Q&A with Alex Sadeghian, Director, Consumer Audio, Yamaha Corporation of America
Q: Why CEDIA?
ALEX SADEGHIAN: CEDIA is the leading show for home tech pros and provides the perfect opportunity to make connections with dealers and distributors. The event allows attendees to experience our brand first-hand and empowers them to make waves with their customers through integration with Yamaha audio.
Q: What is the most exciting trend you expect to see at the show?
AS: There are so many trends that hit close to home this year, including multi-room audio innovations, interoperability/connectivity among devices, and new solutions that help integrators approach the residential and light commercial markets.
Q: What will you focus on at CEDIA Expo 2019?
AS: Our number one focus for the show is our customers. Our product spectrum—from residential to light commercial—will be positioned in a way that allows integrators to see how Yamaha can help them make moments with their customers.
We’ll showcase innovations that include a Wi-Fi, multi-room audio turntable, the XDA-QS5400RK quad streamer, and the latest in third-party integrations and voice control. This includes software enhancements to our industry-leading line of AV receivers that are great for dealers and end-customers. From hands-on product displays and interactive demonstrations, we’re excited to show visitors what they can accomplish when they integrate with Yamaha.