Published On: November 1, 2009

Leon's New 1.5-Inch Deep Horizon Soundbar For Thin LED HDTVs

Published On: November 1, 2009

Leon's New 1.5-Inch Deep Horizon Soundbar For Thin LED HDTVs

Custom installer favorite brand, Leon Loudspeakers, is out with a new line of Horizon soundbar speakers. The latest is the Leon Horizon 212 which is only 1.5 inches thick and matches nicely with today's plasma, LED and LCD HDTV sets in an array of custom installation situations.

Leon Speakers just announced that it has extended its Horizon Series with the addition of the new Horizon 212 Ultra-Thin Soundbar. At only 1.5 inches deep, the Horizon 212-UT is the only high-fidelity soundbar available that matches the extremely shallow depth of the increasingly popular ultra-thin LCD displays. This progressive multichannel speaker achieves high-fidelity sound without sacrificing the sleek look that makes these new displays so desirable.

At only 3.25 inches tall and custom-built to the exact width and finish of any slim TV, the Leon Horizon 212-UT is the audio solution of choice for systems integrators and interior designers alike. It combines left, center, and right channels in one ultra-thin cabinet, and has been engineered to mount directly to any TV on a fixed, tilt, or articulating mounting bracket.

Customers get the design benefit of the panel's ultra-thin profile without giving up the sound quality that is demanded of these high-definition displays. For retrofit applications, the single unit Horizon 212-UT provides three of the five channels necessary to create an easy-to-install Leon 5.1 Living-Space Theater system. To complete the package, the Horizon 212-UT can be paired with Leon's new AAROS in-wall subwoofer and timbre-matched AXIS in-ceiling surrounds.

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"When it comes to the new LCD displays, thin is definitely in. The problem for systems engineers and designers has been the integration of high-fidelity audio to match the sleek displays without disrupting the overall room design," said Noah Kaplan, president of Leon Speakers. "With our new Horizon 212 Ultra-Thin, we are filling this gap by offering a soundbar speaker that delivers unparalleled performance while matching the depth of ultra-thin LCD displays for a seamless, truly sophisticated look in any environment."

The Horizon 212-UT utilizes the finest drivers available: each L/R channel features dual 2-inch, aluminum-dome Peerless HDS woofers for excellent sound dispersion and off-axis response (the center channel features four Peerless drivers). Classic Morel MDT-12 1-inch, hand-treated, cloth-dome tweeters provide superior sound in the upper frequency range. The Horizon 212-UT is available in L/C/R, L/R, or Center channel configurations for all ultra-thin displays, and easily mounts on the wall or to any fixed or articulating mount with Leon's exclusive universal UnderMount bracket.

Custom-built in only three to five business days, the Horizon 212-UT Series is available now at a starting MSRP of $1,695 for the L/C/R combination, $1,495 for the L/R combination, and $1,295 for the Center-only configuration.

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