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SnapAV Partners with Parasound to Help Pros Lower Costs and Increase Profits with Elite Audio Systems

SnapAV pros now have access to Parasound’s high-fidelity amplifiers, 2-channel systems, and multiroom audio solutions.


CHARLOTTE, NC, August 20, 2020 – SnapAV, the industry-leading source of A/V, surveillance, control, networking, and remote management products for pros, today announced a strategic distribution partnership with audio component manufacturer Parasound to make 41 Parasound products immediately available to SnapAV customers.

"We’re thrilled to add Parasound to our portfolio, further establishing SnapAV as the place Where Pros Buy Audio, providing a one-stop-shop that gives dealers everything needed to deliver a fully immersive experience to every customer in every space," said Matt Kamp, Sr. Director, Category Management, SnapAV. "And by adding Parasound, we're providing dozens of audio products to our dealers who demand best-in-class audio when designing 2-channel and home theater systems."
 
SnapAV customers who complete the approval process immediately have access to the very best in Parasound high-fidelity amplification for home theater, 2-channel systems, and multiroom audio – including access to the exclusive line of Halo products.  The partnership provides SnapAV dealers with full access to four distinct product lines:
 

  • Halo: Parasound's premier line of power amps, integrated amps, and preamps rival the most expensive high-end brands at a fraction of the price. The line combines premium components with the most innovative, useful features, which has helped it to earn an unmatched resume of honors and awards.
  • ZoneMaster: These high-performance amplifiers are made for custom installation, combining legendary Parasound Class-AB sound quality with the most reliable Class D power modules in the industry. The line-up includes 2, 4, and 12-channel power amplifiers for a new standard in residential and commercial amplification.
  • Z Custom: Ultra-compact components for high-end performance where space is tight. Z Custom components are equally comfortable on a desk or in a rack
  • NewClassic: Parasound's refresh of their classic design consists of 2-channel power amplifiers and a preamplifier. Equipped with useful features, it’s known for maximum bang-for-the-buck sonic performance.
 
SnapAV builds and curates the best audio brands in the industry so dealers can better customize their client’s audio experiences. Parasound’s reputation as a high-end, high-value brand dates back nearly 40 years and is driven by finding the sweet spot between price and performance.
 
While some competitors market their multi-channel amplifier power ratings based on driving just two channels, Parasound products utilize dedicated high-output power supplies to drive demanding loudspeakers with authority, providing huge, uninterrupted power to every channel even with all channels being driven. For example, the 5-channel A51 amplifier provides 400 watts per channel at 4 ohms, with all channels driven. They also offer a low signal-to-noise ratio for clean, detailed sound reproduction.
 
“The addition of SnapAV is a milestone in our 39 year history,” said Parasound President Richard Schram. “Partnering with SnapAV  enables us to reach a fast-growing community of qualified custom installers who recognize the profit opportunities of including high quality audio in their bids. They have invested heavily in supporting their customers before, during, and after the sale; in carrying significant inventory for prompt order fulfillment; and in creating a business model that makes it easy to do business. Parasound perfectly complements SnapAV’s highly respected speaker brands and this should be music to everyone’s ears.”
 
Parasound’s premier audio systems will be available through SnapAV.com, as well as through all of SnapAV’s local distribution locations, including Allnet, CPD, MRI and Volutone.
 
About SnapAV
Established in 2005 and based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SnapAV is a manufacturer and exclusive source of A/V, surveillance, control, networking and remote management products for professional integrators. An industry leader in the custom install channel, SnapAV helps integrators build their businesses by providing a wide range of high-quality products, easily accessible through an intuitive website and backed by award-winning service and support. With a vast catalogue of today’s most popular brands, SnapAV is the premier choice for custom installers across the globe. With 22 pro stores in the US, SnapAV blends the benefits of ecommerce with the convenience of local stores. Additional information about SnapAV and its products can be found at www.snapav.com.
 
About Parasound
Founded in 1981, Parasound Products, Inc., is a privately-owned U.S. company that specializes in providing affordable audio components to the critical listener. The company's ever-improving line of audio products has garnered a reputation for performance, value, and reliability. The highest quality standards are assured by Parasound's relationships with their Taiwan audio manufacturers that date back to 1982. For more information, visit www.parasound.com or call 415-397-7100.
 
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Media Contacts
 
SnapAV
Abigail Hanlon
Director, Marketing Events & PR
Abigail.hanlon@snapav.com
 
Griffin360
Jess Passananti
Group Account Director
jess@griffin360.com
 
Parasound
Phil Jackson
Director of Sales
phil@parasound.com
 
Parasound PR Agency
Gordon Sell
gordon@gspr.com

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