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Salamander Designs Best of 2017 Award Winners

CEDIA 2017 is in the rearview and we are dashing towards year end. Before the memory of CEDIA fades from memory, the Salamander Designs team would like to call out and shine a light on some of our important partners who did stand-out work this past year. We honored these teams at CEDIA, but we want the world to know of them and their accomplishments. We are proud to keep such company and are happy to support great partners who are doing excellent work.


BEST  INSTALLATION – Audio Breakthroughs

Audio Breakthroughs installed a custom home theater project with hidden recessed JVC projector and Revel in-wall speaker system. Salamander Alex chairs provided the look the client wanted. Client wanted a home theater with comfortable seating but without the traditional theater chair appearance. The Alex chair provided the perfect solution. He loved the fit and finish, the excellent build quality and luxurious padding. The Alex fit into the room perfectly and the client was thrilled with the results!



High Class Technology built this project on the outskirts of Medellin, with more than 900 square meters plus its own soccer field. The client and home owner, James Rodriguez, is a Colombian soccer player of the Bayern Munich team. This project featured a personalized home theater, inspired by the clients favorite character, Harry Potter. It has projection 4K, curved screen with the highest standards, Dolby Atmos sound, and of course two rows of Salamander chairs. With soft lighting, sound and motorized chairs, we create a space of comfort, technology and high-class design.


BEST SHOWROOM  Sound Concepts

It’s hard to tell with a state of the art, killer showroom featuring Salamander Designs seating, that Sound Concepts began in a small convenience store location with 3 employees, all still employed with the company today. It was from these early days that the foundation of values of hard work, customer service, and reinvestment was laid. Sound Concepts is known as a go-to integrator in the Northeast Arkansas area.



You hear a lot of talk about “custom” systems in the A/V world these  days. Talk to ListenUp co-founders Walt Stinson and Steven Weiner about the history of the company, and you’ll find out that ListenUp was custom before custom was cool. “From the very beginning we delivered and set up the systems we sold, and made sure they were properly integrated into the room,” says Steven. “We were tremendously enthusiastic about the gear – and, more importantly, the music – and we wanted to make sure everything got set up right so it would sound right. We knew if we offered this level of attention and people got a superior experience from their systems, they would become repeat customers.”



Elite3Pro was established in the Fall of 2005 to provide superior product representation for the CEDIA channel. We recognized a need for representation that would best support the ever-changing technology landscape, specifically with the continuous convergence occurring between residential, commercial and IT sectors. Our ability to understand and manage education of this evolving industry allows for quality expansion and newly identified opportunities for all of our partners

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MILAN – White Diamond Texture

White diamond texture Milan is a sleek modern design, with a future forward three-dimensional diamond pattern.

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SONY CREDENZA – For Ultra -Short Throw 4k Projector

A simple installation eliminating the need to open walls or ceilings to run cabling. All supporting components, including a speaker system may be enclosed in the credenza to provide a beautiful, integrated solution.

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ZURICH- Linear Texture, Opium Brown

This sleek, streamlined design features a horizontal pattern on opium brown wood with a black glass top.

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Salamander & Sony – An Integrated Innovative Solution


Last week at the 50th CES Convention in Las Vegas, NV. Sony announced and unveiled The VPL-VZ1000ES Ultra-Short Throw projector 4K HDR home theater projector housed in a Salamander custom Chameleon cabinet. Because of the capability to project so close to the wall while providing outstanding video quality, this projector also maintains room integrity, no longer requiring a ceiling suspended or mid room installation. The integrated cabinet and projector is a seamless and stealthy solution. The installation is simple with no need to open the wall or ceiling to run cables. In addition, all supporting components including a speaker system can be enclosed in the cabinet to provide a turnkey solution.

Earlier in 2016 Sony engineers approached Salamander’s President and Founder, Salvatore Carrabba about customizing a cabinet for this new innovation. Sal rallied his own experience and team delivering this sleek , fully integrated modern design.

“At Salamander after over 20 years of creating innovative AV furniture we are very adept at providing collaborative solutions. This Ultra Short throw The VPL-VZ1000ES projector and cabinet is just one example of the forward thinking solutions we can offer.”

The projector and customized Chameleon cabinet will be available in late Spring of 2017.

Salamander Designs Scores Fifth CE Pro BEST Award


Salamander Designs scored its fifth CE Pro BEST award at CEDIA 2016 for a sleek, functional and AV furniture solution solving Low Profile Cabinet.

The New Low Profile Cabinet with its narrow depth, sleek design, storage capabilities and assortment of finishes delivers innovative residential solutions. As mentioned in our prior blog, Thinking Big at CEDIA 2016 (those who can anticipate the solutions and be ready with products will be the first reap the rewards of new opportunities.

Salamander looks toward AV furniture solutions and implements them according to your needs. We are cognizant of the trends of downsizing, residential city/urban space restrictions and historic building walls. We understand the importance of maintaining wall integrity and the realities of TV large screen weight concerns. As a response to these trends and concerns, Salamander Designs created the low profile cabinet.

 The cabinet’s 12-inch depth, sleek design, storage and easy installation solutions, also caught the attention of CE Pro and Innovation & Technology Magazine editors, resulting in two awards at last month’s conference.

The problems that this cabinet addresses are summarized below:

Limited room space
 The depth is 12 inches, providing more room space and a sleeker design.
Overheating of AV components
Heat sensor fans can be installed in the cabinet base providing intake up and out the top of the door panel, or up the screen mount as a chimney.
Flat panel screen requires wall mount with Questioning wall durability/adaptability (brick/historic plaster)or wall stability
Our integrated mounts for flat panel screens support the weight of the screen on the cabinet eliminating the need to penetrate wall integrity. Only 2 toggles bolts are required for panel tipping safety.
Insufficient space to install an audio receiver cable box or gaming station
Vertical 3-U rack allows equipment to be mounted and hung in any bay.
Design/door panels not coordinated with the over all room decor
The styles come in 6 different door panels.
Variable installations costs
Easy installation, eliminates the need to use, electricians, or other contractors.
Let Salamander be your “go to” for innovative AV furniture solutions. Contact us for more information.




This years CEDIA 2016 conference theme THINK BIG (considering the event is being held in the State of Texas) is a logical choice as well as a call to action for the residential AV world. But the subthemes of Big Thinking, Big Network and Big Future provide not only big challenges but also big opportunities for integrators, vendo rs, manufactures, distributors resellers and designers.

Big Thinking – Means thinking across a broad spectrum of opportunities. Those professionals , those who can anticipate the solutions and be ready with products and knowledge may reap a first responder’s portion of new markets. For example: with Salamander’ new Luca and Lilliana designs for home theater seating, features include distinctive design and unique stitch patterns reminiscent of luxury automobiles. You can see and sit in the Lilliana at our booth ( #1712).

Big Network – Means you’re going to have to work with others to succeed. For over 20 years Salamander has worked with every aspect and representative of the home residential AV industry (e.g. designers, integrators, audiophiles, project managers, (corporate and independent, ) and AV engineers. We focus on you and your customer’s needs to have cutting edge solutions with timely order fulfillment and flawless customization.

Big Future– The opportunities in the coming year will be many, new and fast moving. If the CEDIA 2016 conference size and registration numbers , not to mention the number of educational programs are any indication there will be growth in the opportunities for AV home tech space.

Integrators and marketing companies are looking for ways to expand business at a pace that has never been faster. Emerging trends and opportunities such as HENRYS, (High Earners, Not Rich Yet), split millennial marketing(older and younger) and –smart home businesses are being shaped and defined in conjunction with the ability to deliver customized integrated solutions. Let Salamander help you get ready.

Stop by the Salamander booth (#1712) and let us show you how our multi –award winning furniture designs and technology integrated solutions, can make your future “BIG”.

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Salamander Continues Push into Commercial Markets with New Products and Return to InfoComm

Salamander Designs is excited to be exhibiting at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas June 8th through 10th. InfoComm is the largest pro-AV show in the world with over 35,000 in attendance. The event features the latest technologies for audio, video, display, projection, lighting and staging, digital signage, conferencing, digital content creation, networking, signal distribution and much more.

We are proud to showcase our latest innovations, happy to meet new people who want to learn more about Salamander and our products, and excited to see how technology has advanced year to year. Technology in the workplace moves at a rapid pace, and we’re proud to keep up with the latest in technology.

This year, we will be showcasing new, innovative products, like our new FPS Series display stands for interactive touchscreen products such as the Microsoft Surface Hub 55 “ & 84” and other VESA-compliant displays, that enhance the collaborative workplace environment, with a keen understanding of challenges faced by integrators and installers.

Other demonstrations of products we will have this year include items like our Pull-Out Rack Cartridge, which gives professional integrators a solution for applications posing extremely difficult challenges when trying to access the rear of equipment and our Customizable AV cabinets, innovative carts/stands, mobile/fixed teleconferencing solutions, luxurious lounge seating and advanced accessories. All furniture is built-to-order in the USA, made from the highest quality materials and designed around your project requirements.

While at InfoComm, please stop by our booth (#N-2533) for a personal demonstration of products that like our Motorized Stands, Customizable AV Cabinets, Pull Out Rack Cartridge, mobile/fixed teleconferencing solutions, luxurious lounge seating and advanced accessories.

To schedule a meeting at InfoComm or a design consultation, contact Michael Benedetto at 860-761-9503 or email,


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