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Ted Green

Ted Green

Ted Green curates a widely read weekly CE business blog at Strata-gee.com, the online home of The Stratecon Group, his marketing and strategy agency for the tech industry.

  • Insights

    Controlling Your Team With a Project Manager

    October 12, 2017

    While everyone on your team matters, the person most responsible for ensuring that a proposal becomes a living, breathing (and reliably operating) system, delivered on time and on or below budget to a fully satisfied client, is the project manager. What are some qualities of a successful project manager, and just how big of a workload should they have?

  • Insights

    (Profit) Compression Algorithms

    July 27, 2017

    Scenario #1: It’s a hot, sunny day and you’re out mowing your lawn. Suddenly, you feel an extreme tightening of your chest so severe it takes your breath away.

  • Insights

    UHD Over IP: The New Standard

    April 03, 2017

    Something remarkable occurred at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam this past February.

  • Insights

    Control4 CEO Martin Plaehn on… the Journey to 2022

    February 13, 2017

    During a recent interview for a Residential Systems cover story, Plaehn was particularly impressive with his clear, detailed, nuanced vision of what he calls “the journey” that the industry is taking to the future. Here's what what else he had to say on the subject.

  • Automation & Control

    Will Voice Control… Control Your Future?

    November 30, 2016

    Based on conversations with multiple manufacturers with differing levels of commitment to the integration of a voice user interface in their systems, most showed little reserve and seemed quite bullish on the topic. Some are strongly encouraging integrators to quickly hop on the VUI jet, which they suggest is taking off.

  • Insights

    The Lost Art of Qualifying

    October 03, 2016

    Recently, while I was researching the growing sales of analog turntables, vinyl records, and analog two-channel systems, an integrator told me that he had to scramble when he realized he was not capitalizing on this “analog renaissance.”

  • Insights

    The Profit Paradox

    July 29, 2016

    The “third rail” of the consumer electronics and custom integration industry–a subject so hot that you’ll get burned if you touch it– is the topic of profits.

  • Insights

    Getting More Clicks With Paid Ads

    June 03, 2016

    There are incredibly powerful ways to drive traffic to you–in effect, tilting the internet to your advantage–that are both easy and affordable.

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Leon HQ Tour 2017

Residential Systems' Jeremy Glowacki and Leon Speaker's Noah Kaplan at the end of the tour

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Inside Leon's anechoic chamber

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Leon's hands-on manufacturing process

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Leon's hand-wound crossover

Leon HQ Tour 2017

Unique sculpture is on display throughout Leon. Much of it was created by Leon CEO Noah Kaplan.

Leon HQ Tour 2017

Leon sources its drivers from Israel.

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A warning before entering Leon's engineering department

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Inside Leon's engineering department

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Leon's engineers at work

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Leon's demo room

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A wide shot of Leon's final assembly

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Here's another stage of assembly

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Leon's picturesque headquarters hallway

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More original artwork from Noah Kaplan

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Noah Kaplan demonstrates a miter saw

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Leon's Timbre SEVEN bookshelf speakers

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Leon invested in a machine to shred old boxes into new packing materials

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As part of its Lean Manufacturing, Leon delivers speaker kits to its assemblers in these custom-built cases.

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Wrapping speaker grille cloth

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Putting finishing touch on grille cloth

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Adding the drivers

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Testing a speaker for proper polarity

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The Glowacki family taking a breather in the marketing department

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Noah Kaplan next to a prototype concept in the hallways of his company's headquarters

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Outside Leon's Ann Arbor headquarters