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Bang & Olufsen Expands Presence in Bay Area With New San Jose Showroom

Bang & Olufsen Expands Presence in Bay Area With New San Jose Showroom

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Bang & Olufsen, the worldwide manufacturer of exclusive, high end audio and video products, together with Custom Design Group, a San Jose-based electronics custom installation company, will launch a new Bang & Olufsen showroom in San Jose on Santana Row. A grand opening event to celebrate the new store will be held on Thursday, April 5, starting at 6:00 PM. The event will also honor the recent launch of some of Bang & Olufsen's most highly anticipated new products to reach North America including BeoVision 9, a flagship plasma entertainment system and BeoLab 9, a compact loudspeaker that delivers powerful sound performance. Also present will be the Advanced Sound System in the Audi A8, custom built especially for Audi by Bang & Olufsen.

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The 1344 square foot Santana Row showroom is revolutionary as it features the world renowned BeoLiving concept -- Bang & Olufsen's solution to providing customized audio and video products that can connect lighting, draperies, and various atmosphere control modules to suit each and every customer's lifestyle all with the touch of one remote control. Additionally, the new owners of Bang & Olufsen Santana Row, Henry Wong and Lance Chu, are experts in the custom installation industry and are long-time specialists with the Bang & Olufsen brand and highly respected members of the San Jose community.

"With a twenty year tenure in home integration, we know what it takes to provide the ultimate customer experience and look forward to serving the Bay Area with state-of-the-art Bang & Olufsen home theatres and home integration systems," said Henry Wong, co-owner of the Santana Row showroom. "Furthermore, with our expert installation team and superior Bang & Olufsen product offerings, we are thrilled to raise the bar in providing the utmost in home entertainment needs."

"Since 1925, Bang & Olufsen has pioneered the consumer electronics industry with unparalleled, high quality, audio and video systems," said Kim Gravesen, President of Bang & Olufsen America, Inc. "We are happy to further expand the company's tradition of excellence in design and technology to the San Jose market and are eager to welcome our new partners to the Bang & Olufsen family."

The store presents a dedicated home theater room displaying the all new BeoVision 9 -- Bang & Olufsen's new flagship home entertainment system. BeoVision 9, which earned an Innovations Honoree Award at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, raises the bar in home theater displays with its integrated center channel speaker utilizing the patented Acoustic Lens Technology which disperses sound at an even 180 degree angle throughout the room. BeoVision 9 can support a 7.1 surround sound setup with unprecedented sound and picture technologies. It also comes with an optional BeoMedia 1, a digital storage device that can transfer one's photos, digital music files, and Internet radio onto the television screen directly from the PC with the one-touch operation of the Beo4 remote control.

Additionally, customers and members of the media will receive a first hand demonstration of the powerful BeoLab 9 loudspeaker that has just arrived in all North American showrooms. BeoLab 9 delivers strong, pure sound and also utilizes Acousitc Lens Technology. It is multifunctional as it can be a stand alone audio set up for a home theater or can serve as a center, rear, or front channel speaker in a surround sound environment. The result is seamless integration into any room arrangement according to one's personal preference.

For more information on the new store, or to schedule an interview with the Regional Director of Bang & Olufsen America or the new store owners, please contact Leena Hamdi at 773-343-8190, or [email protected].

About Bang & Olufsen a/s

Founded in 1925 in Struer, Denmark, Bang & Olufsen a/s is world renowned for its distinctive range of quality consumer electronic products that represent our vision: Courage to constantly question the ordinary in search of surprising, long-lasting experiences. The Bang & Olufsen Group manufactures a unique range of televisions, music systems, loudspeakers, telephones, medical, and multimedia products. With more than 2,400 employees and products sold in more than 60 countries worldwide, Bang & Olufsen turnover for the 2005/2006 financial year was DKK 4,225 million (USD 745.4 million). Further information about Bang & Olufsen a/s is available from http://www.bang-olufsen.com/

About Bang & Olufsen America, Inc.

Headquartered in the Greater Chicago area, Bang & Olufsen America, Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Bang & Olufsen a/s of Struer Denmark. It was founded in 1972 and provides support and development for 49 retail showrooms in the continental US, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Canada.

About Custom Design Group

Custom Design Group, a new San Jose-based custom installation company, is the product of over 20 years of consumer electronics installation and design experience. The owners have a long history of providing high quality work and superior service to their clients. They have been involved with Bang & Olufsen for ten years as independent dealers.

Bang & Olufsen America, Inc.

CONTACT: Leena Hamdi, +1-847-590-4925, [email protected], or Monica
Gartner, +1-847-590-4920, [email protected], both of Bang & Olufsen America,

Web site: http://www.bang-olufsen.com/

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