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Multi-Room Audio Systems CEA 2007 Homebuyer interest in installed home technologies Home climate control 45% Multi-room audio 40% Security system 37% Lighting 31% Remote sensing garage door 25% Programmable sprinkler system 25% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% CEA 2007 “Homebuyers’ remorse” with installed home technologies Energy management 32% Home theater 23% Multi-room audio 23% Lighting control 22% Monitored security 15% Structured cabling 14% Home automation 11% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% Technology opportunities What the market is looking for… 57% of builders polled indicate that multi-room audio is the most profitable technology to install in new homes 55% of builders say buyers are more prone to purchase an entertainment upgrade based on speaker or video brand names Nearly one out of four home buyers wish their builder had offered them multi-room audio or home theater 38% of architects spec out a home theater in their design plans ConstrucTech magazine builder survey, February 2008 Sixth Annual “State of the Builder” technology study Technology opportunities … is Leviton’s solution Amplified four-room/zone single-source indoor distributed audio systems Engineered for performance, simplicity and ease-of-installation Expandable with optional home theater speaker system and outdoor audio zone Built on the two leading consumer audio brands… JBL’s unique brand management strategy Installing JBL means installing a professional listening experience in the home Similar to offering a Viking kitchen instead of just another “stainless steel” kitchen The same brand used in 9 out of 10 concerts… And 9 out of 10 THX theaters… And found in recording studios around the globe 9 out of 10 Film and music Clubs and concert halls major concerts recording studios of every type 6 JBL’s unique brand management strategy Managing brand equity by maintaining leadership and visibility at the extreme market levels 7 Technology opportunities So, when you build JBL into the home… You have the same quality and performance professionals depend on It’s like a professional kitchen– you are using the same tools as the professionals to enhance the living experience Technology The products: opportunities AEM65 ceiling speaker Two (stereo) speakers in a single frame Titanium tweeter adjustable array delivers superb high-frequency dispersion throughout the room Dual voice-coil woofer generates powerful, deep bass Single-location ceiling design: 1. Ensures high homebuyer acceptance and satisfaction 2. Cuts speaker installation time in half for every room 3. Cuts material cost (only one speaker unit and rough-in kit required) Leviton exclusive product Model availability and features subject to change Technology The products: opportunities Harman/Kardon A-Bus® system Proven, successful audio technology Unique, stylish Harman/Kardon branded electronic keypad volume control houses an advanced full-range audio amplifier A-Bus distribution hub runs four rooms/zones of indoor multi-room music Local source module provides the ability to “plug in” an Ipod, PC, CD player, video system or other source of sound in a remote location and listen over the JBL ceiling speakers Model availability and features subject to change Technology The products: opportunities Harman/Kardon A-Bus® system A cost-effective, high-value solution for high-performance indoor multi-room audio 1. Cuts installation time– no impedance matching required 2. Amplifiers are built right into the volume controls– nothing more to buy 3. Most of the system wiring is Category-5 cable instead of expensive speaker wire Works with any entertainment center A-Bus Ready™ audio/video receivers Or any receivers or amplifiers with standard line-level outputs Model availability and features subject to change Technology The products: opportunities Harman/Kardon audio/video receiver The latest in high-current, ultra-wide bandwidth audio amplifier technology from the leader in high-end audio componentry Advanced European styling is a Leviton exclusive in the United States A-Bus Ready™ design and advanced multi- room features can fill an entire home with music plus run a home theater and outdoor speakers High-definition HDMI video technology and over 500 Watts of high-performance surround-sound capability for a true cinema experience in the home (when used with a home theater speaker system) Handles XM-Radio, Ipod audio and much more Leviton exclusive product Model availability and features subject to change Technology opportunities The options Leviton/JBL Home Theater speaker system Powerful amplified subwoofer and five satellite monitor speakers deliver a cinema sound experience right in the living room On-wall design minimizes installation time Mounting brackets are included Leviton/JBL outdoor speakers The perfect complement to an A-Bus indoor multi-room music system JBL professional speaker quality for long- Leviton exclusive product term reliability and performance Leviton Architectural Edition volume control with weather-resistant cover Adjustable, pro-grade mounting brackets included Model availability and features subject to change Basic multi-room system floorplan System layout using the Harman/Kardon A-Bus Ready AVR System can accommodate other AVR’s and stereo systems as well Local sources can be plugged-into the installed speakers Remote control can be achieved from any A-Bus equipped room Options include home theater and outdoor sound HK AVR can run three systems at once: 1. A-Bus four room/zone multi-room system 2. High-powered outdoor zone from surround channels 6 & 7 3. Five-channel surround-sound home theater system System floorplan with home theater and outdoor sound options added
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