Queens, N.Y. - Distributor Cardinal Electronics hosted more than 100 CE dealers and custom installers at its annual dealer show here earlier this month.
The event drew customers from throughout the greater New York metro area who viewed product demonstrations, participated in training sessions and took advantage of special show-only pricing programs.
Manufacturers showing their wares included BDI, Boston Acoustics, Denon, JVC, Philips, Proficient Audio, Sanus, Yamaha, and the newest addition to Cardinal's vendor roster, Haier.
Haier displayed its new Blu-ray Disc player, which offers a premium feature set at a competitive price, while JVC exhibited its highly-rated JVC Procision DILA front projector to an enthusiastic audience, Cardinal reported.
Yamaha used the occasion to offer in-depth custom-installer education classes on its new Aventage line of home-theater receivers that's aimed at the professional home integrator market, and with two-hour classes that gave installers the opportunity to work with the A/V receivers.
Noted Cardinal president Bill Lyons, "Thanks to our vendor partners and our loyal dealers, the show was a great success."