Q&A with Jim Garrett, senior director, product strategy & planning — luxury audio business unit at Harman International.
Why CEDIA Expo 2022?
From manufacturers and distributors to dealers and integrators, CEDIA Expo is the largest gathering for home technology professionals. The event offers us a unique opportunity to provide experiential demos of solutions from all our brands for the major players in the CI space — a possibility that has been unavailable for the last few years — while strengthening our current partnerships and forging new ones.
What is the most exciting trend you expect to see at the show?
With more and more homeowners embracing the home theater experience, we expect to see a wide range of architectural speakers at CEDIA, in addition to receivers and amplifiers designed to deliver immersive surround sound. Hi-Fi streaming systems are also sure to be popular, as well as speakers, amplifiers, and other components featuring retro designs. In addition, we expect audio manufacturers to be highlighting deeper portfolios of solutions for any and every price point.
What will you focus on at the show?
At CEDIA Expo 2022, we’ll be exhibiting the latest solutions from HARMAN Luxury Audio Group’s Arcam, JBL, JBL Synthesis, Mark Levinson, and Revel brands. We’ll be focused on highlighting our wide range of JBL and Revel solutions to meet every price point, from entry-level to high-end, while providing attendees with the opportunity to see and hear the expansion of our JBL Synthesis brand for the first time. We’ll be offering two active JBL Synthesis theater demonstrations in our booth — an affordable smaller-scale system and a large-scale, premium system, plus static displays of all JBL Synthesis electronics and loudspeakers, including the new SDA-1700 subwoofer amplifier and flagship SCL-1 and SSW-1 models. Featured JBL products on display and demonstration in the booth will include Stage 2, Stage XD, and Studio 6 architectural loudspeakers, Classic and HDI Series loudspeakers, plus L75ms and 4305P Studio Monitor powered streaming loudspeakers. Highlights from our Arcam brand will include our newest HDMI 2.1 AV receivers and the AV41 HDMI 2.1 AV processor, among other key products.
To learn more, check out Harman Luxury Audio in booth 16035 at CEDIA Expo 2022 and visit https://www.harmanluxuryaudio.com/.