CEDIA Find: Leon Speakers Brings Chris Craft Design to Outdoor Audio
Boundary B404 outdoor speakers feature mahogany finish, aluminum rails and 19 coats of varnish.
When Leon Speakers takes to the outdoors, don’t expect cheesy rocks or ho-hum pendants. Known for its custom speaker designs, Leon is now building outdoor audio with Chris Craft boat parts and styling.
With 4-inch aluminum woofers and a 1-inch aluminum/magnesium dome tweeter, Leon’s new Boundary B404 speakers feature a mahogany finish and lots and lots of varnish.
The speakers are built with StarBoard marine-grade polymer, “the hardest finish in the world,” according to Leon president Noah Kaplan. “It’s built exactly like a Chris Craft. We bought the varnish from Chris Craft.”
You wouldn’t want to be the one to varnish these babies. They’re bathed in 19 coats, each of which takes days to dry. The rails are all aluminum, like you might see on a Chris Craft classic.
The B404 speakers retail for $2,200 each.
Leon Speakers president Noah Kaplan with outdoor speakers inspired by Chris Craft boats.
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Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org
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