Leon Speakers Acquires Terra Speakers

Expanding their Portfolio of All-Weather, American-Made Audio

By Leon Speakers April 30, 2018

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Ann Arbor, MI – (April 30, 2018) – Today Leon Speakers announced that they have acquired Terra Speakers, Maine-based manufacturer of rugged, all-weather speakers. This purchase greatly expands Leon’s portfolio of high-performance, custom loudspeakers, providing new residential and commercial business opportunities.

Leon and Terra have a long history of working together that dates back over a decade with Leon president Noah Kaplan and Terra president James Banfield having collaborated extensively on product development. Terra’s All Climate FIVE line of all-weather loudspeakers was designed in partnership with Kaplan, and Leon’s Boundary Series outdoor speakers are made with drivers manufactured by Terra at its Maine plant.

“We’ve been collaborating with Terra for years now and over that time we’ve found that our companies share a lot of the same core values and the common vision of creating high-performance, design-driven audio products that are made right here in America” said Kaplan. “We’re both passionate about art, music, design, and craftsmanship, and Terra’s strong expertise in the outdoor market will be a huge asset to our company.”

The acquisition will bring a whole host of new products to Leon’s current residential and commercial product lines, especially bolstering their outdoor audio offerings. Terra is known in the industry for creating durable speakers that are built to thrive in rugged weather conditions, and their current product line will help to build out Leon’s Boundary Series of outdoor speakers. The merger also opens up new opportunities in the professional and house of worship market on the commercial side of their business, as Terra has been a player in this area for many years.

“The merger just made sense for us and for Leon,” said Banfield. “We are especially excited, as it brings Terra to a larger base of customers, reps, and dealers. And it will mean that our collective products can continue to grow, while continuing to keep our operations here in the country. Both companies are able to assure quality because we make our products from start to finish right in house.”

Of the merger, Kaplan offered his excitement. “We have both been building handcrafted custom audio products for over two decades so we speak the same language, we face the same challenges, and above all we love what we do. We are ready to evolve together to meet the needs of the ever-changing landscape of custom audio and design.”

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Noah Kaplan, President and Founder of Leon Speakers with James Banfield, President & Co-Founder of Terra Speakers

About Leon Speakers
Leon Speakers is an American manufacturer of custom audio and audiovisual solutions that mix art with audio and design with technology. For over 20 years, Leon’s team of artists, designers, engineers, and craftsmen have been meticulously handcrafting a full palette of custom speakers and technology treatments to deliver Picture Perfect Sound® to both residential and commercial spaces. Leon products are available exclusively at high-end audio/video dealers. Visit www.leonspeakers.com

About Terra Speakers
Terra Speakers has specialized in high-performance, all-weather indoor and outdoor speakers for 20 years. Every Terra product is manufactured in Maine, designed to withstand the rigors of all-climate exposure and sold only through audio/video professionals. The company was named Maine’s Exporter of the Year by the Small Business Association. Find out more about Terra at www.terraspeakers.com

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Trinnov Audio New Website is Up !

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Dear Friends & Partners,

We are Launching our New Website !

_About time!

Trinnov Audio has evolved and reached a crucial stage. Our brand image has grown as well and needs to be reflected on our main online portal: our website!

_Updated design & content

The site features a fresh look, easy navigation and more focus on what the customer needs.
The updated site includes major changes in its form and navigation system, but the changes are not just cosmetic.
We’ve also improved the structure of our content from the origins of the companies to our exclusive technologies, so you’ll get more from a quick read.

_Featured partners and user case

With the addition of the User case section, we would like to feature our partners, showcasing their work using our products. It will also be a perfect place to inform and educate our customers on our essential features and technology benefits, as well as the amazing designs made possible by our partners.

In the meantime, we hope you like the changes, and if you have any feedback, please let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

Best Regards,
Trinnov High End Team

Visit our new website today !

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The soundbar everyone is talking about. The Horizon Interactive FIT.

"Leons Horizon Interactive FIT changes the soundbar forever." -CEPro

"We love the ability to manage power cords, communication wiring, and amplification while also storing small IoT devices like Amazon Echo Dot or Ethernet switches. Interior designers will love it too because the custom width grill gives the install an elegant look." -Fermin Serrano at Integral Home Systems

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Procella Stands Out at ISE

 

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ISE 2018

 

Well, we’re finally getting around to updating you on yet another record-breaking ISE show! And by a consensus of visitors to our booth, once again the Procella/Trinnov combination of speakers, amplifiers and digital acoustical processing achieved world-class performance. Click here to see Chuck Back’s Rave Publications show video. Overall, the show was incredibly well attended, and we easily met our goals of meeting with distributors and dealers, prospective new dealers from across the globe. We had a constant stream of visitors queuing up, starting on day one, coming to hear our 11.4.6 immersive audio demo system.

With demo cuts ranging from Guardians of the Galaxy to Dunkirk, Gravity, Spiderman Homecoming and Wonder Woman, listeners heard a very natural sound with real cinema impact when it was called for (which was frequently!). Throughout the show, the crowds filled all 15 seats with many demos running with listeners standing in the back of the room.

Unlike past years, where we showcased P815s as the main speakers, we chose to present a more moderately priced system to demonstrate the consistently high level of Procella speakers at all price levels. We chose to go with P8s for the L/C/Rs (located above a solid screen), with P5Vs and P5s used for the surround and height channels. In the same custom-built 7.3 x 5 x 4m theatre as last year, the P8s and P5s were easily able to achieve the Procella Effect of incredibly powerful and dynamic immersive sound.

Anders created a unique multi-subwoofer configuration, using one V18, one P18, and two P15 subs. The V18 was located in the baffle wall and used exclusively for the LFE channel. The P18, also located in the baffle wall, was fed the redirected bass below 80 Hz from the left, center and right channels. One P15 was located on the right side wall, handling the low frequencies for just the right side surround and height channels, while the left side wall P15 was used just for the low frequency content of the left surround and height channels.

P8iW new

We showed for the very first time the P8iW high-output in-wall speaker and the very high-power DA08-DSP power amplifier. The P8iW was on a static display, while two DA08-DSPs were used to drive the V18 and P18 subwoofers. Interest in the P8iW is already high among dealers looking to design advanced immersive audio systems, with several projects already in the planning stage. The DA08DSP maximizes the performance of the awesome V18, P18, and V6 subwoofers by delivering double the power of the DA06-DSP. Look for the DA08-DSP in the late spring and the P8iW in late summer or the early fall.

 

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The 11.4.6 Atmos/Auro-3D/DTS:X demo system consisted of:
• 3x P8 L/C/R channels
• 2x P5V wide channels (one left, one right)
• 4x P5V side surrounds (two left side, two right side)
• 2x P5V back surrounds (one left, one right)
• 6x P5 height channels (three left, three right in an Atmos configuration)
• 1x V18 Bass Engine subwoofer, driven by Procella DA08 power amp
• 1x P18 subwoofer, driven by one Procella DA08 power amp.
• 2x P15 subwoofers (one left side, one right side
• 3x Procella DA06DSP power amplifiers (for the L/C/R speakers)
• 2x Procella DA08DAP power amplifiers (one for the V18, one for the P18)
• 2x Procella DA06-DSP power amplifiers (one for each P15)
• Trinnov Altitude32 AL-1624 24-channel processor
• 2x Trinnov Amplitude8 power amplifiers (for all surround and height channels)
• Artnovion absorbers and diffusors for room treatment on all walls and ceiling
• Kaleidescape Strato server
• JVC DLA-Z1 4K HDR laser projector
• Screen Research solid projection screen
We’d like to thank our booth partners Trinnov Audio, Artnovion, Kaleidescape, JVC, Fibbr, and Screen Research. We’re already booked to be back next year with another reference-quality demo system. See you in Amsterdam next February!

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