Leon brings its signature design-driven approach to CEDIA Expo 2023 this year with a range of simple, stylish solutions that bring the finishing touch to any room. Through a series of lifestyle vignettes, Leon at Booth #1909 will tell the story of what it means to Lead by Design. Each vignette will demonstrate how Leon’s handcrafted products create an intentional, accessible design experience for every space, system, and style. Products on display will include collaborations with top designers, hardwood custom-fit media frames, built-to-match soundbars, and outdoor solutions that unite style, function, and durability. 

Every TV Deserves the Finishing Touch of a Leon Speakers’ Edge Frame 

The Edge Frame. Image courtesy of Leon.

Just as every picture deserves a frame, every TV deserves an Edge Frame from Leon. Unsightly plastic framing, visible cables, and bulky mounting equipment can lead to a wall-mounted TV that detracts from the style of a space. Leon’s Edge line of handcrafted hardwood frames is a simple and modern way to upgrade any TV for the design-conscious client–elevating the look of any and every TV. 

Available for both standalone TVs and TV soundbar setups, Edge Frames are easy to install and built to fit the exact dimensions of any size television. Edge is available in a variety of Leon standard finishes, including hardwoods, with additional options for custom paint matching. 

Two New Soundbars to its Award-Winning FrameBar Line for Samsung’s The Frame TV 

The FrameBar 44UX. Image courtesy of Leon.

Designed for larger screens and easy integration, the all-new Powered FrameBar and FrameBar 44UX add on-board amplification and increased performance to Leon’s designer FrameBar series. These two soundbars are built to match the exact width and finish of Samsung’s The Frame TV—now with the powerful performance and high-fidelity audio of Leon’s Horizon 44UX soundbar. 

Designed to mount flush with the wall and tastefully float beneath Samsung’s The Frame TV, all FrameBar soundbars provide a cohesive and modern look to complement The Frame TV’s artistic style. Meticulously engineered and handcrafted with 4” ultra-thin, audiophile-grade woofers and 1” silk-dome tweeters, the Powered FrameBar and FrameBar 44UX each boast enhanced sound capabilities without sacrificing the clean, elegant look of the original FrameBar. The Powered FrameBar offers both the refinement and flexibility of Leon’s OTO MCA 200 amplifier, enabling effortless installation and minimal wiring in an all-in-one, plug-and-play solution—delivering the ultimate audio experience for Samsung’s The Frame TV. 

Groundbreaking New Views with the LiquidView Virtual Window 

The LiquidView Virtual Window. Image courtesy of Leon.

At this year’s CEDIA Expo, Leon will showcase the range and quality of stunning 24-hour views available with the new LiquidView Virtual Window. An elegant and impactful solution for spaces that lack windows or desirable views, the Virtual Window enables users to transform any room with an ultra-high-definition commercial display and access to LiquidView’s subscription-based Content Library.  

LiquidView’s growing library of 8K-resolution footage—featuring beautiful locations all over the world—syncs locally to any location and time of day for immersive, relevant, and beautiful imagery at all hours. Featuring footage shot by expert cinematographers from around the world, LiquidView delivers award-winning views to any room with Virtual Window’s Single Window and breathtaking Panorama options. 

“Like so many people, I have lived in homes and worked in offices with no views, or terrible ones,” says LiquidView CEO and filmmaker, Mitch Braff. “Improving people’s lives by giving anyone a beautiful view was the catalyst for starting LiquidView. Our windows literally transform rooms.” 

Leon and Mera Kick Off Designer Collaboration with Release of the New Mera Sound Sconce 

Meghan Bannon, Founding Partner and Principal Architect of Mera Studio Architects.
Tara Marshall, Founding Partner and Principal Architect of Mera Studio Architects.

Leon Speakers and Calgary-based design firm Mera Studio Architects are thrilled to introduce an exclusive preview of the Mera Sound Sconce—the flagship product of the new Leon x Mera collaborative collection. 

The Leon x Mera Sound Sconce. Image courtesy of Leon.

Incorporating both lighting and sound into one artisan-inspired textured shell, the wall-mounted Mera Sound Sconce’s sculpted form, 33UX audio platform, and diffused LED lighting offer both full-range sound and a warm, comforting glow to enhance the sound, look, and feel of any environment. 

“Our idea for the Sound Sconce was to highlight and not hide the speaker—to think of it as an element in the room capable of transforming the user experience via sound and light,” said Mera Principal Architect Tara Marshall in a press release. “All too often, speakers are the last element considered in a space. We wanted to rethink the speaker and come up with a design that would shift the concept of the speaker from an afterthought to a forethought, and the duality of a speaker that can illuminate a room just seemed to make sense. Why not integrate sound where you might already install a light? From there, we set out with Leon’s team on the challenge of creating a speaker that was equally as beautiful as a light.” 

The new sconce collection comes in three finish options handpicked to represent Mera’s intentional, natural approach to color, material and texture—as well as Leon’s commitment to high-quality craftsmanship and style. The sconce at this year’s CEDIA Expo features a custom-knit bouclé grille fabric and coordinating textured powder-coat finish. Leon expects to start shipping the new Mera Sound Sconce in Q1 of 2024.

New Studio Frame for Sony’s Bravia XR TV Series 

Sony Bravia XR X93L Mini-LED TV with Leon Studio Frame. Image courtesy of Leon.

Showcased by both Leon (Booth #1909) and Sony (Booth #2501) at this year’s CEDIA Expo will be the Leon Studio Frame for Bravia XR—a new framing solution for the Sony Bravia XR X93L Mini-LED TV.  

As more and more customers develop a design-conscious approach to their everyday surroundings, the demand for creative ways to bring the TV into the design of a space continues to grow. Releasing in Q4 of this year, the Studio Frame attaches easily around existing XR models to transform the Bravia’s 4K ultra-HD display into a framed work of art. 

Available for both the XR-65x93L and XR-75x93L, the new Studio Frame for Bravia XR will be available to order in a variety of Leon’s signature curated designer finishes. It features an app that enables the display of digital art when the TV is not in use, making it the ideal finishing touch for gallery-style installations for both home and hospitality environments. Developed by Leon exclusively for Sony’s Bravia XR line, the Studio Frame for Bravia XR will be made available to Leon and Sony Custom Integration dealers. 

“Our team has been designing and crafting simple, stylish ways to integrate technology into the design of a room for over 25 years,” says Leon Founder and President Noah Kaplan in a press release. “The Studio Frame represents a new way for us to fulfill our mission of merging art with audio, and the Sony Bravia XR series provides the ultimate picture-perfect display to match our high-end craftsmanship and premium finish options.” 

Where to See Leon Speakers at CEDIA Expo 2023 

CEDIA Expo 2023 attendees can see Leon Speakers’ extensive collection of design-forward technology concealment and customizable speaker solutions at Booth #1909.  

Additionally, Leon’s own team lead and EVP, Jeff Day, will be a presenter and a part of a panel discussion.

Leon will also be sponsoring the Day of Discovery event hosted by Technology Designer, which all specifiers can participate in by registering here.