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15 Awesome A/V Applications from CEDIA Expo 2015

From immersive and wireless audio to 4K RGB laser video, planter speakers, day-and-date movie releases, more OLED, big sound out of small speakers and much more, we take a look at some great audio and video statements made at CEDIA Expo 2015.

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Leon Speakers Custom loudspeaker specialist Leon Speakers’ booth was filled with unique applications for combining audio with aesthetics. One was the Media Décor Illusion product line that was a concept last year and now turned into an actual product that lets the customer choose any frame, any artwork and in a surface-mount or recessed installation be combined with a Leon speaker to conceal it when not in use. Another was the company’s custom cabinets to house Sonos speakers, including the Sonos Playbar soundbar model, in more consumer-friendly designs. My favorite creative Leon piece was one the company previewed last year but is now shipping, the Horizon Curve, which mates with the curved TVs that the company saw as a recent market shift to address, and is a variation on Leon’s popular Horizon Series of custom soundbars. And of course, the display manufacturers throw in the wrinkle of each using slightly different curves for their TVs as well as different mounting styles. “We’re out now with product that you can order in three different models,” says Leon’s Ethan Kaplan of the Horizon Curve. “It’s available in 4-inch or 5-inch or reference-grade [drivers]. Our approach is we’ll get the TV from the manufacturer or the dealer and we’ll send them to engineering, they’ll get the exact arc and they’ll look at the mounting options because it isn’t always easy. And so we’ve got a growing database of all the different curved TVs; we’ve done up to 70-inch Samsungs.”
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