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Sound United Preps Slate of Education, New Products for CEDIA Expo 2018

Sound United plans new lineup of products from Denon, HEOS, Marantz, Polk, Definitive Technology and Classé Audio at CEDIA Expo.

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Profitability and efficiency for integrators is the key theme at the Sound United booth at the upcoming CEDIA Expo 2018 in San Diego.

The company, which is the parent of Denon, HEOS, Marantz, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology and Classé Audio, will unveil a new lineup of products at the show aimed at helping dealers make more profit and be more efficient.

The company will also be conducting educational sessions over three days.

“We have a whole new lineup of products from Denon, HEOS, Marantz, Polk, Definitive Technology and Classé,” says Kevin Zarow, vice president, A/VSpecialty & Custom, Sound United. “And we will have key new features… things that integrators are going to want to hear about, like HDMI diagnostics and remote monitoring. They are going to be thrilled with what they see from Sound United [at CEDIA Expo].”

“We are definitely going to have some promotions for the custom installation channel at the show,” says Zarow, who invites integrators to swing by the company’s booth  to get the specifics.

Sound United Slate of Trainings

At CEDIA Expo, Sound United will be conducting three classes. Each of the sessions is being held three consecutive days at the show.

Delivering Hi-Resolution Audio in a Wireless Environment 

In this session, dealers will learn how to seamlessly integrate multiroom Hi-Res Audio into the systems they are already installing. Sound United is being joined by Luxul to explore simple CI-focused solutions to overcome common installation challenges. The session will teach integrators how to build a robust wired/wireless network to support high-res multi-zone music playback.

  • Wed., Sept. 5, Thurs. Sept. 6, Fri. Sept. 7

  • 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Room 16A

Integrating Third-Party & Voice Control 

Voice control is making home automation more accessible and less intimidating. Join Sound United, URC and Amazon to discover how voice control can be seamlessly incorporated into the latest control systems while maintaining reliability and profitability

  • Wed., Sept. 5, Thurs. Sept. 6, Fri. Sept. 7
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Room 16A

Getting It Right the First Time while Generating Recurring Revenue

Sound United asks integrators, “Are your installations ready for the latest video and surround formats?”  This session is put together by Sound United with AudioQuest and Domotz to explore simple tips that will help dealers design systems that provide maximum flexibility and upgradeability in the future.  The session will also focus on how utilizing smart remote management can help CE pros.

  • Wed., Sept. 5, Thurs. Sept. 6, Fri. Sept. 7
  • 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Room 16A
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