The AWE Expo is always a popular event and we are pleased to be hosting the second one of 2014, says Stuart Tickle, managing director of AWE.
“The AWE Expo is always a popular event and we are pleased to be hosting the second one of 2014,” says Stuart Tickle, managing director of AWE.
“The event provides us with the opportunity to have more in-depth conversations with our dealers and to demonstrate a range of new products. The last Expo was the official opening of Alexander House and the show apartment. Some of you will have noticed that there was one door that you weren’t allowed to open. The time has now come for you to step through and experience what we have been building.
“Thanks to Denon and KEF, the cinema room boasts an Atmos surround setup providing exceptional audio quality, but at a more realistic price point than various other demos available.”
The Denon AVR-X5200W AV receiver has been specified at the heart of a 7.5.4 Dolby Atmos layout, powering the KEF CI R series speakers.
That is a seven-channel basic configuration with five matching in-wall active subwoofers and four in-ceiling speakers.
The AWE team has also fitted Philips Dynalite LED lighting control, URC Total Control, as well as a projector and screen, details of which are currently being kept under wraps.
“The show apartment has attracted an ever increasing number of installers, many of which fit home cinemas, so we wanted to provide a space where they can bring their clients to demonstrate what can be achieved,” comments Stuart.
“We have paid close attention to the specification of typical set ups and the room reflects this perfectly, albeit evolved to incorporate the latest sound format.”
The AWE Expo marks the launch of AWE exclusively distributing HEOS by Denon, the wireless multi-room sound system into the install channel.
HEOS is a major new product line from Denon, and AWE will be supporting this with its distribution, technical support and training services. HEOS comprises three active speaker options: HEOS 3, HEOS 5 and HEOS 7.
The HEOS Link is for adding a HEOS zone to an existing amplifier system, while the HEOS Amp provides any set of stereo speakers with the same system capabilities.
HEOS works off a home’s network, both wired and wireless using dual-band 5GHz 802.11n for the best possible connection. This means that wired and wireless units can be integrated within the same system, unlike products that utilise a dedicated wireless mesh network.
An optional HEOS Extender wireless bridge is also available to extend a home’s wireless network where required.
Set up and control is completed via the dedicated HEOS App, allowing an installer to complete the designation of zones quickly and easily.
HEOS supports Spotify, Deezer, Napster and Tuneln or content on any networked PC and can direct these sources to multiple or individual zones.