Bell'O Intros Home Theater Furniture

Staff On Jan 26 2004 - 8:00am

Hand in hand with the explosive growth of flat-panel displays in an ever-increasing variety of brands and sizes, Bell'O International introduced two new models of Italian designed and crafted universal flat-panel mounting solutions at CES here earlier this month.

The mounts eliminate the need for a large inventory of vendor or after-market brackets, since both solutions feature a mounting system that will display any brand or size of flat-panel displays, up to 63 inches, without the need for any additional brackets or parts.

The FPS-4222S is a floor-standing flat-panel A/V system made of aluminum and glass. The system accommodates up to a 63-inch display and up to 10 or more audio/video components, plus a center-channel speaker. Shipping by the Morganville, N.J.-based company is in June at a suggested $1,400 retail.

The Bell'O FPM-10 is constructed of steel and includes anchors for wood and metal studs. It also can hold up to a 63-inch display, with shipping in May at a suggested $300.

Bell'O home theater entertainment furniture that debuted at CES includes 13 models. This consists of 10 versatile audio/video systems developed to showcase flat-panel plasma or LCD displays, DLP and LCD projection or direct-view televisions, plus an assortment of A/V components and a center-channel speaker. The remaining three are dedicated universal plasma TV A/V system, an audio tower for heavy equipment and the flat-panel mount.

Two A/V furniture systems that debuted here bridge the style gap between the modern and traditional. The AVSC-502 — constructed of wood and wood veneers with a carved front and raised side panels, steel and glass — will accommodate most flat-panel DLP or LCD projection televisions, up to 50 inches, or most direct-view TVs. The system also holds six or more A/V components, plus a center-channel speaker. Suggested retail is $900 and shipping is in May.

The Bell'O AVSC-5011 features a more eclectic design crafted with tapered front legs crowned with a raised pyramid top. It will accommodate most flat-panel, DLP or LCD projection TVs, up to 50 inches, or most direct-view TVs and up to four or more video components and a center-channel speaker. Suggested retail is $800 and shipping date is May.

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