Meridian, Barco Form Home Cinema Partnership

Alliance Gives North American Installers Access to Both Brands
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Meridian Audio has formed a new partnership with Barco Residential to provide professional installers in North America with access to both brands for home cinema and media room installations.

“We are keen to help our dealers provide authentic, premium-quality, and profitable home theater experiences for their clients,” said Rayner Sheridan, Meridian’s director of marketing. “Our partnership with Barco Residential now provides dealers access to excellent quality projection technology in addition to our high-performance audio, all within Meridian’s complimentary Design and Specification Service. Together, Meridian and Barco Residential can now provide the three key ingredients for a successful home cinema or media room installation.”

Building on the company’s 80-year legacy, Barco Residential products and technologies are custom designed and built in Barco’s European design centers in Belgium and Norway, to create the highest quality home cinema and media room experience. The range includes Media Series, Theatre Series, and top-of-the-range Cinema-at-home Series projectors.

The new partnership will complement Barco Residential’s existing distribution channels, which remain unchanged.

“We are delighted to partner with Meridian,” said Tim Sinnaeve, who heads up Barco Residential. “As a leading British innovator of home audio solutions, Meridian shares our passion for creating the ultimate experience for our customers and offering technology of the highest quality. With Meridian on board as a partner, we look forward to growing our presence in the U.S. market, and working together to provide the complete home theater solution.”

Meridian’s complimentary Design and Specification Service can assist dealers in planning their project schemes as efficiently and accurately as possible. Solutions from Barco Residential are now fully integrated into this service to provide installers with a complete audio-visual scheme.

Meridian’s newly remodeled and enhanced digital theater in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire offers a showcase for dealers and their clients to experience the power, depth, and subtlety that a Meridian surround system and Barco Residential projection solution can deliver. This facility incorporates a combination of Meridian and Barco Residential products.