Leon Speaker Solutions for Living-Space Theater
At CEDIA EXPO 2009, Leon Speakers will reinforce its new direction as a provider of high-fidelity, immersive custom audio solutions for luxury living-space and dedicated home theaters. Living-Space Theater is at the intersection of high design and high-fidelity in the modern home. It includes everything from TVs above the fireplace to media servers in the basement to distributed audio in unsuspecting environments like the kitchen. At every point of interaction, it requires audio solutions that meet the needs of decorators, audio/video integrators, and ultimately, end users. Leon’s broad and customizable product line promises a high-fidelity audio experience that integrates seamlessly into any room — Living-Space Theater Defined.
New Products on Display at CEDIA EXPO 2009:
AXIS In-Ceiling Speakers
Leon’s AXIS in-ceiling speakers are housed in fully sealed, acoustic suspension enclosures that maintain consistent high quality sound performance regardless of the environment. These speakers feature Leon’s A.R.C. (Acoustic Resonance Control) technology to eliminate unwanted standing waves for smooth, uniform frequency response. Leon’s AXIS speakers are available with 6-inch or 8-inch drivers and 1-inch cloth-dome pivoting tweeters that allow users to control the direction of the sound, thus maximizing the sonic clarity of the room.
The AXIS in-ceiling speakers will be available in September 2009 at an MSRP of $395/ea. for the AXIS 61 and $495/ea. for the AXIS 81.
AAROS 10 Passive In-Room Subwoofer and 1,000 Watt Amplifier
Leon’s new AAROS 10-inch subwoofer packs theater-grade performance along with musical finesse in a sleek compact enclosure that measures only 6.5 inches deep. Featuring a durable 10-inch aluminum cone driver, the AAROS 10 boasts high power handling at 400 watts, while resisting distortion. The AAROS 10 is available with Leon’s brand new L3-1K dual-channel, 1,000 watt subwoofer amplifier, which delivers the raw power of a pro-sound amp but carries the features and flexibility of a dedicated subwoofer amplifier.
The AAROS sub and L3-1K sub amplifier will be available Fall 2009 at an MSRP of $1,495 and $995 respectively.
Horizon 212 Ultra-Thin Soundbar Speakers
The Horizon 212-LCR-UT is designed to match the depth of the latest ultra-thin TVs. At only 1.5 inches deep and standing just 3.25 inches tall, it is the audio solution of choice for the modern era of luxury Living-Space Theaters. Each L/R channel features dual 2-inch, aluminum-dome Peerless HDS woofers for excellent sound dispersion and off-axis response (the center channel features four Peerless drivers), while classic Morel MDT-12 1-inch, hand-treated, cloth-dome tweeters provide superior sound in the upper frequency range.
The Horizon 212 Series is available now at a starting MSRP of $1,695 for the Hz212-LCR-UT.
Enhanced Horizon and Profile Series
The Horizon 414 and Profile 404 Series have been upgraded with new drivers and shallower cabinets, now featuring 4-inch Peerless HDS woofers for more power and increased performance at a depth of just 3.25 inches to complement the thinner profile of today’s flat panel displays — all while maintaining their price of just $1,495.
Leon Certified Theater Speaker Systems
Leon Speakers offers certified theater systems that dealers can configure with ease according to the exact specifications of a particular room. Whether utilizing any combination of Profile or Horizon speakers for the front and center channels, a pair of Leon’s new AXIS in-ceilings, DETAIL on-walls, or VAULT in-walls for the rear channels, and the new AAROS in-room sub for superb bass, Leon delivers the right level of customization and ease-of-integration for any application.
Also on Display at CEDIA EXPO 2009:
For the first time at CEDIA EXPO, Leon showcases the new SEVEN surround sound speakers which complement the existing line. Each unit features a 3/4-inch-thick solid billet aluminum baffle providing extreme rigidity to eliminate unwanted resonance and vibrations. The high end drivers include handmade German Eton 7-inch HEXACONE long throw woofers and Morel MDT338 tweeters.
The Leon SEVEN Series is available now at a starting MSRP of $4,500 each.
Horizon 616 Series
Leon Speakers will be displaying a custom Horizon 616 100-inch plus over-sized multichannel speaker that not only matches the exact width of a Stewart projection screen but also its material. The lush Velux-wrapped speaker offers the perfect marriage of audio and video in a dedicated home theater, featuring Peerless HDS 6-inch woofers and Morel MDT-29 cloth-dome tweeters for maximum power handling and sound pressure levels (SPL).
AAROS 8-inch In-Wall Subwoofer and 1,000 Watt Amplifier
At less than 4 inches deep, Leon’s groundbreaking AAROS A3-SUB redefines the possibility of large bass from a small enclosure. Its adaptive design allows it to be used for in-wall, on-wall, or in-room applications. Featuring 8-inch low-profile Aura drivers, Leon’s award-winning sub performs valiantly in any Living-Space Theater environment, on its own or being pushed by Leon’s 1,000 watt subwoofer amplifier.
The AAROS 8-inch in-wall subwoofer is available now at a starting MSRP of $1,195.
DETAIL On-Wall Surround Speakers
Leon’s DETAIL Series of on-wall bookshelf surround sound speakers is timbre-matched to perfectly complement all Leon Horizon and Profile Series speakers. Less than 4 inches deep, Leon’s DETAIL Series speakers can be discretely placed throughout any room and precisely aimed to greatly enhance the imaging and 3-D soundstage.
The DETAIL Series is now available at a starting MSRP of $495 per pair for the Ds113 up to $1,995 per pair for the DsUltima.
VAULT In-Wall Speakers
The handcrafted VAULT in-wall cabinets are fully sealed and acoustically dampened utilizing the finest building materials and components to deliver uncompromising sound quality. Easily installed pre- or post-construction, the VAULT in-walls are available with a magnetic grill cloth which can be customized to match any decor. The speakers are equipped with high-fidelity, timbre-matched 4-inch or 5-inch drivers and 1-inch cloth-dome tweeters.
Leon’s v114i is available at a starting price of $995, while the v115i is available at a starting price of $1,195. Both models are now shipping.
The Leon Speaker Corporation, established in 1995 in Ann Arbor, Mich., is a worldwide leader in high-performance, audiophile-grade loudspeakers. Leon Speakers pioneered the design, research and development, and refinement of high-fidelity on-wall loudspeakers. Today, this innovative company meticulously handcrafts a full range of elegant loudspeaker solutions, seeking to bring immersive home theater experiences into luxury living spaces.
Leon Speakers solutions are available exclusively at high-end audio/video retailers nationwide.