CEDIA 2008: Leon Adds Shallowest Sound Bar Speakers

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CEDIA News Denver —Leon Speakers of Ann Arbor, Mich., is expanding its selection of custom-built on-wall speakers and sound bars to include a sound bar series with the company’s shallowest depth ever, at 1.75 inches. 
The Horizon 212 series of three models features a depth of 1.75 inches and height of 3 inches.

 The series, which the company plans to display at the CEDIA Expo here, features a three-channel sound bar, a two-channel sound bar and a dedicated center-channel sound bar. Prices start at $1,295 each for the center channel, $1,495 each for the two-channel and $1,695 each for the three-channel model. The sound bar series that used to be Leon’s shallowest is the Horizon 313 series, which is available with a depth of 3.25 inches. 

The 212 series uses Peerless 2-inch drivers and Morel 1-inch cloth-dome tweeter and delivers 125 watts per channel.

Also for on-wall mounting with flat TVs, the company is launching the Profile 404-X-A and Profile 114-X-A surrounds. They are only 3.25 inches deep and retail for a suggested $2,495/pair and $1,395/pair, respectively. Each 404 features two 4-inch Peerless HDS woofers and Morel MDT29 1-inch cloth dome tweeter, vented enclosure, 65Hz to 22kHz frequency response and 235-watt power handling. The timbre-matched 114-X-A surrounds boast 135-watts per channel with a frequency response of 70kHz to 22kHz. The latter is also available in an in-wall version and retails for a suggested $1,495/pair.

 In another introduction, Leon is showing the compact A3-SUB subwoofer, an 8-inch model whose modular design allows for quick conversion by the installer in the field to on-wall, in-wall or in-room application. It retails for a suggested $1,195 each, with a companion 1,000-watt amplifier retailing for a suggested $995. As an on-wall or in-room sub, it features 12-inch by 14-inch by 3.75-inch, 0.25-cubic-foot cabinet. All Leon speakers are built to order in three to five working days.

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