Leviton Manufacturing and JBL report they have teamed “to bring built-in, premium quality sound to the residential construction market.” The new Leviton Architectural Edition powered by JBL, they say, “will bring the experience of a premium installed music and home theater system, once considered a ‘custom home’ luxury, into the mainstream of the residential construction market as a standard feature.”
The systems are available through Leviton distributors and trained contractors who service the builder market.
“This makes the Leviton Architectural Edition systems easy for builders to include in their products, their construction cycles, and ultimately their bottom lines,” said Bob Becker, vice president/general manager of Leviton Integrated Networks & Controls. “The ability to add audio into the home’s structured cabling installation during the construction phase and roll it into the home’s mortgage during the closing stage will provide new homebuyers the opportunity to purchase a high-quality, installed entertainment system for only a few dollars a month.”
The Leviton Architectural Edition powered by JBL options include Multi-Room Music, which is centered on in-wall and in-ceiling installations; Home Theater, a 5.1 system available both in a modular on-wall or in-wall and in-ceiling system; and Outdoor Speakers, which features two rugged loudspeakers.
Said Mark Cerasuolo, director of entertainment systems for Leviton Integrated Networks and Controls, “As the rapid market penetration of ‘professional-grade’ kitchens and appliances in new home sales has taught us, when it comes to equipping their new homes, many of today’s buyers insist on building-in the highest level of product quality, performance and fit-and-finish they can find. In that respect, the Leviton/JBL program has the potential to make titanium speakers as standard a feature as stainless-steel appliances in new home construction.”