HOUSTON and ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bang & Olufsen, the Danish provider of high quality audio and video products, will officially open its new showroom in Houston, Texas on Thursday, April 14 with a dedicated press reception and grand opening customer event. The new Bang & Olufsen West Ave showroom is located in the urban, West Ave (at River Oaks) retail district. Together with 1818 Retail Opportunities LLC, a Texas-based electronics and custom installation company, the new 1135 sq. ft. showroom will provide the complete Bang & Olufsen product portfolio in addition to personalized custom installation capabilities for both commercial and residential properties.
"The Bang & Olufsen West Ave showroom is significant as it marks our return to the Houston market," states Zean Nielsen, President of Bang & Olufsen America, Inc. "The 1818 Retail Opportunities LLC team has been a strong partner of ours for several years and we are proud to announce they now own three Bang & Olufsen showrooms in Texas. We are confident the new store will be successful in implementing B&O's tradition of excellence in design and technology to Houston customers and residents."
"We are proud to return to the large Houston market," states Josh Levy, Owner of Bang & Olufsen West Ave. "We are confident the new, urban showroom location, expert sales staff, and a strong Bang & Olufsen product portfolio will provide Houston residents the ultimate customer experience – synonymous with the Bang & Olufsen vision of providing long-lasting impressions and best-in-class audio and video experiences."
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 Thursday, April 14, 2011 – (2:00 pm for media and 7:00 pm for customers). Attendees can experience the new Advanced Sound System (2nd Generation) for the Audi A8 and the never before seen A7. 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.
*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.