Archive for June, 2009

VMP Debuts PM-LP Universal Yokeless Low Profile Projector Mount

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

STEVENSVILLE, Md., June 15, 2009 Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, CI, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce it will launch its new PM-LP Universal Yokeless Low Profile Projector Mount at InfoComm 2009, held in Orlando, Fla. from June 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 2860.

“Whether in residential, commercial, professional, house of worship, or any other application, VMP’s line of projector mounts comes complete with everything needed for a quick and easy installation,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “With this concept in mind, VMP’s new PM-LP Universal Yokeless Low Profile Projector Mount has been designed with a high-load capacity, rugged housing, low profile, tilt, full rotation, and telescoping capabilities, is compliant with most of today’s leading projectors, and is available in silver and black powder coat finishes.”

Additional PM-LP specifications include:

  • Low 2.625in. mounting profile (measurement includes the mounting feet)
  • Adjustable Tilt – ± 20 degrees
  • Adjustable Pitch – ± 15 degrees
  • Adjustable Yaw (Rotation) – 360 degrees
  • Fits Most Projectors with mounting holes inside 14.5in. diameter
  • Mast telescopes 23in. – 35in. from ceiling
  • Cable management through the center of the mast
  • Flush mount plate included
  • Mounting screws (projector to mount) included
  • Load capacity: 75 lbs.
  • Silver powder coat finish (PM-LPB the same except with black finish)
  • MSRP: $199.95


“Affordable and durable, the PM-LP is ideal for nearly every projector mount installation,” Fulmer concluded.

 
If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the Video Mount Finder at
 www.chooseamount.com.  For more information, please visit www.videomount.com or 
call (410) 643-6390.
 
About Video Mount Products

Born in 1994, Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the video, audio and security industries. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to substantially grow by adding several mounting systems to address the increasing popularity of flat panel technology, both LCD and Plasma, as well as other growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of the business.

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Marvell 88DE2710 Video Processor Powers Sony’s High-End BDP-S5000ES Blu-Ray Disc Player First adoption of Marvell’s 88DE2710 video format converter by Sony

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Marvell 88DE2710 Video Processor Powers Sony’s High-End BDP-S5000ES Blu-Ray Disc Player
First adoption of Marvell’s 88DE2710 video format converter by Sony

Santa Clara, California ─ (June 16, 2009) ─ Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), a leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, today announced that its Marvell® 88DE2710 video processor is a featured component of Sony’s high-end BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray player, thus furthering the integration of Marvell technology into leading consumer electronics devices. Sony’s latest Blu-ray player is designed to offer a consistent, high-quality 1080p image, vivid true-to-life pictures, and an immersive home theater experience.
“We’re delighted to be selected by Sony to provide the video processing solution for their latest Blu-ray player,” said Gaurav Shah, Director of Marketing for the Digital Entertainment Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell Semiconductor. “Marvell’s 88DE2710 video format converter gives consumers an immersive, home theater viewing experience for their Blu-ray and DVD content.”
The BDP-S5000ES is the first Sony product to use Marvell’s 88DE2710 video format converter. The Blu-ray player offers BD-Live for interactive content and supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio formats. The Sony Blu-ray disc player received HiVi’s Grand Prix 2009 Video Disc Player Award and AV Review’s Visual Grand Prix 2009 Gold Award. This award winning Blu-ray player is available now worldwide.
About Marvell
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a leader in the development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell’s diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this release, the term “Marvell” refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, visit www.marvell.com.
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Marantz Reference System and DALI Megaline Bring Impeccable Audio Experience To The Empire Suite Of The Carlyle In New York City

Friday, June 12th, 2009

– Empire Suite Guests at Legendary New York Hotel Will Now Enjoy the Ultimate
in High-End Luxury Audio Performance –

NEW YORK, NY, June 11, 2009 — Marantz America, a world leader in advanced home entertainment solutions, is bringing a world-class music listening experience to guests of the luxury Empire Suite at The Carlyle, the legendary Manhattan hotel that stands at the corner of 76th Street and Madison Avenue. Guests in the hotel’s Empire Suite duplex will be able to enjoy breathtakingly realistic and room-filling music through the custom-installed Marantz “Reference System,” featuring four MA-9S2 monaural power amplifiers (SRP: $7,999.99 ea.) and an SC-7S2 preamplifier (SRP: $7,999.99 ea.). Musical content will be provided by the ultimate-quality SA-7S1 SACD/CD Player (SRP: $6,999.99). The flagship 2-channel Marantz Reference System will drive two luxury DALI MEGALINE III Speakers (SRP: $60,000 per pair) in a bi-amplified configuration.

Luxury Audio for a Luxury Suite
All three products in the Marantz Reference System are designed to provide discriminating audiophiles and custom installation specialists with the advanced components they need to create true reference-quality audio systems.

Zinon Zinon, owner of Savalex Audio / Video in New York and a longtime Marantz dealer, installed the Marantz Reference System and DALI Megaline in the Empire Suite. Says Mr. Zinon, who has installed over 100 Marantz components in different rooms throughout The Carlyle over the years, “I chose the Marantz system for this luxury installation simply because dollar for dollar, it’s the best sounding and best-looking gear I’ve ever worked with. Similarly, the performance of the DALI MegaLine 3 loudspeakers is nothing short of breathtaking, offering exquisite nuance, superb soundstage and depth while at the same time being perfectly comfortable playing at live concert levels. The well-known elegant aesthetic of the Marantz and DALI components are a perfect match for the luxurious atmosphere of The Carlyle and The Empire Suite, and the level of audio performance literally reaches perfection.”

Kevin Zarow, Vice President, Marketing and Product Development for Marantz America noted: “The Carlyle is renowned as one of Manhattan’s most luxurious hotels, and is known for its close longtime connection to the entertainment industry. Our Reference Series products are, quite simply the best we know how to make, and we believe they’re a perfect fit for the Empire Suite.”

Ultimate Quality Music Listening
Marantz Reference Series components are designed to provide ultimate-quality audio experience, from virtually inaudible nuance to thundering crescendo. The SC-7S2 Reference Control Amplifier sets the stage for musical reproduction virtuosity with a unique high channel separation design, upgraded low noise Toroidal transformer and more. With a total of 18 Marantz HDAM SA modules, the SC-7S2 is capable of reproducing the most demanding musical passages with clarity, subtlety and distinction. The unit’s F.C.B.S (Floating Control Bus System) adds to its performance capabilities.

Marantz’s MA-9S2 Reference Power Amplifier features a two-stage amplifier circuit, instantaneous high-current delivery capability and a double shielded low-noise Toroidal transformer. The unit’s full-balanced circuitry, high-speed amplification system, and 300-watt (8 ohm)/600-watt (4 ohm) power capability makes it the audiophile’s choice when it comes to delivering pure, balanced power to a no-compromise music system.

Marantz’ state-of-the-art SA-7S1 Reference SACD Player is packed with audiophile-grade selected components. It features a specially designed aluminum mechanism, as well as advancements such as a selectable digital filter, low-jitter internal clock, digital phase converter and more. To bring out the best and brightest sounds of today’s advanced digital audio disc formats, including SACD, CD, and CD-R/RW recordings, the platinum SA-7S1 SACD player utilizes refinements such as D-A Isolated Circuit Construction, high-accuracy NPC SM5966AS DACs, and DAM SA Buffer Amps. An ingeniously designed shorter signal path circuit board construction adds to the SA-7S1’s stunning music reproduction capabilities, decoding SACD’s Direct Stream Digital (DSD) bit stream (1-bit sampled at 2.8224 MHz) with frequency response to 100 kHz and an incredible dynamic range of 113 dB (at lower frequencies). The SA-7S1’s front-panel FL display features Marantz’s blue backlighting and utilizes a separate power supply to prevent noise interfering with the audio signal path.

In addition to Marantz Reference audio components, the system in the Empire Suite will feature the DALI MEGALINE III ultimate reference for loudspeaker performance. At 91 inches tall, MEGALINE employs a dozen 6.5-inch drivers, and floor-to-ceiling ribbons in each speaker.  The result is sweeping wide-dispersion sound with crystalline purity and focus.  Capable of reproducing thunderous lows and jaw-dropping impact, MEGALINE’s costly, wood-fiber drivers also capture the subtlest nuances and inner detail. Due to the phase-coherence of the line array configuration, focus and imaging are superior to any conventional speaker.  The experience of 3-dimensionality is magical and immersive.

Video Mount Products’ New ER-W24 Wall Mounted Rack Now Shipping

Friday, June 12th, 2009

STEVENSVILLE, Md., June 9, 2009 Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, commercial, CI, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce that its new ER-W24 wall mounted equipment rack is now shipping. VMP will also feature the ER-W24 at InfoComm 2009, held in Orlando, Fla. from June 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 2860.

“Where space is at a premium, getting equipment up off the floor and upon the wall is a must when floor standing equipment racks just won’t do,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “We have designed the new ER-W24 wall mounted rack for both form and functionality, especially with the installer in mind. Now shipping, the ER-W24 can hold multiple pieces of equipment, freeing up much desired floor space.”

Additional features of the VMP ER-W24 include:

  • Rail Height – 24in.
  • EIA Compliant
  • Easy lift on/off wall mount plate
  • 13 Rack Spaces
  • Opens from either the left or the right side
  • Usable depth – 19in.
  • Standard 10-32 threading
  • Steel and aluminum construction
  • Black static resistant powder coat finish
  • Load Capacity – 100 lbs. evenly distributed
  • MSRP: $355.95


“The ER-W24 is the answer for situations where equipment needs to be wall mounted and the installer wants the reliability and dependability they have come to expect from Video Mount Products,” Fulmer concluded.

If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the Video Mount Finder at www.chooseamount.com.  
 
For more information, please visit www.videomount.com or call (410) 643-6390.
 
About Video Mount Products

Born in 1994, Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the video, audio and security industries. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to substantially grow by adding several mounting systems to address the increasing popularity of flat panel technology, both LCD and Plasma, as well as other growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of the business.

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GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder Converts up to 5.1 Channel Audio Encoded in Dolby Digital Surround to L/R Analog Audio

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

The new GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder with Dolby allows any movie or television program broadcasting in 5.1 Dolby digital audio to be decoded, and output in analog two-channel (left/right) format.

This allows the audio from a set-top box, media center PC or component video source to be heard on an existing pair of analog speakers. The GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder with Dolby supports any audio encoded in the Dolby 5.1 surround sound format, decoding it and delivering it in the standard two-channel format.

“This is unique because it means you can listen to movies using just two speakers, while you still enjoy that surround sound feeling,” explained Hagai Gefen, president and CEO of Gefen Inc.

The Digital Audio Decoder provides two inputs (S/PDIF, TOSlink), and supplies a two-channel analog audio (left/right) output. Users can switch between the two inputs using a selector on the Decoder. With this feature, both a set-top box and a computer can be connected and switched to any two-channel audio system.

With a built-in digital to analog converter, a digital interpolation filter and support for up to 6 channels of audio encoded in Dolby Digital, this Decoder provides one of the most robust audio conversion solutions available today.

It eliminates the need to upgrade audio equipment and can lengthen the lifespan of an expensive analog audio system already in use.

Platinum Tools® Names Shamrock Electronic Sales, Inc. New Representatives

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

MOORPARK, Calif., June 8, 2009 – Platinum ToolsÒ (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce that is has named Dayton, Ohio-based Shamrock Electronic Sales, Inc. as the newest representatives of Platinum’s entire product line. Shamrock’s territory includes Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania.

“We are very excited to have Shamrock Electronics Sales, with its strong and successful history, as part of the Platinum Tools team,” said Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “The Midwest and Ohio Valley are very important and strong markets for Platinum Tools, and Shamrock will aggressively market and represent our entire product line to our current and potential customers in this territory.”
 
Founded in 1964, Shamrock, with additional offices in Cleveland and Detroit, continues strong growth and excellent sales records as it represents quality manufacturers, deals with first-line customers, and is firmly entrenched in the mainstream of the electronics industry.

“Platinum Tools has a tremendous track record across a multitude of electronics and security markets,” said John Beck, president of Shamrock Electronic Sales. “The Shamrock organization is a composite of experience, knowledge, energy, and individuality. We are proud to be Platinum Tools’ partner and we are looking forward to representing its industry leading products throughout our territory.”

For more information on Shamrock Electronic Sales, Inc., please visit www.shamrockelectronics.com, call (800) 767-1071, or email sales@shamrockelectronics.com.

For more information on Platinum Tools’ complete product line, please visit www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.

About Platinum Tools

Platinum Tools, founded in 1997, was created based upon two very simple objectives. First, develop the absolute best possible solutions for the preparation, installation, and hand termination of wire and cable. Second, implement an operational infrastructure that can deliver these products in an efficient, timely, and high quality manner.

All of our products must absolutely satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…utility of function; quality of function; and economic value. Our people are our company. They, too, must be focused on and work to satisfy multiple critical benchmark criteria…customer satisfaction; product knowledge and expertise; and willingness to learn and adapt.

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Ultrasone Inc. Offers 40% off MSRP on Select Headphones and Free U.S. Shipping During June

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

HFI-680, HFI-2200, PRO 550, PRO 2500 and DJ1 PRO offered at 40% off MSRP with free shipping during June at www.ultrasone.com

Wildomar, Calif. – (June 5, 2009) – Ultrasone Inc., distributor for German headphone manufacturer Ultrasone AG, announces its HFI-680, HFI-2200, PRO 550, PRO 2500 and DJ1 PRO headphones will be available for 40% off MSRP during June at www.ultrasone.com. In addition, free shipping will also be offered on the above products during this promotion for all U.S. orders.

To purchase these headphones at the promotional price, visit ultrasone and click on the “Shop USA” icon. Once inside the store, click on “Promotional Items” to view the five headphones that are being offered at 40% off MSRP. The discounted price will be reflected once the headphone has been added to the customer’s shopping cart.


About Ultrasone

Based near Munich, Germany, Ultrasone AG has been manufacturing headphones for the audio market for over 17 years, during which time the company has developed and applied for more than 60 patents for its innovative technology. The company’s unique, patented S-Logic™ technology creates natural surround sound without the use of additional electronic devices. Ultrasone headphones represent a safer listening experience by reducing sound pressure on the ear drum by up to 40% and also by offering shielding from EMF radiation up to 98% through the use of patented ULE (ultra low emission) technology.

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Waterfall Audio—French Loudspeaker Manufacturer Appoints Distributor For U.S.A.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Carcès, France—June 5, 2009—Waterfall Audio (www.waterfallaudio.com) known throughout the world for their dramatic glass loudspeakers, has chosen AVR Distributing of Marietta, GA to represent and distribute the Waterfall brand throughout North America.

Founded over a decade ago, Waterfall Audio is currently distributed in more than 30 countries and the company is now ready to blaze a path in the U.S. market with specialty retailers through AVR Distributing.

Joe Hanson, President of AVR and his team of experienced A/V professionals have an aggressive plan for Waterfall Audio and are currently seeking qualified retailers and custom integrators. To facilitate this effort, AVR has hired Dwight Renzema as North America Sales Manager who will secure a network of independent reps across the country to develop the brand throughout their respective territories.

“Waterfall Audio has successfully combined state of the art acoustics with the beauty of fine art to produce a totally unique product that will appeal potentially to a new class of buyer and upscale dealers. We are confident that this brand will fill a niche that has not been pursued previously.” said Joe Hanson, President of AVR, Distributing.

Slated for U.S. shores are a number of models including Waterfall’s flagship Niagara tower speaker which received rave reviews at the 2009 CES Show. The impressive diamond glass speaker—the ultimate fusion of audio and interior design, features a dramatic glass horn tweeter and hand stitched Italian Nappa leather accents. Created for discriminating audiophiles, the Niagara retails for $53,999.95 a pair.

Two of Waterfall’s most prominent tower speakers, positioned to attract discriminating dealers and custom-installers with their unique quality and performance profile, will also be available. The stunning, three-way Victoria EVO, is named for one of the world’s most famous natural wonders, the eponymous falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe in Africa; and the two-way Iguasçu EVO is named for the falls on the border between Brazil and Argentina. Retail pricing is suggested at: $5,999.95 and $4,499.00 per pair respectively.

Additionally making their debut are the Hurricane Evo satellite system ($749.95/each), Elora L/C/R speaker ($1,549.95/ea), and High Force cabinet subwoofers ($1,299.95 -2449.95/each).

Waterfall Audio glass loudspeakers feature virtually invisible seams and corners created by Waterfall’s exclusive glass-fabrication techniques. The speaker cabling is located under the base, at floor level, to preserve the dramatic, unprecedented visual impact. The speaker drivers and bases are machined from die-cast aluminum preserving the unmatched feel or quality and precision.

“Our goal has always been to provide a unique visual impact with no-compromise audio performance,” says company founder and managing director Cedric Aubriot. “Waterfall’s glass-loudspeaker designs make a lifestyle statement that is utterly unique, because they literally disappear into the room.”

Availability: June 2009

North American Distributor:

AVR Distributing

1097 Cobb Parkway South

Marietta, GA 30060

864-569-0184 (Dwight Renzema)

Runco Academy Adds Sales Curriculum to CE Dealer Training Program

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

 

Runco, the leading brand in luxury video solutions, has been busy ramping up its arsenal of programs and training initiatives to better assist its dealers weather current economic conditions. Today, Runco announced the addition of new two-day sales focused master class designed specifically to provide Runco dealers with proven tips and techniques specific to the brand and the luxury market.

 Bob Hana, Runco’s vice president of sales and marketing, was instrumental in implementing the new program and will instruct the course. “In this difficult economy, with competitive pressures getting increasingly intense, we want to give our dealers both the sales and technical skills they need to not only survive, but to thrive,” said Hana. “Adding a Sales Master Class specifically for our dealers’ sales teams, the front line of our brand and point of contact for their clients, provides a tangible advantage that Runco dealers need out there in the trenches.”

 For more than 15 years, Runco Academy has provided Runco dealers with advanced technical training, certifying more than 2,000 custom installation consumer electronics professionals since its inception. Runco Academy’s Technical Master Class, widely considered the industry standard for video manufacturer training, is a three-day technical training session to ensure dealers’ install and technical teams have the knowledge, tools and equipment to properly install, service and maintain any Runco solution.

 Runco dealers will now also have the opportunity to elect to send its sales staff to the new two-day sales training program.  This new value-added program was specifically designed to provide dealers with competitive sales tools and techniques for the luxury market. Upon completion of the Runco Academy Sales Master Class, attendees will have the skills and confidence to present the entire luxury line of Runco custom home theater products and be able to specify appropriate Runco products for each client.

 Runco welcomed more than 35 attendees to its Sales, May 15-16, and Technical, May 17-19, training classes. The Runco Academy Master Class, a certified training program for Consumer Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) professionals, is held quarterly during the year at Runco headquarters in Oregon. The next Academy sessions are July 17-21. Graduates of the technical portion of Runco’s dealer training program are eligible for CEDIA Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits and also qualify for ISF® (Imaging Science Foundation) certification.

 

Morel Ships the New SoundSpot Music Theater 1 System

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

 Morel Ships the New SoundSpot Music Theater 1 System

High Performance Steel Spheres Plus Style 

Ness Ziona, Israel (June 01, 2009)Morel’s new spherically designed SoundSpot Music Theatre 1 (MT 1) 5.1 speaker system is now en route to high performance showrooms. The compact and stylish satellite system for home theater delivers a big speaker performance at a great consumer value.

Morel made its sphere satellite speakers strong and lightweight by using advanced metal processing. With tough casement walls that are remarkably thin – only 1mm — creating more enclosure space for the preservation of valuable internal volume.  The results are “big” speaker performance from a very small satellite speaker.

The SoundSpot MT 1 System achieves stable, consistent sound when off axis due to its two-way point source system. The sound stability and off-axis sound reproduction matches speaker systems much larger in scale and price.

Each impressive SP-1 60W satellite speaker sphere is 4.3 inches in diameter and weighs only 2.3 pounds, yet the deceptively small package boasts a 3 ½” inch point source woofer and a half- inch soft dome tweeter with a liquid-cooled voice coil.  

The aesthetically pleasing satellite speakers can be easily mounted on the ceiling, wall or simply set on a shelf — making the installation a breeze.

The SoundSub PSW8 8-inch powered subwoofer packs a 100W punch so users feel their high-definition theater action. Meanwhile, the PSW8 with its non-intrusive rounded footprint and attractive fiberglass resin cabinetry blends seamlessly into every room environment.

Nir Paz, Director of Sales and Marketing, said, “Home theater enthusiasts are going to look at how compact our spheres are and then be amazed at the quality of the sound performance our MT 1 delivers.  The clarity and depth performance is as good as theater systems three times the price.”

The SoundSpot MT 1 5.1 System includes five 3.5-inch satellite speakers (model SP-1) and one PSW8 Subwoofer and retails for $1,300.00.

Morel will offer two levels of the SoundSpot Music Theater. Available in the third quarter, the reference SoundSpot MT 2 5.1 system that includes five 4-inch satellite speakers (model SP-2) and an 8-inch powered SoundSub subwoofer (model PSW8) will debut, with a selling price of $1,900.00. Also, the satellite speaker spheres and subwoofer can be purchased separately. The systems are available in three beautiful finishes; black, white and metallic champagne piano finishes.

Karen Richardson, President of ASL Group said, “The SoundSpot Music Theater Systems are a homerun!  Anybody who wants phenomenal sound for a single-room application is going to say ‘When can I get mine?’ as soon as they hear the performance from one of these two systems.  I can’t wait to get these systems in front of our dealers.”

About Morel — MOREL manufactures handcrafted, award-winning speakers and audio drivers for the mid to high end OEM, home and car audio markets. With over 30 years of technological innovation and design excellence, and sold in over 55 countries worldwide, Morel audio speakers are the choice of many of the biggest names in the music industry. Design and manufacturing are all performed under one roof, in MOREL’s Israel plant.

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