Connected Distribution is joining forces with its supplier partner, Pulse-Eight, to present the Connected Distribution & Pulse-Eight Lounge at this year’s EI Live!

Not only will Connected be presenting nine of its key brands in the 180m2 exhibition space, but the company says it will be offering visitors the best coffee at the show and free croissants for breakfast!

Plus, visitors will have the chance to win a Pulse-Eight neo:4 Professional HD Matrix and get up to 50% off any Pulse-Eight purchases made on the day with a scratch-card promotion.

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Serious up-grade

Upgrading its presence from a shell scheme to the considerable space at this year’s show makes a statement by Connected Distribution. A statement that, following the successful re-branding of 2016, the company is driving forwards with its ambitious business plan. The core principle of which is the connection of supplier partners to customer partners, with the company providing the conduit. This means partnering with suppliers such as Pulse-Eight at events to put them in direct contact with Connected Distribution’s customers, so they can extoll the virtues of their products directly to the installers. Representatives from several suppliers will be present at the show.

Partnering with Pulse-Eight gives installers the opportunity to interact with the managing director and chief designer, Martin Ellis, and members of his engineering team. Connected says that it will become clear from the cutting-edge product launches and demonstrations planned by Pulse-Eight, why it chose this British based company as its sole HD video management brand.


Other brand highlights


In addition to Pulse-Eight, Connected will be showcasing new products from Russound, Parasound, Cabasse, Sanus, Krika, Atlantic Technology, Yamaha and Earthquake.

From Russound, the company’s first 70V/100V line products will be on display. The XZone70V is a high-resolution streamer/amplifier that enables very long run and multiple speaker installations for commercial environments. The XZone70V provides streaming audio content from the cloud via vTuner, TuneIn and Spotify, from a local network and Apple AirPlay devices. Its 70v/100v amplifier provides up to 300W of power in a single 1U chassis.

Also from Russound and getting its first UK showing, the recently introduced XZone4 is a 1U component offering four independent audio streams that support up to four rooms of audio.

The company’s other major electronics brand, Parasound, will be represented with the complete Zonemaster multi-channel amplifier line up and the new 4DAX, the first four-zone DAC for the custom installation industry. 4DAX is designed to improve the sound quality of multi-zone streaming audio installation based around streamers such as the Sonos Connect, Google Chromecast Audio, Denon Heos or Apple Airport Express.

The Cabasse area of the product display will be focused on the company’s Stream range, specifically the new Stream BASE and Stream BAR. These soundbase and soundbar products provide all the network streaming services and multi-room capabilities of the existing Cabasse Stream range – Spotify, Deezer, Qobuz, TIDAL, Napster, vTuner and bring superior sound to flat panel TVs.

Partnering particularly well with the Cabasse Stream BASE, is the new WSTV1 Swivelling TV Mount from SANUS. Recently launched and getting its first UK public showing in the Connected Distribution Lounge, the design enables a TV to be mounted in such a way as to appear to float above the soundbase, while providing up to 40° of left to right swivel adjustment.

The most recent addition to the Connected Distribution portfolio, Krika, is a connected devices remote tracker that provides installers with the ability to monitor and troubleshoot their installs without costly site visits. Representatives from Krika will be on hand to explain why this is a must have product.

Home theatre specialist brands, Atlantic Technology and Earthquake, will be represented by the latest additions to their loudspeaker ranges. Atlantic’s dedicated Dolby Atmos/DTS:X object based audio in-ceiling speakers and Earthquake’s compact in-wall LCR will be available for visitors to see. And from Yamaha, see the latest addition to its MusicCast products.

Innovation from Sanus will also be on show


Go Faster With Connected Distribution

Connected Distribution is once again sponsoring the Formula One Time Trial Challenge at the show.

Visitors can find out what it is like to drive a Formula One car at speeds of 200mph and above. Throughout the show visitors will have the chance to test their driving skills and nerves of steel, in the UK’s leading Formula One simulator. The fastest (and slowest) times will be displayed on the leader board and, at the end of the show, the driver with the fastest lap time will be rewarded with a prize from Connected Distribution. Who will beat last year’s winning time of just 45.542 seconds?

The winner will walk away with the fabulous Cabasse Stream 1 music deliver device. This all-in-one streamer, amplifier, speaker is a good introduction to the Stream range and the sound quality of Cabasse speakers – a range that includes in-ceiling speakers, high-end cinema in-wall speakers, lifestyle designs and the iconic flagship, La Sphère.

The Formula One simulator car was manufactured at the world-famous Silverstone Circuit by Bob Salisbury Engineering, which has more than 15 years’ experience of building F1 show cars and simulators for many of the leading F1 teams, including BMW, Sauber, Virgin Racing, Red Bull Racing, Renault F1, Toro Rosso and Force India.







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