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Official Launch of Origin Acoustics Rocks the Industry The team that invented the in-wall speaker is about to make a huge splash beginning at the CEDIA Expo in Denver this week. Jeremy Burkhardt and his two previous partners at SpeakerCraft, Ed Hasse and Ken Humphreys, have reunited bringing many inventions that will make installers lives easier and end users listening experiences more realistic. These innovative solutions coupled with an insane dedication to customer service will again change the architectural speaker market.


Epson Launches New 3LCD Reflective Laser Pro Cinema Projectors Elevating Home Theater Viewing to an Enthralling Movie Theater Experience Epson, the best selling projector brand worldwide1, today announced a revolutionary line of new Pro Cinema projectors with 3LCD Reflective laser technology. The new Epson PowerLite® Pro Cinema LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector and the Pro Cinema LS9600e Wireless 1080p Projector deliver stunning, crystal-clear images with up to 1,500 lumens of color brightness and 1,500 lumens of white brightness[2], outstanding contrast and an advanced suite of calibration tools. Developed to meet the requirements of today’s most demanding home entertainment consumers, these projectors provide home theater designers with state-of-the-art solutions for creating unparalleled home theater


KENWOOD INTRODUCES NEW EXCELON POWER AMPLIFIERS WITH A THIN CHASSIS PROFILE AND EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE Kenwood USA Corporation announced the introduction of three new power amplifier models that combine high performance with a new thin chassis profile and small-footprint design. To achieve the thinner chassis profile, Kenwood designed each amplifier for the highest efficiency of space. This was made possible by reducing the footprint of the power supply by 40% compared to a conventional class AB design, made possible in part by the use of lower-profile power supply capacitors reduced height by 33%. Angling the internal heat sink by 45-degrees reduces height by 25% without sacrificing any heat dissipation. Moving the wiring connector strip to the inside of the amplifier and accessing all wiring connections through a removable panel on top of the amplifier reduces size, protects all connections from damage and results in a clean, professional installation. The choice of low tolerance, high quality components results in an extremely accurate, clean sound quality that becomes audible through the use of the highest quality loudspeakers


Kenwood chose Pacific Northwest territory representative, N&S Marketing for its top honor - 2013 Western Regional Rep of the Year. This Bellevue, WA-based organization consistently delivers top results and manages a very important multi-territorial key account while servicing a broad base of mobile electronics specialist retailers and cultivating an impressive reputation among their rep company peers. Congratulations to Dale Naeseth, Barry Lightfoot, Ryan Christie, Darin Plemel, Jack Weiss, Grover Reed, Stephanie Baijot, Art Pohlman and Sjoukje Peterson for an outstanding team effort.”


KENWOOD INTRODUCES INDUSTRY’S FIRST WIFI-EMBEDDED IN-DASH AUDIO/VIDEO CONNECTED RECEIVERS Kenwood announced the introduction of two in-dash DVD entertainment receivers with built-in WiFi communication capabilities intended to allow for enhanced operation of navigation, hands-free control of social media, cloud-based content search and content sharing with compatible external devices. The connected receiver’s embedded WiFi accesses a dedicated Kenwood server, which manages a series of moving-vehicle-optimized utilities, bringing a nearly unlimited amount of cloud-based services, content and search capabilities.


Kenwood was also pleased to honor the following rep companie for their outstanding leadership and sales efforts within its Western Region, by naming Rep Company of the Year, Western Region: N&S Marketing, Bellevue WA, Dale Naeseth principal


Infinity® Line Invigorates Car Audio with New Kappa® Speakers to Bring True High Fidelity to Any Auto Attention to detail defines the Infinity premium line of automotive speaker systems, featuring smooth, audiophile-grade performance, reduced mounting depths and a lineup to suit every installation HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, announces availability of the Infinity® Kappa® Series, an all-new line of high-fidelity automotive speakers for premium aftermarket installations. The Kappa speakers are offered in all popular sizes for simple installation in factory-provided locations and are built with the premium details for which the Infinity brand has long been recognized in high-quality automotive audio.


KICKER®’s PX-Series Amplified Controller for iPod/iPhone is the Head Unit in Any Vehicle KICKER has developed and perfected a solution for iPod® or iPhone® users to easily add tunes to vehicles not previously equipped with a music source. The PXi50.2 Amplified Controller for iPod and iPhone delivers the weather-resistant quality expected from KICKER powersports gear, while also providing a way for users to enjoy their personal soundtrack while driving, and without any head unit! The small-footprint device features a “brain”/amplifier unit that connects with an iPod or iPhone and delivers 50 watts of power (25w x 2 at 2 Ohms) to any aftermarket audio system in most any vehicle, including but not limited to motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, boats, snowmobiles, hot rods, golf carts, farm tractors or riding lawnmowers.


N & S Awarded Kenwood Western Excellence in Sales Award Kenwood was pleased to honor N & S Marketing rep for its outstanding leadership and sales efforts.


N & S Joins up with Harman Mobile N & S Marketing is delighted to announce that we have been selected by Harman Mobile Electronics to represent Infinity and JBL mobile products in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. In addition , the company's distribution wing will stock a substancial assortment of their product in their Bellevue distribution center. The Infinity and JBL brands have long been among the best recognized amp and speaker lines in the USA and we are excited to be affiliated with this top tier company.