That Mural at the Leon Speakers InfoComm 2018 Booth Explained

For Leon Speakers 20th anniversary, artist Pat Perry created an InfoComm 2018 mural about the convergence of audio, video and design. Mike Fencil explains.

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Leon Speaker's Mike Fencil explains the InfoComm 2018 mural by artist Pat Perry.

Many InfoComm 2018 attendees strolled or stopped by mural on the walls surrounding Leon Speakers’ booth, and perhaps wondered about the story behind the atypical artwork display at an audio-visual trade show.

As Mike Fencil, commercial sales, director, explains, the mural was created to commemorate Leon Speakers 20th anniversary.

Leon, fresh off its recent acquisition of Terra Speakers, commissioned artist Pat Perry – well known in his local Detroit and internationally –  “to paint a piece that was inspired by the history of audio and video and Leon’s history as well,” Fencil says.

In a CI video, Fencil walks us through the mural’s concept. Leon Speakers, as he says, has always been known as an audio-video provider that is also pushing the design element of product presentation forward. “The mission has been about mixing art with audio and design with technology,” he says.

“There’s this one line that’s threaded through the whole mural and all of a sudden it emerges,” Fencil says.

As the artist began brainstorming ways to depict Leon’s audio-video-design concept in visual form, “Pat was able to come up with a really engaging piece for us that we use this year to wrap the booth,” Fencil says.

The mural features images of old pieces of hardware, relics that might have been used to capture audio and video.

“There’s this one line that’s threaded through the whole mural and all of a sudden it emerges out of the picture where the figures are shown and this line comes down and joins the two sides together,” Fencil says.

“That’s about the convergence of audio and video and how these two worlds align. Leon’s really continuing to tell that story and we’re doing it in a way talking about better design and thinking about what’s that next step of audio and video.”

Leon Speakers at InfoComm 2018 (from press release):

Leon Speakers, American manufacturer of design-driven custom audio and audiovisual solutions, will be exhibiting their full palette of products at this year’s InfoComm show (booth N2938) in Las Vegas from June 6–8. The company will be introducing new models to their in-ceiling line and showing an expansion of their outdoor speaker portfolio resulting from their recent acquisition of Terra Speakers.

For ultimate customization, Leon’s new Décor Grills were designed exclusively for this new series and offer a variety of stylized models that are handcrafted from premium materials to add a unique aesthetic.

After much anticipation, the Axis Pro Design Series will be debuting at the show, the first commercial-grade in-ceiling speakers that Leon has offered.

UL listed with plenum-rated steel back cans and 70-volt transformers, Axis Pro Design is available in three models and comes standard with circle grills, but is also available with square or custom-painted grills to match any finish.

For ultimate customization, Leon’s new Décor Grills were designed exclusively for this new series and offer a variety of stylized models that are handcrafted from premium materials to add a unique aesthetic.

Also new at Leon’s booth will be the inclusion of Terra Speakers, the Maine-based speaker manufacturer that Leon Speakers announced their acquisition of earlier this month.

Terra creates rugged, high-performance indoor and outdoor speakers that are built to last in any climate.

The merger added over a dozen all-weather, IP67-rated speakers to Leon’s portfolio, including the AC Series and AC FIVE Series of outdoor speakers and subwoofers, and the LuminSound™ Series which incorporates LED lighting and sound in one design, perfect for outdoor landscapes.

In addition to outdoor audio, Terra also has a House of Worship line that has been installed in over 2,500 locations across the US. Leon has not previously been a player in the House of Worship market so the company is excited to bring Terra’s extensive expertise in the area to their existing dealerbase.

“Mixing art with audio and design with technology—that’s the vision that gave us life. Twenty years later, Leon continues to change the way we see technology. We’re excited to expand our product lines to offer more integration options than ever to meet the growing needs of the industry.” said Mike Fencil, Leon’s Commercial Sales Director.

Leon will also be showcasing their new OTO MCA 200 modular control amplifier, the new powered Aaros ACS8-200 ultra-thin subwoofer, a selection of their best-selling Horizon Series soundbars and Profile Series sidemount speakers, custom audio solutions for videoconferencing and video walls, a variety of discreet architectural speakers, and Media Décor TV concealment products, including the popular Edge Media Frame.