From the Editor

Eating Your Vegetables

By Jeremy J. Glowacki | October 20, 2017

This year’s Azione Unlimited fall meeting in Austin was another upbeat affair, but there were moments in the short time that I was there that made me feel a kid at the dinner table, being forced to eat his vegetables.

Embracing Service

By Jeremy J. Glowacki | September 5, 2017

One of the most important business challenges left for our channel to solve is how to derive profits from client services, as margins on hardware sales continue to erode.

Turning it Off

By Jeremy J. Glowacki | July 27, 2017

We took our family vacation a little earlier this summer because here in the Midwest most of the kids go back to school in mid-August.

Getting the Most From Your Facility

By Jeremy J. Glowacki | October 31, 2016

One of the challenges with the home technology integration industry is finding a consistent business model for success. The trouble is that each market is a little different, with different demographics and competition, so no single strategy works for every company.

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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