Leon Speakers HIFIT Soundbar Conceals Solutions for Voice Control, Web Cam, Smart Speakers
It's one of those "why didn't we think of that first moments" when you interact with a product like the Leon Speakers HIFIT Soundbar, short for Horizon Interactive FIT. One of the bigger trends out of CEDIA, although not mutually exclusive, was hiding an Alexa speaker in the wall using Origin Acoustics zip-clip system. Leon has taken a page out of that book by making a speaker with compartments that can hold a number of small-format AV components.
For all intents and purposes, Leon's soundbar serves as a soundbar. The grille that hides the extra compartments is customizeable and sells the illusion of one coherent piece. It's
The HIFIT features two 4" woofers and two 28mm tweeters which flank an internal storage area designed to house small-format AV components such as Apple TV, Amazon Echo Dot, Roku, Leon’s new OTO MCA 200 amplifier, Control4 controllers, small webcams, and more.
Fully customizable, HIFIT is only 2.75” deep and available in two models: HIFIT44UX to accommodate TVs up to 65” diagonal and HIFIT44UX-OS for screens up to 90” diagonal.
"The first time we saw the Horizon Interactive FIT, we knew we needed to get one for our showroom so we could introduce it to our dealer network," Fermin Serrano, Technical Manager at Integral Home Systems (IHS) in Spain. "Not only is the sound quality exceptional—like all of Leon’s products—but the ability to manage power cords, communication wiring, and amplification while also storing small IoT devices like Amazon Echo Dot, Ethernet switches, or your favorite integration system like RTI is so helpful to the installer. Interior designers will love it too because the grill is custom built to match the exact width of the TV, giving the install an elegant look."
For the 20-year-old speaker company, this is really an expected move straight from the president and founder Noah Kaplan's playbook. The brand has long steered their goals to never compromise on form or function. It's obvious that the new HIFIT soundbar is another key example of Leon speakers ability to be an industry tastemaker.