CEDIA Awards

Best Showroom

Highly Commended
  |  Americas

QAV Showroom

by Quality Audio Video

The entryway lounge features a Leon Sound Sculpture, an ultimate expression of QAV’s commitment to the design-build community to blend audio with the arts.

Quality Audio Video set out to “prove their name” with this design center. The firm says: “We wanted to build something so unique that a client in another state could easily justify flying out to meet with us. We purchased three adjoining condos, blew out everything to the four walls, floor, and ceiling, providing us with a blank canvas.

“At the heart of the showroom is a custom kitchen featuring a complete range of Sub-Zero Wolf appliances, including an integrated refrigerator, freezer, beverage drawers, dual-zone wine storage with a cherrywood cigar humidor. The living room is located adjacent to the kitchen and was designed to be a living space theater. We have an 85-inch Sony XBR TV with a custom Leon soundbar to show the importance of design aesthetics.

“The entryway lounge features a Leon Sound Sculpture. We approached Noah Kaplan of Leon in 2015 and told him we wanted something that will be the ultimate expression of our commitment to the design-build community to blend audio with the arts. We support that commitment in every room throughout the entire showroom from start to finish.

“When people walk in, they typically stop moving, look around for five to ten seconds, and burst out with a ‘WOW.’”

Other features in the showroom include a room full of “Hidden Technology” with Seura mirror TVs, invisible speakers and the like, audiophile listening rooms, and a spectacular dedicated home cinema. The space isn’t just for show, either: “Last year Travelers Insurance hosted a private event viewing of March Madness in our showroom for their C-Level executives and top producers in the state.”

A fully-appointed kitchen features fully integrated appliances.
A dedicated home cinema rounds out this showroom that CEDIA’s judges called “marvelous.”

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