Designers

Leon’s New Collection of Designer Grille Fabrics and Finishes Provides More Options for Customization by Technology Integrators & Interior Designers

Adding eight new grille fabrics and three metallic veneer finishes to its lineup, Leon continues to deliver creative solutions for blending design and technology

Ann Arbor, MI – Looking to offer more design versatility to both dealers and designers, Leon has expanded its standard finishes to include eight new Designer Grille Fabrics and three new metallic veneer finishes. 

“As the desire for a more customized approach to technology continues to grow, we wanted to provide even more ways to integrate tech with design,” said Noah Kaplan, Leon’s Founder & President. “These new fabrics and finishes make it easier to match the technology with the design in any style space.” 

New Designer Grille Fabric Collection
While black grilles are the standard for most speakers on the market, Leon dealers and designers can now upgrade to any of the eight colors in its new Designer Grille Fabric Collection. These acoustically transparent fabrics are available in: Rich Black, Gunmetal, Charcoal, Granite, Pearl, Ivory, Platinum, and White, and can be specified for any Leon speaker with a fabric grille.

New Metal Veneer Finishes for the Edge Media Frame
A contemporary TV frame that encases any display and soundbar, Leon’s Edge Media Frame is now available in three new metal veneer finishes: Brushed Smoked Aluminum, Champagne, and Crescendo Cider, in addition to the seven wood finishes that are also available. 

See Leon’s new fabrics and finishes here

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 20 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

“Leon Live”, A New Video Series by Leon, Debuts on Thursday, October 1st With an Exclusive Interview and Performance by Nashville Musician Devon Gilfillian

[Ann Arbor, MI] – September 30, 2020 – Looking to find new ways to stay connected in a time of canceled events and social distancing, Leon announced today the launch of a new video series called Leon Live. The series will stream to Leon’s social media channels from their brand new, in-house broadcast studio, and will feature content ranging from new product releases to music performances and interviews, art and design inspiration, local community initiatives, and more. 

Leon Live will kick-off on Thursday, October 1st at 7:45 pm EST on Facebook with an exclusive interview and short performance by Nashville musician, Devon Gilfillian, that will then lead into a livestream benefit concert at 8 pm that Devon is hosting called, “There’s An Election Going On”. The concert will feature Devon, a 10-piece band, and several guest artists covering Marvin Gaye’s iconic 1971 album “What’s Going On”, front-to-back. The event is raising funds for The Equity Alliance, a non-profit that fights voter suppression in low-income communities and communities of color and will be put on in partnership with HeadCount to help register voters during the concert.

“The DNA of Leon Speakers is all about sharing art and music, and while we can’t be together in person right now, we can still find creative ways to stay connected,” said Noah Kaplan, Leon’s Founder & President. “With Leon Live, we’ll be able to bring the Leon culture to you—wherever you are in the world—and we’re really excited to be kicking off the series with one of our favorite musicians and Leon Loft alumni artists, Devon Gilfillian.

Tune in to Leon’s Facebook page on Thursday, October 1st at 7:45 pm EST to watch Leon Live. Future episodes will air monthly on Leon’s Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube channels. 

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 20 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

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

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

Leon Ente SoundTile Now Available in 3 Models for Increased Design Versatility

Leon Ente SoundTile Now Available in 3 Models for Increased Design Versatility

With 2 new models added to line, Leon’s award-winning Ente SoundTile can be mixed and matched, offering integrators and designers multiple audio configurations.

[Ann Arbor, MI] – September 14, 2020 – Combining art and audio in one, Leon’s Ente SoundTile delivers reference-grade audio by Leon speakers powered by a Sonos Amp®, all elegantly concealed behind an artwork grille that makes the installation look more like a work of art than a sound system. First introduced at CEDIA Expo in 2019 to much industry accolade, the Ente SoundTile was originally only offered in a two-channel audio configuration. Now Leon has expanded the line to include one-channel and zero-channel options so that integrators can mix and match models to create diptychs, triptychs, and more with the artwork while keeping the sound and style consistent. 

“We designed the Ente SoundTile to change the way that people think about architectural audio. Instead of having the speakers hidden away, we wanted them to be on display and actually add to the design of the space,” says Noah Kaplan, Leon Founder & President. “These new Ente models will give designers and integrators even more options to mix art with audio in any residential or commercial environment.” 

The Ente SoundTile is resonating not only with integrators but also with the design community.  “I love the simplicity and style of the Ente SoundTile,” remarks Toni Sabatino, Owner of Toni Sabatino Style, Riverhead, N.Y. “The ease of listening to your playlist from a piece of beautiful art adds so much to the space.” 

Available Models

Ente SoundTile: (1) Ente SoundTile with (2) channels of audio and (1) Sonos Amp designed for single SoundTile installation.

(New!) Ente SoundTile-1×2: (2) Ente SoundTiles with (1) channel of audio each and (1) Sonos Amp designed for installation of 2 or more SoundTiles.

(New!) Ente SoundTile-Zero: (1) Acoustic ArtTile without speakers or amplifier designed for installation of 3 or more SoundTiles.

The Ente SoundTile is handcrafted out of Baltic Birch and available in Matte Black or Matte White. It features reference-grade Leon ULTIMA speakers and a Sonos Amp (unless specifying Ente-SoundTile-Zero) and is covered with a perforated metal grille with screen printed artwork selected from either Rosentiel’s extensive gallery or Leon’s Artist Edition Collection that currently features fine art photography from renowned music photographer Roberto Rabanne.

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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 20 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

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

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

Leon Connects Design and Integration Communities with Informative Live Panel Discussion, Plus Design-Forward Soundbars at CEDIA Expo Virtual, 2020

Leon Connects Design and Integration Communities with Informative Live Panel Discussion, Plus Design-Forward Soundbars at CEDIA Expo Virtual, 2020

Leon’s Noah Kaplan discusses how to fuse technology into any room design during Design UnCut panel session; FrameBar Soundbar and TcFIT-U Mounting Solution showcased at Leon’s virtual booth. 

[Ann Arbor, MI] – September 14, 2020 – As the number of smart devices and systems in homes continues to grow, it becomes increasingly important for designers and integrators to understand how to effectively fuse those technologies with a home’s décor and architecture. Leon, a leading manufacturer of design-friendly speakers, along with a panel of design and tech experts, will provide valuable insights, tips, and guidance to attendees during a live online discussion at CEDIA Expo Virtual, Sept. 17, from 4 to 4:45 p.m. EST. Co-sponsored by Leon, “Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Conceal Tech or Make a Statement with It” will offer designers and integration pros techniques for hiding displays, speakers, and other technologies, as well as ways to showcase those technologies artistically, as stunning visual components of the room design. 

“Technology continues to play a vital role in homeowners’ lives, whether they’re using tech for enjoyment, work, or to help manage the household,” says Leon President Noah Kaplan. “Unfortunately, all too often the technology overpowers the room aesthetic, making the space feel more like a science lab than a comfortable, beautiful living area. Our goal with this panel session is to impart practical information that integrators and designers can use when working with clients on home tech projects.” 

 Co-hosted by Katye McGregor Bennett of KMB Communications and Veronika Miller of Modenus Media, as part of an ongoing series of Design UnCut webcasts, “Hidden in Plain Sight” establishes an open forum of communication between designers, integrators, and manufacturers. In addition to Kaplan, panelists include Brad Hintze, Senior Marketing Leader, Control4; Jamie Briesemeister, CEO and Co-Founder, Integration Controls; Rocky Settecasi, Systems Designer, TRIPhase Technologies; and Shanna Haecker, Owner and Designer, TRIPhase Technologies. 

NEW PRODUCTS FEATURED AT VIRTUAL BOOTH

FrameBar for Samsung The Frame TV: Leveraging the good looks of the popular Samsung The Frame TV, Leon showcases at its virtual CEDIA Expo booth FrameBar, a discreet, ultra-thin soundbar designed to match the width and finish of The Frame TV to provide enhanced audio and an unobtrusive aesthetic. FrameBar is available in 2 models and is built-to-order to match the exact width of any model of The Frame TV 43” and above. A variation of Leon’s popular HzUT soundbar, it features 2.5” audiophile-grade woofers and 22mm cloth-dome tweeters in an ultra-thin cabinet only 2.375” deep that mounts flush to the wall. FrameBar comes in 4 finishes: White, Black, Brown, and Beige, to match The Frame finishes offered by Samsung, and it features flat moulding with an exposed cabinet edge on the front of the soundbar. While FrameBar ships standard with a black fabric grille cloth, there is the option to upgrade to a collection of designer grille fabrics to give the installation an even more customized look. 

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TcFIT-U Mounting Solution for Sonos: Offering integrators another soundbar solution that blends seamlessly with a flat-panel TV is the TcFIT-U. Designed specifically to beautifully house and mount any Sonos® soundbar to a TV, including the new Sonos Arc®, the TcFIT-U system includes a signature Leon custom grille and is built to match the exact width of the TV.  

Developed with versatility in mind, the Tonecase FIT Universal comes in 3 models that offer adjustable depth to accommodate any Sonos soundbar, including the Beam, Playbar, and Arc. It mounts directly to any TV up to 98” diagonal using one of Leon’s undermount brackets, and the entire unit is covered with a custom-width fabric grille that comes standard in black with the option to upgrade to a collection of designer grille fabrics. TcFIT-U can be integrated into Leon’s Edge Media Frame, a product that encases a TV and soundbar with a contemporary frame that is available in a selection of wood and metallic finishes. In addition to Sonos soundbars, the TcFIT-U can house a variety of soundbars from other manufacturers, as well. 

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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 20 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

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

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