Behind the Business

PowerHouse’s White Label Line

By Jeremy J. Glowacki | May 10, 2017

The PowerHouse Alliance will soon launch its first white label line to help its collective of 12 distributors provide more price options and profit margins for integration partners while maintaining product performance quality.

Two Years of Origin Acoustics

By Jeremy J. Glowacki | October 31, 2016

At CEDIA 2016, Origin celebrated its two-year anniversary with new partnerships and nearly 40 new products. Residential Systems reached out to Burkhardt to learn more about this news.

CEDIA Tech Teasers

By Maureen Jenson | August 24, 2015

Excitement is building with EXPO 2015 just weeks away, so Residential Systems sat down with several of the industry’s most high-profile manufacturers to find out what they will be showcasing in Dallas, how they see the future, and just what dealer support they truly do offer.

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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

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

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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