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Specialty Sound & Vision 2018 CEDIA Expo Show Guide

By | Anthony's Blog

 

2018 CEDIA Expo Show Guide

 See the best-selling products for 2019… at CEDIA 2018!!!

Brought to you by Specialty Sound and Vision

 

Dynaudio: Booth # 1927

Dynaudio unveils their NEW Confidence Series – comprised of the Confidence 20 Bookshelf, Confidence 30, 50 and 60 Towers. ($12,999-$39,999/pr MSRP) The new Confidence Series feature all newly developed drivers including: the standards-setting Esotar3 soft dome tweeter, MSP midrange and woofers and the new DDC (Dynaudio Directivity Control) Lens, an aluminum waveguide designed to enhance dispersion and imaging. Simply put, the new Confidence models are Dynaudio’s best speakers ever!

Dynaudio will be running active surround system demos, featuring their Studio Series S4-LCR65 Modular Architectural speakers. Dynaudio will also be showing their newly released Dynaudio Music lifestyle wireless music system, including Music 1, Music 3, Music 5 and Music 7 ($549 – $1099/ea MSRP).

Dynaudio will display their comprehensive product line at CEDIA 2018!!!

 

Leon Speakers, Media Décor and Terra Speakers: Booth # 5401

Leon returns to CEDIA 2018 with their expanded booth space and the Leon Airstream, featuring a generous compliment of the Leon, Media Décor and Terra Speakers designs. Displayed products will include; Leon’s Seven, Ultima, and UX series speakers, as well as several custom solutions including custom products for the Samsung Frame TV, custom Media Decor Edge and Eclipse models, and new modular SoundSculptures.

Leon will also introduce their newest generation Horizon OTO-FIT L-R Speaker powered by the OTO-MCA amplifier, now with reduced height and depth (6.25” H x 2.75” D) and featuring Morel 4″ custom woofers and legendary Morel MDT29 tweeters.

 

Straight Wire: Booth # 5436

Straight Wire will be introducing their NEW SHOC– Hybrid Optical AOC HDMI cables – available from 15 meters to 40 meters. Straight Wire will also be showing their Plenum Pro Quad Interconnects and Super Quad Speaker Cable, as well as their comprehensive line up of premium audio, video, digital audio and custom cable products.

Straight Wire can also develop custom premium cable packages, tailored to your company’s system designs and they can help you add performance and profit to your quotes. Let us show you how!

 

Torus Power: Booth # 1427

Torus Power will introduce their NEW PowerBlock PB5 and PowerBlock PB10 products, available immediately following CEDIA.

Torus Power will show their full product line including their All in One Series, Wall Mount Series, AVR-2 60 RK, AVR-2 20 CB, TOT AVR, TOT MAX and RM 20 CS.

Torus Power’s Team will also be talking about some very exciting product developments that are scheduled for release in early 2019

 

Trinnov Audio: Booth # 5247

Trinnov Audio will be displaying and demonstrating their Altitude32 Preamp-Processor and Amplitude8 Amplifiers, in collaboration with Wisdom Audio in a 9.4.6 channel ATMOS system.
Trinnov Audio will be introducing their new Altitude48 Preamp-Processor and Altitude48ext; which will be capable of rendering up to 48 unique channels (e.g., all 34 ATMOS speaker positions, plus 14 more for Auro-3D specific speakers, or sophisticated bass management, etc.) and can ultimately extend to 64 channels.

Trinnov Audio will also be showing their Altitude16 Pre-Pro (a CEDIA 2018 Best New Product Awards Finalist), Amethyst Preamp/DAC and ST2-HiFi Audio Processor/Room Optimizer.

Trinnov is offering a dealer training session “Trinnov’s Loudspeaker Placement Recommendations” on Friday, September 7th, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in Room 31A of the Convention Center.

 

Wisdom Audio: Booth # 5247

Wisdom Audio will be debuting their NEW Insight Series On-Wall Speakers; the P2m and the P4m, both featuring the same Planar Magnetic Driver as their Sage ICS7a. Along with the new P4m, Wisdom will also be showing and demonstrating their new S10 slim, upward/downward-firing, freestanding 10-inch passive Subwoofer. Another new addition from Wisdom will be their Sage Cinema Point 2 All-Passive loudspeaker. Wisdom will also have continuous “Live” demos of a 9.4.6 channel Sage Cinema Series ATMOS system, in collaboration with Trinnov Audio.

Wisdom booth visitors will also view static displays of their most popular Insight, Sage and Wisdom series speakers, subwoofers and electronics.

 

 

San Diego Convention Center

111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Show Floor Hours:

Thursday, September 6th         9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday, September 7th                9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, September 8th          9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  

 To arrange an appointment with our manufacturer partners,

or for a PDF version of this email, please call or email our office.

201-690-9006 office@ssvreps.com

  

 See You In San Diego!

Specialty Sound & Vision 2017 CEDIA Show Guide

By | Anthony's Blog

2017 CEDIA Show Guide

 See the best-selling products for 2018… at CEDIA 2017!!!

Brought to you by Specialty Sound and Vision

 

Dynaudio: Booth # 2700 and Cardiff Room at Marriott Marquis and Marina

Dynaudio will be bringing their comprehensive product line to CEDIA 2017!!!  Dynaudio will unveil their NEW statement Cinema Master home theater system. The Cinema Master system will be a CEDIA must hear! (Cinema Master demos will be held at the Marriott Marquis & Marina – Cardiff Room – 333 West Harbor Drive)  Dynaudio will also be introducing new additions to their acclaimed Studio Series of architectural speakers: the NEW S4-LCR65 Modular In-wall LCR and S4-DVC65 Stereo In-ceiling speakers. We’ll also see new Subwoofer offerings from Dynaudio.

 

Flexson and SoundXtra (American Audio & Video): Booth # 1638

Flexson will be showing their lineup of the industry’s leading SONOS mounting brackets, floorstands, and power cords. New Flexson introductions include; a premium floorstand for the PLAY:5 and an adjustable TV stand for the PLAYBASE.  SoundXtra will be showing a variety of mounting solutions for Denon HEOS, as well as universal speaker mounts and stands and new SoundXtra mounting solutions for Bose SoundTouch.

 

Gallo Acoustics: Booth # 2207

CEDIA 2017 marks the return of Gallo Acoustics, now under new ownership.  Gallo Acoustics continues with perennial Gallo favorites, including: Micro, Micro Se, A’Diva, A’Diva SE, Strada 2, TRD 3 Sub, and will be launching new colors for the Micro and A’Diva models, as well as a new pendant hanging mount for Micros and A’Diva models.

 

Leon Speakers and Media Décor: Booth # 5300

Be sure to stop by Leon’s booth to help our friends celebrate their 20th Anniversary!  Leon will honor their 20th Anniversary with a new and expanded booth featuring unique, solution-based introductions that are truly Leon.  Leon will debut their newly redesigned, top-of-the-line Seven Series loudspeakers.  Leon will also be introducing these innovative, solution-based products:

-NEW MCA (Modular Control Amp), a supremely versatile, small-form-factor amplifier that mounts behind TV’s, complete with Analog and Digital Inputs, Subwoofer Output as well as IR and RS232 control.

-NEW HIFIT (Horizon Interactive FIT), the HIFIT incorporates Leon’s famous loudspeakers in a L-R layout and provides onboard space to accommodate local amps, sources, control, etc. The configuration possibilities are essentially limitless… you’ve got to see the HIFIT!

-NEW Aaros A8-200 Subwoofer ($995 MSRP), styled after Leon’s A10 at a fraction of the price

Leon will be displaying their Horizon and Profile UX Series, the recently enhanced Hz OTO, Profile, Vault, Detail and Timbre series of speakers, as well as their Aaros Subwoofers, Axis in-ceiling speakers, and their Boundary outdoor speakers.  Media Décor featured products, will include the Edge Media Frame, Elite and Eclipse TV concealment solutions. As well as the popular ToneCase products.

 

Straight Wire: Booth # 5334

Straight Wire will be introducing their NEW Plenum Pro Quad Interconnects and Super Quad Speaker Cable, and showing their comprehensive line up of premium audio, video, digital audio and custom cable products.  Straight Wire can also develop custom premium cable packages, tailored to your company’s system designs and can help you add performance and profit to your quotes. Let us show you how!

 

Wisdom Audio: Booth # 4849

For this year’s CEDIA show, Wisdom Audio is featuring their “Sound of Modern Living “ demo,  a 9.4.4 channel Media Room system comprised of Sage L75m (left/right), Sage C38m (center), six Insight L8i (sides/rear), four S110i subs, and four Sage ICS7a elevation channels.  We can’t wait to hear this Wisdom demo!!!  There will also be 2.4 channel, stereo demos of Wisdom’s recently introduced ICS7a In-Ceiling speakers.  Wisdom Audio will debut their new SC-2 and SC-3 System Controllers and offer static displays of their most popular Insight, Sage and Wisdom series of speakers, subwoofers and electronics.

 

 

San Diego Convention Center

111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Show Floor Hours:

Thursday, September 7th         9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

           Friday, September 8th              9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, September 9th          9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  

 To arrange an appointment with our manufacturer partners,

or for a PDF version of this email, please call or email our office.

201-690-9006 office@ssvreps.com

  

 See You In San Diego!

“Teach Your Salesmen Well”

By | Anthony's Blog

“Teach Your Salesmen Well”

Why Manufacturers Need Product Training Programs

It has been a few months since I’ve posted a blog but Friday night, during a two-hour conversation with Richard Vandersteen, I was inspired. (Richard has a way of inspiring people!) We were talking about the fact that finally, after eight miserable years, 2-channel business seems to be making a comeback. Problem is, most of the old-time salesmen with a deep understanding of sound and equipment have either retired or uhhmmm… died. And since the audio business has been on life support for the past few years, dealers haven’t exactly been offering vast sums of money to entice a new generation of qualified HiFi salesmen.

As a result, we’re now confronted with a situation whereby consumers once again want to buy high end audio but there aren’t many individuals qualified to sell it. As the remaining “Old Guard” retailers (…and hopefully a few new ones!) gear up to court a new crop of stereo customers, they’re going to have to staff their showrooms with salespeople. But, since HiFi is, at best, an “Esoteric” discipline, the salespeople with which we’re likely to wind up might be experienced at selling Luxury Goods—cars, watches, pens—but know as much about High End Audio as I do about brevity.

It’s too late for us to do much about it: the industry didn’t incentivize educated young men and women to become professional High End salesmen, so we just don’t have any. Instead, we can draw from a pool of well-groomed, well-spoken luxury goods hawkers, most of whom have never owned a great HiFi and even fewer of whom know what makes a HiFi great. The challenge becomes training these newbies so that their audio knowledge approaches their sales ability.

So, who’s going to train these guys? Dealers will have to provide some instruction, magazines will be helpful and the customers themselves will offer guidance but it won’t be enough. And then, it occurred to me: this is the ideal opportunity for manufacturers to offer training as a means of gaining an advantage on their dealers’ sales floors!

In terms of audio knowledge, these “New Recruits” are a blank sheet upon which manufacturers can write their stories…and boost their sales. Let’s say a dealer offers three brands of loudspeakers. If only one of those three vendors offers sales training, you can bet that—all things being equal—the brand that trains will sell best. Dealers will welcome this service, as their training resources have always been marginal (dealers have historically hired enthusiasts who came to the industry with strong product knowledge). Problem is, very few manufacturers have developed comprehensive training programs. This should be easy enough to remedy and the benefits, as described, are obvious.

The lesson here is simple: product training is good business. The first vendors to develop training programs will be the most successful. Let’s get to work!