Bang & Olufsen Opens New Showroom in Charlotte, North Carolina

Expanding the company's tradition of technological excellence and state-of-the-art design to North Carolina

Mar 30, 2011, 10:48 ET from Bang & Olufsen

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bang & Olufsen, the Danish provider of high quality audio and video products, officially opens its new showroom in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday, March 30 with a dedicated press reception and grand opening customer event. The new Bang & Olufsen South End showroom is located in the historic South End retail district. Together with MariJohn Limited LLC, a Charlotte-based integration solutions provider, the new 2056 sq. ft. showroom will provide the complete Bang & Olufsen product portfolio in addition to personalized custom installation capabilities for both commercial and residential properties.

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"The Bang & Olufsen South End showroom is significant because it marks our return to the Charlotte market, which hasn't had a local presence since 2002," states Zean Nielsen, President of Bang & Olufsen America, Inc. "Over the past eighty-five years, Bang & Olufsen has become an icon of performance and design excellence, and I am confident the new Bang & Olufsen South End showroom will honor our long-standing tradition of providing the ultimate customer experience to local residents."

"We are thrilled to bring the world renowned Bang & Olufsen brand back to the Charlotte area," states Matthew Ocenas, Co-Owner of Bang & Olufsen South End.  "We are confident our expert sales team and certified custom installers - coupled with a strong Bang & Olufsen product portfolio - will provide Charlotte residents and visitors a best-in-class audio and video experience and product offerings."

The showroom will also present some new, highly acclaimed products launched this fiscal year. They include the BeoSound 8 – Bang & Olufsen's first *iPad/iPod/iPhone docking station - known for its superior sonic performance (covers low bass tones down to 38 Hz and higher frequencies 24,000 Hz), compact form and distinct design. It is also one of the few docking stations on the market that is directly compatible with the iPad, without having to use additional wires or adapters.  Also new this year, is the BeoVision 10 LED television family, now available in 32, 40 and  46-inch versions. The BeoVision 10 portfolio is unique as it features the latest LED and picture improvement technologies, a double-sided anti-reflective coated contrast screen, five unique placement options, an active two-way loudspeaker system, and frameless design resulting in optimal picture and sound performance with a floating glass appearance.

A dedicated media reception and grand opening customer event will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 – (2:00 pm for media and 6:00 pm for customers). Attendees can experience the new Advanced Sound System (2nd Generation) for the Audi A8.  Guests will receive state-of-the-art audio and video demonstrations, passed hors d'oeuvres, cocktails provided by Russian Standard Vodka and have a chance to win the new BeoSound 8.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit both the Allegro Foundation, and the Presbyterian Hospice and Palliative Care.

For more product and/or customer event details visit www.bang-olufsen.com/southend or www.bang-olufsen.com

*iPod, iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries

Bang & Olufsen was founded in Struer, Denmark, in 1925 by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, two innovative, young engineers devoted to high quality audio reproduction. Since then, the brand has become an icon of performance and design excellence through its long-standing craftsmanship tradition and the strongest possible commitment to high-tech research and development.

Still at the forefront of domestic technology, Bang & Olufsen has extended its comprehensive experience with integrated audio and video solutions for the home to other areas such as the hospitality and automotive industries in recent years. Consequently, its current product range epitomizes seamless media experiences in the home as well as in the car and on the move.

For more information on Bang & Olufsen, please visit www.bang-olufsen.com.

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